You may be familiar with the fung shui taboo of having a front door and a back door aligned with each other. In such a situation, the chi, or energy, that enters your home rushes out through the exit and positive energy cannot accumu-late. This will manifest itself in occupants finding it difficult to build up savings; money earned will be spent almost immediately and unexpected drains on your finances may arise. In apartments, this problem will be present when the front door opens directly on to a window or balcony, even one that allows great views. To solve this problem, a barrier should be placed between the door and the window or balcony allowing the energy to meander through the unit rather than rush out. You can use an opaque and non-reflective screen or a piece of solid furniture, such as a cupboard, cabinet or bookcase. If there are space constraints, you could hang a print or piece of fabric in front of the door. Alternatively, keep the curtains drawn across an opening that lies directly opposite the main door at all times. While there may be less light in your living space, this is a fair price to pay for solving financial issues. However, it is better not to move into homes with this kind of problem in the first place as fung shui can only alleviate the problem to some extent.