You mention the temptation a person feels to spend more than what is needed to please their needs; a feeling I had encountered a few times through my journey. 2On pages 86 through 89, I discuss a skin irritation which occurred to me during my time in Maine. I was faced with the decision of whether or not to spend additional money than what I could afford. Without a doubt though, I was not about to put my life on the line if it were to become a serious condition. On the contrary, true low-wage workers would most likely struggle with this decision and in the end would agree not to spend the extra money. 3In Minnesota, I encountered the worst hotel imaginable. The allurement to spend more for better housing was too much for me to bear (150-151). Good housing, although an indulgence, was something I desired as a human being. 4Working at Wal-Mart, an employee tried to persuade me into buying a shirt which was on clearance (181). I couldn’t allow myself to take that luxury knowing that every single dollar I saved was necessary in my survival.
5“There are no secret economies that nourish