Preparing for Your First Apartment

The end of summer traditionally marks a spike in apartment moves—whether you’re changing locations so that you (or your child!) can attend a new school, finally getting serious about cutting down your commute now that summer is over, or leaving home for the first (or second) time and striking out on your own. As you…

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What You Should Know About Renter’s Insurance

If you’re wondering if renter’s insurance is a good idea for you, you’re not alone. A 2014 Insurance Information Institute survey (www.iii.org) found that while approximately 95% of homeowners polled had purchased homeowner’s insurance, only 37% of renters had purchased renter’s insurance. Why was the number so low? Often, it’s because of a lack of…

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Budgeting Made Easy!

Tax Time Tips: Budgeting Made Easy! As April 15 rolls around every year, many Americans vow to start paying more attention to their finances—including saving money for important goals and making smarter financial choices. Whether you are in your first apartment, are a long-time renter, or are returning to apartment living after owning a home,…

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Is Renting the new American Dream?

You’ve heard it from your parents and your parents’ parents: home ownership is the American dream. But is it your dream right now? If not, you’re not alone! According to a 2017 survey by Pew Research Center, 65% of households headed by people aged 35 or younger are renting—a jump from 57% in 2006. Even…

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