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.


Where can college grads afford to live in NYC?

It’s hard to find affordable housing, but not impossible. These neighborhoods accommodate college grads and anyone financially constrained.


A beginner’s guide to personal finance with Common’s VP of Finance

As rents and cost of living rise in cities, we all could be smarter with our personal finances. Our VP of Finance shares her best tips.


5 ways to manage your finances during an uncertain time

The Financial Gym offers expert advice and tips on how to handle your finances and budget during the uncertain times of a pandemic.


5 money saving apps that everyone should try

If your budget is tight, saving money can feel impossible. Here are 5 money saving apps that can help give you some breathing room.

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The hidden costs of moving

There are innumerable reasons why you might move to New York. Maybe you landed a new job, are craving new experiences in the country’s cultural epicenter, or simply need a new location to call home.