When I was in Las Vegas I was mostly dealing the cards and I would play poker in my spare time. Of course I am sort of a minor leaguer when it comes to that, because I am good enough to make money playing the tourists, but I am best off avoiding the real professionals. At any rate I got to know a lot of the guys who look over the dealer’s shoulders and now I am working in the catwalks above the floor. I searched for apartments for 89014 when I got to Henderson, but that turned out to be unnecessary. When I went into work I ran into a guy I knew from Vegas and the first thing he asked was if I had a place to stay. He told me that the guy he had been staying with had vanished, taking some of his stuff with him and leaving him on the hook for the rent. (more…)
When I got a job transfer to Towson, I obviously needed to look for apartments for rent in Towson MD. I wasn’t ready to purchase a home because my job with the Social Security Administration has tended to move me around the Acela corridor quite frequently. I’ve lived in Washington, D.C. several different times. It is in the nature of my work with the SSA that it is imperative that I be able to pick up stakes and go where they need me. I haven’t owned a home in about ten years because of all the transfers.
Going to Towson was a new experience, however. I had never been there before and my co-workers made a funny face when I told them I would be moving there for at least the next year. They said good luck finding a safe place to live in Baltimore County, and I sort of believed them. We all know about the problems in Baltimore the last few years, but I hoped Towson would be different since it sits outside the metropolitan area. (more…)
I understand that we need to balance our own budgets. We do need to manage credit card debt as well as our overall living expenses. I work out the math of my budget for everything from whether or not to own a car to how much I should pay in rent. Then I take the numbers and use the information to get the most for the money I will be spending. On a whim I looked for a luxury apartment for Boston. I thought that it would not be possible for me to afford a nice apartment in an area I really wanted to live in. I spend a lot of time at the beach in Revere, Massachusetts, and I wanted an apartment close by.
I actually found a luxury living place packed with amenities such as a pool, fitness center, work stations, fire pits and barbecue grills and really nicely kept courtyards. (more…)