Smoker mother struggles on £100k a year!

(36 Posts)
JaneParker Thu 19-Jun-14 14:30:23

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2661705/Get-hankies-ready-mother-lives-100-000-year-STILL-moans-shes-broke.html

If she got a better job rather than free lance writing she would be okay. She is the architect of her own misfortune. No one makes much money freelance writing.

Goodness, is she unhinged????

I am amazed that she can live in Kensington on £100k p.a.

She needs a considerably higher income to pay for the lifestyle that she is aspiring to. In retrospect it seems a bit sad, as she is trying to give her children the lifestyle that she grew up with and failing. I fear it will not end well.

eurochick Thu 19-Jun-14 15:07:20

£100k joint income is not enough to fund the lifestyle she wants. I know several people on £200-400k and cannot live the kind of lifestyle in London.

minipie Thu 19-Jun-14 15:21:09

Not everyone can just "get a better job". There are very few jobs which pay enough to fund the lifestyle she's after. The more realistic solution is for her to adapt her lifestyle to fit her means.

JaneParker Thu 19-Jun-14 18:02:33

Yes but she went to boarding school - a good one and obviously picked some typical low paid pin money female job hoping to live off male earnings for life - never a wise strategy or didn't do too well in her A levels and degree or didn't think about the future and her children and just had fun when younger.

MissMilbanke Thu 19-Jun-14 18:11:26

Well if it's true she's mad

Who would want to live like that - madness ??

Are you trying to start another SAHM bashing thread 'Jane'? What a sly way to do it.

Letthemtalk Thu 19-Jun-14 18:24:17

Of I lived in Kensington and sent my kids to private school I'd be well skint too. Ffs what does the woman expect???

chanie44 Thu 19-Jun-14 18:24:42

This is a 'Samantha brick' style self publicity stunt. Write an outrageous article, stir up a media frenzy, then comes appearances on day time tv....

Mintyy Thu 19-Jun-14 18:26:17

Your posts are always so horribly offensive JaneParker. I cannot for the life of me understand why you have so many admirers on here.

Mintyy Thu 19-Jun-14 18:26:37

Nothing sly about it.

How about seeking to empower ALL women, 'Jane'? The ones who want to reach lofty career heights, the ones who want/need to be breadwinners, the ones who want/need to stay at home with their families, the ones who want to be entrepreneurs, the ones that want to give back to their communities through volunteerism and all the women that fall somewhere in-between?

JaneParker Thu 19-Jun-14 19:02:06

Be content with what you have and if you don't like it change it. Instead she's complaining about the obviously consequence of choosing a career which pays very little money. Instead she should just change career or accept what she has. We need more action not words from people. Less moaning, more getting on with things. We reap what we sow in life.

'Jane', is everything OK with you? You were on a thread last week telling people they reap what they sow in life. If you want to chat about anything or vent...you know MN is certainly a good place to do it. Drop the weapons for a bit, maybe?

JaneParker Thu 19-Jun-14 21:25:51

Happiest time of my life actually. I am reaping what I sowed and as it works so well of course have to pass that message on to other women so they can learn.....

bloodyteenagers Thu 19-Jun-14 21:39:38

Wtf is she doing with her mobile phone? Over hundred quid with that alone.. The pair of them need to learn how to budget rather than bemoaning about their wastefulness.

Good. I'm very glad to hear it smile.

listsandbudgets Thu 19-Jun-14 22:01:47

confused Apparantly she whispers into the phone about not being able to pay the gas bill so other mums can't hear then writes an article about it in a national newspaper.

I feel sorry for her children - if she carries on like this it won't be that many years before their friends are reading her articles and then the teasing will start (if it hasn't already)

Apatite1 Sat 21-Jun-14 11:09:05

We earn more than her, no kids and still live in a tiny flat in unglam london. She is living way way over her means. Idiot.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Sat 21-Jun-14 11:10:50

She'll never buy an island, will she?

mithuseretrod Sat 21-Jun-14 11:14:33

charleybarley is right!

sometimes you need to accept reality and adjust accordingly. There is another life in another (cheaper) location for her and if she lived that life, she'd feel better off. She is pushing water uphill.

Oh, and stub out missus.

MarshaBrady Sat 21-Jun-14 11:18:57

Oh that's hilarious I know which school as my friend uses it and there's a supermodel and footballer.

She really will be up against it on that salary and that flat. They're all on top range salaries.

Floggingmolly Sat 21-Jun-14 11:28:05

That is one scary looking woman... She looks demented, almost.
£100k will not and has never funded a living in Kensington, two kids at public school lifestyle. And the daft old bat smokes, while feeling grateful at getting out of date lettuces out of a fucking bin from her scavenger freegan friend!

MarshaBrady Sat 21-Jun-14 11:31:15

I'm surprised at a two bed flat - £600 when a one bed in Kensington is more around £800k.

PossumPoo Sat 21-Jun-14 19:28:23

I just don't get the sort of person who does this. She sounds like a tit, she knows she's shit with money, overspending left, right and centre yet to tackle her problems she goes to the paper? confused

I bet none of it is true because as a pp said that money would not allow you to live in Kensington, do private schooling and piss that amount of money away on smokes and phones etc.

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