Moving To A New Apartment Soon? 

Here Are 8 Ways To Get Your Finances Into Tip Top Shape

Whether you're moving to a new apartment in the same ZIP code or across the country, one thing is certain — moving is expensive.

Having your finances in order will not only help you budget for your move, but it will help you confidently navigate your apartment search and the move itself.

Take a look at these eight helpful tips to help get your finances ready for your future move.

Once you decide to move to a new apartment, it's important to take an honest look at your financial situation.

Get Real About Your Finances and Financial Timeline

Stay on Top of Your Credit

Good credit can help make finding and moving to a new apartment easier. If you're trying to keep your credit score in good standing, prioritize paying your bills on time.

To help you figure out exactly how much you can afford in rent, use Rent.com's free online rent calculator.

Budget to Get Into Your New Apartment

Although the security deposit may increase your financial output for the move, don't fret too much — they're refundable.

Account for Your security Deposit

While most application fees are between $20 to $50, it's not surprising to run into application fees that run upwards of $100 or more.

Decide How Much You're Willing to Spend on Application Fees

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