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gene parmesan

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Apartments and what is too much?
« on: December 01, 2013, 08:19:17 AM »

Is $970 a month too much to pay for the next six months considering my salary? What does everyone recommend I do?
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Re: Apartments and what is too much?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 08:47:33 AM »
Based on the description, I'm going to guess you mean Manchester.  Looking at CraigsList, it looks like you can find some subleases of a single room in someone else's apartment for 550-600.  This is what I would do-- you can grin and bear just about any kind of roommate for 6 months.

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Re: Apartments and what is too much?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 12:10:23 PM »
Yeah, a good goal is to get rent down to 25% of your income or less. It frees up a lot of room for everything else, especially paying off loans.

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Re: Apartments and what is too much?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 12:22:16 PM »
Subletting a room makes a ton of sense for a short term situation. It also frees you from buying a ton of furniture, electronics, kitchen ware, etc. that you'll just have to sell or haul across the country in 6mo.

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Re: Apartments and what is too much?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 12:28:57 PM »
Yeah for 6 mo get the cheapest thing that doesn't suck balls.  You don't want to deal with lots of furniture, etc