Monday, May 7, 2007

Chasing tails?

Money worries forces 3.5mil Mums back to work - Scottish Widows

Research by Scottish Widows, reveals that the cost of running a home means that almost half (44%) of the nation's households require more than one breadwinner to maintain an acceptable standard of living. What is more when it comes to those with dependent children, the need for two incomes increases, with one in two households relying on both partners working...

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4 thoughts on “Chasing tails?

  • At least these greedy couples have a household. What about a renting would-be first-time buyer with dependants and no hope of long term security?
    Anyway, a lot of these households breed the unwanted. I agree with what the man on the Copper’s Blog said about these underclass riff-raff; “don’t get married, failing that get married less often, failing that have less kids”!

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  • Scott ,

    Why are these couples all classed as greedy by you ?! They just want to give their children the best chance in life. Just becuase they own a house and want / needs 2 incomes does not make them all “greedy”

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  • I understand Manjit. My comments were to illustrate that people who already have their own houses and just need to work some more hours to keep them do not deserve the sympathy that should go to those that work all hours god send in skilled jobs and cannot even afford the most basic accommodation in the roughest areas. I live in London and work in IT, but I could not even afford a garage in Hackney, otherwise known as “murder mile”.

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  • If I were a bank, I would loosen my reigns, loan vast amounts to cover all those joint breadwinners and when I see no more takers, tweak up my return 1/4% here + 1/2% there ………… and relax!

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