I could, the first time I played the game. But all the others, nope. Circumstance beat me every time.
This interactive tool called Spent shows what your life could be like if you lost your job, and then burned up your savings and also lost your house and were down to your last $1,000.
It takes you through 30 theoretical days and presents choices for you to make along the way — choices real people have to face every day. People you might even know personally.
One choice I encountered wasn’t realistic. Though you’re renting an apartment, it makes you pay $50 to repair a leaky sink or something like that. Obviously that’s the landlord’s territory. But everything else seems possible.
It really makes you think.
(I saw this link posted on my Facebook news feed, in case you were wondering).