S is for Security Deposit

If you've ever felt overwhelmed by the language of leasing, take some help from New York's tenant-rights group Tenants and Neighbors, which has published a set of 30 flashcards to help renters understand their rights and obligations.

Designed by long-time renter and graphic designer Candy Chang, the set of 30 cards defines such terms as subletting, privacy, repairs, and pets, while concisely outlining New York's laws regarding each.