The (Emotional) Cost of Living With an Ex

Breaking up is tough, but breaking a lease is tougher.

How an Administrative Assistant Who Doesn’t Want to Buy a Condo Does Money

Marian (not her real name) is a 32-year-old administrative assistant in Seattle.

The Cost of Feeling “At Home”

We just moved to a new place (I can’t call it home yet) and I am straining to feel comfortable here.

I’ve Lived in Three Different Apartments in the Same Building. Here’s Why.

In a large city that’s teeming with places for rent, why have I chosen to live in the exact same space (that is lovely and convenient, but far from perfect) year in and year out? 

A Two-Bedroom Apartment of One’s Own

I just moved to the first apartment where I am the master tenant.

My Bathroom Was My Sanctuary

I didn’t realize just how important this bathroom would be during our move.

Why Getting the More Expensive Apartment Could Be the Better Financial Decision

When your car gets dinged in the parking lot, you’re going to wish you’d sprung for the apartment with the garage.

The Cost of Going From Roommates to Living on Your Own

I had eight roommates in two years.

What to Do When a Roommate Underpays on the Rent

Or, “how to divide rent costs among six roommates living in differently sized rooms.”

This Week in Pods

Technically, in “accessory dwelling units.”