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Is the ‘Rich list’ skewed to make us guilty and donate?
Posted: 26 October 2005 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Don’t confuse net worth with annual income. They are not the same thing.

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Posted: 26 October 2005 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Like Terry Austin says, you could be a billionaire loosing money every year.  This doesn’t really tell us anything.

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Posted: 27 October 2005 02:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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What’s net worth?

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Posted: 27 October 2005 02:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Income less tax & expenses.

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Posted: 27 October 2005 02:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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okay thanks smerk smile

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Posted: 27 October 2005 08:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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...I don’t feel guilty about not donating anything.

When I was breastfeeding, and applied for our local WIC (Women and Infant Children) program, I made $13 too much A YEAR.  They wouldn’t even consider me.  (And the reason I made “too much” was that before Jocelynn was born I was full time, but to save on childcare I went part time so my and Jason’s schedules wouldn’t overlap…and the 2 weeks that I worked full time for the beginning of the year sent me over…)

I am “the needy” most weeks of the year.  People should be donating money to ME.

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Posted: 27 October 2005 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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don’t forget to give me some! smile

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Posted: 27 October 2005 09:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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My sister and I usually get jumped when we go shopping by people who want us to sponser children in a third world counrty. My sister’s usual resonse is “When I can afford to feed and clothe my own children, then I’ll think about sponsoring a child”. That tends to shut them up.

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Posted: 27 October 2005 08:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I told it I made $0 a year
It told me it would be unethical of
them to ask for money if I made less
than $90 a year.

Presumably they would still try to
guilt trip you if you made that much


Extra: Tried it with $100 a year setting
and yes they ask for a donation.

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Posted: 27 October 2005 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Nyeh…doesn’t have AU$ on it.

Coverted my annual income to US$.  Came out with an hourly rate which is approximately my hourly rate in AU$.

But true, it’s not very accurate asking for gross annual income only.  If I could be bothered figuring out my net worth, it’ll probably come out a lot lower.

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Posted: 27 October 2005 09:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Smerk - 27 October 2005 06:35 AM

Income less tax & expenses.

Actually it’s all your money and the worth of all your possessions less tax & expenses.

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