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The Rental Mistake You Might Be Making

According to a new study, more than half of adults between the ages of 23 and 29 have yet to take out a renters insurance policy, leaving many with a high financial risk if anything were to happen to their belongings.

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Younger Renters Are Generally Unaware Of Their Insurance Options

Even as the renting population grows nationwide, a startling number of Americans remain inadequately insured. Given the relatively low cost of the average renters insurance policy and the peace of mind that can be gained from it, it's worth wondering how many individuals are actually aware of their options.

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Credit and renting

Renters And Credit Problems

When you find the new rental you want to live in, part of your application process can include a credit check. This practice tells the landlord what type of borrower you are and how likely you are to repay your loans on time. When it comes to rent, it probably is a good indication of whether or not you are going to be handing over your check when it's due.

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Cutting Down The Price Of A Rental

Living in a rental house can help you decide whether buying a home is right for you. It can alert you to the responsibilities of taking care of a piece of property and even introduce you to living in an expansive residence that rivals your old cramped apartment. Although this is a viable option to try, spending your entire bank account in order to lease a rental may not be a wise financial decision.

Saving money tips for renters

Saving Money Amid Rising Rents

As the housing market continues to recover from the depth of the recession, rent prices are going up. Trulia, a company that analyzes real estate data, found that rent prices increased in the top 25 largest rental markets in the U.S in 2013. While renters may not be able to control the price of rents, there are other ways to save money during the month.