5 Reasons Why We Love Polo Club Apartments

Finding an apartment in Tallahassee can sometimes be difficult. With the wide variety of apartments, it can be almost impossible to choose. That is why we wanted to share our favorite Tallahassee Apartments with you.

 

Polo Club Apartments is an apartment community on High Road in Tallahassee. The community offers great amenities, including a pool and pest control. Here are our top five reasons why we love Polo Club Apartments in Tallahassee.

5. Free Food Wednesday

Every Wednesday, the staff at Polo Club provide free food from various Tallahassee restaurants for their residents to enjoy. From pizza to chicken, you will not go hungry here.

4. Floor plan Variety

Polo Club offers three and four bedroom apartments in both flat and townhome layout. It is important to ask a leasing specialist on site which floorplan may work best for you based on what you want in your home. You can tour their three bedroom townhome at poloclubtallahassee.com.

3. All Inclusive

What does this mean? Each lease agreement includes the rental of a bedroom in each apartment. Each bedroom can be fully furnished with a full-size bed, desk, chair, dresser and nightstand. The living/common area shared by other bedrooms in the apartment includes a sofa, coffee table, end table, 32” TV, and dining room furniture. All appliances are provided as well, including full-size washer and dryer. Cable and wireless internet is included. The utilities in the apartment are processed by direct bill. Each roommate is responsible for only their portion of rent and utility overages. For more details, please call the leasing office at 850-580-8078.

2. Private Bathrooms

To provide you with the best living environment Polo Club includes a private bathroom in each bedroom. No more sharing with your roommate or with the entire floor.

1. Proximity to FSU, FAMU, and TCC

Polo Club Apartments is located less than a mile from Florida State University, four miles from Florida A&M University, and about three miles from Tallahassee Community College.

 

For more information about Polo Club Apartments, you can visit their profile on our website at aptsintally.com or you can check out their website.


Tips On Painting Your Tallahassee Apartment

Painting a Tallahassee apartment.

Are you considering a new coat of paint on your apartment walls in Tallahassee? Completing a painting project is not only satisfying – it can be a lot of fun, too. If you’re new to the painting process, this guide is for you. We’ve outlined all the best tips you’ll need to have a fun time with great end-results for your apartment painting.

Places to Buy

There are all sorts of great paint store options for apartments in Tallahassee. Here are the top picks throughout the region:

 

Best Colors for Your Apartment

Finding the best colors for your own apartment decorating is based on a few important considerations. Use this quick how-to breakdown to get a plan laid out for your own project:

Color Matching 101

Most people use a color wheel to help them match up colors that look and feel good together. The basics follow the warmth and coolness spectrum. You have warmer colors like red and orange on one side with their complements like blue and green on the other side. In the middle are neutral tones like black and white which can be used to lighten or darken your matching colors.

Match the Carpet/Floors

You can change the walls by choosing a different paint color to warm up or cool down a room. But there are some aspects you may not be able to change in your apartment. Depending on your floors or carpet, you’ll want to keep your paint colors matched up with a consistent style.

Match Your Furniture & Decor

Getting a new coat of paint should also reflect your apartment’s furnishings. You’ll want to pick a color scheme that also looks good with all your furniture. Use the color matching guide above to help coordinate color choices with both your furniture and your walls.

Match Your Tastes

Finally, you need to choose a color scheme that you’re happy to see every day. Ultimately the colors you pick should match your taste – and you should be happy with it!

Typical Costs

Costs can vary due to all sorts of factors: the size of your apartment, the quality of the paint you choose, the number of rooms you’re painting, etc. You’ll want to choose a high quality interior paint. It’s a good idea to research different paint brands beforehand. This guide from Consumer Reports is a great place to start and offers cost estimates. If necessary, you can stagger the painting project room-by-room to keep costs spread out over the course of a few weeks.

Painting Time-frame

Much like the costs, the time-frame can vary based on the size and scope of your painting. The true time-eating factor relates to getting your apartment ready for painting – clearing out furniture, putting painting tape on the wall seams, and other factors. You should expect to spend about a day or so of work per major room in your apartment.

Navigating Landlord Issues

Finally – and perhaps most importantly – you need to clear any big renovation project with your landlord first. Remember that even though you live there, your Tallahassee apartment technically belongs to your landlord. Most landlords will be happy that you want to make their property look better. But always remember to get the go-ahead first before you start.

