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Living on $18,000 a year (or less) by choice...

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Living on $18,000 a year (or less) by choice...

Postby Charles » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:30 pm

Here's an article that I find interesting and pertinent enough to share on General Discussion since many people are struggling in this economy and trying to make sense of things regarding the changes in lifestyles.


Living on $18,000 a year -- by choice

Meet 3 people who live on that amount (or much less) while following their dreams. They're thrifty, sure, but also content.

By Liz Pulliam Weston
MSN Money

The term "low-income" is usually a synonym for "poor." But I just interviewed three people who wouldn't use that word to describe themselves, even though they live on $18,000 a year or less -- in two of the cases, much less -- without going into debt.

Their ages are 25, 44 and 60. They're all college-educated and have chosen to live frugally so they can pursue their own interests.

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Re: Living on $18,000 a year (or less) by choice...

Postby jeffnevins » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:29 am

Good topic. But $18,000 seems like so much to me. I've been living roughly on $1800 a year for a while now- 8-) With a work for room & board agreement.

I agree that a tough part can be having no health insurance. I've been dizzy for a week w/headaches since taking a blow to the head a while on vacation :) , but have opted for more vitamins over a CAT scan so far.

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