That's right, at minimum wage, basically half of your pay for the month is spent to even be able to afford rent on a two bedroom apartment. I make $100 a week right now. This is basically nothing. I work 70 hours a week and make a little over a dollar an hour. This is all out of my own choosing, but doesn't mean that I don't struggle constantly with the position I've put my family in. My husband wouldn't want me putting up his salary, but I will tell you that it is less than double minimum wage. So basically, we are raising a family of 4 on nothing. And America wants you to live the dream, but you pull yourself up by your boot straps and you do it on your own.
And all I can do is hope and hope that my daycare will continue to be successful so that we can afford somewhere to live when the time comes and we lose our other American dream of owning our own house. So tough.