My family is considered to be poor in the eyes of many people on this site.
Because we qualify for and receive EIC and the child tax credit.
That's all the "PA" we get. My husband make around $2500 a month and that is plenty for us. It allows me to stay home, we have a decent savings, we don't receive any assistance (other than the EIC and child tax credit).
I love my life. We get to take vacations, our bills are paid on time and with no issues (with the exception of the one time I forgot to pay the water bill). We lead a comfortable life.
But more importantly, we love each other and our children like there is no tomorrow. We have memories, we have stories, we have so much more than a lot of people have.
Some may say we are poor and I guess, in terms of money, we are. But are rich where it matters and that's the only way I'd have it.