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Roe

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We built a conservatory and have to pay for it
« on: March 28, 2018, 12:35:02 PM »
Woe is us. Woe, woe.

"The secondary school Ben would like to go to would mean spending 80 a month on bus fares, which, sadly, we just don't have spare."

Their eating out budget is 80 a month.

Overall an interesting comparison on how spending choices and outlook changes your situation. Ofcourse that wasn't the intention of the article, which seem to be to give examples of households around the point of peak happiness income. Completely ignoring that the number is individual, not per household.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5551151/Is-43-000-key-happiness.html




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Re: We built a conservatory and have to pay for it
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 12:45:47 PM »
Yeah, those people don't know how to live within their means. It's definitely possible to live on that amount of money, but you have to be realistic about what you can afford and what you give up by spending on other things. Borrowing money to go on vacation? Which was originally meant for landscaping the garden? Come on.

mjdh1957

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Re: We built a conservatory and have to pay for it
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 04:18:51 AM »
Life in Daily Mail Land. People there like to moan.

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Re: We built a conservatory and have to pay for it
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 06:03:20 AM »
The Daily Mail is one of those sites that gets page hits by putting trolls above the line.

If I ever find myself tempted to believe that human beings are intrinsically good, I visit the Daily Mail, pick an article or two at random, and read the comments. That gives me a reality check.

ducky19

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Re: We built a conservatory and have to pay for it
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 07:38:48 AM »
I was actually surprised to see that a couple of them were actually doing quite well living within a budget. The first couple are just clueless, but the couple directly after them seem almost sensible in comparison!

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Re: We built a conservatory and have to pay for it
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 10:23:40 AM »
Couple #1, take out loans to clear debt so they sleep better, still overspending by about 200 a month, bet that is a very conservative estimate!

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Re: We built a conservatory and have to pay for it
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 12:44:55 PM »
They all spend a startlingly large amount on vacations.