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    Quote Originally Posted by risfaerie View Post
    Pp's had said this, but there is this "middle class poor" mentality in Australia that is kinda nuts.
    I have so many friends with large mortgages, car loans for new cars every 5 years, furniture on finance.....

    You can earn all the money you want, but if you spend your time trying to keep up with the proverbial Joneses, nothing will ever be enough.

    I don't think 100000/y is rich, but it certainly isn't breadline.

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    Totally agree re the middle-class poor mentality! But disagree with the last part... If I earned 100k I would totally feel rich!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    Totally agree re the middle-class poor mentality! But disagree with the last part... If I earned 100k I would totally feel rich!!
    You have 2 mouths to feed so you would. I have 6 - I'd not be doing it tough by any stretch but I wouldn't feel rich. Horses for courses.

    ETA: there are some really interesting studies on wealth and the perception of wealth by people. Basically one of the conclusions I read was that families earning around $100k to $140k are often under more pressure than families earning $50 to $70k because those families are more likely to live within their means and focus on needs not wants. It seems the more you earn sometimes the unhappier you are - until you reach a certain level of higher income and you can actually afford those wants as well as the needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    Totally agree re the middle-class poor mentality! But disagree with the last part... If I earned 100k I would totally feel rich!!
    You might feel rich sure, but I meant that by Australian standards, you wouldn't be considered rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    I would like to know how they are receiving centre link assistance if their income is $100,000. How does the op really know what this person is earning? Having 2 properties doesn't mean they have a rental property that is earning them money, it could be vacant land. I wouldn't call earning $100,000 poverty. But people need to consider that they don't know what others expenses are, they could be paying a variety of things such as lawyers fees, medical expenses, hex debt , paying for study etc. Just because to some $100,000 is a lot of money doesn't mean that those earning it aren't living within their means when they have a gripe. No one has a clue about others expenses, their money may be paying for expenses out of their control.
    This argument does not apply in the original posters example. This is not a discussion about living expenses etc, it is about what constitutes poverty.

    There is no way that an intelligent and socially aware person could claim that a household income of $100,000.00 is below the poverty line.

    According to the 2010 ACOSS report the poverty line for a family with two children is approximately $752 per week with over 2.2 million Australians living this way. Using this statistics the original posters are a far cry from being not only at the poverty line but below it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    It seems the more people have, the more they think they need.

    If you own a house/asset(s) you are not poor by any stretch of the word. If you have cash flow issues then you suck at managing your money and spend too much on stuff you can't afford.
    Because you know the ins and outs of everyones finances - big assumptions. News flash. Not everyone who has cash flow issues suck at managing their money. Love the generalisation though.

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    Don't know how they are getting centrelink..

    But I agree with others that they are asset rich. So after paying bills etc for both houses maybe with the cash left over they struggle to pay phone bills, and things they WANT. So makes her sad she can't throw money at WANTS do considers herself poor.

    My brother is like that. Says they don't have the money for this and that but he has 3 houses and a high paying job. All the money goes on investments.. So he acts poor but he could easily just sell a house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post

    ETA: there are some really interesting studies on wealth and the perception of wealth by people. Basically one of the conclusions I read was that families earning around $100k to $140k are often under more pressure than families earning $50 to $70k because those families are more likely to live within their means and focus on needs not wants. It seems the more you earn sometimes the unhappier you are - until you reach a certain level of higher income and you can actually afford those wants as well as the needs.
    I would actually believe that. But I think that reinforces what many are saying. That if families living on 50-70k are saying they are in less debt and ultimately happier than those on 100k, then maybe the latter need to start living within their means. I don't think 100k is rich, but saying they are in poverty I find insulting to families that really are living that way.

    I define poverty as struggling to have the bare essentials like food in the cupboards and the electricity on. Not over extending yourself with double mortgages and brand new cars then saying you are poor.

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    No one is saying that they aren't struggling, they well may be. But there is no way in heck they are living below the poverty line. What an insult to even suggest it to everyone that is.


 

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