Can You Live on $9 per Hour? Play the Game and See

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Jennifer Nicholson of McKinney, an advertising company out of Durham, North Carolina created at game for her client Urban Ministries.  The game, Spent, presents players with a choice of jobs paying $8 – $9 per hour. The game then presents players with choices facing many of our low-wage families, such as where to find housing, how much to spend on food, what to do when your landlord raises the rent or your pet gets sick.  Do you let your child go on the $15 field trip or do you use that money for food?  Play the game to see how you would manage your money.

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