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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