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Old 01-24-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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i make between what they consider minimum and poverty wage.  we are a family of 6 and i only make $9.50 an hour. i think the numbers are way high though.
 


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It's funny when you jump to 2 adults they no longer figure in childcare expenses as if every 2 adult household has the ability to avoid childcare costs. When you add both my wage and my dh's wage together we do okay. We can not afford to live on one income alone and childcare costs have killed us over the years. Thankfully my youngest will be in K next year but unfortunately public K is still $300/month.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:28 PM
 
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yeah that didnt make sense to me either.  the only way we would ever make the over $20 living wage is if both of us worked over 40 hours a week  obviously if that were the case we would have to pay for childcare


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I would make a living wage for a single person in my area. but as a single parent I'm making half what it says. if i take out the childcare because i don't pay any(family) and my car expenses are about half what they calulate. I would be on target to what i really making so i do feel like i'm making a living wage.

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