Good luck and have a great painting project!


How to Travel with Your Pet

We all love our pets, but traveling with them can be difficult if you’re not prepared. Here are our top tips on traveling with your healthy furry friend.

Before Traveling

Before you leave on your vacation, there are a few things you’ll need to get in order to provide a great vacation experience for you and your pet.

 

Pet Friendly Establishments

The last thing you want is to book a trip and find out where you’re going is not pet-friendly. Save some time and hassle by checking out Go Pet Friendly. There, you can search for pet friendly places by city, state, category, and establishment name. Find a pet friendly place along the way? Share it with them!

 

Visit Your Vet

Not sure if your pet is up to traveling? Your vet will be able to answer all your questions about your pet’s health. Make sure you have current copies of your pet’s vaccination and medical records. Traveling Internationally? Your pet will need a passport. Pet passports differ with each country, so check out the list of requirements for your travels here. Your vet can also help provide you with the necessary documents to create a pet passport.

 

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Before you travel, make sure your pet’s collar fits well and has your information displayed clearly on it. The American Veterinary Medical Association also recommends having a travel I.D. on your pet’s collar that has your information and your accommodation’s contact information. This way, if your pet is lost, they have a better chance of being returned to you. Micro-chipping your pet might also be beneficial and should be discussed with your veterinarian.

 

 

Carriers and Crates

Visit your local pet store and find a crate or carrier appropriate for you animal. Your crate or carrier should be large enough for your pat to sit, stand, lie down, and turn around. Check airline restrictions to make sure your pet’s carrier meets all requirements. Look for the Guaranteed On-Board seal on your pet’s carrier like this one, for a smooth travel experience. To learn more about the Guaranteed On-Board program, please visit their website. After you buy the carrier, allow your pet to get used to it before traveling long distances. Put a familiar toy in the carrier, or spray it with catnip to entice your pet to explore and become comfortable with their new carrier.

 

During Travel

Always schedule rest stops for your dog on long trips. Not only will this prevent possible accidents, but it will also give your dog or cat a chance to stretch his or her legs and get fresh air. Make sure you have a good quality leash to prevent your pet from running away from you. On an airplane, look into TSA Fast Pass leash and harnesses to help make your security screenings and walks easier. Make sure to pack familiar toys and their bed to comfort your pet in a new environment. Having familiar things around may decrease anxiety in your pet.

 

Moving?

Sometimes when you’re moving, having someone else move your pet is a better option, especially overseas. Get a free quote from Pet Travel Transport, and rest assured your pet is safe with them. Moving to Tallahassee? Check out this Pet Guide to Tallahassee to find everything you’ll need, including pet-friendly apartments!

 

 


6 Apps to Save You Money this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again where all our money is spent sending holiday cheer to the ones we love. We wanted to help you save money this holiday season by showing you some of our favorite money saving apps for travel, shopping, and everything in between.

 

Traveling

 

GasBuddy

When you’re traveling a long distance, you want to make sure you’re getting the best gas price available. GasBuddy helps you do just that. This free app shows you the average price in town, and then gives you directions to the station with the cheapest gas. You can also earn achievements and enter to win $100 in gas every day. Who wouldn’t want to save money on gas?

 

HotelTonight 

Planning a last minute trip with friends for the holidays? This free app will help you find great hotel rooms at a discounted rate. When hotels have unsold rooms, HotelTonight offers them to you, so you’re getting the best rate. They also screen their hotels and only show one’s you’ll love. Download it today and have fun traveling!

 

 

Shopping

 

RetailMeNot

Stop clipping coupons to your favorite department stores and download this app! RetailMeNot takes all those coupons you’re most likely to leave at home, and provides them on your phone for you! Save your favorite stores, and those deals will pop up first. It will also find deals by location! RetailMeNot also has a deals app for electronics, travel, and more called Deals2Buy. It’s worth checking out for all those tech gifts.

 

Groupon

Like RetailMeNot, Groupon is a free app that provides coupons on your phone. Groupon, however, has deals for products, travel, and more. From Macy’s to helicopter rides, Groupon has the discounts for you. Plus, you can share your deals with family and friends on social media! So put down your coupon book and the scissors, grab your phone, and start saving!

