Quoting Tiffany ღ:" Like what I wonder? Besides working $7-13 an hour."
Well, I do have a college education to start. So that is always a bonus for me. Aside from that, $13/hr where I live is very do able for a single parent to survive on. Plus, there are food banks to stretch that food budget on a tight month. I would cut corners anyway possible to make things work. I would stop shopping at Gymboree for my kids. They would be wearing Walmart, target and thrift shop clothes. I wouldn't be buying myself anything. I would get rid of my cell phone and get a prepaid phone with basic calling features. Disconnect internet, satalite, ect... I would even move into a smaller place. Sell what I needed to in order to downsize. I would make it work for them.
I think people live outside their means. I see people that are on forms of welfare with iphones. If your ass is on anyform of welfare, you can't afford a damn iphone. You can't afford new smurf for yourself and you certainly can't afford anything that is a luxury. Your ass better be busting to get ahead and something in savings for an emergency. It is hard enough to get by when there is no help let alone take care of an emergency at the same time.