Here’s a little background about me. I was born and raised in Florida and moved to DC at the ripe age of 24 to get some higher education. I currently live with several roommates, who are also in school with me, and also trying to get by on as little money as possible. We live in a nice neighborhood, as we all had concerns about safety, and our rent (combined) is over $2500/month. Obviously, a monthly expense like that will put an enormous dent into anyone’s budget. Our apartment is pretty barren: limited furniture, hideous parque flooring, outdated and small bathrooms…I could go on forever. Regardless of that though, the location is pretty good–about 1.5 miles to our school and as I said previously, in a very safe neighborhood.