Do you want high speed Internet access? The latest smart phone? Perhaps you’re a hard core gamer, and you want to leave your rig on for days at a time. These are all things you must consider before you move out.

Depending on how you want to live directly dictates what you should buy for your apartment. Every time I see one of my friends shop for their first apartment they want to pimp it out — bad idea. Instead spend the majority of your money on things you’re going to use frequently, and no I don’t mean a brand new TV. Items such as: pots and pans, flatware, or plates.

When you’re looking for deals beware of department stores. Most of the time sales at those stores really aren’t sales at all. To save money shop online before you run out to your favorite department store.