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Would it be wrong for me as i'm on benefits and in my late fifties to want to order sky tv?

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  • Would it be wrong for me as i'm on benefits and in my late fifties to want to order sky tv?


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Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 14:58
Obviously, if you have no money, you can't afford luxuries. That being said, why not get some work, so you can afford things you want. Sky tv can't be worth sacrificing necessities, going into debt, or ruining your relationship with your daughter. Whatever your situation is you should be able to find something you can do to earn a little money to buy the things you want.
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 16:38
Buy lots more dwarf hamsters.
Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 16:15
She has a valid and sensible argument. If she is contributing to the household income, then she has the right to speak out, but it should be you that makes the decision.
Answer #4 | 19/12 2013 17:26
It sounds like your daughter is living with you, in your home. In your own home you should be able to choose what you want yourself, but you also say you have no money and no job. You can barely afford food or clothes or Xmas gifts. It sounds to me like you can't afford Sky or any other luxury, and if you have the internet you can watch almost anything you want without Sky. When you have learned how to manage on your existing budget and are able to save a substantial amount every week, then you could reconsider.
Answer #5 | 19/12 2013 20:26
You will not be able to get a contract phone as you have no income on paper and benefit does not count as income! Also she probably is right in that your household budget means that you cannot afford to run to it on a monthly basis.
Answer #6 | 20/12 2013 00:37
If you can afford to pay the monthly bills for sky and a phone while living on benefits, then I don't see a problem. Loads of unemployed have sky. But sky is a luxury, not a necessity and luxuries are really for those that work Secondly why is a 28 year old only working 2 days a week ? Give her 6 months to get a proper job and move out if she is causing your problems
Answer #7 | 19/12 2013 23:24
You again. Don't you get bored with these endless 'I want but I'm on benefit scenarios'? As someone else said stick to hamsters they are cheaper in the long run. Or novelty idea get a job then you'll can afford more.

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