The “Spent” Game Demonstrates Difficult Poverty Lessons

How would you do living on minimum wage?

“Spent” is an online game about surviving poverty and homelessness, created by McKinney, an advertising agency.

According to the site, “players must make the difficult decisions necessary to live for one month on $1,000, often having to choose between equally disagreeable options. Do you make a healthy meal or keep the lights on? Cover the minimum on your credit cards or pay the rent? Hope your sick daughter gets better on her own or risk your job by leaving early to take her to the doctor? Let your son play in the after-school sports league or save the money needed for his uniform?”

The game ends when players either run out of money before the end of the month or make it through with money left over.

Click here to see if you could make it though the month:

http://playspent.org/

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