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 person would get a small mansion from a monthly rent of one thousand dollars.
The idea of paying one thousand dollars or more in a monthly rent will place a lot of people in a critical point regarding their money, and this will also prevent them from handling their personal finances the right way.
If you are in a situation where the cost of rent for your house is more than you can deal with, then below are five methods in order to bring it back down.
Ways on how to lower down housing expenses
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.
If you really love the place that you are currently living in, then looking for a roommate is still a viable choice even if it is not that convenient. This is quite true especially if you have purchased a home and do not have chance to move to a much lower cost place like renters often 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
Barry Weir, the writer of this article, was forced to do this after he got divorced and it worked really perfect for him.
You might consider looking for a much smaller place than the one that you currently have, or even better, you can find a small living quarter in a less expensive area. You can have your children share rooms if that would be possible.
3. Move to the country or suburbs
The cost of living in the suburb is way cheaper as compared to the cost of living in the 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.