Finally, choose who you live with carefully. If you know that you’re a quiet homebody, you might not be a great match for the extroverted partier who wants to have friends over four nights a week. Or, it might work out perfectly. Sometimes you can’t know until you try, but whenever possible, look for shorter leases and less risk when you’re first living with another person. If you do end up in a bad situation, you’ll be very happy you have a built-in end date.
As always, we’ve got your back. — The On Your Own Team
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