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10-08-2019, 11:39   #1
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Brokest/richest you've been?

Brokest - when I lost my first minimum wage job in college and overdrew €200 from my account

Richest - The day after I finished LC and my mother gave me the account to all the child benefit saved.
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10-08-2019, 11:44   #2
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Most broke: Newly married, child due, interest rates at a record high on the mortgage and having to put groceries back from the trolley in order to buy a small Christmas tree.

Richest: The day I retired and got a large six figure lump sum seemed to be the ultimate level at the time but our net worth has actually only increased thanks to prudent investment. So richest is probably today.

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10-08-2019, 11:47   #3
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Richest - The day after I finished LC and my mother gave me the account to all the child benefit saved.

You write this like it's a common thing!!!!

The child benefit my mother received for me and my siblings was spent on clothes and food for us not put away in an account. Basically your family didn't need the benefit at all. They should have given the money to charity imo.
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You write this like it's a common thing!!!!

The child benefit my mother received for me and my siblings was spent on clothes and food for us not put away in an account. Basically your family didn't need the benefit at all. They should have given the money to charity imo.
Why should they give it to charity ?
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Brokest I will be: In about 2 months time when I draw down my mortgage with my girlfriend and am technically valued -€75,000 and most of my savings are gone.
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Why should they give it to charity ?
I won't argue about how they used the money but the system is broken. Everyone is entitled to the allowance regardless of wealth. That's a problem.

Brokest, in college barely meeting the admin fees at the time ,500 euro. Had about 50 euro to myself a week. Living at home with broke parents. Everything was tight money wise.

Richest, now, happy family, roof over our heads and comfortably meeting our debts and saving money.

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Why should they give it to charity ?
To make some CEO rich, feck the family sure!

Brokest, when Mr Bubo lost his job and we were struggling to survive on my wages.

Richest, when my SSIA matured.
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I won't argue about how they used the money but the system is broken. Everyone is entitled to the allowance regardless of wealth. That's a problem.

Brokest, in college barely meeting the admin fees at the time ,500 euro. Had about 50 euro to myself a week. Living at home with broke parents. Everything was tight money wise.

Richest, now, happy family, roof over our heads and comfortably meeting our debts and saving money.
They say that most people are a paycheck or health disaster away from homelessness, even the rich.

How true is that?
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To make some CEO rich, feck the family sure!

Brokest, when Mr Bubo lost his job and we were struggling to survive on my wages.

Richest, when my SSIA matured.
Exactly . That persons family mightn’t have needed it cause maybe they all worked extremely hard to get whatever they have . Dosent mean they shouldn’t take it .
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They say that most people are a paycheck or health disaster away from homelessness, even the rich.

How true is that?
Nobody classified as rich is within an asses roar of homelessness. Health disasters can strike anybody but many can afford to get through it, financially, if they have reserves of wealth.
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Brokest - when I lost my first minimum wage job in college and overdrew €200 from my account

Richest - The day after I finished LC and my mother gave me the account to all the child benefit saved.
There wouldn’t seem to be a huge gap between these 2 events. I’d prefer a thread dedicated to that intervening period.
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10-08-2019, 12:07   #12
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Brokest, child due the next day the only thing I had to my name was 3 euro. Was facing bankruptcy and was working in NAMA. Figure that one out.

Richest. When I left that job and got a good redundancy.
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Money is a c*nt isn't it.
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Brokest: Was working but had to count entirety of change tray on hall table to get fuel to go to night class (was €7 and got paid my monthly payment 12 hours later).
Richest: Day I resigned to return to college full time for a year. Lived off savings which I had done well in accumulating but it's been downhill since that day on the money front.
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Poorest - Renting in Dublin and coming back after xmas with not a lot of money. Last 2 days before I got paid I lived of a tesco's xmas pudding I had in the press.

Richest - Living in Aus making good money and no money worries
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