There is a fear that some of the taxpayer-funded backup systems are considered a primary method of support. People are outspoken with their feelings that other find ways to scam social services, taking financial support from what has been set aside for truly deserving households when it's unnecessary. Society does a pretty good job of creating stigmas around certain, but not all, types of government assistance, and that's one of the reasons the food stamp program has been rebranded as “SNAP.”I'm not saying this happens often, but neglecting sound financial decisions with the intent of taking advantage of government benefits you might automatically receive is not a good way to build wealth and achieve financial independence. It's not even guaranteed to provide enough support just to get by. In some ways, the recession helped make that clear.
Someone Will Take Care Of Me: Toxic Financial Attitudes
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