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It can be extremely discouraging when you’re struggling just to survive in an expensive city. When I moved to San Francisco, you needed to make $62,046 a year to afford a one bedroom apartment. I made less than $50,000. Luckily, I found out you don’t need to make your city’s lofty average income to be happy—you just need to get creative and be willing to put in some effort.

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