Can't Afford The Rent? Try This

Last Updated Dec 15, 2009 2:47 PM EST

Did you lose your job this year? Take a paycut? Watch your 401(k) evaporate?

There are a number of reasons why you might not be able to afford the rent (or mortgage). Millions of Americans are finding themselves a little short this holiday season.

But not all of them came up with this novel solution for living in a fancy New York highrise, rent-free.

How this came to light as as much to do with missing food as much as missing money. But I have to say, it's one way to cut back on expenses.

Creeper In My Apartment

Ilyce R. Glink is the author of several books, including 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask. She blogs about money and real estate at
  • Ilyce Glink On Twitter»

    Ilyce R. Glink is an award-winning, nationally syndicated columnist, best-selling book author, and radio talk show host who also hosts "Expert Real Estate Tips," a Internet video show. She owns as well as Think Glink Media, a privately held company that provides consulting, content and video services to companies and non-profit organizations.


Market Data

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

Market News

Stock Watchlist

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App