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People have different money personalities. Some are 'something will show up' and don't think past the week because money is for living. Others of us need money security. I'm one if those & there is a steep price to pay for it.
DH & I have had people laugh in our faces, been excluded, called boring, the lot, because we decided to live frugally & not get on the instant gratification train.
We don't feel like mugs. We've travelled the world (frugally!), while others still say 'one day' and have ensured we can always look after ourselves. We have a plan in the extremely unlikely event DH's job is lost - which doesn't include begging friends/family for money.
Understand this, though. If you're a spendthrift, don't ask me for help. I know you have different priorities but I'll not give you my money, that I sacrificed for while you shopped.
Working poor. Keeping up with the Joneses and now want the government and friends to bail them out.
Makes me angry that some people can't for the life of them take responsibility for their own dumb financial choices.
We have always saved and had an emergency fund for this type of situation. It's wasn't easy but we don't have to panic like others.
Hopefully this is a wake up call for people to be better with their money moving forward. Sadly it won't be because the gov will bail them out.
It's sad but somewhat self inflicted
You people are assholes. How are trying to support your fellow Aussies instead of kicking them while they're down
I don't think this is the time to remind people of what they have or don't have. I'm pretty sure they know. Instead of passing judgment or whingeing about THEIR life, focus on you and your loved ones. You never know what's around the corner. Stay safe x
Ae live pretty much pay to pay unfortunately. We did have a good chunk of savings, however our house got robbed and car stolen, took a good chunk of that to pay for the excess etc. Had children, pay child care etc etc rent. And it then becomes almost impossible to save anything. It’s not for lack of trying or being stupid, just everything is so damn expensive.
Say you have savings of $30k. Not bad, and as an employed person with those kinds of savings you would be living a good life. Then suddenly, without warning you lose your job and you have your savings which may need to last you a year. How far will $30k stretch over 6 months, or even 12 months? I understand why your friends are seeking benefits. It’s uncertain times for everyone.
It took time and sacrifice but it means I now have one less thing to worry about
I live pay to pay, no new clothes, no holidays or nights out just rent bills food fuel car loan repayments and kids expenses. If i had spare money i would save it. It depends on the person. But most of us are living below the poverty line.