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

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.

Budgeting

How to Deal With Rent Increase?

From reading the fine print to finding a new home.

Apartment Searching

How Much Can a Landlord Increase Rent?

How often and by how much can your landlord increase rent? Read on to learn more.

Apartment Searching

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

Your next move = your best one yet.

Budgeting

Best Places to Eat in D.C. on a Budget

Looking for the best places to eat in D.C. on a budget? Read further to learn more about the best affordable eateries in the city.

Apartment Searching

Tips on how to find short term rentals

Finding your dream ideal rental takes time. Luckily, we’re here to help. Read on for tips on how to find short term rentals!