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Making $6.50 an hour

December 30th, 2006 at 09:05 am

Here is a story I read on another site that I would like to share with others it is very interesting how some one can go from living comfortably to almost a check away from proverty

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/LearnToBudget/IMake650AnHourAmIPoor.aspx

2 Responses to “Making $6.50 an hour”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Interesting article, but I'm of the opinion that if you can't find a home to live in because of your animals and you can't afford to feed your animals, then finding good homes for them is what you should do. Not lose your job because you have to live in a campground. I understand that people love their pets, but taking care of yourself has to come first.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hmm. It's an absolutely fascinating article! One of those that I wish everyone has a chance to read it!

    Now, although I myself don't have pets... except kids Big Grin... but then some people do see their pets as kids or family and the article I think implied that she's not married so I don't know.

    In any case, pets aside, I think she's got the heart of a fighter. Very admirable. She's not thinking, "Woe is me." Instead, she's thinking, "Like it or not, here I am. Now, what can I do to make this new reality work?"

    In particular, I love this part, "I no longer buy anything unless it's absolutely essential. I spend $40 at the supermarket and make it last for more than two weeks. I never turn down a free meal. I've learned to graciously accept money, furniture, elk meat and encouragement from worried friends.
    I am no longer proud." I like to think that I can be like her too, and I do do everything she has listed there with food budget being the only exception. I am struggling to get it down, but I currently work with more than that.

    It's also a good warning for anyone to never let their financial guards down too much, and get lulled into a false sense of security. Things happen, but I want to be ready for it if and when it does happen. I know that now. Big Grin

    Thanks for sharing!

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