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Splitting Expenses with Roommates – There’s an App for That

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Splitting Expenses with Roommates – There’s an App for That

Posted On: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Roommate AppsHaving roommates has lots of great benefits, but it also requires compromise and open communication. Keeping the money flow even among roommates seems to be a common problem. To help alleviate stress, we’ve found some useful apps for roommates that will divide expenses evenly, whether it’s rent, groceries or dinner and a movie. With these apps, you can stop any conflicts before they occur.

These apps split costs automatically and track who has paid and who hasn’t. You can even send IOU reminders directly from the app to your roommate. We have found apps that are perfect for roommates who want to avoid the back and forth drama, who just want to spiltbills easily, and for those who want to be really fair about splitting all costs. (more…)

Warm Recipes for Cold Days

Posted On: Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Warm RecipesThe bitterly cold days of early winter have arrived, and they won’t be going away anytime soon. Winter can be fun, but it seems like some days, there’s no way to get warmed up. Luckily, a good, steaming meal can warm you up to your core and give you the motivation to carry on through the winter, many layers and all. Here are some warm recipes to enjoy on those cold, cold days. (more…)

The M and N Unit’s at 65 Prospect

Posted On: Monday, September 25th, 2017

M UnitCTBest provides spacious apartment homes with a variety of floor plans that fit your lifestyle. At 65 Prospect Street, the M Unit and N Unit’s are two popular plans that feature a washer and dryer, private terrace and gourmet kitchen. We also have newly renovated homes with upgraded features such as granite countertops and stainless appliances. (more…)

Celebrate the Fourth with Your CTBest Neighbors

Posted On: Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Happy 4th of JulyThe mercury is rising and the colors of Old Glory wave all across Connecticut, where it can seem especially fun to celebrate independence with reminders of history all around us. Residents of our properties have access to a smorgasbord of Fourth of July in walking distance or short drives from home. We’ve pulled together a list of some of the ways to mark the occasion with your neighbors.

Stamford will host a free fireworks show on Friday, June 30 at 6 p.m. in Cummings Park. Entertainment begins at 6:00 pm and the fireworks will start after dark. Bring a picnic and a blanket, find your spot and enjoy a relaxing summer evening. Guests are reminded that parking restrictions will be in place, and that traffic after the show may be congested. Cummings Park makes a scenic spot for a picnic and fireworks display. Enjoy fishing, swimming or boating and then cuddle up to watch the rockets red glare bursting over Long Island Sound. (more…)

HuskyTHON’s 18-Hour Dance Marathon to Help Kids

Posted On: Friday, February 17th, 2017

HuskyThonRepresenting a variety of organizations across the UConn campus, thousands of students will gather in Hugh S. Greer Field House at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 for an 18-hour weekend-long dance marathon. All year, students have joined teams and organized fundraisers to help raise money for the children and families at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. This marathon serves as the apex for the year’s worth of student-run fundraisers by HuskyTHON.

Students have the option to become a dancer, morale captain, or volunteer for the event. For the people who can’t constantly dance through the night, a “Morale Corner” is set up where the morale captains will be teaching a dance to exhausted students and trying to keep them energized throughout the night. The morale captains will take the floor and dance to a number of hit songs at the top of every hour throughout the event. (more…)

Must Have Apps for College Students

Posted On: Friday, February 3rd, 2017

AppsThanks to the fact that we are living in the smart phone generation, apps are one easy way that college students can prioritize and become more productive. While Facebook and Instagram allow you to keep up socially, there are also apps out there that can help organize your chaotic life.

Whether you need help with references for papers, studying or scheduling, there’s an app available that will assist in putting an end to your procrastination. (more…)

Don’t Let the Winter Months Affect Your Grocery Bill

Posted On: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

winter grocery shoppingLiving in a colder state, it’s no surprise the household bills tend to spike during the winter months, but why does the cost of groceries seem to rise? The hike in cost is often due to the need to eat richer food in colder months. Here are a few tips on how to save on groceries during the winter months:

Take Advantage of Deals and Coupons

No matter what your preference of supermarket, every one of them will have weekly and monthly sales.  Research what is on sale before you grocery shop and try to base most meals on those items. Meat is often the most expensive item on a grocery bill; grocery stores often have low prices on meat that is close to its sell-by date, so buy it and freeze it to ensure it lasts.  Speaking of frozen food, shop the frozen produce aisle to enjoy healthy food for a cheaper price. (more…)

Experience Norwalk’s Beaches in the Winter

Posted On: Monday, January 30th, 2017

winter beachAre you snuggled up on the couch dreaming of summer at the beach? While jetting off somewhere warm and sunny is a great way to escape the winter blues, there’s also something special about cold-destination beaches in the wintertime. Norwalk is home to two fantastic beaches, Calf Pasture and Shady Beach, both of which offer dramatic landscapes and winter experiences of a lifetime.

While the beach and town may be a bit quieter in the winter, there are still plenty of restaurants, shops and museums to visit. Even the ocean itself is different during the colder months of the year. There’s no better time to marvel at the breaking waves and enjoy a peaceful sunset. These beaches are often overlooked and yet they’re just as much fun, less crowded and easier to get to than the overly crowded, expensive beaches in New York or New Jersey. (more…)

College Students’ New Year’s Resolutions

Posted On: Friday, January 27th, 2017

New Year Resolutions Remember last year when you said you would make changes next year? Well, next year has arrived, so why not take advantage of it? Instead of falling into the same routine of making a New Year’s resolution and not keeping it, set yourself up for success by changing some of your habits.

It’s no secret that January is the month of change. Most people set goals for losing weight and eating healthier, but by March, those goals are history. Here are a few changes college students can make to start their year off fresh and eventually lead them to success: (more…)

Why the Millennial Generation Chooses CTBest Apartments

Posted On: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

rentalsResearchers define the millennial generation as anyone born between 1978 and the late 90s. The bulk of this generation has graduated college, while the rest are just finishing up. No matter what the situation, millennials feel economically challenged with student loan debt and/or the fact that their bills are higher than their pay. At CTBest Apartments, we know that the cost of living doubled with desire to live life to its fullest is a struggle for many young people in today’s society.

Due to the ever-changing job market and the ability to move geographical locations, millennials are turning more toward renting than owning. They are looking for affordable apartments with functional layouts and simple amenities. A variety of open floor plans such as studios and up to three bedroom apartments are available from CTBest. Listed below are amenities that CTBest offers in different complexes that appeal to the millennial generation: (more…)