Posts Tagged ‘utilities’

For many of us, when we are creating a limit to how much rent we can afford, rarely do we factor in the utilities to that amount. But utilities themselves can easily be an additional $200 or more a month, depending on what the landlord includes within the rent itself. Therefore, it is important to do your homework and...

Whether you own or rent a home, you never want to pay in utilities more than you have to. The question is can you lower your monthly bills? I’m happy to inform you that the answer is YES. There are many ways you can save money on your energy bill, water bill even gas bill. The key is to plan and be consistent with...

“My current roommate is moving out so how can I find a new one?” Finding a right roommate is extremely important, you want to find somebody you can trust and who will pay his share of rent on time. You have to remember that whoever you choose, you will have to live with that person for some period of time and you will...

There is an old rule of thumb that no more than 30% of your monthly income should be spent on your rent. Of course, nobody knows if that 30% is gross income or net income. I think that in ideal world, yes, it would be nice if we can spend only 30% of our NET income on rent. In reality that percentage can be much...