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Bitmob: Spent: Can you survive a month on $1,000?

Your savings are gone. You've lost your house. You're down to your last $1,000. Can you make it through the month? A video-game collaboration between McKinney and the Urban Ministries of Durham wants you to experience that eye-opening scenario.

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RayRay363758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

Not with reefer prices the way they are. Fuck that

Yi-Long3757d ago

... survived the first month with 251 bucks left, but some of the examples are a bit ridiculous.

500 dollar a month car loan? My whole car was bought for 2500 euro. 300 dollar gasbill? Never gonna happen, not even here in Holland where our gas costs way more than it doesn in the USA. 100 dollar phonebill!? Nope. Never.

I originally come from a poor household myself though, so I'm already pretty damn skimpy and never borrow money. I sure hope never to get back to that situation, and hope those who are in that situation, get all the help they can get.

evrfighter3757d ago

Screw bills if you got nothing left. Ur credits gone. Cheetos and a 32oz drink for lunch. Top ramen and some koolaid for dinner for 30 days. After the months up you got 950 bucks to yourself.

seinfan3757d ago

I like how when the car got repossessed, I automatically was unable to attend work. It's as if I didn't know anybody with a car or the bus system doesn't exist.

jeeves863757d ago

@ seinfan

If you live in a rural area, the bus system doesn't exist, and not everyone will give you a ride for free.

Kalowest3757d ago

I know i can survive a month with only $1000, i dont do shit.

Gungnir3758d ago

Interesting social experiment. Maybe turning it into a video game will bring more realization to the fact that millions of people have to make decisions like this on a daily basis.

mushroomwig3757d ago

'Maybe turning it into a video game will bring more realization to the fact that millions of people have to make decisions like this on a daily basis. '

Why would people need to play a game to realize that? That's called life, you need a job in order to pay bills. That's pretty basic information to learn, something you learn in school, no?

gamingdroid3757d ago

Some people don't learn until they hit rock bottom, others never learn. They have to be taught!

Sad fact of life....

choadley3758d ago

Looks like a game where the people who need to play it will not be among those who will play it.

Kalowest3758d ago

I just played the game, my ass is not living like that.

JeffGrubb3758d ago

I'm worth way more than $1,000 a month.

jeeves863757d ago

lol so don't lose your job then.

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