posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 06:25 PM
a reply to: geezlouise
That was not meant as a jab at you personally.
I too have earned less than average wage my entire adult life. I too struggled to save because the wage I earned, despite working 45 - 50 hours per
week, was enough to cover rent and bills but never quite enough to save what I needed to get a house deposit. And I found that no matter how fast I
saved, the price of real estate kept increasing and moving the goalposts further and further away.
By working hard I meant there are some out there (I meet them all the time BTW) who have this dreadful sense of entitlement. They just think that the
world 'owes' them a new car and a flash house in a well to do suburb. They have no concept of budgeting and are the ultimate conspicuous consumers who
want to keep up with the Jones' without the financial means to do so. Those people are the ones who do not work hard - as in they are the special
snowflake type who want someone else to help them out.
Read my post on the first page of this - it tells my story of what I had to do to get my own home. It took a huge lifestyle change and a move to the
country with my current employer to make home ownership a reality for me.
Most importantly NOBODY helped us out. My parents disowned me years ago (long story) and I moved to a different country to make peace with them. My
partner is from a poor family who's parent's do not have the financial means to help us out either. When my partner and I met in 2006, I was literally
down to my last $20, living in a hostel out of a suitcase and he had just broken up with his partner, was living back at home and had nothing other
than clothes to his name.
So don't give up, it took me 43 years to buy a home but I got there. If you keep persisting you can make it too
edit on 21-1-2017 by
markosity1973 because: (no reason given)