11/18/2013 09:07 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

5 Tips For Living In The Big City On A Tight Budget (PHOTOS)

After reading the Times' article about young people spending a lot on small spaces in New York City, my first thought was, "Hey, that's me (only I'm older), and it's probably a good percentage of our readers!" From Manhattan to Miami, people come to Apartment Therapy looking for ways to make the most of their small urban apartments. High rents coupled with small budgets mean that they may not have a ton of money to spend...

Time and again, the people who open their homes up to us have shown that it's possible to live well on less in a New York City apartment -- here are some things we've learned from them.

To see all the lessons, visit our friends at Apartment Therapy.

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