In today's economy it's getting harder and harder for many families to make ends meet. Times are tough all over. Unemployment is still severely high. And more people than ever are clipping coupons and bargain shopping.
If you're worried about finances and how you're going to put food on the table, don't fret… there's actually some benefits to being poor. Here's ten good things about being poor:
Keep Your Girly (or Boyish) Figure
If you don't have a lot of money to buy food, you'll eat less and have a nice svelte body. You won't have to worry about being overweight, and the unhealthy side effects of being obese.
No Hospital Stays
Since you can't afford insurance, you'll never have to worry about having to spend any significant time in the hospital or enduring those pesky medical tests.
Keeping Up With The Joneses
You don't have to worry about the Joneses because you're definitely not keepin' up with 'em.
If you can't afford gas, you'll be more apt to walk… thereby getting more exercise. And in turn, being more heart-healthy.
Open Door Policy
You can leave your doors unlocked, because you don't have anything worth stealing.
You've Got A Friend
You may not have tons of friends, but the ones you have are true blue. You know they're not just being a "friend" because you have money, fame, and/or prestige.
You don't have the hassle of balancing a bank account. Because you don't have any money to put in the bank.
Stress Free Vacations
You don't have to worry about those exhausting and stressful vacations. You can hang out in the kiddie pool in your backyard all summer.
You don't have to worry about retirement… you'll just work till you die.
See, being poor isn't so bad. There's definitely some advantages to being poor.
Okay, I hope you know this post is meant to be tongue-in-cheek. The only advantage to being poor I can think of is that it helps you to not take things for granted and to appreciate what you do have. But I'd still take rich, anyday.