Thursday 19 March 2020

Billions In Aid, And I Don’t Qualify

The Canadian Government just announced a wonderful financial aid package to help people with the economic impacts of this pandemic.

That’s a great thing and all, but after looking it over, I don’t qualify for a dime of it. Yet this is nothing new, as I never qualify for any sort of assistance or aid, I never have.

You don’t understand I don’t qualify for this aid not because I am living in my RV, but because I just don’t.

Even if I was still living in my townhouse buried in debt, I wouldn’t qualify for help from this aid package.

I am still employed, so no “quarantine pay.” I don’t have a mortgage, so no help there. 

I don’t know if this package would pause truck payments, nor have I heard any impact they may have on credit card debt.

I buy my propane from the local gas station and have a solar system, so I have no utility company to pay, or for them to cut me off if I don’t pay.

I am happy that the government is doing something and I am happy for the people who are getting some help from this aid package.

I also wish that this pandemic will pass over us quickly and that the economy rebounds quickly afterwards. 

This is why I have said repeatedly to deal with your debt before something large happens, because you have to be able to rely on your own resources if need be in times of crisis.

It is nice to see that some aid is coming . . . to some people, yet not everyone is being helped. Once again, I am told that this is fair.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

1 comment:

  1. On the bright side, if you lose your job or are laid off or start a business, you would qualify. On another note, since you have savings and are looking to buy land for your dream, it's during a recession that is the best time to make lower than usual offers on your preferred piece of land and get the ball rolling. Gary Veynerchuck and even Mr. Buffett were sitting on their cash for just this situation which they had predicted. There's always a silver lining.