Can You Beat Homelessness?

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    Play the game of Spent to find out.

    SPENT

    I ran out of cash on Day 23.
     
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    I and other I've known did so in real life...
     
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    I did. In real life. Twice.
     
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    They have rent starting at 50% more than I pay now :eusa_eh:

    And I live a block from work
     
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    I've been close....did my fair share of couch surfing, but I have never really been homeless. Of course, when I was young, we still had a GI Bill, etc.

    Makes one helluva difference.

     
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    Yeah the game isnt very realistic, interesting though.
     
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    theres still a GI Bill
     
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    The prices are in line for Cleveland, JB...and the utility bills are far, far, far too low.

    How'd you do?

     
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    I call shenanigans on just about everything about this link

    I have a kid and a car and I pay no less than 600/month in rent and there's no library and I can't work with my own child on herhomework...?

    The people who made this were a bunch of college yuppies who've never really worked or been in the real world, weren't they?

    I can buy beer but not rice and beans?
     
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    Yes, but it is a pale imitation of what it once was, Leweman. It paid my expenses and sent me a check for living expenses every month I was in college full-time, and would have done until I was 26, if I had stayed in. That benefit educated many people, soldiers and their children, and lifted many families out of poverty.

    Now?

    Quite different.
     

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