In the UK it's constantly on the news but people are living in poverty and the other day my friend was complaining he was poor even though I earn way less than him and blaming the government for it whilst on his apple laptop with his iPhone next to him which is on contract and wearing a Fred Perry shirt and Nike trainers, sipping from his Starbucks. I jokingly called him out on it and said the only reason your poor is because you spend your money on crap you don't need and he called me a cheeky bitch😂 because he didn't have a augment to back himself up with.
I always see these families who are in "poverty" on the news and I can't help but laugh because they usually have a sky box in the living room and Apple products and a land drover on the front and wearing Nike tracksuits and the mother never looks like she's starving if you get what I mean. Don't get me wrong I feel bad for the children in that family but there parents clearly need educating on how to spend money wisely.
I grew up in a working class family of five my mother works in a supermarket and was working two jobs at one time and my father is a painter and decorator and he worked so much I hardly saw him.
We only had a tiny TV with free view on till I was 16 and would get all are clothes as handy downs or from this cheap shop called fame and fashions and we only had my dads van and my mum's little red car. my mum and dad always made ends meet and we always had food on the table and I've actually been to eleven country's before I was even 20 because we saved for nice holidays instead of having the latest iPhone's and going out every night and people would always get jealous and didn't understand why we could afford it when it's because they made sacrifices and worked hard so we could have a nice life and a grate childhood.
people who have more then we did back then are saying their in poverty now and there child are depressed because they can't afford a Apple tablet for them at Christmas sorry but do you ever hear children living poverty in Africa complaining that there depressed, no you don't. you give them a football and they'll love you forever. Only recently did I get my own bedroom as I was sharing with my older sister and we had a bump bed and my friends looked shocked when I told them and thought I was poor because of that.
Now because my mum and dad saved I've learnt to be good with money as well and we are a wealthy family now. I think so many people are just lazy and materialistic now a days and expect something for nothing. If you want to be rich you have to work your butt off and save even if you don't like it but at the end off the day it their money and they can spend it how they please but don't go complaining when your broke.
P.s. sorry for any grammar or spelling mistakes I have dyslexia.