On Being Labeled "Poor"

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Editor's Note: Do you ever walk into a thrift store and wonder if people in the parking lot think you're poor? Do you think the other people shopping there are? Does it matter? What does "poor" mean, anyway? Kristen from The Frugal Girl has thoughts on the matter. -Rita

On Being Poor (or Not)

Every once in a while a cranky person or a troll rolls through here and leaves a comment that refers to me as being poor, and it’s usually used in a pejorative way (“Well, you poor people just always need to xyz….”), but sometimes in a passing way (“Kristen is poor, so she has to cook at home/shop at Goodwill/use freecycle.”)

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