When times are tough, we often must face reality to make hard decisions regarding our living situations to make it work. A married couple I know recently decided (after much deliberation) to move in with a sibling and her beau in order to save money to buy a home. My husband and I have stayed in our too small apartment for years because it doesn't financially make sense to move. Still, these stories are hardly remarkable or unique as the current financial climate has required us all to cut corners.
What sacrifices or compromises have you had to make with your living situation in order to maintain a sound financial state of mind?
If you are looking for ways to cut corners, here are some tips from previous Apartment Therapy posts with cost saving measures or money saving ideas:
• How To... Make Your Home Nice and Save Money
• Small Investments = Big Returns
• How To: Save Money (and Sanity) During a Move
• 5 Home Habits That Save Money
• 11 Ways To Save Money At Home, Painlessly
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