Am I in the right spot?
There we go.
It's kind of awkward.
We gave eight different households 100 dollars to spend on groceries.
I would say I'm really striving to be middle class, but I don't know if I am quite yet.
I live on campus with three other girls.
We met online and it was love at first email.
I am married, and I have two kids.
What would you buy with 100 dollars?
What does a hundred dollars mean to you?
A hundred dollars means food for a week.
A hundred bucks means, like, a couple days' worth of money, or one frivolous night of indulgence.
There are, like, families back in India for whom that's like the monthly incomes.
Before I had kids, I didn't grocery shop.
Having kids now is crazy at times. No, Vincent. Stay still.
Money means...getting by.
Are you guys unemployed?
Uh, yeah, unemployed.
Starving artists sort of thing, I think, yeah.
My parents are extremely tight with money, yes.
Do you feel like you're the same?
Yes, I collect Social Security—not near enough, by the way. I get 1,100 dollars a month—puts me pretty close to, if not under, the poverty level.
I would say I drink probably...at least six days a week.
Uh, I think we've been out to eat twice in the last year—Mexican food and pizza.
Usually every day I have pizza rolls, pizza-related stuff.
Because it's pizza.
I'm always thinking budget. I mean, I'm thinking practical. If I'm feeling tight on money, it definitely causes stress.
I don't think I'm good with money at all.
Does somebody have a wine key? Are you serious?
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