This week, Time Out dedicated their weekly issue to 'Generation Broke' – millennials in their twenties and thirties struggling to get by with rising transport, housing and food costs, coupled with the desire to fulfill their dreams, set up their own business and still enjoy life, despite being strapped for cash.
According to the publication's City Index survey last year, around about a fifth of millennial Londoners are earning less than £20,000.
Even the lucky schmucks who earn more than that are still suffering from crippling debts, student loan paybacks, the disappointment of the reality they'll probably never own a house/flat of their own and question whether they should move out of the City for good.
At the moment, it seems like there's little chance of financial improvement coming our way anytime soon.
The solution (other than crying)? Take things into our own hands.
If there's one thing we love at ELLE – other than Jacquemus e-v-e-r-y-thing, a Metaburn class at Third Space gyms or a chocolatey coconut bite from Pret A Manger – it's being thrifty.
Not a day goes by without a colleague offering a handy tip to bulk buying ingredients for the week's lunches, a suggestion of a new app that organises your finances or an email about the next carboot sale in the local area.
As a result, we rounded up the ELLE team's top tips on saving money when you earn sweet F.A.