Moving out of your parents' home or living on your own for the first time and renting an apartment is a major step. It's one of the many milestones in becoming an adult. Paying rent can be a huge bill though, and it's important that you're prepared to take on that financial responsibility. It's equally important to have a solid budget plan in place and recourse if you find yourself in need of help paying rent. From figuring out what you can afford to how to pay rent with a credit card, we've got the details you need to know to avoid any unexpected challenges.