Renting After Graduation

How to lessen the load

There’s one easy way to cut your financial responsibility by at least 50 percent. Get a roommate.

Sure, living alone might sound nice, but your quiet apartment will start seeming pretty oppressive if you never have any money to leave it.

If you do choose to get a roommate, make sure you establish some ground rules. If everyone knows what’s expected of them at the outset, you’re much less likely to fight about things later.