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The unexpected essentials for moving into your first apartment

Most of that is my experience as a young (and broke) kid, freshly moved out of my parents place (with generally only the clothes on my back, and a couple of books I had brought with me). So I'm going to list a few "essentials" (some of them may seem weird) for the first few weeks. You will probably need these asap, and everything else can come afterwards…

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How I gently eased into sharing expenses with my partner

I moved in with my partner of two years about seven months ago. It's my first time living with someone, at the not-so-tender age of in-my-thirties. When we started to share rent and utilities responsibilities, we had to figure out a way to make things equitable, while also easing into the whole finance sharing idea in general. Here's how we do it…

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Where else will I forget to change my address after I move?

My cat and I just moved in with my boyfriend. Aside from the one time I moved from one apartment to another in the same building, this has been the easiest move ever. But by far the biggest annoyance about the move is changing my address. There are so many places that I keep realizing that I need to tell about my address change. Some of them made the move feel ultra-official, and some of them seem pointless until they really bite you in the ass later…