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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 668 Eddie Larry 21-Jan-19 16:26
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 94 drrayeye 21-Jan-19 20:19
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 93 Eddie Larry 21-Jan-19 20:55
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 82 drrayeye 22-Jan-19 03:36
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 81 Archaic 22-Jan-19 16:53
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 76 drrayeye 22-Jan-19 18:26
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 107 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 19:00
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 70 drrayeye 23-Jan-19 16:22
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 76 Eddie Larry 23-Jan-19 16:38
Canadian railways ration space as commodity congestion problems worsen 84 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 05:35
Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 104 Jock 22-Jan-19 09:02
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 92 Jock 22-Jan-19 09:06
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 87 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 16:19
within $200... 93 Racho 22-Jan-19 16:22
Re: within $200... 100 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 16:31
Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 73 Racho 24-Jan-19 17:14
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 70 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 17:34
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 70 Racho 24-Jan-19 17:43
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 72 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 17:54
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 66 Racho 24-Jan-19 19:20
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 66 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 19:29
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 69 Racho 24-Jan-19 19:31
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 69 WhoWeird 24-Jan-19 19:33
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 68 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 20:39
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 74 Racho 25-Jan-19 06:15
Re: Higher taxes aren't good for anyone 68 Eddie Larry 25-Jan-19 15:33
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 81 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 05:16
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 71 Jock 25-Jan-19 05:30
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 77 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 05:40
Re: Fiscally, Canadians are idiots 73 Jock 25-Jan-19 07:24
Jock : idiot 77 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 15:08
Re: Jock : idiot 72 Jock 25-Jan-19 18:05
Re: Jock : idiot 84 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 19:14
Re: Jock : idiot 82 Jock 25-Jan-19 22:10
Re: Poster Boy : idiot 74 Jock 28-Jan-19 21:10
Re: Poster Boy : idiot 128 Poster Boy 29-Jan-19 02:05
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 93 Archaic 22-Jan-19 16:55
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 88 Eddie Larry 22-Jan-19 18:14
Trudeau on track to become highest spending PM outside of war or recession 79 Eddie Larry 23-Jan-19 18:28
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 100 Notinham 23-Jan-19 21:52
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 126 Eddie Larry 23-Jan-19 22:03
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 78 Jock 24-Jan-19 12:40
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 79 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 14:32
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 87 Notinham 24-Jan-19 15:14
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 80 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 15:32
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 89 Notinham 24-Jan-19 16:28
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 76 Eddie Larry 24-Jan-19 20:41
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 85 Notinham 25-Jan-19 01:11
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 84 Warwick 25-Jan-19 01:32
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 85 Notinham 25-Jan-19 03:41
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 69 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 15:21
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 71 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 16:14
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 74 Eddie Larry 25-Jan-19 17:54
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 80 Poster Boy 25-Jan-19 18:02
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 67 Jock 04-Feb-19 06:03
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 68 Eddie Larry 04-Feb-19 12:36
Re: Nearly half of Canadians come within $200 of bankruptcy: survey 69 Jock 05-Feb-19 07:28
economic reality 61 Warwick 05-Feb-19 19:48
Re: economic reality 66 Eddie Larry 05-Feb-19 23:48
Re: economic reality 60 Jock 06-Feb-19 03:10
Re: economic reality 63 Eddie Larry 06-Feb-19 04:08
Re: economic reality 58 Jock 06-Feb-19 03:14
And here is where the rubber meets the slippery, slippery road 69 Jock 06-Feb-19 22:02
Re: And here is where the rubber meets the slippery, slippery road 100 Jock 08-Feb-19 07:52


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