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Survival Guide for Performing Artists

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Survival Guide for Performers: Highlights

Discount Dance Supplies
Audition Listings
Web Design
Performers' Publicity
Auditioning
Headshots
Living in NYC
Personal Safety
Apartment Hunting in NYC
Sublets
Health
Saving Money
Making Money
Sheet Music Stores
Did You Know... 
Other Resources 
Legal Help  -  Clothes  -  Travel - Money Saving Tips from our Readers  - Budgeting/Debt Management
 

This is the place for practical tips and tricks for how to save money! This is a project in progress, so if you have anything to add for your fellow Show Biz Survivor, please write to us to share your knowledge & experience. 

fairsqre.jpg (18701 bytes)Legal Problems? 

No money for a lawyer?   Although "they" say not to take the law into your own hands, sometimes it's your best bet.  For other times, there are places where you can get free or low-cost legal assistance.  See our Legal Help page for more information.

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We'll tell you where you can shop in NYC for exceptional value on clothes for all occasions.   Bargain-hunters unite!

Tips from our Readers...

"A good resource on saving money is the series of books entitled "The Tightwad Gazette" by Amy Dacyzyn (pronounced "decision"; please check spelling of last name). The three books are the compilations of the newsletter she published for quite a few years. Very informative! 

--Becky :)"

Luggage: fix it, don't replace it!

Sept 2006: My roll aboard bag had been bugging me for some time, and after nearly ripping off a fingernail trying to get the telescoping handle down, I went to the luggage store to replace it. Thankfully, the not-so-savvy salesman mentioned that I could have my luggage repaired! So today I did.
 
I share this all with you because I never thought about repairing luggage (and purses) before, but now I know one can and it's affordable!
 
The place I went to is obviously the choice of the stars, judging by the autographed headshots on the wall. I needed the handle greased and some pulls put on the zippers. They fixed it in 15 minutes and charged me a whopping $15. That's a far cry from the $250+ I was looking at spending at the luggage store!
 
In case you are interested, here's the info on my newest find:
 
Modern Leather Goods
2 West 32nd Street, 4th Floor
(just West of 5th Avenue, South side of the street)
(212) 947-7770
 
Hours:
M-F: 8:30-4:45
Sat: 8:30-1pm

 

 

 

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