Thursday, July 15, 2010

Does "roommate" = bad idea?

Due to very unfortunate financial circumstances (think IRS... why is it that they go after the little people like you and I for a few bucks when they can go after the big corporations and make it worth their while? Eh, another blog entirely I suppose...) I have been considering other options for my housing situation.

Like, renting a room vs. renting an entire place. I'm thinking this would give me at least a few hundred more dollars of disposable income per month, which would be great in allowing me to catch up on some things that I am behind on. However, there are always problems that can arise when 2 people are trying to cohabitate.

Way cheaper on the pocket book... like 1/2 the price of what I'm paying for rent now.
Split the cost of utilities.
Not living alone... someone to converse with.

Having someone always in your space. Hey, that's kinda like marriage... hmmmmmm....
The risk of moving in with someone crazy. Yes, crazier than me, I mean. And, yes, this has happened to me in the past... again, another blog.
If they are a pig, that could be a problem. I say "could be" because it's a 50/50 chance that I might be the offender.
Stuff not getting paid because they can't cough up their side of the bills.

I'm going to check out a place tonight. I guess I'll see what kind of vibes I get on the whole thing...

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