The Answer Is, Work More [Opinion]
There is still a push here in America to boost the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Proponents say they can't make a living working 40 hours per week for $10 per hour. Then work more.
You would be surprised how quickly you get ahead if you work just an extra 20 hours per week. Plus, start doing things to save money as well. Cut out the non-essentials.
I'm tired of people that blame society for their misfortune. Making $15 per hour is only going to make it more difficult for people struggling because jobs will be cut and goods and service prices will rise.
Always work more than you have to and good things will come your way.