Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:" For me growing up in poverty I just can't see how someone who makes like 100k/yr is unable to survive. ... [snip!] ... would have been considered wealthy to me. Unless you live in like California or somewhere where the cost of living is insane."
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Yeah, when I say decent, we make about 50k a year.... which is not horrible, but it's not great. But yeah. if you cant make it on 100k, you're living outside of your means!"
Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:" Even 50k is a lot to me, but I can see how a family might be just making it on that. I can't see how a single person would be living paycheck to paycheck on 50k though."
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" I have a guy friend who makes about that and he's always jetting off and taking vacations, etc. ha ... [snip!] ... credit cards, etc... plus MY education.. it adds up quickly. :/ Not saying we're ALWAYS super smart with our money, but we try!"
Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:" Yeah I grew up with a single mother and 3 sisters. She pulled in about $10k-$12k a year. We were always ... [snip!] ... We were always poor. Like I couldn't even ask my mom for $5 for school field trips. It literally was too much for her to spare."
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" I'm sorry you grew up that way. No one should have to"
Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:" It's a big reason why I hate when people bitch about people on welfare. Most of them are just trying to survive. "
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" I have always been anti-welfare... until lately. My political views have changed, and I'm way more ... [snip!] ... I was 17, I got on for about 4 months until I got my smurf together, and got off. That's what it's there for... to help people."