Can You Make it Through the Month? Financial Decisions of the Poor

BY Paul Solman  May 17, 2011 at 11:58 AM EDT

Here’s an online “game” found for us by one of our most trusted advisors, Boston University Finance Professor Zvi Bodie. It gives a sense of what it means to be poor in America these days. Eye-opening, if dispiriting:

Watch ‘SPENT’ about what went into making the game: