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steve  ·  1140 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How poor people stay poor

According to the signage, it's $3 to cash a check. It cost me $9 to send $150 cash.

I have the luxury of saying "ok good. It's only $9"

To a poor person, $9 might keep the power company from shutting off the lights for a day or two. It will get you to work and back a couple times on the bus. It would feed a large family a humble meal.

$3 is almost a round trip bus ticket.