 

 

Budgeting

 

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You know the familiar feeling of, “I’m going to be broke this Christmas?” You don’t have to feel that anymore because of YNAB! You put in your bank information and away you go. You can set aside money for bills, dining out, shopping trips, and even set a goal for how much money you want to set aside for Christmas gifts at the end of the year. You’ll be surprised at how much money you can save just by setting aside a few dollars  a month. This app is our personal favorite and we think you’ll like it too! The app is free, but the software is $5 after a 34 day trial. It is also free to students for a year after the trial! Learn more about their student discount here.

 

Santa’s Bag

Now that you have your Christmas Budget, this app will help keep you organized with your gift shopping. Santa’s Bag allows you to list exactly what you bought for each person, how much you spent, and where that present is hidden. No more wondering if you already bought your best friend a gift or forgetting to get your dad a gift. Santa’s bag has you covered!

 

 

The holiday season is full of stress. This holiday, don’t stress, download these great apps to save you money! Then you can take your savings and upgrade your apartment! Check out our website for details about great apartments in Tallahassee!

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10 Things to do in Tallahassee This Weekend

Tallahassee is a beautiful city full of history and life. It most famously holds The Florida Capitol, Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College. It is a city bursting with things to do. Here are our top 10 favorite things to do on a weekend in Tallahassee.

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1- Exercise

Start your weekend off right and exercise. It might not be your favorite thing, but it’s good for you. Whether it’s swimming in the community pool, or lifting weights at your local gym, exercising is beneficial in keeping you happy and healthy. The best part? When you don’t have to pay for a gym membership! Check out the communities listed on our page for great fitness centers.

 

 

 

2- Go Skating

You can go alone, or call your friends and head down to the local skate center. It’s a great activity for people of all levels! Some skate centers even have theme nights! So go out and enjoy! Our favorite places to skate in Tallahassee are Skate World and Skate Inn.

 

3- Watch a Movie

“No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.”

Roger Ebert

Whether it’s watching the latest Marvel or Disney movie in theaters, or curling up on the couch to watch a classic, movies almost seem to be a huge part of who we are as Americans. So what are you waiting for? Head to your local movie theater or check to see if your community has a movie theater like Villa Del Lago.

4- Make a Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza?! Waiting for it however, can be a pain. So why not make it yourself? Many supermarkets sell their own pizza dough. If they don’t, you can grab some in the aisle. Once you have your dough and everything else you want on it, just follow the directions and you’ll be on your way to fresh pizza in no time. Want to try a great recipe? Check out this one from Publix!

 

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5- Hang out with Friends

You don’t have to spend the weekend alone. Invite some friends over and have a party! Plan a fun-filled weekend filled with things you like to do together. Need ideas? Check out this list of creative things that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Want to go out and have fun? We do recommend Disney World or Universal Orlando.

 

 

 

6- Experience Local History

To know where you’re going, you’ve got to know where you’ve been. Tallahassee is a wonderfully historic town and has been the home of The Florida Capitol since 1824. You can visit old plantations and learn about early Florida life at the local museums. Our favorites are The Museum of Florida History and The Tallahassee Museum. We also highly recommend the Florida Historic Capitol Museum. This museum offers a free look into the local government history in Tallahassee.

 

 

7- Eat Local

 

Why settle for normal food when you can experience great food from local dives? We recommend Momo’s and Well’s Brothers. These places will make all your food dreams come true with pizza slices as big as your face and the famous Gator-Hater burger. What better way to spend a weekend than eating amazing food?

 

 

 

8- Build a Blanket Fort

After all that amazing food, you’ll probably want to binge on Netflix. What better place to do that than your own blanket fort? Building a fort is a great way to hide from all responsibilities. So, go grab a few blankets and pillows, and follow this great building guide! Bonus points if you take a coloring book with you.

 

9- Read a Book

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

J.K. Rowling

Experience the magic this weekend and read a great book. Whether it’s a classic that takes you to 18th Century England, or to the Magical school of Hogwarts, reading will take you to amazing places. Don’t know where to begin? Check out this list of great books and then head to your local library or bookstore.

10- Find an Apartment

It’s never too soon to begin researching and looking for your next apartment. Don’t know where to begin? We can help! Tell us what you want and we’ll show you apartments that fit your needs. Need one that’s pet-friendly? Check out this guide to help you find a great pet-friendly apartment! Sign today before your apartment is gone!


A Pet Owner’s Guide to Tallahassee

Only the best for our Tallahassee Pets

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”
― Colette

 

A pet is often considered a member of the family. We love them and they love us back, unless you have a cat. When you have a pet, you put a lot of effort into finding an apartment, a vet and people to help you take care of them. As pet owners ourselves, we want to help you in your search. So, we want to share our favorite groomers, vets, boarders, and places to live in Tallahassee.

Dog and Cat Groomers

When it comes to grooming, you don’t just want your pet clean and cut, you want them feeling confident and happy. Here are three of our favorite Tallahassee groomers.

 

Paws Pet Boutique

   3491 Thomasville Rd #21, Tallahassee, FL 32309

Not only does Paws have everything you need for your pet, Tracy and her experienced team offer full service grooming! If you prefer to wash your dog yourself, they also offer a self-service wash where they provide the shampoo, towels, and blow dryer. Learn more about Paws’ Grooming service by calling them at 850-509-5031, or visiting their website http://www.paws.ws/.

 

The Pink Poodle

   3048 W Tharpe St Unit 7, Tallahassee, FL 32303

Whether you have a dog or a cat, The Pink Poodle is the place to take them. Their friendly staff will handle your pet with the utmost care and compassion. To learn more about their staff and services, call them at 850-692-3979 or visit their website http://thepinkpoodletallahassee.com/.

 

Apalachee Parkway Pet Grooming, Boarding, & Daycare

   3716 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee FL, 32311

These local groomers offer full service with every groom. Does your dog just need a bath? They can handle that with included ear cleaning and toe nail clipping. Their prices vary by breed, so call 850-906-000, or visit their website, http://www.tallahasseepetgroomingandboarding.com/, for more pricing information.

 


Veterinarians and Animal Hospitals

Let’s be honest. Our pets are important to us and we don’t like it when they are sick. Finding a good vet can be difficult if you don’t know where to look. We suggest these three great Tallahassee animal hospitals. Whether it’s an emergency or just a wellness visit, they’ve got you covered.

 

Novey Animal Hospital

   1157 East Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32308

The Novey Animal Hospital staff is fully trained to take care of all of your pet’s needs. They offer Annual Wellness Examinations and small animal medical surgical services for dogs, cats, pocket pets, iguanas, and other pets. Call them at 850-878-8800 for more information and to set up an appointment.

 

North Florida Animal Hospital

   2701 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL. 32303

Since its opening in 1951, North Florida Animal Hospital has focused on taking care of pets and their owners. They not only offer wellness care, but their services also include dental care, nutritional counseling, exotic pet care, hydrotherapy, and several orthopedic and neurological surgeries. For a full list of their services, and to set up an appointment, please call 850-385-5141 or visit them online at http://nflah.com/.

Northwood Animal Hospital

 1881 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32303

Northwood Animal Hospital is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association, so you know your pet will be safe in their care. Not only do they offer medical care and attention to traditional pets, they treat a variety of exotic pets as well. From cats to fish, they treat them all — Of course, not all in the same cage. After hours, they turn into an emergency pet hospital, so they are always there when you need them. To schedule an appointment, please call 850-385-8181, or visit http://northwoodanimalhospital.com/pet-hospital/.

 

 

Best Pet Boarders in Tallahassee

Sadly, we can’t be with our pets all the time. Sometimes travel and work cause us to leave our pets in other people’s hands. Vets are great places to start, but when you’re going on vacation, why not send your pet on vacation, too?

 

Pet Paradise Tallahassee

2900 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32303

With Pet Paradise, the name says it all. You can board your dog or cat in spacious, indoor, climate-controlled suites and condos. Included in their board is four hours of playtime with compatible guests. They have an on-site groomer and offer day camp where your pet can play with other compatible pets. Call them at 850-574-3647 to learn more about their pricing and extras! You can also learn more about their staff at https://www.petparadiseresort.com/location/tallahassee.

 

 

The Animal Hospital & Pet Resort at Southwood

   2528 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL 32311

While you are away, your pet will be well taken care of. Each Dog suite has great amenities including, sound resistant walls, windows, a television, and daily brushing. Your feline friends can also stay comfortably in a dog-free condo where they have 24-hour access to outside viewing. To learn more about their Pet Resort or Daycare, call 850-224-7387, or visit their website at http://southwoodanimalhospital.com/tallahassee/.

