posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 09:57 AM
It really depends on where you live. If I worked minimum wage, it would be tough, but I could get by on my mortgage and utilities. Rice and beans and
water is a whole lot better then foraging in the dumpster (which I've done before out of necessity)
And I'm referring to Washington States min wage (soon to be $9.04 but is currently for the next few days $8.67). Now if I was 4 hours away in what
feels like a different country (Seattle) then I would need much more.
You see, I was approved for a house at a much higher mortgage, but decided to get a smaller house with a little bit of land and now if I loose my job,
the amount of unemployment would just cover mortgage.
If the wife also lost her job, we would, out of necessity, go on assistance. She has a min. wage job but only works about 30 hours a month give or
If the mortgage was paid off, we could easily get by on her wages alone.