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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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10 things housemates should always buy in bulk to save money

Living with roommates doesn’t only save you money by splitting rent – Many household necessities can be bought cheaper in bulk. Here’s 10.

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How to Save Money for Your Own Apartment

With a thoughtful plan, saving money for an apartment can be less painstaking. Here are some tips from our go-to experts, The Financial Gym.

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The Unexpected (and Surprisingly High) Costs of Living Alone

Living alone is incredibly expensive — exponentially more expensive than sharing a home with others. Here are the reasons why.

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A beginner’s guide to personal finance with Common’s VP of Finance

As rents and cost of living rise in cities, we all could be smarter with our personal finances. Our VP of Finance shares her best tips.

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Where can college grads afford to live in NYC?

It’s hard to find affordable housing, but not impossible. These neighborhoods accommodate college grads and anyone financially constrained.

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What’s the average rent in major cities?

In recent years, the urban housing crisis has made living in cities less affordable for more people. Here’s how you can save on rent.