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    Poor is relative.

    But it just shows that Sg is an expensive place to live and to do business. And let's hope that our "success formula" would continue to bring us success.
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    Default Re: Poor at S$1800/Month

    I am involved in an organization who helps the poor, and people apporached us for help.

    There are people who are poor because of their own careless behaviour. Some time we found out that someone has a big flat LCD TV at home, use expensive handphone, wears gold. And all was bought using a borrowed money...

    There are people who are really poor: old, sick, disabled, kicked out from their HDB flats...

    The poor who is able to live without help: There is a single mother with 2 kids, her salary is under $1000, but she can manage the money well and even refuse when we offered her some help.

    So, my conclusion is that poor cannot be measured by income alone... it's more on someone's mentality...
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    Quote Originally Posted by voldisinarta View Post
    I am involved in an organization who helps the poor, and people apporached us for help.

    There are people who are poor because of their own careless behaviour. Some time we found out that someone has a big flat LCD TV at home, use expensive handphone, wears gold. And all was bought using a borrowed money...

    There are people who are really poor: old, sick, disabled, kicked out from their HDB flats...

    The poor who is able to live without help: There is a single mother with 2 kids, her salary is under $1000, but she can manage the money well and even refuse when we offered her some help.

    So, my conclusion is that poor cannot be measured by income alone... it's more on someone's mentality...
    This what we call poor!

    When you are mentally poor, your are poor!

    You should live within your means... and how you manage your $$$$$.

    MM Lee just said.. high return = high risk.

    Nothing is free in this world or no FREE LUNCH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotobaut View Post
    wow S$1800 is quite high in the philippines....basic here is only S$250.
    That is reality. We can only compare among Singaporean.

    Get your leaders to work hard.... there are many contributing factors for a nation to grow, your leaders know what!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    Poor is relative.

    But it just shows that Sg is an expensive place to live and to do business. And let's hope that our "success formula" would continue to bring us success.
    I agreed. We only need the minimun. The richness is in the mind.
    Last edited by Yappy; 11th November 2008 at 10:40 AM.

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    Thank you for the sharing. It gives us an inside of what is going on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Thank you for the sharing. It gives us an inside of what is going on...
    Dont understand your comment. Whats going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoctor View Post
    Dont understand your comment. Whats going on?
    Read the last line of the article and understand the real focus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    Read the last line of the article and understand the real focus.
    The entire economy is rooted on consumerism. As long as we don't keep the money going round, the economy is going to fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    The entire economy is rooted on consumerism. As long as we don't keep the money going round, the economy is going to fail.
    But to do that, the consumers have to have more disposable income first...right? Everywhere also cutting business cost, and the easiest to cut is salary and employees.

    How about lowering consumer's cost first?... let's say.. by 7%

    *edit* the focus is on business, and export orientated. Why suddenly ask us to spend more when policies are not focused on local consumerism? As the thread title says even at $1800/month Singaporeans are considered (or classified as) poor. Should ask companies to export more.

    http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne...12-100137.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoctor View Post
    Dont understand your comment. Whats going on?
    Hi... just click onto the link.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    The entire economy is rooted on consumerism. As long as we don't keep the money going round, the economy is going to fail.
    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    But to do that, the consumers have to have more disposable income first...right? Everywhere also cutting business cost, and the easiest to cut is salary and employees.

    How about lowering consumer's cost first?... let's say.. by 7%

    *edit* the focus is on business, and export orientated. Why suddenly ask us to spend more when policies are not focused on local consumerism? As the thread title says even at $1800/month Singaporeans are considered (or classified as) poor. Should ask companies to export more.
    We may have to look at the economy as a whole. Solving one problem leads to the fall of another and ...

    The challenges ahead are more complex. Everybody has to play his role. If you ask for pay rise, you get sack. The authority has to look into getting more jobs at least to substain his livehood. Live within your mean and be prudent.

    Can we say that there are still many rich who can affort fo buy cars etc. They continue to spend and the authority can focus on the not so rich. The priority is to look at those who lost their jobs. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotobaut View Post
    wow S$1800 is quite high in the philippines....basic here is only S$250.
    $250 is just enough to pay the powersupply bill for a 5 room flat in Singapore. Better to lit candles to conserve energy here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsl03 View Post
    $250 is just enough to pay the powersupply bill for a 5 room flat in Singapore. Better to lit candles to conserve energy here.
    U are right. We are fortunate and many of us can pay $250 just for that bill.

    Are we not fortunate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shu22 View Post
    You mean "we" as people in CS? Of course we are not poor, just look at the number of BBB!
    Not true wor, some "BBB virus carriers" buy with credit cards and advance cash, rich on the outside poor on the inside. Best to spend within means. I think CSers are generally ok bah, else wouldn't be spending time posting, should be spending time working hard for money liaoz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    The entire economy is rooted on consumerism. As long as we don't keep the money going round, the economy is going to fail.
    Consume in moderation. At the extreme end of this consumerism is the US style of living on credit, which a lot of s'poreans are getting into today.

    The meaning of poor => Not being able to do things that NEED to be done.

    If someone very dear to you is in dire need of help, and you don't have spare cash to do so, oh boy, you're poor.

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