There is a great alternative to poverty and it doesn't  cost anything: studying.

If you study you can do anything you want to do. A gentleman my dad flew with on a trip to Montana was from Korea. He was a retired CEO at Proctor and Gamble and told Dad it is so easy in America to be successful.

All he had to do was study, do his work and that was it.

He got a degree in business management; that was it. The rest all fell into place.

If you're taught how to study and use it, you'll never live in poverty. Dont wait for others to knock on your door or you'll be left behind.