There are some things in life that only the working poor understand. They know of the struggles that go along with working a 40-hour work week, sometimes longer, and still not being able to make ends meet. There might be two people who work in the home with questions each week about what to pay and what to put off until a later date.
Owning a new car is often out of the picture because you don’t have the money for the car payment, but you don’t have the money for the car repairs on the vehicle that you own, either.
Even when your children are sick and you want to stay at home with them, you have to go to work in most cases because there are bills to pay and food to put on the table.
There usually isn’t a lot of money to put back for an emergency, so when an appliance breaks or someone needs to visit the doctor, something else usually has to be put on a back burner so that the emergency can be taken care of first. There are school clothes to buy and utilities that need to be paid.
One of the things that the working poor understand most is the holiday. This is a time when you want to provide as much as possible but find that the money just isn’t there to make the kids happy.