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television smack down

June 2nd, 2011 at 02:18 am

have you seen the show "till debt do we part" For the most part I really dig the show, I enjoy seeing people regain control of their lives (I can relate) by making painful changes (Im trying to relate).The little part of me that loathes the damn show wants to know how in the hell people feel so poor at 80k a year, (yes, that is envy typing so furiously) enter clarity...in a not so distant past that was us. We lived ungratefully..declaring to the universe its not enough. constantly living beyond our means. We had adequate means and some how we always needed more. One career change later and we are learning the basics of life. I go back to an earlier post and say again its never about the money. Goal for this week is to put 50 in savings. Its summertime friends and adjuncts skip a few weeks in pay. the tcat's motto; what doesnt kill you makes you pissed.

3 Responses to “television smack down”

  1. rachel021406 Says:

    I love love love that show. I watch it every weekend. And although most of the time I get frustrated seeing people struggle on 100K a year...I learn a lot from the show. Good luck on your savings goal this week.

  2. Nika Says:

    I think it is human nature to feel that we deserve more than we have, does not matter what we have.

    I look at all the people on this show living in huge houses... and I can't afford a house even though we make far more than they do. If you live within your means, you can't afford to live that well.

    As to us, due to high cost of living we pay about $3,000 a month for our 1.5 bedroom apartment (granted, it is almost 1,000sf), and it is not even in Manhattan. That's with best available rate and 100K+ downpayment. So high income does not mean the lifestyle that you can have some place else with that income.

  3. Jerry Says:

    People can actually be poor when they are making a half million dollars a year, all it takes is to spend $550,000 a year! That isn't hard to do, either. Lots of professionals are making huge amounts of money but have no stability and no savings to lead to any insurance of a better future. Crazy.

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