TomSOCAL saidMap is flawed.
The average monthly rent in Nevada is $900 monthly.
So if you work 30 hours a week X 10 dollars an hour = $300 a week.
With four weeks per month. you're making $1200 a month.
That leaves $300 for food and gas. You can get by. [...]
Whoa--wait--what the hell??
First, blame me for not reading all your post and the one after, but after I started seeing big pictures I thought you were advertising or something, but:$1200
earnings - $900
rent = $300
food/gas = "Good Enough"?
The shit you talking about?! What about medical insurance, car insurance--fucking hell, what happens when there's a mechanical issue and you need to get the truck fixed, but oh no, it's a radiator issue! There goes $200 to replace it! Or a computer? $200! What about families with children--the cost of essential baby products is fucking insane!
What about loans from school, a phone bill, other bills--any kind of emergency that might strike without warning? The point I'm trying to make is SAVINGS. Sure, you can cut down that $300 and put a few dollars away, but how quickly is it going to add up if things don't go perfect 100% of the time, and someone is forced to cut into that emergency money? What happens when there is no emergency money?