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Could you make it on $1600 a month?

I will be getting a divorce soon and this would be my monthly income. I have two children, ages 5 and 7. We will be living in a fairly low cost of living, rural area...and we have family and friends close. I am a frugal person (not and know how to stretch a dollar.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:50 PM on Jul. 14, 2010 in Relationships

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  • Very easily.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 12:54 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • With foodstamps, yes, and I would definitely be willing to get foodstamps as well as eligible for them at that income level.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 12:54 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Yes, does that amount include child support?

    Answer by salexander at 12:56 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • You may need some government asssitance depending on your other costs, but yes you should be able to make it.

    Good luck!

    Answer by Memigen at 12:57 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Well there was a time when my husband made 1200 a month and we did just fine. So I'd say yeah.

    Answer by Tes...Jacksmami at 1:02 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Yes, I did when I left my ex husband.

    Answer by mommy11260 at 1:13 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • yes i would have to say yes u can. if u r frugal..and have the know how..on how and where to shop for your food...and clothes...everything will b hand - me - downs...used..and what not. and there are programs out there for low income families.

    Answer by TSwizz at 1:42 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Yes u can

    Answer by mamaofficer at 1:57 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • You can do it! I am sure that you will be just fine. And don't feel bad if you do require some state assistance. Good luck!!!

    Answer by mistical_me at 2:39 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • Yes definetly

    Answer by soccerchik8287 at 3:26 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

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