I just did the math and I am amazed and slightly disgusted.
In the past four years I've been living at my apartment, I have paid *about* $23,000 in rent!
I could have put a down payment on a tiny house, bought a car with no loan, adopted a small child from a foreign country, you get the idea. There are LOTS of things you can do with $23,000.
I need to find somewhere free to live.