Poor is when you can only afford half the memory your laptop is capable of using.
Right now I am running on the charger full time, because I just got it back from the repair place, got a new keyboard and track pad under warranty (about to expire at 3 years) but they said my battery was swollen (it is) and needs to be replaced. So right now there is a hole in the back of my computer while I debate internally the cost effectiveness of apple OEM battery ($120) or "just as good" ($60).
You're poor if you think you are. You're rich if your neighbor thinks you are. If neither, you're probably middle class - whatever that is.
The year I made less than $6,000 for the entire year.
That was 2000.
Nothing like being 31 and having to move you and your two kids back in with your parents.
The only reason I had any income at all that year was thanks to my National Guard drill checks.
You're poor if you have a 42" flat screen but your neighbor who works has a 60".
I don't know why people obsess over TV's and stuff. If you go to any Goodwill store you can find TV's for under $100, Goodwill outlet stores sells big-screen TV's for under $50.
These thrift resell shops sell clothes and shoes for a few dollars. They sell toys and kitchen gadgets for the same price.
Just because you would rather (and are able) to go waste $900 on a new tv from Best Buy doesn't mean that's what everyone does.
They sell xbox 360's for about $60. A family that can't afford $1000+ per month rent buys their child a once-a-year under-$100 toy for christmas so that the kid doesn't spend his time around the crackheads and gang members in these bad neighborhoods, and you people vilify them because you view that as a luxury.