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Can support a family on $10,000 already if neccessary
But thats not the point, the more the better of course...
In Mongolia or Bolivia.
I'm thinking about starting up a trailer park reit or pop up camper reit. Fill that 20k a year nich that's growing. Maybe offer check cashing in exchange for my Wally coins exchangable at my Wallymart.
good idea, i'm in! ;)
lots of unused rv's, will be getting some use, in the future. building an rv park, would be serving an expanding need. easy to move, cheap to insure, and most are owned outright. energy effecient too. thinking of buying a toybox 5th wheel myself.
Um, no. The cost of upkeep on RVs is insane. They are not cheap to operate and they don't do well in the cold.
STOCKMAN, DAVID Office of OMB liar with photographic memory when he was 1981 backing up the Reagan Revolution...
thereafter, based on his Harvard Divinity Degree, and National Recognition factor, he was set for life with civilian jobs, ALL of which he fucked-up...finally 2007 being charged with malefeasance into bankrupcy and destruction of 15,000 jobs of the company he lead, incompetently...
observe his shoulder shrugging, i dont know, 'buy gold..'forgive him, for he knew not what he did in 1981, nor took any responsibily for his running his company into bankrupty 2007...
Oh, yes, i remember HIM the whiz kid, brought to the woodhed because he'd flubbed his lines, and TALKED without vetting first..to very very wrongest National Magazine he could not have chosen worse...a naive child (i was happy, so i knew what cards were being dealt in the 'supply side' party line OMB story..).
early 'genius' thereafter a complete 'less than zero'
Even CNBC personnel dared not agree nor contradict him..seeing that they were dealing with an empty husk, repeating empty things without depth, knowledge, concept...pure literal minded Bible thumper asshole..
The reds may have junked you, but there's no getting away from his most telling line in the interview: "I don't have a prescription for this" [how to get out of the jobless rut]. He's a fucking moron if he has no idea how to rebuild an economy that has moved all its manufacturing and technology offshore while doubling the size of government employment (much more than doubled if you factor in the salary differential to the private sector).
At one point in the video, he states that the massive loss of well paid jobs was due to the gutting of our manufacturing sector through offshoring. That implies that his answer would be to try to restore them which he also states in the video when he mentions restoring our competitiveness. However, he has no prescription on _how_ to to this.
He may have a lousy track record and be one of the idiots responsible for where we are right now, but that doesn't mean that he can't now properly see the real reasons why were are in the position we are now in and how we will not come out of it without huge numbers of well paid jobs that are simply not on the horizon.
I guess the whiz kid has never heard of tariffs.
Sounds personal there Bro lol , he should have defended the idea of bringing our Jobs back from over seas my friend use to joke that we would eventually all sit around and shine eachothers shoes and thats about what it's come to now :( ya its niece to get cheaper JUNK from wally world made in china but i'd rather buy the same thing from my neighbor and both of us have a good paying job. we been going the wrong direction on this fo along time.
If you're serious I can make an App for that!
Done: buy SUI
....IMHO, a more upscale type of pawnshop, one that has a shopping mall presence could become the new "category killer"...
Time was when you could actually work a minimum wage job full-time and get by. Two jobs, and you could raise a family. Nowadays, it's nearly impossible, but some people seem to be making an attempt at living under the median line. The movie The Pursuit of Happyness is an example of what persistence can do to move you from having nearly nothing towards being such a success that someone makes a film about you.
I'm not sure if someone will make a movie about Donna Freedman, but people are writing about her decision to intentionally live on $12,000 per year. She seems to be not only coping but in control. Is it really possible? As someone who did it on about $10,000 a few years ago, for about 3 years, I'd say it was possible then, and still might be so today, but only in some cities. You'd have to give up anything that wasn't absolutely essential. It's not necessarily enjoyable, to be honest, but if you eat properly, you can at least maintain your health.
Here are some tips, if you find yourself in a similar position or just want to save money for a trip or investment or what have you.
