Persuasive Essay On The American Dream

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Being the product of a family who struggled financially, and growing up in poverty; home ownership was something wished for, thought about, but not really obtainable. The great housing crash that occurred a few years ago, honestly didn’t affect my life since I have been a renter of my property and never an owner. I saw the reports on the news and saw the “for sale”, “foreclosure”, and “reduced price” signs all over nearby homes, and I thought about the families that lived there and what they were being forced to give up in order to even survive. Owing a home, owning property is part of the “American Dream” that not only immigrants imagine but born and raised American seek out as well. It was not until recently that my husband and I finally …show more content…
Not everyone is a scammer, or just trying to rob our financial institutions. I know what it feels like to be in debt because just making enough to provide for your family to eat is all that you can do at the point in time. It is such a burden and an embarrassment to have delinquent accounts, and overdraft fees. I believe that people as a whole would want to do everything they can to pay what they owe and not leave this earth while leaving a pile of bills for their family to pay. In many cultures and races, unpaid debt is dishonorable, it’s a scarlet letter marking you not good …show more content…
There is no test to figure this out, I think it would take deep thought and consideration when looking at their past choices. The “rent to own” process will weed those people out, scammers will eventually not pay the rent needed and in the end not have a home to show for it. The purpose is to avoid the process of eviction on a rent to own property but obviously that can’t always be the

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