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13 Ways to Save Money While Living Alone By following these simple tips, living alone can be more affordable than you may think!

By Sarrah McGraw

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Living alone can be extremely satisfying, but it can also be considerably more expensive. If you want to live alone but the cost factor keeps you from taking the plunge, or if you are already living alone and looking to cut costs, here are 13 tips to consider.

As a primer to these tips, it would be a good idea to start with a personal budget. A quick check on the internet will tell you that almost every personal finance expert swears by the concept of budgeting to get a realistic overview of your financial health. Simply list your fixed income and your fixed expenses - for instance, your monthly salary as income, and your rent, bills, subscriptions etc. as expenses.

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