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HAVE TO LIVE OFF OF 40 DOLLARS FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS!

 
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HAVE TO LIVE OFF OF 40 DOLLARS FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS!
Like the title says, my husband and I have to live off of 40 bucks for the next two weeks, he has a job and I work from home but his pay check was really small this week and my job isn't paying very well right now either (both commission jobs)

It freaking sucks and I just needed to vent.
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05/24/2010 09:34 PM
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Do you have food in the house/freezer?

Kids?

Pets?

Time to get creative
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hf I do hope thing improve for you.
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Is anyone else in this situation right now?
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join the rest of america, get on wellfare.
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05/24/2010 09:36 PM
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A lot are!
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05/24/2010 09:37 PM
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Is anyone else in this situation right now?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 937445


from an article on huffington post...

More than a million people will probably be in Blake's boat by the end of the year. She's one of 19,000 in Maryland to have exhausted all available benefits, according to the state's labor department. As of last week, 65,400 people had exhausted benefits in New York -- up from 57,000 at the end of April. In Michigan, it's 34,900. In Illinois, 22,000. In Pennsylvania, 35,200. In California, 110,609. In Florida, the number had climbed to 130,000 before May and currently stands at 193,000.
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Pretty much in the same situation...

Welcome to the, "I can't get a job to save my life and even if I had a job it would pay nowhere near what I used to make to keep afloat" Club.
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Do you have food in the house/freezer?

Kids?

Pets?

Time to get creative
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I always try to keep a stock pile of canned goods and ramen etc for when summer comes around because that's our worst season. All of my clients are going to conventions and spending their money there and not on my products and people go on vacations instead of buying things from my husband's store. It's just a bad season for us. It's supposed to be the season of plenty but for us winter is our season of plenty and it wasn't very much this winter either. So we couldn't save for the summer like we'd like to.

No kids, and no pets
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join the rest of america, get on wellfare.
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No way! Welfare is a last ditch effort, I'll move back in with family before I do that.
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You can purchase ten pounds of dry beans, twenty pounds of rice, one pound of whey or soy protein powder, and a bottle of multivitamins.

You will still be hungry and uncomfortable, but you will get by just fine without harm to your health.
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05/24/2010 09:40 PM
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Pretty much in the same situation...

Welcome to the, "I can't get a job to save my life and even if I had a job it would pay nowhere near what I used to make to keep afloat" Club.
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I guess I could go get a job at McDonalds but what I do now makes roughly the same amount as a part time job at a fast food place (in the good season) and if I don't continue making new things people lose interest.
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join the rest of america, get on wellfare.


No way! Welfare is a last ditch effort, I'll move back in with family before I do that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 937445


Ding ding ding we have a winner!!! /BRAVO

I love this woman too bad we are both married ;)
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05/24/2010 09:41 PM
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Is there a food pantry or outreach near by?
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05/24/2010 09:41 PM
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do you have any pets you can eat for protein? fur bearers?
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Re: HAVE TO LIVE OFF OF 40 DOLLARS FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS!
Like the title says, my husband and I have to live off of 40 bucks for the next two weeks, he has a job and I work from home but his pay check was really small this week and my job isn't paying very well right now either (both commission jobs)

It freaking sucks and I just needed to vent.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 937445


Been there, it's not easy :/
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You can purchase ten pounds of dry beans, twenty pounds of rice, one pound of whey or soy protein powder, and a bottle of multivitamins.

You will still be hungry and uncomfortable, but you will get by just fine without harm to your health.
 Quoting: goodmockingbird



I have food, fortunately I had to foresight to stock up when we had some money and we have some fruit/veggies growing on the back porch. I'm just worried we'll run out of money for gasoline for my husband to get to work.
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You can purchase ten pounds of dry beans, twenty pounds of rice, one pound of whey or soy protein powder, and a bottle of multivitamins.

You will still be hungry and uncomfortable, but you will get by just fine without harm to your health.
 Quoting: goodmockingbird



I would skip the soy or whey powder, go with the rice and beans and cheap multis, and then splurge on a couple of fresh items...cheap and in season, like broccoli, carrots, bananas, apples, whatever is cheap that can add some life. In fact I'd skip the vitamins in lieu of a couple of fresh foods each day, if it came down to it. Even frozen fruit or veggies are fine. Good luck...hope you don't have to spend much of that 40 bucks on gas or the food will be scarce.
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You can purchase ten pounds of dry beans, twenty pounds of rice, one pound of whey or soy protein powder, and a bottle of multivitamins.

You will still be hungry and uncomfortable, but you will get by just fine without harm to your health.



I have food, fortunately I had to foresight to stock up when we had some money and we have some fruit/veggies growing on the back porch. I'm just worried we'll run out of money for gasoline for my husband to get to work.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 937445



Oh never mind...good for ou having a little garden, it can make a huge difference! Best of luck...sounds like loose change and maybe sell an item or two time.
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Re: HAVE TO LIVE OFF OF 40 DOLLARS FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS!
Top ramen

Mac and cheese

Popcorn
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You can purchase ten pounds of dry beans, twenty pounds of rice, one pound of whey or soy protein powder, and a bottle of multivitamins.

