Could You Live on $9 a Day?

We talk a lot about the economy and how there are a lot of people struggling to make ends meet. However, you might be like some American’s and unaffected by the economy and have no clue on what it’s like.

Ask yourself this question, could you live on $8 or $9 an hour?

A computer game called Spent gives you the opportunity to see what it would be like to walk in a poor person’s shoes.

The game starts with a choice: Would you like to be a server, a warehouse worker or a temp?

From there, the choices get more difficult.

Should you pay to get your pet medical care, or let the animal suffer?

Should you go to the dentist or suffer yourself and save some bucks?

Should you let your child and a friend get ice cream, or do you need that $5 for bills?

The game is interspersed with facts about the choices people with very little money are making every day, and the consequences of those choices.

Want to see how well you could manage your money on a very low wage? Play it yourself.

http://www.playspent.org/

 

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