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 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.

Apartment Searching

Lease vs Rent: What’s The Difference?

Helping you understand what it means to lease vs rent and weighing the pros and cons of each option!

Budgeting

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.

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.

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.

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!