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    Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Can you live on minimum wage or even up to 50% more than the minimum wage, before you decide read this article and look the map.
    I am looking for another easier to read graph that shows apt costs in every state which in turn shows that at minimum wage FULL time workers cant pay for an apt
    Also keep in mind most Minimum wage and low wage earners are part timers <walmarts>


    Rent Affordability on Minimum Wage - NYTimes.com

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Nope. Living on Minimum Wage is almost impossible. Especially for anyone who has any sort of bills (electric, cable, gas, etc...). Of course, the Minimum Wage was never really intended to be for people to live on for extended periods of time, and definitely not with a family. People who want to see the Minimum Wage as a Living Wage seem to miss that point more often than not.

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Which leads to this question:

    "should minimum wage be different depending on where you live?"
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Some do. They work 60 or more hours a week, at multiple jobs.
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Can you live on minimum wage or even up to 50% more than the minimum wage, before you decide read this article and look the map.
    I am looking for another easier to read graph that shows apt costs in every state which in turn shows that at minimum wage FULL time workers cant pay for an apt
    Also keep in mind most Minimum wage and low wage earners are part timers <walmarts>


    Rent Affordability on Minimum Wage - NYTimes.com
    I'm from Kentucky. I could live on a flat rock. But I don't LIKE living on minimum wage. That is why I spent so much time and money going to school - so I wouldn't have to.
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Some do. They work 60 or more hours a week, at multiple jobs.

    I did that while my children were in college. Once I learned how much earning power I had, I wasn't about the let it go to waste. Most people who have successful businesses consider working half a day to be 12 hours.
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    I have, though the minimum wage is liveable here. $15 an hour.
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Yes, you can live on minimum wage. Thousands (if not millions) of people across the country do it. You just can't live well on minimum wage.
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    I'm from Kentucky. I could live on a flat rock. But I don't LIKE living on minimum wage. That is why I spent so much time and money going to school - so I wouldn't have to.
    You most likely couldnt and just think you could

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    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.
    This is the beauty of the USA, we are not assigned to a place in life for life.
    We can, through hard work, and commitment get promoted and get rises.

    As a young man I lived this life, it is hard, but it makes you appreciate the little things.

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