Today I started taking tours for apartments near my dental school, and I gotta say I'm a little overwhelmed. I've only ever shared houses or apartments with roommates ending up at $350 a month, and looking at getting my own place is just making me nervous. Specifically today I looked at some lofts for about $1,200 (the cheapest they had) and while it's my dream apartment, I had this nagging feeling like it was too nice and I was making a mistake. My student loans should definitely cover it, but I feel like I'm throwing money away. But when we got down to the garage, the elevator doors opened and all I saw were Lamborghinis, Corvettes, Porsches, and assorted motorcycles. It REALLY freaked me out and the whole drive home I was thinking "Can I afford this? Am I stupid for even looking at these places?" Is $1,200 a month stupid? Or is that the average for what everyone is paying to live close to school?