Nearly everyone is feeling the pinch of shrinking wages and higher costs these days. Many are losing home-owner status and becoming renters once again.
People are having to move to locate jobs that will give them a better start. Some are even forging ahead into new frontiers where the wages are high (WalMart starting wages are at $17.00 an hour) and company living quarters are provided.
Take a look at these examples of median wages from across the country as compared to the average cost of a one bedroom apartment rental.