I think everyone needs a way to call for help so I wouldn't disagree with having a phone but I would not agree with FS users having new cars. If you can get a new car, you don't FS.
If you had it before FS, I think it's okay. It's not like you can just give that stuff back without some sort of penalty. Maybe the phone if it isn't on a contract.
I don't think you should go out and get a new car and a new top-of-the-line cell phone while already on FS.
"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification" Romans 14:19
When I got on PA I tried to get rid of my iphone and it would cost so much money that I just decided to keep it. It would cost $300 to cancel my phone line. If I wanted to cancel just the media package I would never be able to get it back. UGH.
What type of car? was it a gift or was it already paid for prior to needing assistance?
What type of cell phone? iPhone? or stand service from Cricket with calling/texting ability only?
This is what happened to me.
Quoting weezer_cookie:Other. No one knows the circumstances. Maybe your DH had a good job and lost it, now you still have the nice car, clothes, etc. Then there is the extreme opposite, birth to earth welfare queens who will do anything to suck on the teat of the government. I think most people fall somewhere in the middle.
In general, people will say you should live within your means and not spend the money toward nice things if you can't even afford to buy your own food. I know it is more of a complex issue than people understand.
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