In 2012, Kimra Luna was broke.
She and her husband, Seth, and their two young sons were living in California with her in-laws, struggling to make ends meet in a rocky economy.
"For four years, we had no steady jobs at all," now 29-year-old Luna tells Business Insider. "We did have a little money we had saved, but we blew through it really quick, then lived on whatever welfare could provide us. It covered a few bills and food, so we didn't have anything extra at all. No extra clothes or shoes, nothing."
Then, Seth found work in as a Fedex driver in North Dakota, and moved states away. He was making enough to pay the family's bills, and half a year later, he relocated to Virginia and Luna joined him, now living paycheck to paycheck.
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