The United States 2015 Poverty Line for a single person is $11,770. I make less than $17,000 a year, roughly $1,400 a month, which is above the poverty line, but can be difficult living in Los Angeles where rents are extremely high.
Still, I am able to live comfortably. I have a roof over my head, food on the table, travel, and only work 1 job. I would say that I'm living a rich life.
I wanted to start this series to give people small tips on how they can live a better life even if their income isn't very high.
Disclaimer: I do not get help from anyone in my family. I do have a boyfriend that I live with who pays half the rent and has a car and pays for gas. I live in the Los Angeles area, so many of my tips may not be available to everyone.