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What To Do When You Need Money for Rent

I remember the day like it was yesterday, only it was nearly 20 years ago. My rent payment was less than a week away and I had no idea how I was going to make the rent payment. I was in the middle of paying off debt and was barely scraping by to do even that. Becoming somewhat frantic, I…

Living Cheap in a Big City: How to Keep Rent from Devouring your Life

Shannon McNay, the author of this post, is a transplanted Midwesterner living and writing in New York City.  You can follow her on Twitter at @shannonmcnay. “How can I live in a big city despite having a relatively low income?” I found myself asking that question when I was in my early 20’s and was trying to figure out how to…