I know threads have been created on subjects similar to this, but this is a bit different. To those of you who didn't have a "9-5" job before doing IM full time, and didn't already have an apartment before doing IM full time, how did you get yourself your apartment? I've been promoted from pup pup to puppy and when I turn 18, I would like to use my IM income to live on my own. In my city, there seems to be this dumb 40x rent rule. Meaning, whatever you plan on paying monthly for rent, you should be making 40x that a year. So if I wanted a $2.5k/month apartment, I should be making 100k a year. I call this dumb because in this city, there're alot of self employed small business owners and freelancers. Building Landlords are requiring proof of employment as well as proof you're making a certain amount. I'm sure a few of you had to prove your income. How did you do this? Tax forms? Screenshots of earnings? How did you prove you would not be a high risk tenant? I don't want to have to pay a year's worth of rent upfront. What problems did you face when trying to get an apartment and how did you overcome them?