Perhaps a spell of good fortune and prosperity would be in order. It may help you acquire a better job. I suggest writing the spell yourself, however, a useful herb in the situation is mullein, burn it and sage together. Visualize a rising sun shining over new possibilities and pathways to venture forth.
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As for non-magical advise, look into new apartments in different areas, check prices. Depending on your income and history with apartments I suggest looking into income based housing. I can understand the need of moving to a better neighborhood. I wish you the best of luck and happy belated New Years.