A Round-up On Roommates

With the financial crisis still fresh on our minds and wallets, sharing costs and being thrifty has become increasingly important for many people around the world. Several US newspapers wrote stories this week about how having roommates is often part the solution to dealing with a tough economy.

Splitwise is on the record with a colorful quote in the Forbes story:

“It’s tempting to live alone because of past bad experiences with roommates, but if you find the right roommate, it’s better financially, emotionally and logistically,” says Jon Bittner, 26, cofounder of bill-sharing site Splitwise.com. “There’s really no good reason why anybody my age should live alone unless they’re completely insufferable.”

If you want the counterpoint to my perspective, look no further than http://myveryworstroommate.com, a blog devoted to the worst roommate horror stories you can imagine.

The key to avoiding these kind of horror stories is to find great roommates in the first place. We’ve been talking to the guys over at EasyRoommate.com, which is a nifty (freemium) world-wide roommate finding service you might enjoy. You may see some links to them within our site – feel free to check them out.

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Jon Bittner

Splitwise helps you and your friends keep track of shared expenses, so that bills (and friends) get paid on time.

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