MAKING A HOME FOR LESS
Whether it's moving in with roommates or striking out solo, a first apartment is a taste of freedom. Unfortunately, even when rented in an ideal city, an apartment also comes with real-world expenses. Putting down a security deposit, paying for rent and utility bills, and buying furniture and essentials can add up fast. Read on to find out what items to prioritize, and what can probably be skipped (for now) to save some cash.