[Anna and I] knew each other a year before we rented the four-bedroom home together. We sat down and mapped out how we would handle any pitfalls. Nothing's perfect but if we run into any problems, we talk them out.
We pay $1,600 a month for the rental, plusutilities. It was too difficult to stash enough cash to work on my plan of buying a home when I was on my own. Now, I'm able to save for a down payment.