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Moving in Together: How Soon is Too Soon?

Apr 26 2014, 6:05am CDT | by

While cheaper rent, half the chores and sharing close quarters with your significant other may seem like a dream, moving in together too soon could cause rental regrets. That’s why Rent.com surveyed...

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Moving in Together: How Soon is Too Soon?

Apr 26 2014, 6:05am CDT | by

While cheaper rent, half the chores and sharing close quarters with your significant other may seem like a dream, moving in together too soon could cause rental regrets. That’s why Rent.com surveyed 1,000 cohabitating renters to find out if you should keep separate pads until you’ve tied the knot or if is it important to “try it before you buy it.”

According to the survey, 27%of respondents said they moved in with their partner after dating for less than six months – even though only 7% of renters recommend making that jump so quickly!  In fact, 18% didn’t think couples should move in together until after marriage.

So, when is the right time to move in together? The majority of the renters we surveyed said 6 months to a year was the perfect amount of time to date before shacking up.  

 

Here are a few additional survey highlights:

  • The #1 thing renters said they wished they discussed before moving in was how to divide their finances!
  • Differences in cleaning habits are the biggest hurdle of moving in together for more than ¼  of renters. Only 11% said they discussed divvying up chores like vacuuming and scrubbing the toilet before they signed their leases!
  • Say goodbye to girls’ night out– 63% said they rarely (if ever) have a night out with just their friends.
  • On the upside, 32% said the biggest benefit to moving in together was finding out if their significant other was “the one.”

What do you think? How soon is too soon?

 
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7 weeks ago

Khazanah throws MAS RM6b lifeline

Aug 29 2014 5:01pm CDT | Source: Business Times Singapore

August 30, 2014 1:15 AMKHAZANAH Nasional will inject RM6 billion (SS$2.4 billion) over three years to resuscitate loss-making Malaysia Airlines (MAS) under a recovery plan that includes even an Act of Parliament. Other key moves are migrating its operations, assets and liabilities to a new company (NewCo) and slashing the workforce of 20,000 by 30 per ce ...
Source: Business Times Singapore   Full article at: Business Times Singapore
 

 
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7 weeks ago

MAS posts loss of RM307m for Q2

Aug 28 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Business Times Singapore

August 29, 2014 1:13 AMMALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) registered a loss of RM307 million (S$122 million) for the second quarter to end-June, but warned of worse to come in the second half when the "full financial impact of the double tragedies ...
Source: Business Times Singapore   Full article at: Business Times Singapore
 

 

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