Some of the online users that were in a recent money forum online pointed out that the price of their rent is half the monthly income of one person.
The writer of this article is currently living in a rural area in Ohio and he always is shocked when he hears about the amount of money that are needed by people to pay their rents.
In some hometown, an average rent of $550 per month as well as mortgage payments are not that high. A thousand dollar per month on rent would get a person a small mansion.
But because of the need to pay one thousand dollars or more on a monthly rent is really tough for most people, that will result to them having to avoid taking charge on their personal finances.
This article will provide five methods on how you can bring down the your finance problem if you are one of those people that could not handle the cost of rent for their houses.
Methods on how to lower housing costs.
1. Getting a roommate
Many people consider getting a roommate as one of the simplest ways to save money on monthly rents without having to make some major sacrifices.
Even if having a roommate is really not convenient, it is still a viable option especially if you really love the place where you are currently living in. This is really true if you have purchased a home and do not get the luxury to move to a much lesser cost place like some renters do.
The best place to find a roommate is with your friends and family, and always make sure to consider screening any possible roommate. That is because you will be sharing your place with that person.
2. Reduce the need for space
The writer of this article, Barry Weir, was forced to do this after he got divorced and it gave him no problem at all.
You should consider looking for a place that is much smaller than the one that you currently have or even better, you can find a smaller place in an area that is low-cost. If it is possible, you might want to let your kids share a bedroom.
3. Transfer to the country or suburb
There is a very big difference in the cost of living between the suburb and a big city. If you are renting some space to live in, then you can save a lot of money if you will move farther away from the city. Always take note that this will not be considered as a permanent solution, you will be doing this until you will be stability in your personal finance.