 

Mojo’s Backyard

   2595 Centerville Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308

Mojo’s opened in 2004 and since then, they have been loving Tallahassee’s dogs. Staffed with dog lovers, your pet is in great hands. When you have to board your pet, they will feed and play with them all day and tuck them in at night. Take a tour this Saturday, or call them at 850-422-3063 to see if Mojo’s is right for your pet.

 

 

Pet-Friendly Tallahassee Apartments      

We all know how frustrating it can be to find that perfect apartment and then find out they do not accept pets. We’re here to help. For pet-friendly apartments with low pet fees and pet rent, we recommend these places.

 

Campus Walk Apartments

   810 Wadsworth St, Tallahassee, FL, 32304

This student community offers one and three bedroom apartments that are not only pet friendly, but are also close to FSU, TCC, and FAMU. They require a small pet deposit and low monthly rent per pet. Campus Walk also has no breed or size restrictions! To ask questions or check their availability please call 850-681-3809 or visit their website https://campuswalk.com/.

 

The Preserve Apartments

   1560 San Luis Road, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Escape the ordinary at The Preserve. Their 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom townhomes are based in a forest setting with great amenities. There is a 24-hour fitness center for you, and a pet park for your dog! They have no breed or size restrictions and ask for a one-time pet deposit and small monthly rent. Call 850-513-1300 to set up a time to tour.

 

Franklin Pointe Apartments

   631 E Call St 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32301

Looking for a quieter pet-friendly apartment? Franklin Pointe is your place. This apartment community is a short distance from FSU, FAMU, and TCC, and offers studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments. They require a pet deposit and monthly pet rent. For more information about these fees, or to ask questions about the community, please call their office at 850-222-2864.

 

 

Seminole Grand Apartments

   1505 W. Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL, 32303

Live the grand life with your pet at Seminole Grand. Here, you and your friends can enjoy life with your pet. They offer two, three, and four bedroom floorplans, and a penthouse option. To view these floorplans and find out more information about their pet policy, please visit their website, https://seminolegrand.com/. You can also call them at 850-383-7300.

 

West 10 Apartments

   2614 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL, 32304

Live unique at West 10. They currently offer one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments. This community is close to campus and accepts non-aggressive breeds. Please call the West 10 office at 850-574-5900 to check their availability and find out more about their pet policy.

 

 

We love our pets, and we love them best when they are happy and healthy. We hope these places will be helpful in your search. Have you been to any of these places? Where are your favorite pet places around town? Let us know!


Easy, Fun Day Trips Away From Homes and Apartments in Tallahassee

Day Trips from your Tallahassee ApartmentAre you getting a little stir crazy at home? Fortunately, the greater Tallahassee area is rich with fun, exciting and relaxing things for you and your family to enjoy. It’s a great time of year for us all to take a day or two, leave our homes and apartments in Tallahassee and enjoy something new and fun.

Below, check out 5 great examples of activities right around your corner in Tallahassee.

1. Shell Point Beach

Shell Point is a modest 40 minute drive from Tallahassee. But once you’re here you’ll feel like you’ve teleported to a prime time vacation spot.

Shell Point offers great swimming and related activities perfect for sunbathing, recreation or relaxation. You can also enjoy other local amenities like dining, hiking and shopping.

2. Dakotah Winery & Vineyard

Why not take a day off, zip out from your apartment in Tallahassee and try some local wine? Dakotah Winery is a quick drive away offering visitors sights of their beautiful 12 acre farm with over 6000 in-use grape vines.

Dakotah offers visitors a large selection of naturally made wines you can try in their quaint tasting room. Even better, the entire operation is fully sustainable so you can see what that looks like in action.

3. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

From hiking for wildlife and bird watching to hunting and fishing, this refuge has something for everybody. A truly scenic sight to behold, St. Marks is a beautiful and enjoyable spot even if you’re not big into the outdoors. And it’s only about 30 miles south of Tallahassee.

4. Bristol Florida

Are you trying to get away to someplace that runs a little slower paced? If so, Bristol, Florida might be right up your alley. The town is about 50 miles west of most apartments in Tallahassee, but you’ll feel like you’re in a different world.

One of the town’s biggest claims to fame is that it’s the so-called Garden of Eden. One resident named Evly Calloway generated some buzz for the town with that heady claim. Here’s his proof:

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee River system has four heads in the area. Four heads was a specific mention within the Biblical description of the Garden.

