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Subject:  Bad financial decisions of the poor... Date:  2/8/2013  8:07 AM
Author:  cjb44 Number:  1858450 of 2333853

I always thought the nickname "whole paycheck" was cute. I didn't realize it was real to some people. If you are making $16,000 a year you can not shop at Whole Foods. You can get healthy organic food in most stores, and usually for less.

Ms. Price, 20, whose annual income is $15,000 to $16,000, prefers shopping at Whole Foods, the upscale supermarket chain, which is healthier but more expensive. But since the payroll tax went up, she has been going more often to Publix and Walmart.
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