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to be fed up of feeling poor, dh on 45k i'm a sahm, we have no debts and a good life, yet i still feel a bit poor

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dovebird Thu 25-Aug-11 22:14:14

we don't have money worries, our house is worth a fair bit more[40k at least] more than we owe on it, i'm happy being a sahm, we have a happy marraige on the whole,healthy as far as we know,nice car, been one one holiday abroad this year and 5 weekends away in uk.
we have a largeish 3 bedroom house which more than meets our needs
we get to have days out and meals out fairly often

i am surrounded by wealthy people though, with huge houses and very good lifestyles [ie gardeners, cleaners, never do their own d.i.y etc]

i'm fed up of feeling poor all time.

GalaxyWeaver Thu 25-Aug-11 22:15:01

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breaktime73 Thu 25-Aug-11 22:15:49

read Affluenza, and learn

sunshineandbooks Thu 25-Aug-11 22:15:56


GalaxyWeaver Thu 25-Aug-11 22:16:06

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breaktime73 Thu 25-Aug-11 22:16:08

or move to a poor area where you can be the richest??? would that cheer you up??

LadyThumb Thu 25-Aug-11 22:16:24

Never compare yourself to others - that way lies madness. You could always move to a less affluent area then your neighbours could feel like you do now.

blueshoes Thu 25-Aug-11 22:16:43

Why can't you earn your own money?

TakeMeDrunkImHome Thu 25-Aug-11 22:16:44

I feel the same. I only have 4.5mill left in the bank. Im shopping in poundland tomorrow.


NormanTebbit Thu 25-Aug-11 22:17:04

You know what sort of responses you will get.

You are very fortunate. You know that. Stop trying to keep up with the Joneses. It's tedious.

Mummyrev Thu 25-Aug-11 22:17:21


porcamiseria Thu 25-Aug-11 22:17:28

i feel poor and we earn more than you!!!!! c'est la vie,life is short and enjoy what you have as trust me shit may happen

TakeMeDrunkImHome Thu 25-Aug-11 22:17:33

Oh cmon people don't fall for this one.

DuelingFanjo Thu 25-Aug-11 22:17:46

get a job then.

Guitargirl Thu 25-Aug-11 22:17:52

This is a wind-up, surely?!

griphook Thu 25-Aug-11 22:17:57

well, why don't you give it all to charity, live on the streets, or eat £1 pizzas from iceland then you might realise what you have.

5inthebed Thu 25-Aug-11 22:18:32

Oh my heart pumps lumpy custard for you.

GalaxyWeaver Thu 25-Aug-11 22:18:40

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Coffeeisking Thu 25-Aug-11 22:18:47

Are you serious?
come stay here for a few days, then you would know poor. and there are people in a worse situation than us!
Get a bloody grip love!

petitepeach Thu 25-Aug-11 22:18:53

Sorry this must be a joke.......surely...????confused

NormanTebbit Thu 25-Aug-11 22:19:00

Is this

<<excited at using favourite mumsnet phrase>>

stealth boasting

RedHotPokers Thu 25-Aug-11 22:19:08

Boo effing Hoo

sunshineandbooks Thu 25-Aug-11 22:19:32

TakeMeDrunk and Guitargirl - glad it's not just me. There is no way this is genuine. grin

IRCL Thu 25-Aug-11 22:19:45

Get a grip and be grateful for what you have, if you cannot do that get off your arse and get a job.

Skillbo Thu 25-Aug-11 22:19:53

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