I'm smack dab into it. Been looking for a job for about 3 years now. Too poor to move out of this city and they passed a grocery tax. I never liked this recession and I never liked bumming off my folks but I have to. /:
Last I checked the numbers, we squeaked by.. I'm waiting on a fiance visa application to go through right now though and I'm terrified that I won't be allowed to sponsor my husband after we get married because of the monetary requirements ><
Nooope. We were when we were born though... used to sleep in the drawers of a big dresser, in a one room flat (once mum could move out of grandma & great-grandma's flat). My brother was born with no enamel in his teeth because there was no milk to drink... everyone in Soviet Russia was poor though. All together, equally!
I'm pretty poor-- I has no job and my mom is self-employed. We live on a very low income, but are capable of surviving and eating well and such. It's not like we're on the verge of homelessness, but you'll never see us on vacation or out to a really classy dinner.