My wife and I are trying to save up for a house, which is harder than I thought it would be. But I gotta relax about it, because I'm not the only poor twenty-something ever.

Here's some things we poor people do that would astonish the top one percent.

  • Sometimes we've bought a pallet of Ramen noodles because who knows if we'll get paid next week.
  • We've bought $3 of gas because we can't afford $4 but need gas through Tuesday.
  • Canned tuna vs. fresh fish.
  • Rent-to-own furniture
  • Lottery hope.
  • Buying tires one tire at a time
  • Hamburger helper