Money matters and roommates

If you are considering moving in with a roommate to split costs and save money, you need to iron out the details before packing your belongings and moving in.  For example, will the rent be split evenly even though one roommate has a much larger bedroom?  Likewise, unless you are renting a fully furnished apartment or house, how will you deal with splitting any household items that are purchased together if one roommate moves out?  Figuring out the rules and nailing down all of the money matters before moving in will save you many headaches in the future.

For more about dealing with roommates and money read, “Money Matters to Consider Before Getting a Roommate.”