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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How much to tip movers?

Read our handy guide.

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What is a security deposit? 3 things to know

Learn the 3 things you need to know.

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What Is prorated rent? A complete overview

What it is, how to pay it, and more.

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Month to month rental agreements: pros and cons

Month to month rental agreements have several key advantages and disadvantages to consider before you move forward with your lease.

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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.

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How to live like an A-lister in Hollywood on an assistant’s budget

Living in the Home of the Stars doesn’t mean you have to drain your savings account. Keep reading to see how you can live like a celebrity in Hollywood on a budget!