If one of your greatest fears is that you won't be able to make enough money to feed yourself, you can chill the hell out. Turns out, all you really need to get by, food-wise, is just $2 every day. In 1988, a 17-year-old Elon Musk lived off of just $1 per day for a month. Many hot dogs, oranges, and bowls of pasta later, he proved it was possible. Business Insider's Kathleen Elkins proves that, adjusted for inflation, such a lifestyle is still possible in 2016.
How did she stretch her $2 to account for 1970 fairly well-balanced calories every day? The answer wasn't by hoarding a bunch of free office snacks or eating all the food that was already in her house. In fact, these food sources were off limits, as was asking other people for favors. A cup of free office coffee each day, though, and accepting any meals or free samples that were offered were totally fair game.
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