If I was making $9.00 an hour, 40 hours a week, I would be spending another 25 - 40 hours a week doing something I could make more money at.
And end up burning out alot quicker.
Theres a thing called SLEEP thats vital for human existance. There must also be cool off time after work to rest. working 16 hours a day, that leaves
you with, probably about 4 hours to eat, sleep, shower, # ect. Working one self into the grave is pretty lame.
I actually did most of my shopping at walmart. One must remeber tho, you cannot live on spaghetti alone for long. One needs alot more vitamins,
minerals, iron, ect from multiple food sources. Poor diet leads to aniemia, getting sick when flu and cold season come around, depression, lack of
sleep means increased accidents at work, ect. A healthy diet is a necessity. I once lived off of ramen noodles alone, and the medical costs for the
problems that lead to pretty much outweighed any benefit of eating cheaply. When youre young you wont notice it. but ive seen people who live off of
cheap food, its barely an existance. the look like overweight corpses.
Investment takes money. This includes a hobby. This takes monetray investments, and when you dont have much for disposable income, its out of the
question. Since my hobbies are reading, hking, and exercising, its doubtful i can turn any of these into cash.
The only other real option for saving money is to live in your car while you work. that biggest killer of a paycheck is the roof over ones head and
electricity and phone. This is what i did once, it provided me with no over head, so that 800 a month i spent on basic living expenses could be used
for other things. Since its just me, and my car is comfy, i had time after work to rest, relax, think, go to the gym and exercise, and i didnt have to
live off of cheap poisons called food. This si pretty much the only option for people not making any money if they are single, live in your car and
However, the point isnt really single people. Were talking about families. People with kids cant live in cars. they cant feed thier kids ramen noodles
for a staple diet, children need good food because they are growing, and are more sensitive to disease and other problems. they need a home, they need
electricity to keep the house warm. They dont need all the new expensive priced gadgets. but thier basic needs: clothes new every year because they
grow so fast, lots of good nutritional food so they can grow up healthy, a warm, clean bed to sleep in, a heated home in the winter time, money for
school supplies, hygiene items, these things cost money. ALOT of money, even if you dress your kids in hand me downs and buy all used stuff. Dont
forget they need things to keep thier little minds busy. They need the occasional family day out.
These things and say two parents working for say 9 dollars an hour.......if both parents work, youre talking day care expenses as well. Thats ALOT of
The problem is, wages havent kept up with the cost of living. Many jobs Ive had, people who had been there for a while hadnt recieved any sort of
raise in yuears. While many things have increased in price, workers wages havent even come close to that price increase. no where near. Thwere is the
My last job, the woman I had replaced worked my wage and worked there for 4 years and hadnt recieved any soprt of a raise. No one in that company
except top level execs had recieved any form of a raise.
Raises didnt happen even when the economy was good. Some jobs have paid the same crappy wage for 10 years, even with the increase of minimum wage.
And if youre a single mom, jesus christ, youre screwed. My grandmother, had 7 kids, and after my gramps left her, she was working 16 hours a day for
the kids to live in an apartment with no electricity and barely any food.
Working 16 hours a day eventually led up to her nervous breakdown, heart attack, ect.
Thats one reason Americans have such poor health, high heart attack rates: stress and too much working.
There really isnt any point in slaving 80% of your life away at work if its going to put you in a grave before you can enjoy it all.