I make 16.50 an hour where i work I own 2 cars and a house and pay all my bills by my self. Now my newest car is 8 years old. both my car run great because I take care of them. I don't always have money to do fun things but I don't starve either. A lot of it comes down to budgeting your money and not buying things you don't need when you don't have the money for them.