What do you need to know before moving out for the first time?
You need to know what the cost is and save the money ahead of time for deposits and first and last months rent. There are a number of free budgets available online and it would be wise to get the information and fill it out. Then you will know the bottom line. You can eat at home and avoid shopping, which will help. Expenses do come up, so make sure you have some money saved out of each paycheck. If you plan to share housing, make sure that each roommate is on the same page. Otherwise, you risk getting charged for their portion. Utilities are another cost. You may choose to delay having cable and internet until you have your feet under you.