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How can people in low socioeconomic area afford to go on holiday or jewellery?


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2 years ago
Maybe they know how to manage their money

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2 years ago
Because people can save and budget? And holidays don't necessarily mean $20,000 overseas trips. A week away in a nice beach chalet is affordable especially off peak season.
It really depends on what's important to you.

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2 years ago
Exactly, it doesn't have to cost thousands. And people living in 'certain' suburbs can be employed...

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2 years ago
I know you're just stirring, but flights to Bali can be on sale from as little as $40/50 with air Asia. My "dole bludger single mum" friend took her kids. It was very affordable. She also used to work two jobs until a back injury, so I think she deserves a nice holiday anyway

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2 years ago
I work full time but I get ftb. I pay tax. And I don't care if you wanna judge. Ill enjoy spending my ftb on my kids thanks

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2 years ago
^^ Onya love. That's what its there for :)

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2 years ago
FFS Quit with term dole bludgers. They are recipients and you dont know their story or why they're receiving assistance so unless you have something nice to say, shut your mouths. Before you call me one, I'm very fortunate and comfortable financially and dont need help but that doesn't mean i stereotype every person who is receiving government payments. And you never know, through no fault of your own, you may one day end up needing some help. I hope you dont

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2 years ago
Bet you get FTB

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2 years ago
I get nothing darl. The only thing i get from the government is a tax return and a prime minister i never voted for 😘

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2 years ago
I work full time but I get ftb. I pay tax. And I don't care if you wanna judge. Ill enjoy spending my ftb on my kids thanks

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2 years ago
Good for you darl. You sound like a wonderful num 😘

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2 years ago
I live in a low socio economical area. I chose to live here because housing was affordable. While my brother and sister are struggling with a mortgage in their snobby suburbs, I am mortgage free in my beautiful house. I go on an overseas holiday every three years and travel within Australia once or twice a year. My husband has a well paid job. I do ok working part time. All my friends in my area are in a similar situation. The people in my suburb are friendly down to earth people that would help anyone. I’ve never been on the dole or received help from Centrelink. It sounds like you’re jealous. Stop being so judgemental.

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2 years ago
I have lived in a low socio economic area it’s not too bad. Yes you do save a lot of money. I just prefer to live close to the beach now so it costs more.

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2 years ago
This is sadly a common stereotype. We are constantly looked down on for where we live, which is on the border for the next suburb (across the road). The suburb is fine. The school is excellent. We built our house exactly as we wanted it. We almost own it outright & have no other debt. We have travelled. A lot. We don't worry about bills but people think we're poor because we don't throw money around & live in the less prestigious area.
We see a sibling next week & will get barbs about how we can afford to take our kids overseas next year while I'm a SAHM (not for long!), while they have an eye watering mortgage to live in their second choice suburb & buy designer everything.
The person who appears poor is potentially rich.

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2 years ago
^ love this β™₯️

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2 years ago
I am not judgemental

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2 years ago
OP of comment here. Judge away. We're used to it. We've worked for every cent - no dole. You can't shame us for choosing to live a life that allows us to travel a little & pay for everything our family needs.

If you ever work in finance you'll quickly learn that what you see on the outside rarely reflects the true financial situation.

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2 years ago
^ you go girl πŸ’œ

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2 years ago
Don't judge a book by it's cover. My parents live in a "poor area" with a 35 gear old house they paid $67k for. Yet, they have properties elsewhere and almost 1,000,000 in the bank. They just choose not to blow their money on unnecessary things.

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2 years ago
OP Where did you get these statistics??

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2 years ago
This might help answer your question! https://www.stayathomemum.com.au/my-kids/activities/how-to-afford-a-family-holiday-when-money-is-tight/