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What’s it like to live on a stipend?

Make the most of your stipend

Budgeting and staying organized are important. Learn how to make the most of your living stipend from the perspectives of City Year AmeriCorps members.

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Living on a stipend: there's an app for that

Here are six great apps that are sure to put some extra cash in your pocket and a smile on...

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Real talk: how to live on the City Year stipend

What is it really like to live on the AmeriCorps stipend? Find out what Charlie Bridger, City Year Boston AmeriCorps...

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4 ways to stretch your AmeriCorps stipend

When you're living on an AmeriCorps stipend, every penny matters. To help you make the most of your bi-weekly stipend,...

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Financial success on a stipend

City Year Philadelphia alum Anthony Copeman, a certified financial educator who focuses on helping millennials manage their financial health, grew...

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Housing and meal planning on a budget:

Furnishing your apartment on a budget

Because you'll be living on a stipend, it might be a good idea to hold off on that ottoman from...

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City Year housing: house it possible to move across the country?

About two weeks after my Skype interview, I got a phone call with the exciting news that I was accepted...

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Bites on a budget during your service year

Discovering new places to have a great meal is a fun way to get to know the community where you'll...

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Living on a stipend: quick, healthy and affordable meals

Still, a healthy meal is important for your wellbeing and productivity.  From breakfast to dinner here are some quick, delicious...

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