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Link Posted: 5/13/2022 10:50:40 PM EDT
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...as a church mouse.

I am so poor I have to take a payday loan out to pay attention.

Link Posted: 5/13/2022 10:56:04 PM EDT
[#2]
Not for my area.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 11:11:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 11B87:
...as a church mouse.

I am so poor I have to take a payday loan out to pay attention.

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When I go to the park the ducks throw bread at me
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 11:13:40 PM EDT
[#4]
Neither rich or poor. I'm amazed at how much money the gov't takes from me.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 11:18:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Waldo:

I guess it depends on your definition.  

I'm not rich, but not poor either.
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Any man who can spend $90 just on gas to go to their country cabin just to fish ain't doing to bad.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 11:23:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JVD:
According to whom?
Doing OK as far as I'm concerned. I'm not buying a villa in Italy any time soon.
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This. I’m not poor. I grew up poor, and this isn’t it. Praise God, I may not be rich, but I’m comfortable. For as long as it lasts.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 11:24:37 PM EDT
[#7]
I’m so poor if it cost me a nickel to shit I’d have to puke…

I’m so poor I have to jack off the dog to feed the cat….
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 11:25:55 PM EDT
[#8]
I drive a 16 year old used car
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 11:26:58 PM EDT
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One of the best commercials ever. And sad but true.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 11:31:08 PM EDT
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Damn nice Hobo steaks…when done medium rare.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 11:40:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: j3_] [#11]
Car is old and the truck even older. I am older than both. Poor in some ways not in some others.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 11:42:43 PM EDT
[#12]
From what the gov says I’m doing ok. But looking at my surroundings, I’m thinking I’m poor.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 11:48:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By -Apocalypto-:
Oh come on, we know everyone here makes 6 figures.
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Per ARF I thought anything less than 7 figures a year was poor? I’m very poor per ARF
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 11:51:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: CarmelBytheSea] [#14]
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Originally Posted By kncook:


I can tell you’re rich not from the iPad….but from the Teflon coating still being intact in you non-stick pan.

Only rich people can keep that going through the years….
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Not mine, all but 1 or 2 of my girlfriends have been far more wealthy, successful or famous than me
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 12:06:51 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By StaccatoC2:



what does that mean?

btw median income 43k household median 99k
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Originally Posted By StaccatoC2:
Originally Posted By BillofRights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYy1qMeKrtE



what does that mean?

btw median income 43k household median 99k


Just when I read what you wrote, it reminded me of the way Bilbo says “and I like less than half of you twice as much as you deserve” (or somesuch)
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 2:11:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: RABIDFOX50] [#16]
I was well off before 2020. Post 2020 I am deciding between Lagavulin and Canadian Mist.

FUCK JOE BIDEN, HIS SON AND ALL WHO VOTED FOR HIM!
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 2:20:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By D00M3D:
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Pretty much where I'm at.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 2:43:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: NorthPolar] [#18]
I am (honestly) just over the Federal poverty level.  I make around $1500 a month simply because without Medicaid or a $$$ job with Cadillac benefits, I can't afford the meds that keep me alive.  Let alone the fact that medicaid is a fucking trap that is a nightmare to get out of if you are in poor health.  It absolutely disgusts me, but to be blunt, short of a miracle job, I'm up shit creek without a canoe or paddle.  (Without medicaid, I'd be looking between $16-18k a month in medication bills.)  Apparently despite a two page list of what's wrong with me, I don't qualify for disability, or even the medical coverage from disability.  Hell, I can't even go to school without losing my medical insurance.

I finally hit $1k in my 401k this year (pathetic, I know) and it's already down to $874 today after losses.  I'm so fucked.

FWIW, I am working on licensing for my work in optical.  That'll triple my pay plus let me work full time, but it's still several years out.  Oh joy, to be making $40 an hour when I'm turning 40.  Assuming I don’t find something better.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 3:26:28 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/14/2022 3:38:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By tacocat:
Im squarely middle class as fuck.  I live pretty well for my local area but thats not saying much.
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yet cant spring for a membership? yous poor buddy
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 3:38:27 AM EDT
[#21]
Wealth is relative.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 3:46:20 AM EDT
[#22]
Only since I bought NV.  
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 3:52:11 AM EDT
[#23]
nig
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 4:05:28 AM EDT
[#24]
Used to be but not anymore. For now.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 4:07:26 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/14/2022 4:12:23 AM EDT
[#26]
Originally Posted By OnceBidenTwiceXi:
https://i.ibb.co/16sT7GC/poor.jpg
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Dang it, why didn’t I think of that? I must be stoopid too.

