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Investigate the additional housing costs beyond those for rent or a mortgage payment


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


Unfortunately, rent or a mortgage payment will not be your only housing expenses. You should expect that your expenses will vary in different housing types, housing communities, and communities, in general. Major costs can include utilities and transportation.

The following resources may assist you in investigating the additional housing costs beyond those for rent or a mortgage payment:

Calculate Your Commuting Costs

Understand Your Water Usage

How Electricity Costs Are Measured

Cost of Electricity By State

Tips On Saving Money on Energy At Home

Conduct Your Own Energy Audit


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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