How to live on a retail wage Boneflour’s internet guide to being poor Change your mind Count your money Imagine success Begin system changes Cut expenses Food Housing Leisure Health Debt Final Budget If you are working retail or fast food, you’re going to be broke as shit. If you are currently working said jobs, you know what I mean. Work all day, barely enough energy at the end of it to do chores. Spending all your time to make money, and then the money’s gone. I’ve talked with a woman working a warehouse job. Her and her husband both work, sometimes two jobs, to pay rent, phones, two cars, and raise kids. She told me her average night of sleep was three hours. Her plan was to work 50 hour weeks with next to no sleep for a few years so they could pay off some of their debts. What were they going to do after paying off their cars and credit cards? Buy a house!(?!) The only thing worse than making 10 bucks an hour is being in debt up to your eyeballs on 10 dollars an hour. But people seem trapped in systems of living that keep their necks right on that wire. This post is a way out.