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Denver is so expensive that teachers have to get creative to make ends meet

(CNN)For 14 months, teachers in Denver have been negotiating with Denver Public Schools for more pay. On Saturday, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association said talks had broken off and they'll walk on Monday.Yes, it's about money, many have told CNN. But it's also about the uncertainty of living paycheck to paycheck. It's about the necessity of taking on a second or third job. It's about the untenability of carrying on this way much longer.Here are some of their stories:She's one car breakdown away from living in a camper vanKatie McOwen has had to make some tough decisions when it comes to money.At the end of this month, she's giving up her one-bedroom apartment and will move into a friend's basement. The move sacrifices some of her ind ...