You will still be hungry and uncomfortable, but you will get by just fine without harm to your health.



I have food, fortunately I had to foresight to stock up when we had some money and we have some fruit/veggies growing on the back porch. I'm just worried we'll run out of money for gasoline for my husband to get to work.
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Can he ride share, public transport?
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join the rest of america, get on wellfare.


No way! Welfare is a last ditch effort, I'll move back in with family before I do that.


Ding ding ding we have a winner!!! /BRAVO

I love this woman too bad we are both married ;)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 792052


lol My parents and my husband's parents raised us to be self sufficient, it would suck to have to move back in with them but if it came to that it's better than starving. His brother and his fiance already had to do just that. We're trying to avoid it but if business doesn't pick up it's looking rather dismal.
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I'm sorry to hear that OP. Can you and your husband donate plasma perhaps for immediate extra cash?
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05/24/2010 09:46 PM
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Top ramen

Mac and cheese

Popcorn
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 980497

Local food pantries like churches, United Way

Do you guys know how to hunt or fish?

Where do you live? I know of vietnamese in my area that go out late at night and catch the geese in the parks.
I am not kidding...they actually do this...

Just some ideas...
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You can purchase ten pounds of dry beans, twenty pounds of rice, one pound of whey or soy protein powder, and a bottle of multivitamins.

You will still be hungry and uncomfortable, but you will get by just fine without harm to your health.



I have food, fortunately I had to foresight to stock up when we had some money and we have some fruit/veggies growing on the back porch. I'm just worried we'll run out of money for gasoline for my husband to get to work.


Can he ride share, public transport?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 792052


When he got his job we lived 20 minutes closer to his work, and we were forced to move 20 minutes away from it(long long story), it made gas costs soar for us, also the bus goes the wrong direction. We can't afford to move anywhere because the place we're at now is a family members and we don't pay rent just bills (also we keep an eye on the place for them so they don't have to worry about thieves) and bills+rent would mean we'd HAVE to move in with someone's parents.

All of his friends from work live near the work so no ride sharing either.
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No way! Welfare is a last ditch effort, I'll move back in with family before I do that.


Ding ding ding we have a winner!!! /BRAVO

I love this woman too bad we are both married ;)


lol My parents and my husband's parents raised us to be self sufficient, it would suck to have to move back in with them but if it came to that it's better than starving. His brother and his fiance already had to do just that. We're trying to avoid it but if business doesn't pick up it's looking rather dismal.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 937445


My life long friend and his family actually combined with his folks and they bought a cheap 5 bedroom house, and they share all utilities ect. He said life is good again. I wish I could still do that.
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Re: HAVE TO LIVE OFF OF 40 DOLLARS FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS!
A list of CHEAP food that can fit in your budget and last weeks:

1. Cup O Noodles
All you do is add water then put in the microwave and it is done and that fills me up most the time and they come in a 8 pack for 4 dollars!

2. Bread
With bread you can make toast and butter , or a cheese sandwich, or grilled cheese, or a egg sandwich and eggs are not cheap .

3.Top Ramen
Easy to make over the stove and is really cheap.

4.Potatoes
Yes I put it POTATOES, they are cheap and that whole bag can survive you for a whole week, add salt and butter to it and you have a meal.

5. Corn Beef
IDK if you eat it but a couple of these cans barley go over 3$

6. Eggs
Eggs are very cheap and as you know, eggs can last a long time and you can make different dishes with them.
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I'm sorry to hear that OP. Can you and your husband donate plasma perhaps for immediate extra cash?
 Quoting: Smoulderin'Gal


Ouch! How much does that pay?
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THERES A THREAD AND POST RIGHT ABOVE YOURS ABOUT DONATING PLASMA.. YOU GET 40 BUCKS A WEEK PER PERSON AT LEAST. AND THESE PLACES ARE IN EVERY CITY.
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Re: HAVE TO LIVE OFF OF 40 DOLLARS FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS!
You can purchase ten pounds of dry beans, twenty pounds of rice, one pound of whey or soy protein powder, and a bottle of multivitamins.

You will still be hungry and uncomfortable, but you will get by just fine without harm to your health.



I have food, fortunately I had to foresight to stock up when we had some money and we have some fruit/veggies growing on the back porch. I'm just worried we'll run out of money for gasoline for my husband to get to work.


Can he ride share, public transport?


When he got his job we lived 20 minutes closer to his work, and we were forced to move 20 minutes away from it(long long story), it made gas costs soar for us, also the bus goes the wrong direction. We can't afford to move anywhere because the place we're at now is a family members and we don't pay rent just bills (also we keep an eye on the place for them so they don't have to worry about thieves) and bills+rent would mean we'd HAVE to move in with someone's parents.

All of his friends from work live near the work so no ride sharing either.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 937445


Well, last ditch effort. You wouldnt happen to own a diesel would you? You can make some biofuel, just go to your local mcdonalds and ask em for a 5 gallon bucket of their grease =) Works wonders in a pinch, speaking from experience here haha.