There’s no doubt Nashville is experiencing an economic boom with the city recently ranking one of the best places for job seekers in 2017, but what kind of opportunities and can help you survive with the rising cost of living?
For many Nashville natives, the cities growth boom is bittersweet.
“I think it’s awesome to see how our city has grown in the last 10 years, but then again it’s difficult because more people are moving here, so the cost of living is going up,” said Bellevue resident Julie Herring. “Every aspect of Nashville has just increased tremendously.”
As a single mother, Herring said she was forced to get two jobs to live comfortably. She has a full-time job working for the city and a part time job serving tables, and she still lives pay check to pay check
“It’s like you’re constantly worried, you know, ‘am I going to make it this month, am I going to make it 2 weeks until I get paid?’” she said.
Although she has been with the city for seven years, Herring said she doesn’t make enough to provide for her family.
“With the growth of the city, they have to hire more people and so it’s hard to ...