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McDonald’s sample budget forgets debt

Kelly Dilworth

Could you live on $1,160 per month? That’s roughly the amount that workers who earn minimum wage and work 40 hours per week make in a typical month.

To make ends meet, many people take on a second job. But as McDonald’s now infamous sample budget — which was designed to help fast food workers better manage their cash — inadvertently showed, the extra income is often still not enough to pay for basic expenses.

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