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Financial

The cost of living

US Federal Minimum Wage
2009 $7.25
2020 $7.25

In the US, federal mininum wage has been $7.25 from July 24, 2009 to the beginning of 2020.

If the average wage across the US were $12 x 8 hours = $96 x 22 days per month = $2112.

Subtact 15% taxes ($316.80) = $1795.20

Low Avg
Rent ~$500+ ~$800+
Utilities ~$100+ ~$100++
Insurance ~$100+ ~$130++
Phone ~$60 ~$60+
Fuel ~$200+ ~$250++
Vehicle Repairs ~$100+ ~$200
Extra ~$100+ ~$200+
Total $1160 $1740

A common wage for many employees is around $9 per hour = $1346.40 per month (after taxes).

What can $10,000 do?

$10,000 x 365 days = $3,650,000 x 100 years = $365,000,000 (365 million).

There are many billionaires and governments are beyond the realm of money.

$10,000 in one day could purchase:
- ($2500) a used vehicle
- ($500) fuel anywhere
- ($140) a nice hotel
- ($500) a beautiful guitar
- ($100) a lot of alcohol
- ($300) plenty of drugs
- ($100) excellent food
- ($200) an animal
- ($900) a plane ticket to almost anywhere
= $5240 of 10,000

- ($200) a weapon
- ($200) a new outfit
- ($100) something random
- ($2000) some land
- ($1000) something ridiculous
- ($400) another nice instrument
- ($30) flowers for someone
- ($730) random
= $10,000 of 10,000

Money Making Methods

(methods)

make dream catchers
carve bamboo roots
carve wood, horns, etc
carve or construct guitar/instrument bodies +
knit/crochet animals and other things, full of cotton
dumpster trash art

auctions
sell back-inventory at the flea market 2-4 times per year
sell fabrics
drop shipping
wholesaling
buy and sell items (clothes, etc)

spiritual/worldly guidance
therapy/counseling
adsense/advertising
affiliate programs
draw comic books
invent
invest in stocks
create youtube videos
fivver
indiegogo, gofundme, kickstarter
short films
animated short films
freelance
contests (youtube, 99designs, etc)
write a book
write ebooks
web design for others
videography for others
theme development
t-shirt designs
create our own clothes
create art projects and picture/sell
create/fix furniture
busk
online video game
work a job
panhandle
youtube videos
mow lawns, rake leaves, shovel snow
sell music through itunes, cd's, venues, etc
sell art prints/paintings etc
site flipping
metal detector
gambling
surveys


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