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How to end poverty?

Let's say a good friend asked you how they could improve their situation by coming out of poverty...what constructive advice would you give him or her?He/she is a fully functional individual that lives in low income housing with at least one kid. No addiction issue or financial habit (gambling).

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Asked by Jazmineamomma at 8:15 AM on Dec. 30, 2013 in Money & Work

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  • Learn a trade, get a job, win.

    Sono tech, rad tech, MA, medical coding/billing. All are programs one can complete in two or less years.

    Answer by Brawn at 8:28 AM on Dec. 30, 2013

  • Finding a way to become self-sufficient. Like Brawn said, it may mean going back to school to get proper training in a field that interests them. The medical field seems to be the way to go for people who can stomach that kind of stuff. If she's unsure about what to go into, she should take an aptitude test to see where her interests are.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:35 AM on Dec. 30, 2013

  • Be willing to start with whatever job you can find. Work hard and always look for something that pays more. Know that hard work and success are different sides of the same coin.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:36 AM on Dec. 30, 2013

  • I like the comment have a job but continue to look for a btter one. Learn a skill and build upon it. I would say learn to make and maintain a budget. Having all the money in the world and not having the skills to maintain it is poverty too.

    Comment by Jazmineamomma (original poster) at 8:45 AM on Dec. 30, 2013

  • Go back to school
    Start a business

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 8:46 AM on Dec. 30, 2013

  • Get a Town, County or State Job. Police/Corrections/ Sheriff's Dept./Water Company Job/Dept. of Public Works/Sanitation. All these jobs pay well with salary increases every year, medical benefits & job security.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:04 AM on Dec. 30, 2013

  • You changed your avatar since you deleted your last question.

    Answer by KTElite at 9:20 AM on Dec. 30, 2013

  • i don't know that my opinion counts here, i'm white and entitled.

    Answer by tnm786 at 9:37 AM on Dec. 30, 2013

  • Since everyone else have given the main answer which I agree with I'll go a little further. Learn to budget, save a little out of each paycheck even if it's just your change, learn the difference between wants and needs, don't be afraid to ask for help but don't use someone, help others out when you can, learn to keep your legs crossed until you are on your feet (kids aren't cheap & not judging the first child but you can't afford another), team up with another parent to share babysitting while you both work, learn where there is free entertainment, free seminars to better yourself, etc. Get a mentor who will help you get a boost up on jobs if possible & keep your spirits high. When you get a job do it & leave the texting/talking on the cell at home. Do the job you are paid to do & do it happily. Bosses will notice & promotions come.

    Answer by baconbits at 10:07 AM on Dec. 30, 2013

  • My first thought is don't have any more kids. I know several people that have started out waiting tables and gone into management which makes a decent salary to raise 1-2 kids on.

    Answer by missanc at 10:26 AM on Dec. 30, 2013

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