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That's Really Poor?

Anonymous
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Another post got me thinking......

Are really considered poor if you make $2000 a month?

It just blows my mind because DH makes around that each month and we live comfortable with no public assistance and we are a family of 5.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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deenakate
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:47 PM
Gross or net?
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SommelierMom
by Emerald Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:47 PM
Where I live, yes. Very.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:47 PM

we make just over that a month and yes were poor...our mortgage alone is more then half of that....it wasn't always this way until DH got laid off last year and had to take a job that pays less

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:48 PM
Where I live that's poor.
sucker4myloves
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:49 PM

lolololololol we make about 1300 a month.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:49 PM

We make that much in one check... or more. 

Vhx
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:49 PM

You couldn't live in a garage on that where I live, so yes.

Maybe not in Bumfuk Alabama, but near most major metro areas where incomes are proportionately higher and CoL is higher, yes, 2k a month is exceptionally poor.

mich.el.le
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Yeah, that's not much at all.

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jedwards2009
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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I wish I made 2000$ a month.
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mewebb82
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:50 PM

That was my income 12 years ago and I was barely scraping by then with PA, so yes I think that is poor.

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