By Ruby K. Payne
Humans in poverty face demanding situations nearly unknown to these in heart type or wealth--challenges from either seen and hidden resources. the truth of being bad brings out a survival mentality, and turns awareness clear of possibilities taken with no consideration by means of every body else.
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Beyond that, the couple wanted better furniture for their room, and had ambitions eventually to own their own home. They had one child and were planning more, and they wanted their children to be well educated and healthy and to secure good jobs and marriages. Each of these events requires chunks of cash at a single moment. We have just identified three needs that drive much of the financial activity of the poor households we met through the financial diaries: 1. Managing basics: cash-flow management to transform irregular income flows into a dependable resource to meet daily needs.
34 T H E DA I LY G R I N D Multiple and Uncertain Occupations . . Understanding the reasons for high turnovers is the starting point for understanding the financial lives of these households. ” Some of our diary households are headed by someone with a longterm permanent waged or salaried job. But these are the exceptions. In the Bangladesh diary set, for example, there are only two households out of 42 that obtain most of their income from a single permanent job: both are private car drivers living in the capital.
18 THE PORTFOLIOS OF THE PO OR These needs are so fundamental that they become the themes of the next three chapters of this book. The Portfolio Perspective The main categories of personal financial behavior—borrowing, insurance, and saving—are associated in our minds with the typical needs that they serve. Borrowing is associated with the financing of current opportunities and needs—to start or expand a business, perhaps, or to buy consumer durables. Insurance is linked with protection against risk, and saving with building large sums for the future.