Money is going to be tight while I’m in school. What are some amenities that may help me save precious dollars?

Photo of The Preserve at San LuisFurnished living room at an apartment at The Preserve

When heading off to college there are a lot of changes that are going to take some getting used to. One of the biggest adjustments is having to pay your own bills and manage your own money. Until you begin paying your own way, it's impossible to realize how quickly things add up. You need money for rent, gas, groceries, and utilities including water, electric, internet and cable - it almost seems like the list might never end. Luckily several Tallahassee apartments offer money-saving amenities to make life as a busy college student much easier.

All-Inclusive Apartments

All-inclusive Tallahassee apartments can be very advantageous. All of your bills can be bundled, including rent, cable, water and electric. Be sure do your research though. Sometimes having all of your bills together can be costlier than if you were to pay them individually. Some communities may have a contract with the local utility provider; this may work to your advantage as you could end up paying less for utilities than if you lived elsewhere. Another benefit of one monthly payment is all of your bills will be due at the same time every month, rather than different dates for every bill. This can be very helpful when it comes to budgeting for other things such as groceries, books or even a weekend getaway.

Apartments Near Public Transportation

Having an apartment near public transportation can have multiple benefits. A major benefit is not having to pay for gas to get from point A to point B. This also means you don't have to fork out a car insurance payment every month either. Since colleges aren't known for having lots of space for parking, you won't have to worry about buying a parking permit or leaving the house extra early to ensure you get a good spot. Another bonus to living in a Tallahassee apartment near public transportation is you won't have to worry about driving if you decide to meet up with a few friends for drinks. You are also minimizing your impact on the environment - every little bit makes a difference. Tallahassee's bus system, StarMetro, can help with all of your transportation needs.

Furnished Apartments

Living in a furnished apartment in Tallahassee can save you money too. You won't need to worry about buying furniture, and your apartment will be move-in ready! This also means that you will not have to worry about renting a moving truck or lugging heavy furniture from one location to another. Most furnished apartments have the same rent prices as unfurnished apartments. Depending on your needs, the decision between one or the other could be a fairly simple one. Another thrifty way to save money on furniture is to rent it from a local business. Some of these places are very affordable and you don't have to spend a small fortune buying new furniture.

There are so many ways you can save money while living in an apartment in Tallahassee. No matter what your needs or wants are, you're sure to find a variety of money saving options that'll make your wallet happy.

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