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Poor by Choice!

...because living for money is a horrible way to live

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This is a community for those who are poor not because they have to be, but because they want to be, for whatever reasons.

Whether it's reluctance to being a wage slave, enjoyment in living as minimally as you can, separation from societal norms, or anything else, this is the place to talk about it.

If you're poor, that's not enough. This is not the place to whine about your problems or to seek betterment - rather, this is a place for people voluntarily downscaling their lives or at best, living on absolutely no income whatsoever, even though they could generate an income (or a higher income) if they wanted to.

There aren't any restrictions on community membership but obnoxious behavior won't be tolerated.

Types of things that are welcome here:

  • Posts about your experiences and things you are doing to reduce expenses.

  • Things to do, stuff to get, and places to go for free.

  • Stuff about dumpster diving, squatting, being homeless, reusing things, and otherwise doing whatever you have to do to survive with no or less money.

  • Advertising of other communities which are related to this one.

  • Offers of things which are being given away for free (asking for cost of shipping is okay).

  • Sharing pictures is encouraged! However, if you have more than one to share in a post, please place the rest behind a LJ-Cut.

Types of things that are NOT welcome here:

  • Judgement of other's choices. We respect each other's free will. This is not a place to push your morals on others. Realize that you can only change/control yourself, and be accepting of everyone.

  • Any sort of abusive behavior.

  • Putting down this lifestyle choice, claiming that being voluntarily poor is stealing from those who need the resources more, that it's morally wrong to live less expensively when you have the capacity to make more money, etc. This is not a community for those of such opinion.

The above list is subject to change at any time, but a general rule is that common sense should be your guide when using this community.

This community is not for everyone, but LiveJournal is a big place, and here are some other communities which may be of interest to you:
poor_skills - General audience discussion, debating, advice sharing, and periodic giveaways.
poorskills - Seems to be the same as the above, but with less chaos factor.
frugalgreen - For the eco-conscious person without much money.
uk_frugal - Frugal Life in the United Kingdom.
...know more? Let me know and I'll add them here!