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Can you live on 9.00 an hour?

 
Storm*

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09/28/2011 08:10 AM

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Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
Here is a little test. The ultimate goal seems to be to get people to donate, but taking the test is interesting, and you don't have to click the link to donate when you are done.

I know many here are thinkers and could find alternatives. It does show how some people can end up in such situations.



[link to playspent.org]
Anonymous Coward
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09/28/2011 08:14 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
Fuck no
chintzEclectic

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09/28/2011 08:17 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
Bring it on.

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Revguard

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09/28/2011 08:19 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
Yea. I can be done. Room mates help.

Alone, yea that can be done too. Living in a crappy apartment. With minimal "luxuries".
Anonymous Coward
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09/28/2011 08:22 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
Well that's a stupid video game. Many people only earn 9c an hour and they seem to be ok.
Missouri Foxtrotter

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09/28/2011 08:22 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
You can where I live. $9.00 an hour is middle class.
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09/28/2011 08:24 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
It will be difficult.

My first job while hubby was in college, I paid $1.65 Hour... yes.. can you even imagine.

But.. a NEW Car cost 3K and a new home was under 20K
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$9 Hr $360 Week.. $1440 Month.

Don't forget... After Taxes Ins and SS you will take home about 900 a month.


You need a working wife or hubby to do this...or a room mate to share expenses.or... a FREE Room from someone.

Rent is very high 750 Plus... for anything.
and there is no way if you live in NYC... rent is 3K up.

I was paying 2K month for a very very small place... in NYC in the early 90's
Here is a little test. The ultimate goal seems to be to get people to donate, but taking the test is interesting, and you don't have to click the link to donate when you are done.

I know many here are thinkers and could find alternatives. It does show how some people can end up in such situations.



[link to playspent.org]
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Last Edited by Stars777 on 09/28/2011 08:27 AM
BIO

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09/28/2011 08:24 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
A big painful adjustment for many but doable if need be.Nobody has said our future would be a cake walk. So yes 9.00 an hour can be done if our choices continue to get slimmer and slimmer.
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09/28/2011 08:29 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
I was making 7.45 an hour a couple years back and had my own apartment, i held it for about 5 months with just that job, all depends on how much your place costs, don't plan on eating out, just don't plan on doing much more than subsisting
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09/28/2011 08:32 AM

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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
suicide
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09/28/2011 08:35 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
I didn't finish the testing. My rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in a nice safe neighborhood is over $200 per month less than their base figure, and I'm very close to work. So I can't live in their fictional city, but I do fine in the real world. Go figure.
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09/28/2011 08:35 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
I make $13 per hour and support a family of 4. It's tough but we get by. Small town in Missouri
BIO

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09/28/2011 08:38 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
I was making 7.45 an hour a couple years back and had my own apartment, i held it for about 5 months with just that job, all depends on how much your place costs, don't plan on eating out, just don't plan on doing much more than subsisting
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This right here ^^^
People have a very hard time with change and or adjustment when situations dictate.Changes are needed daily now it seems and people are coming unglued at the idea of tough times that are just now starting for some.
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chintzEclectic

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09/28/2011 08:39 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
Ok back now...

Was kinda stressful game but I'm pretty used to living with hardly much since I was little.

This will definitely prepare me for moving out playing this a couple times lol
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DoodleBug

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09/28/2011 08:48 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
Yes, most people can.

Definitely depends on where you're living also.
cdevidal

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09/28/2011 08:52 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
That wasn't a helpful game, and it highlights why we're in such bad shape as a nation. Ever since the recesssion began in 2008 I've been learning the different ways there are to survive on NO income. Thankfully, I've only had to practice this twice.

This game tells me that people in America just aren't aware there are other options. Grow a Permaculture garden! Sharecrop on your neighbor's land! Read helpful manuals on tightwaddery! Learn how to make your own stuff! Make crude homemade traps for your meat! Forage for edibles and basic medicine! Barter and trade work for supplies! Etc., etc.

A homeless man applied several of these principles, and was able to keep his dignity:
[link to www.survivalblog.com]

If you look at this game for what it is, teaching your middle-class worker that life isn't that easy, it's a good idea. But there are more options.
If you can prove you're a good person you can take $10,000. Theirs is a legitimate offer. TenThousandDollarOffer.com
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09/28/2011 08:53 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
Depends on how many hours I get to work, gotta have at least 60 a week to make those wages worth it, for me. But those days are long gone...

Currently working for myself, make ~2k/week, rent and bills are only about 375/month
cdevidal

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09/28/2011 08:54 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
Another thing this game can't include is trust in God's promises. The God of George Mueller still lives!
If you can prove you're a good person you can take $10,000. Theirs is a legitimate offer. TenThousandDollarOffer.com
cdevidal

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09/28/2011 08:56 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
You can also study programming at home and work online. Unfortunately you compete with minimum-wage workers in other countries, but you speak English which is a plus, and it may qualify you later. It'd be a rough road working two jobs, but it wouldn't be forever. There are options!
If you can prove you're a good person you can take $10,000. Theirs is a legitimate offer. TenThousandDollarOffer.com
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09/28/2011 08:58 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
I make $13 per hour and support a family of 4. It's tough but we get by. Small town in Missouri
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So how are you in Missouri and your country flag shows Germany??
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09/28/2011 09:05 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
I make $13 per hour and support a family of 4. It's tough but we get by. Small town in Missouri
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So how are you in Missouri and your country flag shows Germany??
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I have wondered about this too. I'm on my cellphone. Tmobile android phone
Anonymous Coward
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09/28/2011 09:11 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
$9 dollars an hour can totally be done, but not with the options that game forces you to choose from. If you have roommates, no kids, and no car it can (and is) done by many people.
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09/28/2011 09:13 AM

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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
I make $13 per hour and support a family of 4. It's tough but we get by. Small town in Missouri
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It sez you live in Germany.
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09/28/2011 09:13 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
No but you can exist on it
AwayFromHome

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and most the the south americans in the US get less than 8 an hour and manage to rise a family...
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
I make $13 per hour and support a family of 4. It's tough but we get by. Small town in Missouri
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It sez you live in Germany.
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No it doesn't it shows a flag from an IP address location you idiot! putin
Anonymous Coward
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09/28/2011 09:16 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
Hell, you can buy a nice house here for 30 to 40 K. It can be done here.
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
Fuck no
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Not in this city, where an average 1-bedroom apartment is $800. Hell, I'd have a hard time even at the minimum wage which is $10.25/hr.

A few years back I saw a job ad that had the following as the punchline: "$9.00/hr, must have own vehicle." WTF? I guess it would work if one were to LIVE in the vehicle instead of an apartment...
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09/28/2011 09:18 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
I did. I raised a son on less than $9 an hour. Never got welfare/food stamps or any other handouts either.
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09/28/2011 09:19 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
I barely make it on 42.50 per/hr. I don't know how some of you can do it.
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09/28/2011 09:20 AM
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Re: Can you live on 9.00 an hour?
I make $13 per hour and support a family of 4. It's tough but we get by. Small town in Missouri
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It sez you live in Germany.
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No it doesn't it shows a flag from an IP address location you idiot! putin
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I have no idea why this shows that I'm in Germany. I'm just using my cellphone and I don't have any control over this.

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