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The purpose of Life on Minimum Wage is for students to recognize how difficult it is to save money when your only job(s) pay minimum wage without benefits. To win (prize not yet determined) at Life on Minimum Wage students have to reach five financial goals that they select. To earn money the students have to complete the tasks of their assigned jobs. The students then have to pay required bills before using money for their selected financial goals. As the game progresses students will be issued "surprise" cards which require them to spend money on things like speeding tickets, trips to a health clinic, and increases in rent.

All of the jobs in Life on Minimum Wage are connected so that if one "business" slows production or closes, the workers of another business are also effected. The goal here is to demonstrate the effects that a business closing has on a small town's economy.
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6 years ago
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Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended for teachers by the TES Resource Team."Richard Byrne, author of the incredible blog ""Free Technology for Teachers"" (and the host of this fantastic webinar on marketing resources), authored this provocative resource. It's a simulation that drives home how difficult it is to live off of a minimum wage job.")

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