Of course, these tips haven't taken into account that you might have a dependant, in which case you might want to budget some life insurance. Now just because you are getting by on a budget doesn't mean you can't earn some extra money once in a while. Here are a few ways to earn a bit extra that are ideal for a frugal mind:
To fight the power, one must first understand what power is...
Jesus dude. Quit hijacking the fucking post and learn some netiquette. Post a link. Post an excerpt. But what you do is just annoying.
WaterWings = Popo
Why do you need to post as two seperate people? Need to defend your weka intellect much?
Since the United States considers an income of $10,000 to be below the poverty line, living on this amount of money is both a serious reality and an incredible challenge. Use these money-saving methods to make a hard living a little easier. Read on to learn how to live on $10,000 a year.
Create a budget. Budgeting allows you to plan for the best and worst case scenarios. Not only will it help you feel organized and in control of your cash, but a budget will also minimize those panicky moments.
Treat frugality as if it were a challenge. Life is not a game, but as humans, we tend to become more passionate about things when our competitive drive has been sparked. Think of coupons as bonus tokens and free entertainment events as scoring something for nothing. The grand prize to living on $10,000 a year is not much, but losing this challenge can mean serious consequences like debt and bankruptcy.
Buy generic foods, eat at home, purchase cheap produce and forget about the meat. Changing your eating habits is an easy way to cut costs. Generic brands will run you several dollars cheaper than brand names. Save cash by eating at home. Buy produce from farmers' and Asian markets. Eat plenty of pasta. Save meat for special occasions. Food pantries also provide free food for people earning a low income.
Live with others. Although this may be a major adjustment, cutting down your rent can make living on $10,000 easier. Consider living in a co-op (a home shared by a small community of people) or renting an apartment with three to four other people to cut housing costs.
Be your own Martha Stewart. Save hard-earned cash by becoming a jack-of-all-trades handyman (or woman). Make your own furniture, or try to get by without it. Make your own clothes, or purchase inexpensive clothing at Goodwill outlets or garage sales. Ask yourself what is necessity and what is desire and then attempt to create those necessities in creative ways.
Study your health care options. If your employer does not provide insurance, explore what your state may provide. Many states offer low-income health insurance; this is usually basic insurance at a much lower monthly cost. Ask your doctor or employer if your state has this option. Check your local yellow pages for free clinics or county hospitals. They often provide health care for people who are uninsured or need to pay on a sliding scale.
Save money in a high-interest savings account. No matter your income, a small portion of every paycheck should go to savings. A standard amount is 10 percent, but this may vary based on what you can afford.
Jeez, dude. Back to your hijacking with long, pasted posts.
sleeping bag, spare change of clothes, piece of plastic for rain and one meal per day if lucky. more that 20 years of that when i was younger.
And no expectations. But it does bring one closer to the spirit, too bad it takes humbling and giving up to get there.
here's my howto guide for living on $10,000 a year:
1. Live in a cardboard box.
2. Educate yourself/get a skill.
3. Make money with said education/skill.
4. Upgrade your cardboard box to a double walled cardboard box.
5. rinse, repeat.
"YOU...can rule what's under the sun, if you get...your hands around a gun"
Or just go into porn. Don't worry about how you look--somebody will find you attractive.
yeah, that's totally regionally dependant man.
All the sheeple who had taken out loans.
Lets see I make $800 per week & my wife makes $1,200 per weeks. Lets go out and buy a 3,000 sq house, lets get a small boat, 2 cars, cable, lets go out every Friday night to Gibsons with our friends, hair & nails sweet !!! Lets take some money out of our house & go to St.Martin .... New car every 3-4 years.
Maybe we should invest in the stock market or buy some investment property. Lets take on some debt, keep up with the Joneses ... 24/7 over the last 25 years. Leverage city.
Total Stupidity, hold up the mirror America.
I turned off the tv a long time ago, came across the credit crisis while surfing the net, reading, got out of debt in 2003-4. This credit crisis started after the Nasdaq blew up ....
Fuque the junk-n-runners.
Exactly WTF did you junkers find wrong with what this guy said.
must be alot of jealous folks junking you. Fuck them!
