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Please help settle an argument regarding foodstamps

Anonymous
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Question: Should you have to sell family heirlooms rather than get foodstamps?

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    My DH recently lost his job and my job just isnt enough right now to make it so we applied for food stamps.  We got about $150 a month.  Just enough to help out. 

    Here is where the argument comes in.   I have a fairly large wedding ring set.  It was my DH's grandmothers set.  My friend got all bent out of shape and said I should have sold it to feed my family rather than get food stamps.   Its a family heirloom.  I don't think I should have to sell it. 

    Do you think people should have to sell everything they have even family heirlooms if they need a little help from the government?

 

Posted by Anonymous on May. 1, 2014 at 3:11 PM
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heresjohnny
by Emerald Member on May. 1, 2014 at 3:14 PM
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Big screen TVs? Yes. Family heirlooms? No.
sfigu16
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2014 at 3:15 PM
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yea you sell it but it helps for how long? a month, two months?


No, keep your ring

Tell your friend to beat it

and Good-luck!

TowerWife
by Bronze Member on May. 1, 2014 at 3:15 PM
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Definitely not. It's a family heirloom. IMO you shouldn't have to sell anything just don't be buying new stuff.
Brandibee_5
by Bronze Member on May. 1, 2014 at 3:15 PM
Agree!

Quoting heresjohnny: Big screen TVs? Yes. Family heirlooms? No.
stormborn
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2014 at 3:15 PM

No, your "friend" does not sound like one.

ncbirdie
by Gold Member on May. 1, 2014 at 3:16 PM
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Getting rid of family heirlooms is a last ditch effort to take care of things.  They hold more value than the dollar sign that gets put onto it.

907PickleMom
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2014 at 3:16 PM
This.

Quoting ncbirdie:

Getting rid of family heirlooms is a last ditch effort to take care of things.  They hold more value than the dollar sign that gets put onto it.

ame85
by Chemistry cat on May. 1, 2014 at 3:16 PM
This.

Quoting heresjohnny: Big screen TVs? Yes. Family heirlooms? No.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 1, 2014 at 3:16 PM
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When dh lost his job we applied for food stamps. We didn't sell anything but we did need a little help with the grocery bill. If we needed to pay the power bill we would have sold things. Selling a ring would only help so much before you would need more to sell to keep up with the grocery bill.
I do wonder why you had conversation with your friend about finances food stamps and what not.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 1, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Tell them to mind their own damn business. I wouldn't sell something that holds so much meaning to my family... 

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