The region is full of gopher wood which Noah used to build the ark.

If you’re looking for a slower pace and a little bit of Bible Belt fun, this is the place for you.

5. Apalachicola National Forest

This is for the real outdoor enthusiasts. Apalachicola is directly south from most apartments in Tallahassee. There are plenty of trail heads and amenities – both full-featured and primitive – for you to enjoy. When you really want to see what Florida nature is all about, this wonderful resource is practically right at your doorstep.

Tons of Fun Right Outside Your Doorstep

No matter what you enjoy, you’ll find that all sorts of great activities are just a day trip away from almost all apartments in Tallahassee. Why not take yourself out of the loop – only for a day – and go on a little adventure?


Finding the Right Roommate for Your Apartment In Tallahassee

Finding the right roommateLooking for apartments in Tallahassee and know you will be in need of a roommate? The key to avoiding conflicts with roommates is to find a good roommate in the first place. Instead of taking any old Joe up on a roommate offer, no matter how friendly they seem, you need to ensure you’re compatible to live with each other.

Do Your Homework

Determine how many people are allowed to co-habitate in your apartment. Some leases have provisions for roommates, such as both needing to undergo a separate background and credit check. If you’re a student, there are student housing options available that are suited to off-campus living. Lease terms may be more flexible than staying at a regular apartment complex. They may also offer roommate matching services that can help you in your search for a good roommate. Easy Roommate is another source for looking for a roommate, in addition to your local paper and Craigslist.

Meet at a Public Location

Don’t just do your research on the phone or over text. Meet face-to-face to see if you are compatible. Try a busy, public place such as Starbucks on Tennessee St, Tallahassee or Redeye Coffee on Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee. This gives you a comfortable meeting space to get to know each other and go over any questions or concerns you may have as a potential roommate. Here are a few topics to cover:

  • How are you splitting the rent?
  • Do they have the means of meeting the rent each month? (A job, support from Mom and Dad, student loans, etc.)
  • How will the household chores be divided?
  • Do they have pets?
  • Are they a morning person or night owl?
  • Do they have references?
  • Do they have allergies or health conditions you should be aware of?
  • Do they smoke or drink?
  • Will they be having frequent visitors?

Put It In Writing

Whatever terms you agree upon should be put into a rental agreement, so you have something to fall back on should any conflicts arise. Include the amounts for rent, guest agreements, pet agreements, and what rooms are being used or shared by each party. You could even consider splitting a security deposit should one of you not be able to make the bills or an unforeseen financial issue pops up.

Finding the perfect roommate is possible, as long as you put a little time and effort into asking the right questions, and perform the right research.


Everyday Financial Tools that Can Help you Save on Rent

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As a college student you try to stretch every dollar you have as far as it will go. From getting the cheapest textbooks, to finding the best places for the lowest bar tab, you try to get the most out of your money. But what about rent? Rent is something that is cut and dry and what you sign up for is the exact price you are going to pay every month. The same with utilities. Yes, they will fluctuate each month depending on usage, but is there is a better way to squeeze more savings out of them beyond turning the lights off when you leave during the day? So why not let the money that you spend on these things work for you to make what you spend on them less.

Student Credit Cards

Did you know that there are student credit cards that offer rewards for the money that you spend on them? Rewards that you can apply to lower what you spend on rent each month. Did you also know that there are credit cards that offer bonus rewards on the money that you specifically spend on utilities for you apartment? This is free money that you can get just for spending the money you were going to spend anyway. There is no extra effort needed and you will actually be setting yourself up for more savings in the future as well.

Now, before you give up and accept the mindset that a credit card is the last thing you need and that you will just get in trouble financially if you get one, think about this. You use your debit card to spend money on a daily basis. You are responsible and do not overextend yourself by abusing your debit card. So why not use a rewarding credit card (that looks and is used the exact same way as your debit card) to earn free rewards to lower the amount you are paying each month. You will also be improving your credit history and credit score so that, by the time you graduate, you will have a credit score good enough to allow you to buy a house, car, or take out a loan for anything you need. You will also qualify for the lowest interest rate possible which will again, save you more money. Your credit score will be with you the rest of your life and by using a credit card correctly in college to save a little money, you will also be able to gradate with an excellent credit score along with your degree.

