Missouri: William Hardrick Jr. 40dollars

What does $40 mean to you?
$40 a paycheck means I can help my family more. My dad is on disability with COPD, Congestive heart failure, Coronary Artery Disease and Cancer and still going.. My mother stopped working to take care of him full time and alot of my money goes to them. I budget with them in mind.  I don't have a family of my own, I am 30 years old and live upstairs from my parents because sometimes my mom needs the help. They live off my dad's Social Security and Disability check. They don't even make 2000 a month together but their happiness means everything to me. I work in a non for profit now and every few years my job is in jeopardy due to budget cuts and program cuts. I don't have much now but $40 is food for me and my parents, gas for our cars and just a few dollars to give my dad because he always told me "a man feels more like a man with a few dollars in his pocket."