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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 840 Eddie Larry 21-Jan-19 16:26
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 205 drrayeye 21-Jan-19 20:19
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 176 Eddie Larry 21-Jan-19 20:55
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 170 drrayeye 22-Jan-19 03:36
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 167 Archaic 22-Jan-19 16:53
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 163 drrayeye 22-Jan-19 18:26
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 225 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 19:00
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 164 drrayeye 23-Jan-19 16:22
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 163 Eddie Larry 23-Jan-19 16:38
Canadian railways ration space as commodity congestion problems worsen 178 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 05:35
Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 201 Jock 22-Jan-19 09:02
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 178 Jock 22-Jan-19 09:06
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 172 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 16:19
within $200... 182 Racho 22-Jan-19 16:22
Re: within $200... 203 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 16:31
Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 161 Racho 24-Jan-19 17:14
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 147 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 17:34
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 158 Racho 24-Jan-19 17:43
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 174 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 17:54
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 156 Racho 24-Jan-19 19:20
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 145 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 19:29
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 167 Racho 24-Jan-19 19:31
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 150 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 19:33
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 161 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 20:39
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 161 Racho 25-Jan-19 06:15
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 152 Eddie Larry 25-Jan-19 15:33
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 167 PB Bytes 25-Jan-19 05:16
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 150 Jock 25-Jan-19 05:30
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 164 PB Bytes 25-Jan-19 05:40
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 168 Jock 25-Jan-19 07:24
Jock : idiot 171 PB Bytes 25-Jan-19 15:08
Re: Jock : idiot 176 Jock 25-Jan-19 18:05
Re: Jock : idiot 203 PB Bytes 25-Jan-19 19:14
Re: Jock : idiot 174 Jock 25-Jan-19 22:10
Re: Poster Boy : idiot 153 Jock 28-Jan-19 21:10
Re: Poster Boy : idiot 237 PB Bytes 29-Jan-19 02:05
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 176 Archaic 22-Jan-19 16:55
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 185 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 18:14
Trudeau on track to become highest spending PM outside of war or recession 168 Eddie Larry 23-Jan-19 18:28
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 216 Notinham 23-Jan-19 21:52
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 233 Eddie Larry 23-Jan-19 22:03
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 170 Jock 24-Jan-19 12:40
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 173 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 14:32
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 198 Notinham 24-Jan-19 15:14
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 170 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 15:32
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 226 Notinham 24-Jan-19 16:28
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 157 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 20:41
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 201 Notinham 25-Jan-19 01:11
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 169 Warwick 25-Jan-19 01:32
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 204 Notinham 25-Jan-19 03:41
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 169 PB Bytes 25-Jan-19 15:21
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 163 PB Bytes 25-Jan-19 16:14
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 153 Eddie Larry 25-Jan-19 17:54
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 169 PB Bytes 25-Jan-19 18:02
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 151 Jock 04-Feb-19 06:03
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 157 Eddie Larry 04-Feb-19 12:36
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 174 Jock 05-Feb-19 07:28
economic reality 142 Warwick 05-Feb-19 19:48
Re: economic reality 139 Eddie Larry 05-Feb-19 23:48
Re: economic reality 144 Jock 06-Feb-19 03:10
Re: economic reality 146 Eddie Larry 06-Feb-19 04:08
Re: economic reality 146 Jock 06-Feb-19 03:14
And here is where the rubber meets the slippery, slippery road 166 Jock 06-Feb-19 22:02
Re: And here is where the rubber meets the slippery, slippery road 247 Jock 08-Feb-19 07:52


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