Online Savings Account

Online savings accounts are the same as traditional savings accounts except that they can offer up to 10x more interest than traditional savings do. Depending on how you receive money each semester will determine whether or not an online savings account would be beneficial. If you get a lump sum from a loan then you can place that money into an online savings account and earn risk free interest up until the day you spend it. If you have a job with direct deposit then you can even have part of your paycheck deposited into your online savings account every pay period and save towards any goal that you have. Or even use the interest you earn to lower the amount you pay in rent each month.

Online banks can offer more interest because they do not have physical branches all over the country to staff and maintain. They offer the same services and support as a traditional bank while also reducing maintenance fees as well. You can even link your traditional bank checking account to your online savings account and move money back and forth for free. Making your money easy to access while also earning a great interest rate in the process.

The money that you receive from your loan, from your job, or even from your parents has to be placed somewhere safe. This is most likely a checking or savings account. So why not choose the option of an online savings account and take advantage of the increased interest rate that they offer you to lower the amount you pay in rent each month.

Both of these options are easy to use and can save you a lot of money of the course of 4 years. Then if you stick with these good financial habits after graduation you will find out that your savings can go a lot further than rent and utility payments each month.

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Top Gyms near Tallahassee Apartments

 

Fitness CenterMost apartments in Tallahassee have fitness centers on site. However, if you’re looking for something a little more than what your apartment complex has, good news: you have a lot of options. No matter what
you need (no-frills, all-inclusive, 24-hour access, cheaper cost, etc.), there’s
an option that will work for you.

Have a look at 4 of the best options for gym membership
listed below.

 

    1.Premier Health & Fitness Center

3521 Maclay Boulevard

Tallahassee, FL 32312

850-431-2348

Cost:

Varies based on membership type, most with a 12 month contract agreement

Features:

This 55,000 square foot facility provides an ample amount of space and equipment for
any health or fitness-related goal. The gym boasts over 100 employees willing
to help you learn more about how to improve your routine. You’ll also have
access to basketball and racquetball courts, a beautiful pool, and fitness classes to keep you motivated and accountable.

Bottom Line:

This gym is a bit pricier than other facilities in the area. If you’re looking for everything in one convenient place,
however, Premier is the place for you.

 

2.Gold’s Gym Tallahassee

Tallahassee (University)

2020 West Pensacola Street

Tallahassee, FL 32304

850-201-9712

Tallahassee (North)

2695-D Capital Circle Northeast

Tallahassee, FL 32308

850-385-9712

Cost:
$10-$25 per month 

Features:

Gold’s is a well-known gym franchise that offers a no-frills, no-nonsense approach to
health and fitness. You’ll find a decent amount of equipment for raw strength
training at the Tallahassee location, including dumbbells, squat racks,
benches, etc. Several fitness classes have also been added to give members several
options for a sense of community no matter their level.

Bottom Line:

At no more than $10-$25 a month and contract-free, Gold’s is a very popular choice
for people in the area.

 

3. Anytime Fitness

TALLAHASSEE (MONROE ST)

1940 North Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32303

850-561-1348

TALLAHASSEE (MAHAN DR)

6615 Mahan Drive #310

Tallahassee, FL 32308

850-385-2348

TALLAHASSEE (APALACHEE PKWY)

3219 Apalachee Parkway

Tallahassee, FL 32311

850-671-2225

Cost:

$35 per month plus a one-time $25 key fee (for 24 hour access)

Features:

This gym is made for busy people who may not have typical life schedules. The
facility offers a variety of cardio and strength training equipment. Fitness
classes are available to members, but they come at an additional cost per
class. Tanning is also available if you need to sun your buns. With three
locations in Tallahassee, you’ll have a location nearby that’s available to you
whenever you need it.

Bottom Line:

You’re not going to get major strength training equipment like squat racks in
this gym. But if you’re looking for 24-hour convenience and included access to every other location
throughout the U.S., this is a great choice.

 

4. Legacy Fitness Tallahassee

2415 N Monroe St. Suite 810

Tallahassee, FL 32303

850-386-4000

Cost:

See website for details

Features:

Legacy Fitness sets itself apart by offering a more sports-oriented approach to
its layout. Beyond the basic weights and equipment, you’ll also find options like
heavy bags, a professional boxing ring and other sports-specific training
items. You’ll also find several classes geared toward cardio sports like
kickboxing.

Bottom Line:

Great for sports-based cardio training, but some users have reported problems with
membership cancellations.


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