Saturday, April 26, 2008

Ity the Mortgage Poor, the Boomerant Poor and the Plastic Poor

Financial crisis: What kind of poor are you?

Can't make my mind up whether all the stereotypes in this article are faux or not, but it's a hilarious read bordering on black comedy and a sad reflection of the position the UK is in these days.

Posted by enuii @ 10:07 PM (985 views)
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5 thoughts on “Ity the Mortgage Poor, the Boomerant Poor and the Plastic Poor

  • “Inspired by the fact that one Briton leaves the country every three minutes, she talks incessantly about moving to a better life in France. Or Italy. Or Poland.”

    …she had better do it soon, before GB makes the pound in her pocket, effectively worthless as an international exchange currency.

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  • Apologies, should read:- “Pity the Mortgage Poor, the Boomerang Poor and the Plastic Poor”

    Caught out by catching Ins/Del with my fat fingers.

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  • Looks pretty well spot on to me.

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  • The sad part is, I know most of these people (by other names, of course). They are caught in trapped situations, and miserable. For them everyday knocks that we all shrug off are magnified.

    I’m just sooo thankful I don’t feature there……

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  • who stole my pension? says:

    Student Poor: David earns £20,000 as an engineer. Has a student loan of £12,000. The IR increased from 2.4 to 4.8% in September, and he’s worried that he’ll never pay it off and be able to buy a house. He has a credit card, but seldom uses it for fear of debt. David shares a house with friends, doesn’t own a car and his social life revolves around the pub. He’d like a girlfriend, but suspects he can’t afford one. To me it seems like David is sensible, so where is the much talked about bank of Mum & Dad? Could they not pay of the £12,000 with the statement that “son this is the only hand out you will get”? Or are they broke as well? David needs to find a female partner for life, get married and have kids. Otherwise he and thousands of others will never know how much pleasure children bring. Ok old fashioned I know, and I can here many parents screaming pleasure what pleasure!!!!!!!

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