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Housing For Students is a Hot Mess

No matter what neighborhood in Boston you reside in a betting man would say you are locked into at least a year long lease. The average student is going to remain in Boston for roughly nine months and leave one of those months for winter break, thus only living in their own apartment for two thirds of the lease. Every year you see units available on CraigsList, Facebook, blogs, and school boards from students who are not living in their apartments for the summer. This mass subletting every summer conducted by students, some 18 years old, is one highlighted by disorganization, stress and a low success rate.

Why does Boston not consider flexible housing options or other alternatives to the conventional one year lease? With mounting pressure on higher educational institutions to provide housing for their students rather than have them look for apartments, it seems interesting that these institutions have not considered alternatives other than build more dormitories. Better yet, why has a private investor/developer/entrepreneur not capitalized on this problem that effects all parties from students, to schools, to neighborhoods and their residents, to the city as a whole?

Privatized communal housing with security and the whole nine is one alternative. Similar to dormitories, however offered to students at an affordable rate. Rethinking the traditional lease is another option, where landlords specifically target students with leases that last from September to May of every year nullifying any subletting issues that may arise. The landlord would then be able to rent the remaining three months for an inflated rate. Boston can also look at international best practices and find what has worked best and what would fit our market and tweak it to best work for our particular housing environment.

What would you like to see happen surrounding the living situations provided for Boston students? What do you think would be most effective, cost-efficient, and enjoyable? Is the current system and model of housing for young people sufficient? In an ideal world what would you like to see, whether it be high-rises, mini communities of students, or all student housing pushed to greater Boston?

–David

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Mo Money Monday – Local Celebrities (Tuesday) Edition!

With Kendall gone, Mo Money Monday just ain’t the same. We’ll give it out best shot here:

Local Celebrity Matt Brownell is back with a bang: Queer Eye for the Broke Guy

Get Rich…with Good Financial Habits, aka Get Rich the Boring Yet More Effective Way

Don’t Let Minimum Payments Make You Broke

Perk Street Financial Debuts on the Blog: Founder and CEO Dan O’Malley Drops Some Knowledge

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Mo’ Money Monday to Spice up Your Life!

Hello my lovely ONEin3ers hope you had a fabulous weekend.  I know we haven’t had a Mo’ Money Monday post recently and I sincerely apologize for this.  I must say though I have no embarrassing stories to tell you about my money misfortunes.  Boring, I know.  To spice up your life I must leave the fun to ONEin3 Money to meet all your interesting financial needs.

Enjoy!

NECN In Focus: Tying the financial knot

How to Turn Unappetizing Scraps Into Delicious Meals

10 Ways to Cut Your Wedding Food Costs

Elvis has entered the building: Jenn Lane just arrived at ONEin3Money w AmeriCorps Alumns

Financial Infidelity Is the New Adultery

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THE AQUACALYPSE IS UPON US!! Not really…but it is MO’ MONEY MONDAY!!!

Like spending money on bottled water?  Sick of Mint.com yelling at you for spending money on something that is offered to you free? Fed up with environmentalists telling you that you might as well be clubbing baby seals due to all the plastic bottles you throw away?

If this is you, you probably just had the best weekend ever. In case my lovely ONEin3 reader has been under a rock, what twitter users are referring to as “aquacalypse” (“aquapocalypse”?) is now upon the greater Boston area, and all tap water needs to be boiled due to contamination.

I personally, believe it or not, love my tap water.  I put it through my Brita Water Filter and into my Camelbak water bottle and take off without a dead seal’s body on my conscience.  So this “aquapocalypse” is very disturbing for me.  My boyfriend, on the other hand, is very excited and is enjoying boiling all our tap water as if he was a part of the simpler times, such as the 1920’s.

Whether you are a metaphorical baby seal clubber, a Brita enthusiast, or a simpleton such as my loving boyfriend, read on to address all your Mo’ Money Monday needs and by all means DON’T DRINK THE TAP WATER!!!

NECN Ask Jennifer: Financial planning help

Beth Kobliner’s 7-Step Plan for Financial Expertise

The Quest for Credit: Part 1

Help! Too Much Debt!

May 12- ONEin3Money and AmeriCorps Alums: We Want You! to get Financially Healthy

Last but not least,

Give me that fish by the amazing Matt Brownell

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