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November 17th, 2010 at 06:29 am

Mighty slick addition on here!

Facebook is everywhere nowadays. I also heard a rumor that they're starting "Fmail" soon; something to compete with Google's Gmail. If free email and Facebook integration sounds interesting to you, get ready to click fast and snap up your own Fmail name!

I'm haven't blogged recently, but that's mostly because not much is going on to begin with. However, I'm still thinking hard about my personal finances. Everyday, in fact.

More and more, I think it's really sinking in how my biggest financial obstacle is simply a place to live. The rest, I can work out SOMETHING, but not housing.

For a single bachelor, it has dawned on me that, really, my best bet is probably just to rent an apartment somewhere. Yes, it's hardly the ideal solution, but in terms of total cost, it seems to come out cheaper than buying. Again, that's for a single bachelor who is not afraid to limit himself to just a bathroom and a bedroom somewhere.

Still, I can't help but wonder if there are not any other alternative options out there?

Oh, and for fun, here are some quirky, tall but thin buildings.

8 Responses to “Facebook integration”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Missed your blogs.

    Are you ready to be a live-in butler or something? Wink My brother and his wife were apartment managers for a complex of about 30 apartments. They both also had other jobs, though most of the time SIL's other work was part-time. It was a lot of work, but a great opportunity to save for the house they eventually bought.

  2. Single Guy Says:

    Thinking outside the box (so to speak) what is wrong with buying a house and renting a room or two? Yeah, having others in the house can be a pain, but if you really want to be frugal minded, this can be the way to go. Be picky, rent for a bit less than others would, and you can have a decent go with it. The best would be to make sure you purchase a house with multiple bathrooms, so the renter can be responsible for their own bathroom. I did that for 1.5 years. It had its advantages and disadvantages, but it brought in over $10,000 during those 18 months. There are times I consider doing that again, but my finances aren't that tight now, and once the mortgage is paid off (12-16 months) I really won't have any need to do it. So I haven't tried it again.

  3. Homebody Says:

    What is your living arrangement now?

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Househopeful, BA housesits one of his relatives homes.

    BA,

    When I move, I plan on renting a studio apartment. The smallest I can find. I don't have a lot of stuff anymore, and really don't need too much space for just myself.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hey Joan! Definitely thinking outside the box with that innovative idea. For now though, I'm trying to find a solution where I can end up with a place to call my very own.

    I like that idea, Single Guy! If I ever come across a good deal with more house than I need, that's definitely top on the list of ideas. I guess only time will tell with that one.

    Homebody, as FrugalTexan mention,ed I currently house-sit for my aunt, rent-free. It's a sweet deal and I am grateful of it every day. So, thinking about a new place to live isn't a pressing issue right now, but it's going to be an issue eventually. I just don't want to wait until then to think about it. Good to get a head start right?

    FrugalTexan, that's not a bad idea! I've checked prices around, and they can be had around me for $500 a month. Still a bit high for my taste, because I've seen co-op apartments for as little as $300 a month. Then again, it would be my own space.... Hmm, well either way, it's a good option to keep in mind. Thanks again!

  6. jodi Says:

    Hey BA - as a long-time reader of your blog (though I've been long absent), why not just rent a closet somewhere to sleep in? Wink. Sorry, couldn't help it. I still think of that post on occasion!

  7. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hi, Jodi. Long time no see!

    Actually, I wouldn't be above renting a comfortable little closet somewhere (and a bathroom) if someone is willing to do that.

    I'm glad you enjoyed that post. Big Grin

  8. SicilyYoder Says:

    My friend housesits. She seems to like it.

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