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Live Below the Line

April 24th, 2013 at 05:41 pm

I stumbled onto an article that discusses a challenge of living on $1.50 a day for 5 days. It is called "Live Below the Line" and will run from April 29-May 3. Basically, people are taking the challenge to live on $7.50 worth of food for 5 days- which is below the extreme poverty line and is meant to simulate what 1.4 billion people worldwide survive on.

Here is the link that tells about it.

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Sounds intriguing. It will be interesting to watch the challenge and see the results and awareness that come from it.

Now its got me thinking...

3 Responses to “Live Below the Line”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I saw reference to that today, too. I think it could be quite humbling to participate, but I don't expect I will on those dates, as I have company arriving.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Wow. It would be interesting to try this.

  3. Susan Says:

    I participated in this last year. While it was trying , definitely not impossible. I am single with no dietary restrictions, so perhaps a little less trying than for some. For example, this week at our Albertson's a bag of potaotes (5 lbs i think) is $.79 -very filling and versatile.. Our Rite aid has a special aisle where things are $1.00 ( recently i cruised by there and i saw packs of instant oatmeal ( 4 or 5 packs) for $1- I thought i kept my diary from last year with my menus but i ate ok- i kept my eye peeled for produce in the dented bin and bought one piece at a time ( example one apple, one carrot)- i used coupons,at the time our albertson's tripled 3 coupons-I remember buying a cooked rotisserie chicken from Safeway- it was on special for $5 and i had a $3.00 off coupon-i am certain i ate from that chicken all week-i know i made egg salad sandwiches or tuna-

    Anyway -it really made me focus on what i was eating and i relaized that because of that i take food in my pantry for granted- it's made me a liitle batty by the end of the week that i might want to eat a snack but i had eaten my $1.50 worth of food already....

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