Which appartment should I get?...

well here is the thing, I am 21 with a two year old daughter. Have not yet had my own place. I finally got a good job (an hour away from where I live) and am ready to get an apartment. I need a two bedroom b/c of my daughter. There are two I’m looking at . One , I’m actually supposed to go sign the paperwork and pay the first months rent / deposit on Friday. The thing is that my best friend was supposed to get the place with me so we’d be spliting everything down the middle, well she ended up backing out and moving back in with her dude , w/e w/e . anyway, this place is 515.00 a month + electric… the other place is 375.00 + electric, but the catch is that the inexpensive one is on top of a building town town, middle apartment so there are NO WINDOWS what so ever, the place is on the smaller side and pretty dark ( also stinks, you can tell the other lady smoked a lot in there) , thats another thing, I smoke cigs. but wont be able to at the inexpensive place b/c of my daughter. I make 400 a week, thats 1600 a month (before taxes tho) and I have to pay car insurance (100) , student loans(89), gas money(40) , parking pass for work(50 / month) , and 180.00 childcare. I dont know what to do. but its a must that I get my own place…any ideas? or points of view?

Answer #1

If you get the better place for $515, you’re probably looking at $100/month for electric (I’m being generous), so for $616, and with your income and expenses, it still leaves you with over $500 for food and other things each month, which really isn’t bad at all.

Go for the better place.

Answer #2

&& I think I’m going to go with the cheap small no windowed one … only because my car is about to die lol, its gettin bad and I need a new one, so I’m thinkin with the cheaper rent the 200 I’m saving can go towards a car payment!, smart huh! lol

Answer #3

Thank you guys! =) , so I should be moving into MY VERY FIRST =) PLACE this Friday woot woot! EXCITING =) yay lmao! , I know I’m acting like a lil kid, but I’m excited. The only problem I have at the present moment is that I’ll need 550 to move in, I get 400 on friday, so I’m wondering if there is a payday advance place that will give me 200-300 till next pay? (dont know how much the limit or anything is, but I guess I’ll find out! )

Answer #4

I would definetly go fo the better 515 one :) sounds nice.

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