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1. Finding housing


Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Divorce
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life


Finding housing. “Where and how do I want to live?”

It isn’t always easy to find the right place for you to live. You might rent or own. You might have to keep grass cut in summer and sidewalks shoveled in winter. The housing decision has both financial and personal considerations.

The following subtasks may assist you in finding housing. You will find detailed resources for these subtasks under the links in the right column of this page.

Subtask 1: Determine the costs for the various housing alternatives that make sense for you

Subtask 2: Investigate the additional housing costs beyond those for rent or a mortgage

Subtask 3: Decide how much you can spend on housing

Subtask 4: Decide whether to rent or buy

Subtask 5: Guard your rights as a renter


Getting Out on Your Own Tasks

1. Finding housing
2. Building credit access and usage
3. Reaching financial goals
4. Setting up a spending plan
5. Getting properly insured

Finding housing Subtasks

1. Determine the costs for various housing alternatives that make sense for you
2. Investigate the additional housing costs beyond those for rent or a mortgage payment
3. Decide how much you can spend on housing
4. Decide whether to rent or buy
5. Guard your rights as a renter

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