This is what it’s like to be broke

She saved less than $10. I saved $341. Chris saved $631.

I saw Jane McGonigal’s tweet about playspent, a game simulating a month of…what an American may be like today unemployed, single parent, foreclosed home, surmounting debt, etc.

What surprised me through the choices that the game presented—those choices…not that I have made myself…I know people that have made similar choices. To forgo health insurance and to purchase carbs from the grocery (because they give more bang for the buck) rather than fruit/veggies. There’s some underlying immorality too—why buy toilet paper when you can “borrow”? And why not have a yard sale?

All those things—I have had some experience with. There’s the morality issue. Ethics. But what do you need to do to survive?

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