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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    NV minimum wage is $8.25 x 167 hours per month = $1377.75 post taxes est. $1171.

    Rent $350 (incl utilities). Transportation est. $100.

    So, my answer is yes, you could live on minimum wage if you don't buy stuff, just food and necessities.
    Holy crap. Rent in Vegas is cheap.

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    The minimum wage was never meant to be a livable wage. The minimum wage was instituted when the American culture was still dominant and the minimum wage was meant to be a standard for school kids, elderly people and jobs that required no education or training. It was simply understood that Americans would always try to better themselves through education and training because that was what defined America.

    Presently, the liberal worshipped labor force in America now is the 3rd world, primarily Mexican culture, which believes that a minimum wage job is a career job and they do nothing to improve their skills or marketability to other employers, they simply take a job requiring no skills, stay there forever and whine that their employer doesn't give them enough money to live in the fashion they believe they deserve. NEVER does the thought of more education or training enter their heads, they simply demand that the liberal government help them take more from their evil employer.

    It's a whole different culture than the American culture of self reliance, self determination and improvement.
    The "liberal worshipped labor force" is a figment of your imagination...But, the Mexican on min-wage is a rich man, one reason why so many come here..
    And what I have seen and read, man gripes, always has, always will, AND is willing to work hard and improve himself.

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    My mom and I live on minimum wage. We also live in a house that has been paid off and with my Grandparents. Either way, it leaves absolutely no free money
    I am NOT impressed with people's ability to plan, to budget money...and, YES, to sacrifice....

    As others state, min-wage is not a permanent thing, not meant to be a "fat-living" wage..

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    That is the actual price for a studio, shared kitchen, private bath. If you'll share the bath, $300. I've actually been to these and seen them and know people renting them.

    I rent out my 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2 car garage units for a low of $550 and a high of $750. Just FYI.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Holy crap. Rent in Vegas is cheap.

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Holy crap. Rent in Vegas is cheap.
    Our area, NE Texas, used to be really cheap, but with all the influx of people, supply and demand has made it go up a lot. That and the housing boom caused with so many going to privately owned homes instead of rental properties. So no one built new apartments/muti-family dwellings and few bought rental properties, in comes a herd and boom, very low availability. Higher demand = Higher price, although we are still not at Dallas area prices. We didn't crash with the rest of the housing market, in fact, it seems to be going on at the same pace despite the supposedly bad economy (at least in Longview TX, Marshall TX never had that much at one time anyways). While in OKC, the other place I live part of the time, rent hasn't really increased a whole lot that I have seen, a bit for inflation, but no drastic changes. I don't see as many new developments going in and while they have improved recently, home sales still seem to be a bit slow and values still depreciated. Lots of houses on the market.
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    That is the actual price for a studio, shared kitchen, private bath. If you'll share the bath, $300. I've actually been to these and seen them and know people renting them.

    I rent out my 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2 car garage units for a low of $550 and a high of $750. Just FYI.
    Oh I believe you. I'm just surprised. Vegas being an urban environment and all. In SF you're lucky to find a studio for $1200 or so. I think the median price for a 1 bedroom is around $2k, depending on the neighborhood. If you ever want to give yourself a heart attack, browse the craigslist ads in SF.

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I am NOT impressed with people's ability to plan, to budget money...and, YES, to sacrifice....

    As others state, min-wage is not a permanent thing, not meant to be a "fat-living" wage..
    Are you bashing my family? It was in no way poor planning. I don't need to explain myself, but we didn't buy a million dollar home and a ferrari. We bought a small home on previously earned money and my grandparents started a business. The business is wobbling and my mom lost her job before she started helping my grandparents
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    You could do it, but your entire frame of reference would have to change.
    You would need to share an apartment or rent a room from someone.
    You diet would be very limited. You would learn all about real economy.
    No cell phone, no cable TV, can't afford to run the AC.
    Sort of like life in the 50's!
    You get excited if they open a day old bread store within walking distance.
    People live among us who struggle with this every day, it is only a temporary station.
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Lived there for a year and the COL is incomprehensible. I moved back to Vegas and I'm never leaving again.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Oh I believe you. I'm just surprised. Vegas being an urban environment and all. In SF you're lucky to find a studio for $1200 or so. I think the median price for a 1 bedroom is around $2k, depending on the neighborhood. If you ever want to give yourself a heart attack, browse the craigslist ads in SF.

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Our area, NE Texas, used to be really cheap, but with all the influx of people, supply and demand has made it go up a lot. That and the housing boom caused with so many going to privately owned homes instead of rental properties. So no one built new apartments/muti-family dwellings and few bought rental properties, in comes a herd and boom, very low availability. Higher demand = Higher price, although we are still not at Dallas area prices. We didn't crash with the rest of the housing market, in fact, it seems to be going on at the same pace despite the supposedly bad economy (at least in Longview TX, Marshall TX never had that much at one time anyways). While in OKC, the other place I live part of the time, rent hasn't really increased a whole lot that I have seen, a bit for inflation, but no drastic changes. I don't see as many new developments going in and while they have improved recently, home sales still seem to be a bit slow and values still depreciated. Lots of houses on the market.
    I live on the northeast side of the 'plex, and they're building multi-unit housing like CRAZY. Of course, all of it is that newfangled live/work/eat/play style development that's uber costly, uber crowded, and cheaply made.

    I personally don't much care for the newer stuff, whether it's single family or multi-family. Cheap work, cut corners, close quarters...all for top-dollar prices. The new development around the corner from us has yards the size of the concrete patio in my backyard. Why the hell would I pay $250k or more for a house that has absolutely no yard/privacy? Being right up on the neighbor like that is just ridiculous.
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