It's the first of the month, and my rent is due. Actually, my landlords didn't even wait until April began to remind me that I owe a lot of money to them this month. They slid the rent bill under my door on March 31st. I live in New York City, and my rent is...a lot! Even when I had a very well-paid job, roughly half of my income went straight to the landlord. Now that my income comes in the form of unemployment checks, that figure has increased to roughly 100 percent. I work in an industry that is already starting to be decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, so I'm not expecting to get another full-time job any time soon. It's not super fun.