@Jake Reinhardt I'll have enough to survive for probably two months, and my first priority will be getting temp work/any job that will pay me. I would love to save money, but I'm getting by on temping and part time jobs, after next month when one ends I'll be spending more than I'm making, which is the oposite of saving. As @cuminafterall says it's difficult to get a job when you're not actually there, I've had several interviews (in various cities) that went really well, but no one wants to hire someone for a low level job if they have to move. I'm already scraping by in a city where I don't know anyone, might as well do it in one that actually has jobs in my industry.
I'm planning a move to New York with very little money and no job lined up (90% of the jobs I'm in any way qualified for/interested in are there). Thus far The Billfold has only made me freak out about this, but this gives me some hope, thanks! P.S. Any suggestions on how to find cheap (preferably month to month) housing in an area where I won't get at all murdered would be much appreciated.