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Old 05-31-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Ok im 21 currently looking for a job.

Im currently living with parents right now im actually suppose to start college in August if everything goes well.

I live in Decatur,GA but a one bedroom in Stone Mountain,GA ranges from $300-$500.

What do you think would be a good paying job to get a one bedroom in Stone Mountain?

Can anyone help?
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: midtown mile area, Atlanta GA
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If you are just starting college, the best thing would be to stay with your parents to save money because college and the expenses that go with it (books, fees, etc) can get expensive. If you have to get out of the house, think about sharing a place with some friends and splitting the cost.
I don't know about jobs in Stone mtn, but since you are planning to go to school, a job with a flexible schedule would be good. If you know people who are already in school and working, talk to them for advice. Good luck.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Some apartments require you to make (gross income) anywhere from 2.5 to 4 times the rent. If you have roommates they may require each of you to make that amount. Just depends on the complex. You may need a cosigner or someone to guarantee payment if you don't have a credit/rental history.
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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A good rule is that your housing should cost no more than 25% of your income. So if you rented at $500/mo, you'd need to make $500/wk. I think a good job for a student is in the restaurant biz, especially a tipped position at a hot spot. The advantages for the student are that shifts are relatively flexible--if you need to make extra money, you can usually pick up a shift, if you need a night off for study, you can find someone to pick up yours. And the money is decent, a server at a busy restaurant can easily make $500/wk.

Think about your goals. What are you going to school for? Can you take a position in that field, with a company who will help with tuition? Also look at the hours you want to work...doesn't make sense to take a 9-5 job if most of your classes are morning classes.

If you don't currently have many skills, I would look at restaurants, grocery stores, and retail.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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Is Stone Mountain close to where you want to go to school? Because if not commuting could add a lot of money to your monthly costs.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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any job is fine, you just need a job that pays aprox 3 to 4 times your rent..

if rent = $500 you need to make $1500 a month..

etc..

(that shows to your apartment , that you can 1 affrd your rent, + food , + entertainment, + possiable car & transportation cost to get to and from work etc)
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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$1,500/month.

Anything less and you'll need a cosigner. Word of advice as someone who went to school and tried to pay for an apartment at the same time, get some roomates or stay at home with your parents. You'll save yourself a massive headache.
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