The Affluent Poor is a relatively new term used to describe people like myself who appear to be quite well off on paper, but are actually broke. There are many contributing factors, some of which are outlined in the latest issue of Actualis. Strangely, one obvious culprit is omitted from the issue completely: taxes. The cumulative effects of income tax, property tax, sales tax, and hidden taxes are that Canadians have very little money left over. I personally believe that all taxes should be rolled into our income tax. Of course, the problem with this idea is that people would be able to instantly see how much money the government is taking from them.
I my case, an extenuating circumstance is that my investment property that I purchased a few years ago has had many issues, mostly stemming from the fact that the previous owners, a family-run contracting company by the name of MAG Eastwood Construction, did shoddy work on the foundation and has forced several families and myself deal with their mess. So MAG Eastwood Construction wins the Scumbag Company of the Year Award again for the fourth consecutive year running.
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What is the Affluent Poor?