Maybe you just got robbed by Zorro or maybe there’s now an unexpected child support payment (oh snap!?) — whatever the circumstances are, would you be able to live on half of your income?

A few years ago, I was reading a blog post by Trent at The Simple Dollar regarding living on half of your income, and at the time I thought to myself:  “Well that’s nice. So instead of thirty Cup Noodles per month, I get to eat only fifteen? That’s totally doable.*”

(*Cool kids often use the word doable back in the days).

But time has changed. I’m now a hard-working member of society (sort of) and I’m no longer a dreadful leech on my parents (again, sort of).

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