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The real budgets of McDonald's workers

These four McDonald's workers shared their monthly budgets to show how their spending stacks up to the controversial McDonald's sample.

Saving money by eating at McDonald's

mcdonalds budget kyle steele

Each month, Kyle Steele gives half his paycheck to his daughter's mother. What's left is not enough to pay his gas and car insurance bills. He tries to keeps his food costs down by eating most of his meals at McDonald's.

His gas bill, at $160 each month, eats up a big portion of his budget.

He said he often borrows money from friends and family to get by.

- Last updated July 17 2013 03:05 PM ET

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