Budgeting

Trying to stretch your cash? We can help. This page features our best real-deal budgeting advice, with tips, tricks, and life hacks to help you live large on a small budget.

Here at Common, we’re no stranger to savvy budgeting. With our beautiful coliving homes, you get an affordable private room in the most vibrant, fast-growing neighborhoods across the country (think New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle). In other words, we’re already make city living more cost-effective for thousands of Common members - these budgeting tips are just icing on the cake. Check back often to see our latest stories on smart money management, and browse the Common blog for must-reads on all things city living.

Budgeting

How Often Can a Landlord Raise the Rent?

Have you recently experienced several rent increases within a short period of time? Read on and find out how often can a landlord raise the rent.

Apartment Searching

Why Is Rent Increasing?

Rent prices are at an all time high. Here’s why.

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5 Effects of Inflation on House Prices

Wondering how the rate of inflation affects your current housing and apartment rent prices? Read to learn more about inflation and housing prices.

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Budgeting Tips: How to Deal with Inflation?

Has inflation made it challenging for you to manage your expenses? Keep on reading for top 8 budgeting tips on how to deal with inflation.

Apartment Searching

How to Renew a Lease

Whether you’re on a two-year, one-year, or month-to-month lease, it’s important to know your options!

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The 9 best budgeting apps for tracking + saving money in a new city

If you’re living in a new city, sticking to a budget can be tough. Here are the 5 best budgeting apps to keep you living within your means.