PM me, and I can tell you some places where you can get less expensive groceries. I was broke and had no backup when I moved to L.A. . Meanwhile, hang in there. The first nine months in are the hardest. If your car is decent and you have a good driving record, Lyft is a flexible option for extra cash. (A lot of actors I know like driving for them better than Uber). Also, sign yourself up for TaskRabbit. Also, if you are in LA., it's pilot season. That means a lot of actors need temporary places to live, so check into getting a temporary roommate. I know one guy who literally rents his couch. If your place has a detached garage, it's also not uncommon in L.A. to rent it out as a storage space...which can obviously run afoul of the landlord, but people do it all the time. Good idea. Helps is the chimp is pretty, though. A lot of places in L.A. want photos (one face, one full body) as part of the application process. I wish I was kidding.