Tips For Moving Out On Your Own


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This week, we talked about important things to consider before moving out on your own. The panel included: Eric Roberge– Certified Financial Planner and founder of Beyond Your Hammock, a virtual fee-only financial planning business and Rod Griffin – Director of Public Education at Experian. 

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Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What financial steps should you take before moving out?
  • Q2: What are common expenses someone will encounter when moving out for the first time?
  • Q3: What should you look for when apartment or house hunting?
  • Q4: How does credit factor into the renting process?
  • Q5: Where can you find budget-friendly furniture?
  • Q6: How can you decide if you should move out on your own or with roommates?
  • Q7: What should you do if you don’t get along with a roommate, but you’ve signed a lease?
  • Q8: How can you save money on food when you live on your own?
  • Q9: What are the pros and cons of having pets at your home or apartment?
  • Q10: Any final tips for those moving out on their own for the first time?

Highlights from this Chat on SlideShare

Tips for Moving Out On Your Own from Experian_US

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More about Eric Roberge:

Eric Roberge is a Certified Financial Planner and founder of Beyond Your Hammock, a virtual fee-only financial planning business. As a personal trainer for your finances, he helps entrepreneurial-minded professionals transform their relationship with money and use it as a tool to live life on purpose. His successful transition from a corporate career as a financial professional to the owner of his life at the age of 33 drives him to help others take advantage of their cash flow, live for today and plan responsibly for tomorrow. He thinks outside the box to find innovative ways to create financial flexibility and freedom for his clients. He has discussed these techniques in USA Today, ABC News, CNBC, Fox Business, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes and

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