Making Ends Meet

money... money... - making ends meet
Philippines
July 31, 2007 8:41pm CST
Do you sometimes have this problem of making ends meet?I know of some people who have good sources of income but often hear them whining about their financial concerns. Most of them even live a very simple life and thus, don't spend much when it comes to non-essentials. Still, problems of making ends meet arise. So, if this is the case with people who have good sources of income, how much more with those who have less?
4 responses
@williamjisir (22901)
• China
1 Aug 07
It is the best policy to make both ends meet. But sometimes it is not easy to. When I cannot do so, I just try to live as simple a life as possible until my financial status gets better. Most of the time, I well plan my life without being an over-consumer to avoid the hard time.
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• Philippines
1 Aug 07
you are right, the key to making ends meet is not to live beyond our means...
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
1 Aug 07
that is very true. i have four kids and it is really a head ache making both ends meet. with everyday needs such as food and things they need at school. such as papers, school projects.... head ache and heart ache all together. but i am still greatful that my sisters help me financially. thanks to them.
• Philippines
1 Aug 07
it really feels great that our family knows our needs and that they are sensitive to these needs. it's nice to have them around. =)
@wilykat (13)
• Philippines
1 Aug 07
Hi dolce, the key is "the more you have the more your needs", by nature people are like that. Its all the same whether your single or married we tend to spend more than what we have. They may not spend more on non-essentials but they use it on other ways. You are right I could not imagine those have have less how they can raise their children (they even have more than those who are well-off) and sent them to school.
• United States
2 Aug 07
You are so right! It's like the amount of money you have is the amount you spend. My first boss told me that but until I was actually making a decent income I didn't belive him!
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
1 Aug 07
It depends on your obligations. Even though someone might make a whole lot of money, they are expected to do more. If you just live in a small hut and just have a small patch to grow vegetables and raise a few chickens, no one expects you to have people sleep over or entertain guests, but they do expect that of a richer person. They may be expected to donate so much for charities and if their stock goes down, they may not be able to put so much in. It might mean no new wing for a hospital or no extra equipment, for example. It does no good to envy those who have more. If they gave away their wealth and lived like someone who was not that well off, that would be communism.