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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    She has caught affluenza, it's highly contagious.

    http://www.buynothingnew.com.au/gotaffluenza/
    Love this! I'm going to give it a go. I find myself buying things I don't really need here and there, it all adds up. Thanks for the link Babyla

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    She has caught affluenza, it's highly contagious.

    http://www.buynothingnew.com.au/gotaffluenza/
    I kinda wish I DID have affluenza - at least that would account for always being a bit short here and there?!

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    No, it's not poverty. But as someone else mentioned, you can be asset rich and cash flow poor.

    Of course, you can make changes to your situation to overcome that, but even in that situation, you are not living below the poverty line.

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    To be honest, I feel sorry for them...living beneath the stupidity line like that.

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    Not a bad time to reflect that half the world (around 3 billion) live on less than $2.50 per day.

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    I think you friend needs to watch the 4 corners documentary called "growing up poor". It is really eye opening.
    http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stori...20/3594298.htm

    But no, your friend is well off, it is interesting that she thinks that is what poverty is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I think you friend needs to watch the 4 corners documentary called "growing up poor". It is really eye opening.
    http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stori...20/3594298.htm

    But no, your friend is well off, it is interesting that she thinks that is what poverty is.
    Thank you for this link

    And no i agree with the others, having money for all "necessities" but living beyond your means is not poverty, its greed

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    We live on less than half of that (combined) for the 7 of us ( plus 1 away uni) and we are no where near the poverty line. We are paying of our own home. We have 4 at private school and 1 at uni

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    like others have said... she has the means to get out of financial strife if need be. People living below the poverty line - umm.. don't.

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    I'd like to know how they earn that much, have 2 houses & receive MORE family centrelink than we do when we earn much much less than that & don't own any houses & are paying through the roof in rent?? I hardly consider us in poverty. Things r tight but if ur surviving ur not in poverty are you?

    These people seriously have no idea. Frankly I wouldn't of been able to hold my tongue.


 

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