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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 730 Eddie Larry 21-Jan-19 16:26
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 137 drrayeye 21-Jan-19 20:19
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 120 Eddie Larry 21-Jan-19 20:55
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 108 drrayeye 22-Jan-19 03:36
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 106 Archaic 22-Jan-19 16:53
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 105 drrayeye 22-Jan-19 18:26
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 153 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 19:00
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 108 drrayeye 23-Jan-19 16:22
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 104 Eddie Larry 23-Jan-19 16:38
Canadian railways ration space as commodity congestion problems worsen 111 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 05:35
Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 137 Jock 22-Jan-19 09:02
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 119 Jock 22-Jan-19 09:06
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 119 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 16:19
within $200... 121 Racho 22-Jan-19 16:22
Re: within $200... 146 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 16:31
Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 96 Racho 24-Jan-19 17:14
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 92 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 17:34
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 95 Racho 24-Jan-19 17:43
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 113 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 17:54
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 90 Racho 24-Jan-19 19:20
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 89 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 19:29
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 108 Racho 24-Jan-19 19:31
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 94 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 19:33
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 95 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 20:39
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 100 Racho 25-Jan-19 06:15
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 94 Eddie Larry 25-Jan-19 15:33
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 111 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 05:16
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 94 Jock 25-Jan-19 05:30
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 102 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 05:40
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 107 Jock 25-Jan-19 07:24
Jock : idiot 102 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 15:08
Re: Jock : idiot 113 Jock 25-Jan-19 18:05
Re: Jock : idiot 127 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 19:14
Re: Jock : idiot 107 Jock 25-Jan-19 22:10
Re: Poster Boy : idiot 98 Jock 28-Jan-19 21:10
Re: Poster Boy : idiot 169 Poster Boy 29-Jan-19 02:05
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 117 Archaic 22-Jan-19 16:55
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 124 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 18:14
Trudeau on track to become highest spending PM outside of war or recession 102 Eddie Larry 23-Jan-19 18:28
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 140 Notinham 23-Jan-19 21:52
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 165 Eddie Larry 23-Jan-19 22:03
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 107 Jock 24-Jan-19 12:40
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 104 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 14:32
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 119 Notinham 24-Jan-19 15:14
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 111 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 15:32
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 129 Notinham 24-Jan-19 16:28
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 100 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 20:41
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 117 Notinham 25-Jan-19 01:11
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 109 Warwick 25-Jan-19 01:32
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 114 Notinham 25-Jan-19 03:41
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 109 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 15:21
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 98 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 16:14
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 97 Eddie Larry 25-Jan-19 17:54
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 103 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 18:02
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 93 Jock 04-Feb-19 06:03
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 100 Eddie Larry 04-Feb-19 12:36
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 112 Jock 05-Feb-19 07:28
economic reality 87 Warwick 05-Feb-19 19:48
Re: economic reality 91 Eddie Larry 05-Feb-19 23:48
Re: economic reality 84 Jock 06-Feb-19 03:10
Re: economic reality 89 Eddie Larry 06-Feb-19 04:08
Re: economic reality 86 Jock 06-Feb-19 03:14
And here is where the rubber meets the slippery, slippery road 93 Jock 06-Feb-19 22:02
Re: And here is where the rubber meets the slippery, slippery road 147 Jock 08-Feb-19 07:52


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