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janet118 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-11 09:53 PM
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13. It's like Nickel and Dimed . . . only a game
Actually would be a great tool to teach budgeting if it were designed a bit more realistically. The situations were often strange and the choices limited. I do like the idea though. I'd like to watch a version of Survivor where all the Congress people who want to cut Social Security have to live on average SS checks for six months.
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  -Spent! HipChick  May-30-11 09:02 PM   #0 
  - Unrec. Seems insensitive to make a game out of others' hardship.  femmocrat   May-30-11 09:09 PM   #1 
  - It's not really a game.  proud2BlibKansan   May-30-11 09:10 PM   #4 
  - The creator was on NPR...he said  HipChick   May-30-11 09:17 PM   #7 
     - Ruby Payne has developed training for teachers  proud2BlibKansan   May-30-11 09:26 PM   #10 
  - Actually if you read..it's made by a church trying to bring light to the 6,000 people they help  HipChick   May-30-11 09:11 PM   #5 
  - OK, thanks..... the OP said "game".  femmocrat   May-30-11 09:25 PM   #8 
     - I rec'ed it back for you  AndyTiedye   May-30-11 10:44 PM   #17 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-30-11 09:41 PM   #12 
  - I rec'd it  Missy Vixen   May-31-11 12:36 AM   #22 
  - Can I buy a gun and knock off a convenience store with the $1,000?  yourout   May-30-11 09:09 PM   #2 
  - We did something similar in a workshop one time  proud2BlibKansan   May-30-11 09:10 PM   #3 
  - I had $59.00 dollars left, all the bills paid (except the student loan) and  Motown_Johnny   May-30-11 09:14 PM   #6 
  - Made it through w/ $87 to spare  supernova   May-30-11 09:26 PM   #9 
  - I made it through the month but only had $188 to pay rent  Angry Dragon   May-30-11 09:38 PM   #11 
  - It's like Nickel and Dimed . . . only a game  janet118   May-30-11 09:53 PM   #13 
  - I made it through with $315 to pay the rent  csziggy   May-30-11 09:59 PM   #14 
  - It felt like it was front-loaded with stuff to make sure  SheilaT   May-30-11 10:07 PM   #15 
  - very smartly done project  tomm2thumbs   May-30-11 10:17 PM   #16 
  - $171 to spare.  Forkboy   May-30-11 10:52 PM   #18 
  - I had $133 but my gas was shut off  hfojvt   May-31-11 01:15 AM   #23 
     - Yeah, the next month would have wiped me out for sure.  Forkboy   May-31-11 09:00 AM   #25 
  - No thanks, I played for real in the 80 * 90's. Still angry. n/t  kickysnana   May-31-11 12:19 AM   #19 
  - it's a bit rigged. the day after i move in, the landlord raises my rent?  Hannah Bell   May-31-11 12:25 AM   #20 
  - It's not to be a hardcore simulation like Microsoft Flight Simulator or anything.  Forkboy   May-31-11 12:33 AM   #21 
     - as i chose to live close to work to avoid use of a car but still got dinged immediately  Hannah Bell   May-31-11 01:17 AM   #24 
        - Jeez.  Forkboy   May-31-11 09:01 AM   #26 
  - I made it to the end of the month with $294.00 left... But that was unrealistic.  1monster   May-31-11 05:23 PM   #27 
  - uninsured  libodem   May-31-11 06:03 PM   #28 
  - Is this real life, or the game?  Tiggeroshii   May-31-11 06:39 PM   #30 
  - This is like, my life.  Tiggeroshii   May-31-11 06:14 PM   #29 
  - Good thing I kept the car running, since I'll be sleeping in it next month.  Buns_of_Fire   May-31-11 06:46 PM   #31 
  - Made it through with $428  wickerwoman   May-31-11 06:51 PM   #32 
 

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