Mt friend E and her wife are on Facebook, and have always been iffy-but-not-horrid with money (spending on what mattered to them, which was concerts, clothes, and travel to see family, and were otherwise relatively frugal). E's wife (let's call her S) immigrated to Canada a few years ago to be with her. What with immigration red tape, she couldn't work for a few years, so she did favors for friends, kept house, etc, and they lived off E's salary and savings at their usual pace, assuming that S would be able to work shortly. A few days after she got her paperwork in order and got permission to work, she had an episode of a (previously undiagnosed) degenerative disease that's left her functionally disabled. This was a year+ ago, so they've adjusted to their new reality (via a gofundme for moving expenses to a stair-less apartment that S could handle going into, etc).
The past 4 months, however, have featured more spending than I can imagine and I'm NOT disabled and without an income. We're talking live concerts (at least one of them was 400$ tickets PLUS travel and hotel), daily starbucks check-ins, the works. And a (planned, obviously) pregnancy to boot. I'm just saying: if I was planning on having a disabled spouse and a child, the LAST thing I'd spend money on is concert tickets, and I don't CARE who is playing, NO ONE is worth 400$ tickets. Savings! Rent! DIAPERS, FFS!
(Disclaimer: if the posts about the concerts and the starbucks were't interspaced with rants about how it is SO UNFAIR that S's disability payments are so low and how can they be expected to raise a family on this, I'd be more sympathetic. If they have the money, knock yourselves out and do whatever you want with it. Don't post about 400$ concerts and then send me a link to another gofundme, though.)