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Old Jun 17th 2012, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by MillieF
I am reminded of the old addage Cut Your Coat according to Your Cloth - I too can't quite understand the breast beating about $100K - I know lots of families who are earning considerably less, and have a decent lifestyle, in Canada. A couple of years ago, we had a year with zero income, and it was remarkable the savings we were able to make and the standard of lifestyle we could still achieve on sod all. But that's the same anywhere.


Couldn't agree more, live according to your means.
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Originally Posted by siouxie
Couldn't agree more, live according to your means.
The rich man is not the one that has the most. It is the one that wants the least.
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by JonboyE
The rich man is not the one that has the most. It is the one that wants the least.
A rich man is someone who is happy with their lot in life.
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 6:45 am
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Mony a mickle maks a muckle.
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 7:24 am
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Originally Posted by MillieF
I am reminded of the old addage Cut Your Coat according to Your Cloth - I too can't quite understand the breast beating about $100K - I know lots of families who are earning considerably less, and have a decent lifestyle, in Canada. A couple of years ago, we had a year with zero income, and it was remarkable the savings we were able to make and the standard of lifestyle we could still achieve on sod all. But that's the same anywhere.
Please tell us how you lived on no income. You may be able to solve he present world economic crisis.
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Originally Posted by Tangram
Please tell us how you lived on no income. You may be able to solve he present world economic crisis.
They lived on air pie and windy pudding.
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by Hawk13
A rich man is someone who is happy with their lot in life.
There are not many rich men in this world then

This board shows how poor most are
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Current UK VAT rate is actually 20%, has been since early 2011. It's the 'emergency' rate, supposedly only temporary...

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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty
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That's made more sense than anything else you've posted on here so far.
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That's made more sense than anything else you've posted on here so far.
Well done! OK, so you're good with simple folksy platitudes - with a bit more work we might get you all the way up to some easy adult debate by Christmas.

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Old Jun 17th 2012, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by el_richo
There are not many rich men in this world then

This board shows how poor most are
That's pretty harsh - many may be just looking for a "change" and are hoping for some help in making the right decision.
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Hawk13
That's pretty harsh - many may be just looking for a "change" and are hoping for some help in making the right decision.
Surely if you're happy with your lot in life you wouldn't want a change

Most people always want more, and always have something in their lives that could be improved on. Health, finances, relationship, house size, penis size, etc

Either way, I'd not move to Canada for less than $100k. Moreso without a job
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 3:36 pm
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Says it all....

When my bank account’s a bit empty, I often turn to these pictures
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 4:04 pm
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Originally Posted by el_richo
Surely if you're happy with your lot in life you wouldn't want a change
Those would be called "happy pills" if you were happy every minute of every day. You don't have to be unhappy with where you are - it's called adventure, change of scenery.

Originally Posted by el_richo
Most people always want more, and always have something in their lives that could be improved on. Health, finances, relationship, house size, penis size, etc.
So true and that describes a lot of people but not everyone.

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Either way, I'd not move to Canada for less than $100k. Moreso without a job
Interesting. How about this - if you made $100K in Canada but were offered a job in the UK for £50K would you move back? (you get to pick the cities)
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Old Jun 17th 2012, 7:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Tangram
Please tell us how you lived on no income. You may be able to solve he present world economic crisis.
Yes, I'm presently looking for an NGO post in Greece. I always try to keep two months salary in hand for a problem, and when the shit really hit our family fan, we did live for a year on a sixth of our normal income. Not easy, but it actually made me realise how much we had wasted on a regular basis. It was a hell of a wake up call and has continued to make us aware of what we spend, which is no bad thing.
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