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More money = more expensive stuff
I had more money when I was poor if this is what you're getting at
if she's lending bamos some money she has to be able to make her profit somewhere. how else will she get rich?
now i want £50 from that £100 profit as my take for defending you and your capitalistic practises.
if you want i'll hire you an accountant to launder the money so you don't have to pay any tax.
that'll be £100 for them and £100 for me as a finder's fee.
i have savings atm
i want to invest in you.
Otherwise the bamosreadingcarnage express is going to suffer an early derailment.
Remeber: the size of your bamos can go down as well as up. It's unlikely, granted, but I have to write it apparently.
being rich doesn't neccessarily mean you spend more on things, just if you're sold on some retarded 'rich' lifestyle of ludicrious mansions and expensive champagne.
because there's so much pressure on you to spend when you have disposable income
but being poor is expensive because you get shit credit and stuff
peer pressure - if you're making lots of money chances are you're spending lots of time with people who are too, from work or whatever
people are less generous when you've got more money than them
i'm hardly speaking from experience of being rich here, just that over the last year as i've gone from penniless to having some savings to move out of home, i've found i spend a hell of a lot more for no real reason.
its because youre unemployed
and when you're unemployed you have hella time on your hands
and when you have lots of time you can walk instead of taking the bus, make your own food from scratch etc
but then i suppose most people don't really think about those sorts of things and go along with them.
but, speaking theoretically, it's not really comparible to having to spend a huge portion of your income on the basics to survive.
a credit card and spend £2,000 on drink in one term
Then you get loads of credit
of street knowledge
money is a burden or maybe I just have no idea how to handle it
appear to be in the 'spend exactly what you earn' category, be it £20 a week or £2000 a week. I know I am.
So, in conclusion: everything is always expensive, because whether 'rich' or 'poor', I'm actually always skint.
but actually, when I'm harder up, I pay more attention to what I'm spending and manage it better.
nothing feels expensive. When you're poor, everything feels expensive.
isn't necessarily a financial calculation.
*little bit of sick comes up into throat*
can someone show him a puppy being killed so he can go back to normal?
is not for turning
are a mother bitch. Unless you're so rich you can afford an accountant who can tell you where to put your money so you don't get taxed at all.
as much of a bitch as they are if you earn 11k and only have a tax free allowance of 5k though, are they?
much more expensive. When I earnt sod all I spent too much. Now I'm earning more, I spend roughly the same and have some left over. Woo!
about the poor woman who gives a gold coin which is worth more than the rich man who gives lots*
and relate it somehow
cause you get hit with £30 everytime you go more over your overdraft and you pay interest on all your debts instead of earning interest on all your savings. Not all rich people spend their money so the buying expensive stuff argument doesn't really apply.
being poor is more expensive. When you start working you become complacent and start thinking you can afford more than your budget really allows that's the only reason you think being better off is more expensive. At least when you are working and earning their are other benefits. Your social life is not non existent.Being less well off means you are always living hand to mouth, always have an overdraft and spend copious amounts of time worrying about money and bills.
Those that think having a job and more money is expensive just need to learn to budget.
than the people I know who are unemployed.
40% is a lot! Being rich is hard.
For instance a person might buy a house in a better area which they could just about afford and then the council tax hits them and it's 1500 maybe 600 more than they paid before, that's hard but they find a way to budget to afford it like my mum has.
A real rich person doesn't flinch at council tax bills or other taxes although it is expensive. The likes of Jagger will probably just complain because they can't afford yet another house this year. It's not the same set of problems that a poorer person faces which are more along the lines of. I can't afford mortgage repayments and the house is going to be repossessed.
are often forced to use prepayment meters by power companies, which charge a higher per unit rate.
I never did understand how they could get away with charging someone more for paying upfront....
was which is more expensive. As a rich person you pay more tax, no doubt pay a bigger rent/mortgage, eat better food and spend more money in general. As such, being rich is more expensive.
Be strong, serve God only, know that if you do: beautiful heaven awaits
That's the poem I wrote for the first time I saw a man with no clothes, no money, no plate...
it's cheaper to be a poor person as they have no money to spend in the first place.
you don't have to do any of those things at all. you probably will, but you don't have to.
it is equally expensive to be rich at it is poor. You could have a million pounds, but if you choose to live on the same budget as someone on the dole then everything is equally expensive.
because what you're buying takes up a much smaller proportion of your income. the cost is the same, but the expense is different.
Don't you feel sorry for all the rich people who HAVE to shop at Waitrose rather than Morrisons?
worrying about how Tarquin is going to both pay the mortgage on his King's Road pad AND keep up with boat fees.
have lost more money in tax. If you take two people, one on the dole and one not, and they both spend £60 in a week they have both spent an equal amount of money. But the person with a salary has lost the £60 PLUS money lost on income tax, something which the person on the dole does not pay. As such, if we take the dictionary.com meaning of 'expensive' to apply to 'something that is high in price', there is the higher price attached to earning any income as opposed to earning no income.
"high in price" is entirely relative to how much money you have to spend.
with the salary chooses to limit himself to the budget of that of the person on the dole? His extra funds become irrelevant as he does not use them. Everything is as expensive for him as it is for the person on the dole at that point.
because you're still talking about cost, not expense. a £1 loaf of bread costs the same for both, but the expense for someone on an overall budget of £90 a week is a lot greater than the expense for someone on an overall budget of £200, even if that person chooses to buy the exact same things as the poorer person. and the extra funds do not become "irrelevent", because they're still there and can be used if needed.
on low incomes pay a higher proportion of their earnings in tax than wealthy people, though....
"As a rich person you pay more tax, no doubt pay a bigger rent/mortgage, eat better food and spend more money in general. As such, being rich is more expensive."
Well obviously if you take tax into account, the more money you earn the more tax you pay... but that would make the question pointless.
I assumed that the question is referring to how net income is spent.
Being rich is not inevitably more expensive - you have the choice to not get a bigger house, flasher car, waste money on things you don't need. Obviously most people with high incomes spend more than those on low... because they have the option of doing so!
Basic living costs are less if you're well paid... which means that you have even more disposable income to throw away on things you don't need, if you so choose.
But you don't HAVE to.
"Expensive" is also a relative term... it's not so much "how much" but "how much in relation to what you have".
You usually spend more money the more you earn, but life appears more expensive the poorer you are, because everything you buy is a much higher percentage of your disposable income.
Everyone made valid points yada yada yada.
That's another hour i've wasted discussing something COMPLETELY pointless, that has literally changed nothing in any of our lives.
Everyone is still on the same salary they were on an hour ago and still has the same cost/expenses/whatever.
discussions are fun. lighten up a bit.
which is why I spend so much time on here discussing pointless stuff, but it gets to a point where you have to cut loose, and that time is now!
someone give me some money please. thanks.
is expensive. it makes me sad and to compensate i spend money on beer.
that's it everyone, go home now!
are you spending £280 a month on travel?