Link Posted: 5/14/2022 4:14:07 AM EDT
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And on the special occasion plates too. Rub it in would you.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 4:14:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: flippflopped] [#28]
Dupe
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 4:25:22 AM EDT
[#29]
I respect you for not knowing.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 5:41:16 AM EDT
[#30]
I'm comfortable.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 5:53:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: popnfresh] [#31]
Very poor by choice. I take home $1400/month

I left a 27 year career as a machinist in a shithole city I hated to work part time retail in an area I love. I am not retired, my part time job pays all the bills. Never been happier.  
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 5:58:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: revengeismine] [#32]
I am still on a Samsung Galaxy 8+ that I bought off eBay in 2019ish for $200. When its screen went dead, I then bought a "for parts only" 8+ with a perfect screen and body and swapped in my original hardware from the dead screen phone.

All this so I didn't have to spend the $$$ on a newer phone.

So yes, I am a poors.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 6:09:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alembic:
By arfcom standards I'm practically homeless.
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Link Posted: 5/14/2022 6:13:07 AM EDT
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Fried bologna. MMMMMM....
BLT material.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 6:15:46 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By RightHandTwist:
Fifteen years ago I was making $196,000 a year. Last year my income was $37,000.

I'm much happier now.
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I lost more than that in 2020. Fucking sucked/sucks. Covid fucked my ass.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 6:21:54 AM EDT
[#36]
Originally Posted By OnceBidenTwiceXi:
https://i.ibb.co/16sT7GC/poor.jpg
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Broke is a lack of appropriate funds.
Poor is a state of mind.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 6:23:02 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By -Apocalypto-:
Oh come on, we know everyone here makes 6 figures.
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Yeah, all zeros.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 6:23:03 AM EDT
[#38]
My son just found out his rent is going up $300 in July and he can't afford it (housing, even apartments are simply nonexistent in his area). He's your definition of working poor....college graduate, full-time LEO, and he's a 2LT in the National Guard. He's not necessarily poor, just barely makes ends meet and does a lot of gear swapping for his toys. He loves the SWAT-team part of his job, but it's only part-time and he knows he'll have to go a different career path if he wants to have more financial flexibility. Inflation is going to kick a lot of people in the nuts this year if it hasn't already.

ROCK6
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 7:17:00 AM EDT
[#39]
I live simply
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 7:20:21 AM EDT
[#40]
Being retired and on a "fixed income" now I can only afford to eat at restaurants every day and travel wherever I want staying in beach front hotels.
Yep I'm poors
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 7:24:43 AM EDT
[#41]
Middle class.

3 months will be upper middle class
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 7:30:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By hkusp:
Neither rich or poor. I'm amazed at how much money the gov't takes from me.
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Link Posted: 5/14/2022 7:30:22 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gdirty5:
I'm not poor but I'm not rich....
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Link Posted: 5/14/2022 7:32:15 AM EDT
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i wish i could afford a chunk of dirt in MT to pahk a trailer on.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 7:36:16 AM EDT
[#45]
Yep.  

I have a Master's Degree in a physical science, 5+ years of experience in my field, and a job at a growing company in a growing industry.  In a shithole small town that gets me a 1 bedroom apartment, a Camry, and all the ramen I can stand to eat.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 7:40:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Aegis89:
Yep.  

I have a Master's Degree in a physical science, 5+ years of experience in my field, and a job at a growing company in a growing industry.  In a shithole small town that gets me a 1 bedroom apartment, a Camry, and all the ramen I can stand to eat.
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What is a masters in physical science?
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 7:42:16 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By zach_:

What is a masters in physical science?
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Just didn't want to specify which one: physics, chemistry, or biology.  You know, the real sciences.  None of this social science bullshit like anthropology
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 7:51:19 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Aegis89:
Yep.  

I have a Master's Degree in a physical science, 5+ years of experience in my field, and a job at a growing company in a growing industry.  In a shithole small town that gets me a 1 bedroom apartment, a Camry, and all the ramen I can stand to eat.
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https://www.ar15.com/forums/general/AMA-Sold-Most-of-Our-Possessions-and-Moved-Into-a-Van-/5-2424456/

you can live in a van but you can't drive a house to work.
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 7:58:12 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JLPettimoreIII:
https://www.ar15.com/forums/general/AMA-Sold-Most-of-Our-Possessions-and-Moved-Into-a-Van-/5-2424456/

you can live in a van but you can't drive a house to work.
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Yeah... vans are fucking expensive too now; I can't afford that any more than I can afford a house without wheels.

Actually, fuck it.  I'm probably better off panhandling and smoking meth.  Maybe it's so popular around here for a reason
Link Posted: 5/14/2022 8:00:04 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Aegis89:


Yeah... vans are fucking expensive too now; I can't afford that any more than I can afford a house without wheels.

Actually, fuck it.  I'm probably better off panhandling and smoking meth.  Maybe it's so popular around here for a reason
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drinking heavily will help you forget about the reality of being a wage slave in 2022 merica.
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