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Hope makes $9.50 per hour and works 40 hours per week. Her gross income is $1,520 per month. Hope has two children, one in school and one who needs daycare. These are her expenses: $540 rent/house payment; $100 weekly daycare; $65 mandatory car insurance; $100 weekly budget food and luxuries like Tampax, toilet paper; drives 15 miles to work each way. Gas close to $4 per gallon.


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