41 Everyday Scams That Are Tough To Avoid

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High rent prices is another one of those everyday scams you can’t really avoid (in most cases). Not everyone is in a position to buy a home, and not everyone wants to buy a home. Owning your own home is a lot of work and a lot of worries. Plus, you need some pretty hefty cash up front, and if you live in an area where the housing market has gotten out of control, you might be priced out of everything but a box on the side of the street. But paying rent really isn’t any better, and because of demand, it’s getting worse. It’s impossible to get ahead of the game when you’re a renter, and you’re at the mercy of landlords and management companies who can raise your rent without much of a notice and charge basically anything they want for a room the size of your childhood dollhouse. New York City and San Francisco residents probably have it the worst, but it’s pretty bad everywhere.

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