I'm new to travelling. My husband kicked me out six months ago, I lived with friends and then took a travel job close to home (1.5 hours) in hopes we could reconcile with space. I'm low on funds and have no savings, so I took company provided housing. My hourly rate is okay and I'm basically making what I was as a staff nurse, but I don't have to pay for housing, which is a big relief. I'm extending my contract and found looking for housing to be exhausting and overwhelming, so I asked to extend my housing. I realize that I'm missing out on money that I could be pocketing because the stipend is pretty great but how do you all foot the starting costs associated with moving to a new place? I *love* the housing I'm in - it's a safe community, transit friendly, pet friendly (I have a cat) and I don't have to worry about rent. Am I crazy or does anyone else feel the same way? I feel like I'd have to take out a small loan to afford security deposit/first month's rent and would be paying that back before I could actually save any money left over from the stipend saved from a cheaper place to live.