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"house rich, cash poor"

Posted by R. Berg on October 07, 2006

In Reply to: "House rich, cash poor" posted by Allison on October 07, 2006

: I understand the phrase, "house rich, cash poor" refers to the situation where your housing costs take up most of your income, leaving you with an expensive house (house rich)and little money for anything else (cash poor). I keep hearing the phrase turned into "house poor" and it drives me crazy. Am I wrong?

"House poor" is often used with that meaning. In fact, I hadn't heard the longer version. ~rb