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2. Finding a place to live


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 a place to live. “Should I live in a dorm or rent a place to live?”

One of the most exciting parts of heading off to college is living away from home. Most students begin by living in on-campus housing in a dormitory.

Typically, students start looking forward to cooking their own food and having some more space. To make sure your move to your own place is a success, there are several factors you need to consider beforehand.

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

Subtask 1: Keys to successful dorm living

Subtask 2: Tips to finding a place to rent

Subtask 3: Your rights as a tenant

Subtask 4: Avoid rental scams


Heading Off To College Tasks

1. Managing your own money
2. Finding a place to live
3. Setting up your own banking account
4. Getting your first job
5. Using credit wisely while in school

Finding a place to live Subtasks

1. Keys to successful dorm living
2. Tips for finding a place to rent
3. Your rights as a tenant
4. Avoid rental scams

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