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Top 10 family accounts you can share with your roommates and save $$$
Posted on: January 4th, 2024 by Jen 1 Comment
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Enhance your home life while keeping costs low! These family accounts let you maintain individual profiles, all conveniently bundled into one affordable monthly plan. Need to move out or manage users? No worries – Many allow you to manage users on the account owner’s dashboard. Check out the monthly cost per person and discover potential savings of over $100 per month!”


1) Netflix ($15.49) : Netflix allows users to create multiple profiles within one account and is only allowed for users under one household. Want to take your profile with you when you’re ready to leave? No problem, you can transfer your profile to your own account and keep your history, recommendations, lists, settings, and more..

2) Amazon Prime ($14.99/mo or $139/year) : Amazon Prime’s benefits, including free shipping, streaming, and more, can often be shared within a household.

3) Spotify Family ($10.99/mo) : A family plan allows multiple household members to have their individual premium accounts under one payment. When you add others, the price goes up to $14.99 for 2 people and $16.99 for up to 6 people.

4) Apple Music Family ($10.99/mo):  Similar to Spotify, Apple Music also provides a family plan for multiple users in the same household. The price goes up to $16.99 for up to 5 people.

5) Disney+ Bundle ($7.99 or $9.99): Disney+ offers various household packages that includes Disney+ alone or bundled with Hulu and ESPN+, prices vary.

6) YouTube Premium Family ($13.99/mo) : A Family plan allows up to 5 people and you’ll each be able to have your own profile. The pricing really only makes sense when you are sharing with 3-5 people)

7) Duolingo ($9.99/mo): Why not learn a new language together! You can add each other as friends and high-five each other in the app!

8) Masterclass ($6/mo): Interested in learning from trade masters? You can get a monthly membership account starting at $6/mo and share with your housemates!

9) 24-hour fitness / LA Fitness ($39.99/mo): Add a plus 1 to your membership and bring a roommate to work out with you!

10) Costco ($5/mo): How about a monthly group shopping trip? You can have up to 2 members on one card. The main cardholder will be able to manage who the user is on the dashboard.


How much money would YOU save? What would you do with your savings? Let us know!

Attracting the Right Roommate
Posted on: November 9th, 2023 by Jen No Comments
Roommate -3 having coffee together in the morning at home.

So, you’ve got a room to rent, and you want to find the perfect roommate. You’re not alone! In today’s coliving landscape, potential roommates are looking for more than just the specs of the room. They want to know what it’s really like to live in your space and who they’ll be sharing it with. Let’s dive into how you can attract the right people to your home listing by painting a vivid picture of the coliving experience.

  1. Describe You and Your Roommates:

    To begin, start with a friendly introduction. Share a bit about yourself and the other roommates. This is your chance to give potential tenants a glimpse into your personalities and interests. Mention your hobbies, work, and any quirky traits that make your home unique. Be genuine and relatable, as this will help you connect with like-minded individuals.

  2. The Lifestyle: Setting the Scene:

    Next, paint a picture of what daily life is like in your home. Are you all early birds, or do you burn the midnight oil? Is there soothing jazz in the background or a rock ‘n’ roll vibe? Do people work from home, or is it a bustling space? Describe the feeling in your home. Is it relaxed and cozy, or do you have a high-energy, vibrant atmosphere? Be specific, so potential roommates can envision their lives there.

  3. Relationships Amongst Roommates:

    Furthermore, are you and your roommates a tight-knit group of friends who enjoy movie nights and shared meals, or do you all do your own thing but are friendly and open to interaction? Let prospective tenants know about the dynamics among the roommates. It helps them understand if they’ll be joining a close-knit community or a more independent living situation.

  4. Ideal Person and Personality:

    Additionally, share your vision of the ideal roommate. Are you looking for someone who’s chill and laid-back, or do you want a fellow adventurer? Mention the qualities or lifestyles that would be a perfect fit for your home. Whether it’s someone who enjoys quiet reading evenings or someone who loves spontaneous dance parties, be clear about what you’re looking for.

Incorporate these elements into your home listing to create a compelling and trustworthy profile. By giving potential roommates a sneak peek into your world and the lifestyle they can expect, you’ll attract individuals who align with your vision and feel excited about joining your coliving adventure.

Remember, finding the right people isn’t just about filling a room; in essence, it’s about creating a harmonious living environment, forming connections that make your house feel like a home. In short, let your personality shine through, and you’ll attract roommates who are a perfect fit for your unique space. Happy coliving!


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Roommates: Saving Money and Enhancing Your Lifestyle
Posted on: February 3rd, 2023 by Jen No Comments
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Living with roommates isn’t just for saving money; it’s a lifestyle that opens doors to a multitude of advantages, from sharing expenses to the joys of companionship to enhancing your everyday experience. Let’s delve into the various perks of coliving and see how it goes beyond mere savings to create a fulfilling and enriching living experience.

  1. Shared Expenses, Shared Savings:

    • Furniture Savings: Why spend a fortune on filling up your space when you can split the cost with your roommates? It means you get a fully furnished home without spending too much.
      • Shared Utilities: Moving on to monthly bills, sharing utility costs with roommates significantly reduces individual expenses. It’s a practical way to save money without sacrificing comfort.
  2. Collective Enjoyment, Individual Savings:

    • Adding Luxury: Ever dreamt of having a fancy coffee machine or a cozy home theater setup? With roommates, you can pool resources to afford those little luxuries that make your home uniquely enjoyable. Here Are 8 Ways to Upgrade Your Lifestyle and Enjoy More Features 
      • Size Matters: Want a bigger home or a nicer neighborhood? Certainly! Roommates make it possible to share the expenses of a spacious place, improving your living standard without emptying your wallet.
  3. Social needs and Emotional Support:

    • Built-in Social System: Shifting to the social side, sharing meals with roommates can transform ordinary dining into delightful experiences. Therefore, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners become chances for connection, turning roommates into friends.
    • Loneliness Repellent: Focusing on emotions, the social aspect of coliving isn’t just about saving money—it’s about enriching your life. Roommates can be a powerful cure for loneliness, creating a supportive environment that nurtures your mental and emotional well-being.
  4. Inspiration and Support:

    • Inspiring Vibes: Changing gears to personal growth, the right roommate can be a source of inspiration. Whether it’s pursuing personal goals or adopting healthier habits, having a supportive living companion can push you towards positive changes.
    • Built-In Cheerleader: Building on achievements, they are more meaningful when shared. Celebrate successes, big or small, with a roommate who understands your journey and becomes your built-in cheerleader.
  5. Preventing Loneliness:

    • Companionship: Diving into the emotional side, having roommates ensures that being alone doesn’t turn into isolation. Enjoying daily activities with a friend by your side can uplift your mood and provide a sense of belonging.
      • Shared Experiences: Wrapping up with shared adventures, from movie nights to weekend outings, roommates bring a shared sense of fun to your life. These thereby creating lasting memories and turning a house into a home.

In the world of coliving, the benefits stretch beyond just saving money. It’s about building a supportive and enjoyable environment that makes you feel fulfilled, enjoying a richer living experience, and creating memories that last a lifetime.

Watch Samir share why he loves living with FriendsMates