You do get it's the running joke here right? Not every member is "broke" the humor is in the fact that you'll start budgeting your money to afford more cans, resulting in an empty wallet, empty as in, "WELP all my bills are paid, kids are fed, wife's happy and I got a new pair of cans..."
It's a running joke, yes, but neither did I mean that a lot of people might literally be going broke. My point was that it actually got to the point of being a running joke because there is truth to the excessive spending. Bills might be paid, wife is happy, but what the kids eat? Sodium and preservatives-laden budget food you get in crates or with coupons. Wife's happy? On top of having bought two $1,500 headphones plus a $1,500 IEM and whatever the wife wanted, did you put away enough money for the kids' college expenses for this month? Do you have any stock market let alone real estate investments? If you need a car to get to work, are you sure you go extra cash in case some schmuck smashes your car and you can get another one in case insurance won't cover it?
Personally if you're not keeping at least 30% for investments and savings you're technically broke - any major catastrophe that insurance won't cover will hit really hard.
Edited by ProtegeManiac - 6/9/14 at 11:12am