After refusing credit cards all these years i now have one for sears. Only a hundred bucks. i dont like owing . period
BS. My small 1 bedroom apartment is $630/month. $630 x 12 is $7500 right there. And I live somewhere where housing prices are pretty low.
Not trying to pick a fight, but you can get 1 1/2 bedrooms where I live (Eastern Tennessee,a bit outside of Knoxville) for c.$400 a month.
(And we have no state income tax)
A LOT of metros are relatively cheap, and people get to thinking they are among the cheapest. But frequently not the case.
Go Vols- (well excempt for p. manning of course '-)
But Mayo--He the man! Hell of a playa'
there are 3 guys living behind the am/pm. Just make sure you find your sleep spot during daylight. Overlook it and keep walking, make sure no one noticed come back later with your bag. Never leave your bag! It will be gone.
Always ask permission before using others waterhoses. In some neighbor hoods even if you ask they call the police on you. Essentials to carry are toilet paper and a water jug. Anything beyond that is a luxury.
been in business these last 20 years but never forgot the lessons the road taught and learned to appreciate the value in the crap life passed out.
Its easy to laugh now.
A lot of Metros are cheap...for a reason; specifically, when the jobs available in the local economy don't support higher rents.
But I'm sure it's awesome, if you want to compete with half of the people in Wal-Mart for the same minimum wage job and go nowhere in life.
A couple of places didn't go hogwild with the housing prices. It is not repeatable for 300 million others.
Or we could all use a line like, 100 bucks lets you to live like a king in Haiti. At some point, you have to live where you feel comfortable, and it has to be a situation that everyone can copy.
All this live on 10k crap is bullshit. Sure you can. But you don't have 80 hours a week trying to get the 'deals'. Why play that little 'game'. It's a bullshit one. Let's all jump through 10x as many hoops for the rest of our life.
Plus to live like that, you'd already need a paid off house, which most of the 300 million Americans, can't replicate. 300 million people can't buy generic foods, or else the price goes up. Same thing with food banks, 300 million people, can't go to food banks.
Not everyone knows how to sew and do all sorts of handiwork around the house. Plumbing, roofing, car repairs, etc.
Plus not one mention of anything extraneous. Your wife goes to the hospital. You get laid off. I mean seriously, it's like these plans were written by an out of touch republican who thinks this plan will be enacted inside a vacuum. It isn't.
There are all sorts of ways, about 300 million of them, why living on 10k or 12k a year, ISN'T achievable.
That's why you don't focus on bullshit monetary numbers, but PHYSCIAL economy.
I bet a number of people read that it's possible, and said, ok it's possible, so why should the gov't give anything to these people, since it's possible to live on 10k a year. Seriously. People take this, and stretch it to their ideology, by the millions. What fools.
My 3 bedroom house is 300 dollars a month. Unless you like wheat, corn, beans (soy), and live stock you would not like where I live.
No crime. No hate. But too many damn churches :)
And I'm guessing you have your own well and off-the-gridish setup?
If you live in a tent.
Obviously this person doesn't live in the US - or he's absolutely full of...
Of course $10,000 can support a family! I absolutely agree. If the 10K is spread evenly into several piles, then a family of 3 or 4 could easily stand on the piles.
OH WAIT.. you're talking about another type of support. Oh, you're just stupid then.
Recovery summer was so good can't wait, for Autum austerity.... Where is Harry Wanger when you need em...
Unfortunately I do not believe he sees the bigger picture...a great analogy is a huge iceberg lurking below the surface with only a hint of ice showing from the vantage point of a boat...Harry is the captain shouting "Full steam ahead!".
$10K per month?
How many years ago was that?
You cannot support a family on $10,000 today without substantial government assistance.
Just the health care cost alone for a family exceeds $16,000. With a high deductible plan, yearly cost is $5,600 and a net exposure of $11,200.
An Amish Family cannot make ends meet on $10,000 and that is living as simple as it gets!!!
Yes minimum wage with government assistance equals more disposable income than a $60k /year earner.
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