We are a family whose trial of losing a business and unable to recreate or find a professional position for years has required us to embrace such a low-wage lifestyle. Two of the last five years our combined household income has been less than $36,000. That is the equivalent of two adults earning and a family of five living on minimum wage.
My wife works part time and I have commission sales work. Nothing stable or regular. This is what I know about adjusting to living on less.