By Elizabeth Sheer, Cheapism.com
Like generations of young people before them, the cast of HBO's Girls came to New York to make careers in the arts -- writing, acting, music. In the meantime, Hannah Horvath and her cohort have been working entry-level jobs, often in coffee shops. For two-plus seasons, creator Lena Dunham's characters have been learning to live in an unforgiving, extremely expensive city on practically nothing (with more or less family support). This post-recession striving stands in stark contrast to Carrie Bradshaw and her Manolo Blahniks on Sex and the City, HBO's other show about four women in New York. Fans of Girls can even glean some tips for getting by in the big city. Fair warning: Potential spoilers ahead.
1. Choose your neighborhood wisely. The Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, where Hannah calls home, may not be as affordable as somewhere like Bedford-Stuyvesant, where the character of CharlieRead More »from 8 Things ‘Girls' Can Teach Fans About Frugality