Bathia_Mapes: I notice she supports her mother, which is nice, but I'm wondering why she doesn't have her mother take care of her kid instead of hiring a nanny.Private school is nice too, but if you're having that much of a problem with your finances maybe you should reconsider sending your daughter to a public school instead.Maybe it's just me, but I'm having a hard time being sympathetic.
8 inches: Cue the "it's not FAIR someone makes a lot of money" crowd.
hamdinger: 8 inches: Cue the "it's not FAIR someone makes a lot of money" crowd.Yes. They're in the thread, and they can barely survive on $1m a year. A-bloo-bloo-bloo.
Lee Jackson Beauregard: 8 inches: Cue the "it's not FAIR someone makes a lot of money" crowd.*crickets*
eventhelosers: Money just brings problems. I have enough problems being poor.
some_beer_drinker: eventhelosers: Money just brings problems. I have enough problems being poor.you would have less problems if you were rich. i am very very rich, and i have no problems. my biggest problem today was weather to lounge by the pool, or in the garden. and then jeeves didnt put enough ice in my drink. i fired him. after the customary whipping of course.
some_beer_drinker: i think i saw a brown person near the gate. call 911
Fark_Guy_Rob: This just in - most people will spend whatever they make. Most people will also perpetually associate with people who earn similar wages, skewing their perception of 'normal'.I know people who make minimum wage (~14.5k) in the US who are just barely getting by.I know people who make 40k who are barely getting by.I know people who make 100k who are barely getting by.Meanwhile, there are lots and lots of countries where a minimum wage job in the US would put you into the upper-middle class range of earners. Those people probably can't fathom how 14.5k USD isn't enough. And they'd laugh at the poor minimum wage guy trying to justify how it's not a lot of money after a long list of trivial expenses.Ha! You have a car! And you are complaining about how much it costs? I HAVE A BICYCLE and a bicycle only!CELL PHONE BILL? You have a smart phone with unlimited data!Rent? You live in an 800 sq. ft. apartment! Why do you need so much space!It's all relative. Very few people are ever content to live beneath their means. Regardless of what they make, they're always just 'scrapping by'. When something goes wrong, they begrudgingly adjust their standard of living to a lower level. That's true of the rich guy who has to sell his second beach house, or the poor guy who has to stop drinking Pepsi and drink water because water is free.
Bathia_Mapes: I notice she supports her mother, which is nice, but I'm wondering why she doesn't have her mother take care of her kid instead of hiring a nanny.
Gyrfalcon: Bathia_Mapes: I notice she supports her mother, which is nice, but I'm wondering why she doesn't have her mother take care of her kid instead of hiring a nanny.Private school is nice too, but if you're having that much of a problem with your finances maybe you should reconsider sending your daughter to a public school instead.Maybe it's just me, but I'm having a hard time being sympathetic.I mean, yes, it's quite true that a million dollars a year isn't the do-nothing-again sum it used to be; but it's not entirely necessary to be sending your daughter to a $44,000/year private school and paying $60K annually for a nanny. OR living in an $8000/mo apartment in New York.I mean, I could live nicely on what she pays just her nanny--AND pay off Aunt Sallie Mae, so what's this woman's issue?
Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Yeah, but to be fair, I don't think she's actually saying that she has a hard time getting by. She's pointing out that $1M/yr isn't the fark-you money people think it is. And she may feel (for good reason) that her income is somewhat precarious and she isn't saving/investing as much as she should be. I don't feel sorry for her, but I can understand that she doesn't feel as well off as she looks to the average farker. (And I could be mistaken, but I don't think she's asking anyone to feel sorry for her.)/"supports her mother" can mean a lot of different things; some of them are legitimately quite expensive and could mean that grandmother-as-nanny is not feasible
Krieghund: It's almost as if this story was taken out of context from a much longer and wider-ranging interview....Come on. You guys know better than to take the Daily Fail at face value.
Krieghund: And it's almost as if her point was more that a million dollars a year doesn't buy the financial security that people might think it does, because there are a lot of costs associated with where she has to live to work in her chosen field. And yes, if you're in the USA, you pretty much have to live in NYC to work in fashion at her level.
doyner: So if a million a year is barely enough to get by, why all the acrimony about raising minimum wage?
Munchkin City Coroner: All I came to post is that I will not click mailonline.
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