I know I should feel bad for all the people who are losing their homes right now, but I just can't.
There's no excuse for people not doing their homework, and that homework includes taking a realistic look at what they can and can not afford. My
husband & I were approved for a much larger home mortgage (after 10 years of working hard, saving and paying off debt), but we "settled" for a
mobile home at about a third of the cost of a "real" house. We also choose to keep our cars as long-term investments rather than purchasing new
ones every couple of years.
Meanwhile, all of our friends went ahead and bought huge homes with monster mortgages, lease new cars every other year and buy every new toy that hits
the market... If any one of them loses their job, their respective household will collapse. These people (our friends) all looked down their noses at
my husband & I. The "trailer trash" jokes were hurtful (to me) and merciless.... BUT ....
If my husband & I both lose our jobs tomorrow, we can maintain this trailer, pay the mortgage, buy food and live just fine on what we'd make on
unemployment. Yeah, we're trailer trash all right.
So no, I don't feel bad. I'm sick of being looked down upon because I don't spend $125 bucks on a haircut, and $50 for a shirt that I'll only
wear once. I'm sick of being called "Trailer Trash". Our home is clean & well cared for, and so is the Trailer Park that we live in. We choose
how we spend our money. We work hard for it, and we choose very carefully. So if some joker gets a government handout to keep their huge house and
support their superiority complex......
I say..... Let them live in trailers!