Couple Money Podcast
Fast rising rents can break a couple’s carefully planned budget. Learn six strategies that can help lower your rent and keep more money in your pocket! 

Getting a Deal on Your Rent

One of the biggest expenses for couples is housing, especially when it comes to renting in a high cost of living area.

According to's Monthly Rental Report, on average the cost of rent was 10.1% higher in 2021 than in 2020. 

Living in the Triangle area of North Carolina, we’re seeing rents rise fast. We’ve heard from multiple friends how quickly their rents have jumped. 

There have been plenty of news stories about it. Rents in Durham 20.1% and here in Raleigh going up 22.1%.

Since our theme this month is about saving you money, I’m glad to highlight my chat with Justin Pogue. He's an asset & property management professional and the author of Rental Secrets.

Justin shared with me some strategies that can help you get a better deal on your rent and save some serious cash. 

In this episode we get into:

  • Six strategies to lower your rent
  • Biggest mistakes he sees renters make 
  • What to look to for when apartment hunting

Are you ready? Let’s get started! 

Resources to Boost Your Savings Rate

Want to start boosting your savings rate? Here are some resources to check out:

Thank You to Our Sponsor Coastal!

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Rollover Your 401(k) Easily with Capitalize

We’re grateful for wonderful partners like Capitalize. Not only do they support the podcast, but they help make managing your money so much easier. 

Did you know that it’s estimated that there are currently over 24 million “forgotten” 401(k) accounts? In fact, the average American changes jobs every 4 years

And because of the Great Resignation, you or someone you know might be changing jobs even more 

It’s an extreme case of out of sight and out of mind. Is your old 401(k) in there somewhere, left behind at a job you're no longer with?

One huge benefit with an IRA is you get to choose how your money is invested, not your old employer. 

If you want to consolidate your old 401(k) and have more options with how you invest, it may be time to roll them over into an IRA.  

With Capitalize, they handle the process from start-to-finish – for FREE. They handle the process from start-to-finish, and yes that includes calling the 401(k) provider on your behalf. 

Find out how and get started today!

Support the Podcast! 

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  • Spread the word. If you have friends who could boost their savings, please share this episode with them on social media or just email the link!  
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Special Thanks! 

The music today was provided by various artists over at Audiio. 

Direct download: 6_Stratgies_to_Save_and_Lower_Your_Rent.mp3
Category:personal finance -- posted at: 7:17am EDT