Grizzly and Hogg have given you good advice, When i started at my company I made 6 bucks an hour redrawing cad files, that was 15 years ago. I could not have bought a freakin can of protein much less any gear, you need to forget about that for awhile. I paid my way thru college sometimes one freakin class at a time, engineering school at night after work, then i got a second degree in occupational leadership to allow me to move toward a graduate program. I am now VP of manufacturing for the same company and make around 80k a year plus bonuses and i still strive to better myself thru furthering my education. And you know what, now i get to concentrate on my bodybuilding endeavors. SOmetimes you have to put off what you want for what you truly need. Oh and BTW i still drive a 1999 toyota pickup that is paid for, it is funny when you get to the point where you can afford nice cars you typically have learned enough about the value of a dollar to realize that it is just not worth it.