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  • Mar 28, 2015 03:20 PM
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    The key to living on less is cheap housing. There are plenty of $10,000 homes in America, with a 30 year mortgage that's going to cost less than $100/month. If its about survival, I'd move to the cheap housing. Most people with super low income are eligible for food stamps (a record number 23 million households in the United States are now on food stamps!) so food is taken care of. Nice LED TVs cost next to nothing these days and digital TV service is free with an antenna so entertainment is taken care of. If you can't afford a car I assume you are smart enough to move where public transportation is available, it is usually subsidized for the poor. So all that's left are utilities and medical expenses. If you switch to a plant based whole food diet you will be much healthier and have much lower medical costs. See: m.mydoctor.kaiserpermanente.org/ncal/Im...f
  • Mar 28, 2015 03:20 PM
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    FYI the median household income globally is $9,733 (that's $811/month for a whole family). That means half the world is living on a lot less than any SS disability payment mentioned here.