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babs10000 Thu 07-Aug-08 00:30:13

did anyone see that programme about 8 women from the sixties that one of them documented? Fascinating. At 60 guess what they all said and what was beared out..wealth is immaterial

expatinscotland Thu 07-Aug-08 00:33:18

good for them.

i think they're talking bollocks.

being evicted, homeless, having to go through bankrupcy are not immaterial experiences at all, IMO.

S1ur Thu 07-Aug-08 00:37:39

retrospective analysis is always tinged with current perspective.

Of course family and friends matter more than money, but it also easy to forget how important money was when you didn't have any.

solidgoldbrass Thu 07-Aug-08 00:42:18

Damn right, the people who cack on about money being unimportant are the people who have always had at least enough to manage on (ooh, now we've downsized by only going on holiday twice a year and cut down to only two cars our lives are soooooo much more spiritual. It's amazing how much you can save by getting an au pair instead of a nanny, or dumping your self-employed small business cleaner for a scared immigrant who can't speak English. And Sainsburys is nearly as good as Waitrose, you know...)

S1ur Thu 07-Aug-08 00:43:47

arf at sainsbury's being nearly as good as waitrose as if!

wink

babs10000 Thu 07-Aug-08 00:45:49

hey expatinscotland whough- really who is that a reality for these days?

expatinscotland Thu 07-Aug-08 00:49:56

what do you mean who is that a reality for?

bankrupcies and redundancies are in the increase at the moment.

there are a number of posters on here who are in danger of losing their homes, some of them are renters whose landlords are having their buy to let properties repossessed.

i went through bankrupcy in another country where you have to pay for healthcare after a divorce, redundancy (then no healthcare coverage) and being injured by an uninsured drunk driver.

it wasn't hte highlight of my life for sure.

i'd never, ever claim that money/wealth was entirely immaterial because i know what it's like to have absolutely none - it can be a downright terrifying experience, especially when you have kids into the bargain (thankfully, i didn't at the time).

babs10000 Thu 07-Aug-08 00:51:42

nothing but nothing a patch on what is was like under the tories

babs10000 Thu 07-Aug-08 00:52:28

nothing but nothing a patch on what is was like under the tories

expatinscotland Thu 07-Aug-08 00:52:42

recessions and depressions can happen under any administration, as, unfortunately, they are part of the economic cycle.

expatinscotland Thu 07-Aug-08 00:53:42

if you think it can never get as bad as the last recession, think again.

recessions unfortunately can't be headed off forever, because some of the factors that go into creating them are beyond anyone's control.

hughjarssss Thu 07-Aug-08 01:00:43

I think we are heading straight for another recession and it certainly could be as bad as it was the last time - we haven't reached the worst of it yet to find out.

I agree with everyone above that says its easy to say money doesn't matter when you have it.

If you're struggling to put food on the table and pay the bills, then having money matters.

If you're laying awake at night worrying about the debt you're in, then having money
matters.

Only the rich think money is inconsequential

Chandra Thu 07-Aug-08 01:07:01

I starved myself through University, I was in a really bad condition but that was the only way to afford it. Those years were bad for my body but they were very happy too.

So yes, I tend to agree that wealth is immaterial, although a little bit of money always makes things easier.

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