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Old 02-02-2018, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Renting sucks, I've never known a food insecure renter who "more like to rent than buy". Not only are they food insecure, they are usually also housing insecure since they have zero control over inevitable rent inflation which occurs simply Because Landlords Can.
I meant "likely".

There is this thing now called "market rent", which means whatever the landlords have gotten away with. The apartment cartels compare and identify the highest paying renter, and the term gets tossed around as if it is some official guideline.

 
Old 02-02-2018, 06:09 AM
 
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Renting sucks, I've never known a food insecure renter who "more like to rent than buy". Not only are they food insecure, they are usually also housing insecure since they have zero control over inevitable rent inflation which occurs simply Because Landlords Can.
This is a really odd viewpoint. I can't wait to sell this house and go back to renting. I'm tired of upkeep, property tax....that's about it. But that can be a LOT. I've owned 4 different homes and, in between 3 & 4 I rented a couple of times. WAY prefer renting at this point. What a burden it CAN be. Not necessarily but...

Hoping to sell out soon.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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??? ??? ??? ??? ???

I'm okay with work requirements for Medicaid recipients. Puts them (sorta) on par with people who get medical from their employer.

Given my dead-end job history, my resume is essentially useless.
Dead end jobs but plenty of time to post here on City Data Forum. You have over 32,000 posts to date. What are you doing to improve your situation?

If you are food insecure what have you done to build a supply of food?

How many dead end jobs are you working? I remember holding down a full time and two part time jobs at the same time.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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Yet they have money for beer, dope, tobacco and lottery tickets.

Obviously, their priorities are whacked.
Don't forget tattoos, cell phones, hair weaves, and fake nails.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 09:51 AM
 
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Don't forget tattoos, cell phones, hair weaves, and fake nails.
And free internet to make 32000+++ posts whining about stuff.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 10:10 AM
 
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You should know better than that. I take the opposite tack: incomes aren't too low, rents are too high.
Of course you do. Because you've not done anything to improve your income, can't heap the blame where it belongs, but have to blame someone.

Now, are we talking about rent for your living quarters, or the storage unit you pay for?
 
Old 02-02-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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I find it odd there is some sort of "assumption" renters are doing so only because they have no other option. Or are poor. Those are uniquely American concepts if you look at the rest of the world. I rent for a million different reasons, but not one of them is because I can't afford home ownership. And it's not "throwing money away" if you look at how much people spend on repairs, property taxes, maintenance. Not to mention all of those hours spent on yard work. It's not for everyone. Me personally, I don't want to be at the mercy of a house, nor feel like I'm trapped and anchored down to a place that I may outgrow/tire of/want to sell at the wrong time.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 10:12 AM
 
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Renting sucks, I've never known a food insecure renter who "more like to rent than buy". Not only are they food insecure, they are usually also housing insecure since they have zero control over inevitable rent inflation which occurs simply Because Landlords Can.
It's not because they don't earn enough money? Because they haven't take the steps to improve their skills, move up into management, or used their degrees to get a better income?
 
Old 02-02-2018, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Then what were they spending their income on, because there is something that doesn't add up there.
How do I know? I don't ask my friends rude questions about their finances. And as she is a respected friend, I'm not going to judge her, either.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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and yet you post it....

IOW posters shouldn't be critiquing the articles they're including in the post.

I see.
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