Living with a roommate has gotten really popular the last few years, and it's no wonder how to split up the bills has become such an important topic. According to the following article, the demand for sharing space with a roommate is skyrocketing. Skyrocketing Number of Millennial's Living With Housemates Eventually, even the best roommate can forget that they owe you or … [Read more...] about How To Split Up The Bills With Your Roommates; What If They Don’t Pay Up?
After I wrote my Roommate Agreement Ideas post, many of you contacted me and wanted to see a copy of the actual Roommate Agreement I like to use. Below I provide you a sample of what I use. (Before you proceed on, you should read that post if you have not already.) Over the years I've rewritten and perfected this agreement from my own past experiences. You … [Read more...] about A Sample Roommate Agreement Template (updated 2019)
Finding a roommate is a good idea for all kinds of reasons. Maybe you just bought a home and you want to rent a room out to help pay the mortgage down. Or maybe you’re renting an apartment with college friends to share expenses and save money. And Just Maybe… You’re working at a hot start-up company in San Francisco (or Silicon Valley) and can’t afford a two bedroom … [Read more...] about The Best Roommate Finder Apps To Safely Use On The Internet
The thought of living with a roommate of the opposite sex can cause some very unsettling feelings. Believe it or not, it's perfectly normal to feel a little awkward or insecure about the idea. In this guide, we'll discuss all the secrets required to ease your mind and feel very comfortable with this idea. Read on to discover what it takes to get it and make this potentially … [Read more...] about 6 Roommate Secrets For Living With The Opposite Sex!
Living with a roommate can be tough when things don’t go right. That is why it’s important to ask the right roommate questions when you interview someone for becoming roommates. Below, I’m going to run you through all the questions that I have asked myself and potential roommates over the years. Feeling Nervous About Interviewing Someone You Don't Know? To avoid making … [Read more...] about Best Questions To Ask A Potential Roommate (to stay sane)
Ever wonder about using a website like Craigslist to find a roommate online? Well, if you've ever searched on Google for the term "Roommate Finder" or "Best Free Roommate Site" there's a good chance you saw a local listing from Craiglist in the results. If Craigslist turned out to be your only choice, you're in luck. In this guide, I'm going to provide you with … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to SAFELY Find a Roommate on Craigslist!
Signing a rental or lease agreement can be serious business. It's a legal binding contract between you and your landlord. If you have roommates, there most likely going to sign this with you as another co-tenant. Unless other arrangments are made. We're going to review what prerequisites are required before an agreement can be signed. These include: A Competed Rental … [Read more...] about How to Sign a Rental Agreement with Your Roommates [and Landlord]
What is a roommate from hell? It's the roommate who damages your stuff or sucks at cleaning. In this article we'll discuss some lessons that will teach you exactly how to put that roommate in their place. It's time to get back on track with you living in a happy space between you and your roommates. Let's begin with a little roommate from hell story! In 2009, I had met … [Read more...] about 5 Lessons I Learned By Living With A Roommate From Hell
A well-written roommate agreement is necessary for having a living environment that is civil and nontoxic with your new roommate. Roommate agreements have no strict format but should be clearly written out with bullet points or numbers. And include ideas from everyone involved, especially if they are easily annoyed. Below as you read on, I'm going to discuss the seven … [Read more...] about 7 Critical Ideas For the Perfect Roommate Agreement
At some point in your adult life, you ponder the questions for having a roommate. You wonder if having a roommate is better than living alone and if the extra money is actually worth it! You ask yourself: Should I live alone or with a roommate?If I'm in my 30 or 40's should I have a roommate?Is the extra money worth it for me to share my living space? When you live … [Read more...] about Why Living With a Roommate is Better than Living Alone