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"The Ipsos poll conducted by MNP Ltd. found 46 per cent of respondents come within $200 of insolvency every month,"

Honestly, and I am now writing from the world's most expensive city to live in next to Hong Kong, I figure something isn't quite right about this.

My gut feeling is that this figure doesn't take into account how much of the 46 percenters' monthly income goes to recreational expenses. Not hard, to rack up a monthly bill at Starbucks of 200 dollars, is it?

If that many people were this close to "insolvency", I think I would feel that here in Vancouver. You're talking about a 'survival' edge (with no recreational buffer) that works out to less than 7 dollars a day on average, or one half-hour's wage from total economic collapse.

Were this what's really going on, I would think our food banks would be over-stressed. They aren't. I know. I volunteer at them (less often than I should).

In any event, I don't see this sort of stress going away.

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Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 697 Eddie Larry 21-Jan-19 16:26
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 100 drrayeye 21-Jan-19 20:19
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 101 Eddie Larry 21-Jan-19 20:55
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 89 drrayeye 22-Jan-19 03:36
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 88 Archaic 22-Jan-19 16:53
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 84 drrayeye 22-Jan-19 18:26
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 119 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 19:00
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 76 drrayeye 23-Jan-19 16:22
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 83 Eddie Larry 23-Jan-19 16:38
Canadian railways ration space as commodity congestion problems worsen 90 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 05:35
Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 108 Jock 22-Jan-19 09:02
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 97 Jock 22-Jan-19 09:06
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 91 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 16:19
within $200... 98 Racho 22-Jan-19 16:22
Re: within $200... 112 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 16:31
Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 78 Racho 24-Jan-19 17:14
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 75 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 17:34
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 75 Racho 24-Jan-19 17:43
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 76 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 17:54
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 71 Racho 24-Jan-19 19:20
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 71 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 19:29
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 73 Racho 24-Jan-19 19:31
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 74 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 19:33
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 73 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 20:39
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 79 Racho 25-Jan-19 06:15
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 73 Eddie Larry 25-Jan-19 15:33
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 85 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 05:16
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 76 Jock 25-Jan-19 05:30
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 81 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 05:40
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 79 Jock 25-Jan-19 07:24
Jock : idiot 82 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 15:08
Re: Jock : idiot 76 Jock 25-Jan-19 18:05
Re: Jock : idiot 88 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 19:14
Re: Jock : idiot 87 Jock 25-Jan-19 22:10
Re: Poster Boy : idiot 79 Jock 28-Jan-19 21:10
Re: Poster Boy : idiot 142 Poster Boy 29-Jan-19 02:05
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 99 Archaic 22-Jan-19 16:55
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 92 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 18:14
Trudeau on track to become highest spending PM outside of war or recession 84 Eddie Larry 23-Jan-19 18:28
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 108 Notinham 23-Jan-19 21:52
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 138 Eddie Larry 23-Jan-19 22:03
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 86 Jock 24-Jan-19 12:40
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 86 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 14:32
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 97 Notinham 24-Jan-19 15:14
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 86 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 15:32
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 97 Notinham 24-Jan-19 16:28
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 81 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 20:41
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 93 Notinham 25-Jan-19 01:11
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 89 Warwick 25-Jan-19 01:32
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 94 Notinham 25-Jan-19 03:41
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 73 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 15:21
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 75 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 16:14
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 79 Eddie Larry 25-Jan-19 17:54
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 85 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 18:02
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 72 Jock 04-Feb-19 06:03
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 72 Eddie Larry 04-Feb-19 12:36
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 73 Jock 05-Feb-19 07:28
economic reality 67 Warwick 05-Feb-19 19:48
Re: economic reality 71 Eddie Larry 05-Feb-19 23:48
Re: economic reality 64 Jock 06-Feb-19 03:10
Re: economic reality 68 Eddie Larry 06-Feb-19 04:08
Re: economic reality 64 Jock 06-Feb-19 03:14
And here is where the rubber meets the slippery, slippery road 73 Jock 06-Feb-19 22:02
Re: And here is where the rubber meets the slippery, slippery road 116 Jock 08-Feb-19 07:52


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