What does it mean to be living within your means? It depends. Approximately 50% of the United States population is considered middle class, lower middle class, or poverty class.
The median household income is $56,000 per year, and since I made well below that amount in 2016, I would be classified in the lower middle to poverty class. My budget was tighter than a skin tight leather jumpsuit.
However, I was aware of my circumstances and still able to survive living in Orange County, CA. It was tough, mind you, but I made it work. I had to, and I started like this.Continue reading