Apartment Hunting

Moving out on your own is a big deal. A lot of our friends are leaving the nest and striking out on their own. At this time, Chris and I are in the process of moving to the other side of Boston to the city of Salem. We’re going to share with everyone what our thought process is when we are looking for a new place to call home. If you know anything about moving, even moving across town isn’t something that can be just done on a whim. There are several key points to hit, dozens of phone calls to make, and maybe a small army of friends looking for free pizza that will help you move. Here are the things that we take into consideration before, during, and after the moving process. Continue reading

Adulting Milestones Worth Celebrating

Learning to adult can be taunting. Like anything worthwhile, it takes practice and a healthy margin for error. When you do manage to tough it out and reach certain milestones, by all means celebrate them! Even if it is as simple as patting yourself on the back, you’ve earned it! Here are some examples of adulting milestones to celebrate:

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7 Things They Don’t Teach You in School

Test tomorrow on the first fifty elements on the Periodic Table! When am I ever going to need this anyways? That dreaded question that plagues teachers ears on a daily basis. The students do have a point, and I can absolutely attest that that question ran through my mind constantly back in my school years. Growing up as millennials, we’re being shoved into the real world with no common knowledge of how anything works other than how to calculate the angles of a triangle or who won The Hundred Years War (which surprisingly wasn’t 100 years). Here are a few of the things that I would have found helpful when taking the plunge into the big, scary, real world.
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How to Have the Perfect Date Night on a Budget

Nowadays we’re always in a rush, on a budget, and disconnected from what is going on in the world. We often lose sight of the things that matter, and focus more on who wore what, why they posted that, and when the next follow spree is. Here are a few cheap date ideas where you can take the focus off of Instagram, and put it into your loved one.

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  How to Live When Rent is 50% of Your Income

With rising inflation and getting less for your buck, it can be hard to live on your own and still be able to live out your twenties how you envisioned them. Last year, we took a big plunge and rented an apartment after 3 years of living with my nana rent free. Fresh into our jobs, it was nearly impossible to find a place at that desired 30% of your income. Although our rent took up about 50% of our take home pay, we still managed to travel to 10 different cities (including 2 weekend trips to Montreal) over the last year. I’ve arranged a few guidelines that we follow in order to create lasting memories as well as paying all of our bills on time.
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