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A lot of people have loans and credit cards debts, making it impossible to save.So how many of us are surviving pay cheque to pay cheque?
(Still, I'd better go easy on that overpriced bottle of wine she just opened.) The Citizens Advice Bureau saw a sharp rise in the number of middle class people coming to them for advice due to mounting debts in 2011 and this only seems to be getting worse. And rent and property prices especially in London are at an all-time high.Being self-employed I know that it only takes a few people not to pay me in the same time frame for it to cause me difficulty.Working as a comedian means I have to travel up and down the country and this often means that I have to pay a lot of money out just to get to work.Travelling by train is not cheap and we often have to eat out as well, to mingle with contacts and potentially score new business.Islamophobia was once declared by Baroness Warsi to have passed the ‘dinner table test'.Now it seems there's a new 'taboo' subject coming to the fore: but this time it's one of the most personal things to talk about: money (or lack of it).
Having no idea what she was talking about, I at first thought that she was referring to her own cooking and I had to concede that she had a point.
Luckily before I waded in to agree with her and ask how on earth she had managed to mess up salmon (who does that? Instead of doing the normal middle-class thing and quickly changing the subject I was surprised how most of the other guests confessed that they were in exactly the same position.
There has been much in the news about how benefits are being slashed and those in the lower income brackets are suffering due to the austerity measures brought in by the government, but not many people are talking about the effect it's having on middle class families.
These people who on the surface appear to have it all may not be doing as well they seem.
You could question why my hostess is throwing dinner parties in the first place if she's so worried about going under?
Her point, however, is that she can afford it all for now – but if the next pay cheque failed to come through, she'd be broke, just like that.