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.

Apartment Searching

Moving out of your parents’ house: Is it time?

If you’re still living at home, you’re definitely not alone. But is it time to leave? Read on for more on moving out of your parents’ house!

Budgeting

How to get out of a lease

A lease is a legal contract, but sometimes life happens. Continue to learn how to break a lease the right way!

Apartment Searching

When Do You Sign A Lease For An Apartment?

By learning as much as possible about the moving process, including when do you sign a lease for an apartment, you can make your move a more enjoyable, stress-free experience.

Budgeting

Living in the city: Pros and cons

If you’re thinking of moving to a city, make sure you have all the facts. Keep reading for all the pros and cons of living in the city.

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!