How does a family of three adults and two children, two dogs, a cat, and 5 hens, make it on one gas station manager’s salary? How about if they live in Northern California where a house cost an average of $600K in some areas and $350K in less expensive areas? Now, we don’t live in a city or the bay area. I used to when I was single and it was long ago when it was still affordable. I don’t think it would be possible today. The housing market is at an all-time high…again, and rents have skyrocketed as well. … Continue reading How a family of 5 can make it on one small income.