Yes an extra $1,000 a month would give me some freedom. It would give me breathing room. Right now I’m earning just a bit more than I need to live but I’d like to earn enough that I could save and actually make a dent in my student loans.
Especially after reading Ester’s article that most people don’t have an extra $400 available should an emergency happen, I think one time cash grants of whatever amount could do wonders for everyone as a safety net. It’s terrible that not having an extra $100 could have such dire consequences.