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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemmi View Post
    I would HATE it, why? Because what I pay for fruit and veg currently would get me 2 maybe 3 days worth of food at the bigger supermarkets where as I currently get 2-3 weeks worth.

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    same! im always shocked at how much some people spend on food! how would you use local markets and growers with food stamps or whatever?

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    The govt already monitor what i pay becayse i use centrepay for everything apart from before/ after school care and food. Some weeks i barely have enough money for food so i go without because i need to make sure 4 others get fed before me. If they took whst remainder i had left i would be much worse off so no they shouldnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztiks#1Fan View Post
    The govt already monitor what i pay becayse i use centrepay for everything apart from before/ after school care and food. Some weeks i barely have enough money for food so i go without because i need to make sure 4 others get fed before me. If they took whst remainder i had left i would be much worse off so no they shouldnt

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    No.

    If someone has problems managing their finances, then they should be partnered with a community organisation to assist/teach them.

    In severe circumstances, it would begin with the community organisation taking over their finances completely.

    Then they would move on to a phase where they got control back, but still had the community organisation monitoring their spending and providing guidance.

    The third phase would have them mostly autonomous, but able to request help from the organisation when they felt they needed it.

    Finally they would be released from the program and be on their own.

    At worst, someone should be in the program for no more than five years with a maximum of two years on each phase. Though it would be expected to complete the program in two years (six months on each of the first two phases, and one year on the final phase).

    If someone cannot manage themselves after completing the program, then perhaps the adult guardian may need to take control of their finances.

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    No, how condescending! It's a sytem that makes unfair, bias, ridiculous, assumptions about people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemmi View Post
    Not if I am not neglecting my children or myself :/

    If I budget right why shouldn't I be entitled to a 'luxury' now and then

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    Exactly! Last year we were both studying, I became really good at budgetting and planning meals, shopping at the markets, cooking from scratch in bulk etc why? So I had cash left over to spend or save as I saw fit.

    I saved a fair amount of money, for 'luxuries' like when the washing machine broke at Christmas it was no drama. I had the money in the bank to replace it the next day.

    If the government just gave vouchers that would be hugely limiting. Also what about individual circumstances? Everyone is going to need different proportions of money for rent/food/cash/transport. How would it be assessed without putting a massive strain on an already difficult system.

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