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.

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The ultimate moving checklist: 50 crucial to-dos for a new apartment

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Budgeting

Affordable housing 101

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Budgeting

How to spend a day on any budget near Common Elmwood

Bookmark for the next time you’re on a budget…or if you’re ready to splurge in L.A.

Apartment Searching

How to live on your own: A complete guide

Living on your own for the first time can be both exciting and scary. Keep reading for our guide on how to live alone.

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How to get out of a lease

A lease is a legal contract, but sometimes life happens. Continue to learn how to break a lease the right way!

Budgeting

Living in the city: Pros and cons

If you’re thinking of moving to a city, make sure you have all the facts. Keep reading for all the pros and cons of living in the city.