In this episode of “Things They Don’t Tell You About…” couples share the challenges and rewards of moving in together — plus, the one item that means the most to them. Financial expert Nicole Lapin also details the importance of protecting your valuables with renters insurance.
What was the biggest compromise you had to make as a couple when you moved in together?
-I’ll let you start.
-He used to be a musician. So he has amps and instruments that he doesn’t play anymore.
-She has to sleep with a fan, not for it being cool, but for the noise.
-I just need the noise.
-For me, it was actually giving up my apartment. Nobody agreed that the apartment was big enough for the both of us.
-He thinks that he’s a lot better at decorating than me. Bob Marley posters are for college, sorry.
There’s a fire. And you can grab one thing. What is it?
-One thing each?
-Our daughter, definitely our daughter.
-Used to be our cat.
-Our three cats.
-I’m not going to lie. The first thing that came into my mind was my phone.
-I was going to say, you’re going to have your phone.
-I’m not going to lie.
-I think I would grab my jacket. That’s just so strange.
Finish the sentence, the best part of living together is…
-You’re not lonely.
-No more awkward roommate situations.
-Having someone to do all the chores that you don’t want to do.
-Waking up next to each other.
-Feels like a best friend sleep over.
-Getting to know you better. Did I say that very timidly?
NICOLE LAPIN: We keep our whole life’s worth of things in our home, from those zany collectibles to that box of high school journals, to that audio file quality turntable setup and everything in between, all of our most prized possessions. Between you and your new roommate, that’s a lot of valuable stuff.
Renter’s insurance is one way you can protect it all without breaking the bank. What you may not know is that renter’s insurance protects you from all kinds of damage that can occur from fire, theft, vandalism or other risks. Getting renter’s insurance is an easy and affordable solution to make sure all the things you’ve cherished and bought are protected, not to mention the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re covered.
Amica offers policies for every situation and even has special coverage for your computer and discounts for combining a renter’s insurance policy with your auto insurance. Stay smart, always do your research, and get a quote to find the best solution for your needs. Renter’s insurance is a big relief when the unexpected happens.