Would I be getting in over my head?
Question. What percentage of your family's total income after taxes goes towards paying your rent? I'm looking at a place right now for $585 / month including all utilities except Elect. I make 13.06/hour and I work 64 hours every two weeks (sometimes I work up to 80 hours it just depends on availability to pick up shifts). I have 30% approx. taken out for health care and taxes. I'm not sure if I can pull that much off, but I REALLY can't find a cheaper place in a semi-safe area. I could have a roommate but I don't really like having to deal with them constantly having friends over and all of the other problems that can come with them. I just had to leave an apartment with a roommate because her friends used "our" placed as a lounge pad, they hardly ever left. Plus she thought putting the heat to 78 degrees was normal, talk about killing my allergies. LOL I'm really not THAT fussy, I just have enough stuff going on in life, I kinda need going home at night to be peaceful and comfortable. Would you try pullin off living there for $585 on such an income? It's a bit over 50% of my income.