These skills could include cooking cleaning home and auto repair time and

These skills could include cooking cleaning home and

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learn skills that the wealthy miss out on. These skills could include cooking, cleaning, home and auto repair, time and stress management, resource knowledge, stronger relationship and family bonds, saving abilities and generally have more versatile life experience. Even though there are some advantages to being poor there are much more devastating disadvantages. Yes, these do include many of previously stated advantages in some way. We talked about government assistance and family and community organization assistance and the advantages of them, but these can be a double-edged sword. In many cases these individuals can become dependent on the help that they receive and have major fear of losing services if their income were to increase. In addition, the poor generally achieve a lower level of education due to their location, lack of role models and financial abilities causing them to have lower self-esteem and self-worth. Public schools in lower income neighborhoods have notoriously tested lower, had less graduates and less college attendees. This is due to an accumulation of reasons but mainly lower tax accumulation and a higher population causing the schools to be overcrowded and to say the least underfunded. Lastly the less financially inclined are more likely to suffer from stress and depression causing them to act out in various self-harming ways. Some examples include drug abuse and crime rates skyrocketing in lower income communities. As we all know almost everyone wants to be wealthy and there are many advantages to being part of the wealthy class. These advantages are derived in a slew of different ways including financial, social and personal. The financial advantages are often the most thought of and sought after. These include purchasing power, investment opportunities, travel, ability not to work, owning a home, etc. The
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  • Fall '17
  • Poverty, Business Insider, Shane Theophilou, Lori Wolf

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