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9th Sep '17 6:55:18 PM wingedcatgirl
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* In ''VideoGame/PapersPlease'', if you can't make enough money to keep even one member of your family alive, the government fires you from your job as border control, ending the game.
18th Aug '17 1:17:21 AM Baeraad555
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* This trope was apparently still extant in TheSixties, since an early ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' issue had Peter try to negotiate steady (rather than freelance) employment out of J. Jonah Jameson so that he could afford to propose to his girlfriend. Neither the promotion nor the relationship ended up panning out, alas.
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27th May '17 8:11:50 AM Malady
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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Her Father's Daughter'', Donald's mother urges him not to ask Linda to marry him for this reason.

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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Her Father's Daughter'', ''Literature/HerFathersDaughter'': Donald's mother urges him not to ask Linda to marry him for this reason.
6th Apr '17 7:09:32 AM Darkmoonfire
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* Kide, the protagonist of ''Literature/PavaneInPearlAndEmerald'', is unable to support to wife [[ImpoverishedPatrician in spite of being a lord]] at the Coral Palace. He's been trying to marry the princess for years before the books starts, since as an heiress the princess would be able to support herself and any children she has.
21st Jan '17 12:28:51 PM Divra
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* In the Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo series, a recurring theme is the uptime Americans coming to grips with how big a deal this is for downtimers. The short story "To Dye For" deals with this specifically when Tom "Stoner" Stone falls in love with a local woman. He's an aging hippie with a heart of gold and no interest in money. His love interest would be happy to live on his commune with him, but her father forbids the union solely because of Tom's financial status. This triggers him to use his uptime chemical knowledge to build the world's only synthetic dye industry, winning her father over (and ultimately becoming quite wealthy).

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* In the Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo series, a recurring theme is the uptime Americans coming to grips with how big a deal this is for downtimers. The short story "To Dye For" deals with this specifically when Tom "Stoner" Stone falls in love with a local woman. He's an aging hippie with a heart of gold and no interest in money. His love interest would be happy to live on his commune with him, but her father forbids the union solely because of Tom's financial status. This triggers him to use his uptime chemical knowledge to build the world's only synthetic dye industry, winning her father over (and ultimately becoming quite wealthy).one of the dozen or so richest men in Europe).
11th Jan '17 7:41:15 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey novels

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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey novelsLiterature/LordPeterWimsey novels:
14th Nov '16 10:44:57 AM Greenygal
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** ''The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club'', the aged General Fentiman's original will left his married grandson George what little money he had because his older brother Robert wasn't married and had his commission. Then the old General finds himself the heir to a large fortune. By now George has become a ShellShockedSoldier and his grandfather seriously considers leaving half the money to his wife Sheila instead. [[spoiler: Rober later explained that he found the old General's body when he was coming back to point out to his grandfather that leaving the money to George so that he could support his wife might help stabilize him.]]

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** ''The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club'', the aged General Fentiman's original will left his married grandson George what little money he had because his older brother Robert wasn't married and had his commission. Then the old General finds himself the heir to a large fortune. By now George has become a ShellShockedSoldier ShellShockedVeteran and his grandfather seriously considers leaving half the money to his wife Sheila instead. [[spoiler: Rober Robert later explained that he found the old General's body when he was coming back to point out to his grandfather that leaving the money to George so that he could support his wife might help stabilize him.]]
17th Aug '16 12:51:03 PM tromag
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* In the first ''Ring of Fire'' short story collection from the Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo series, the short story "To Dye For" by Creator/MercedesLackey opens with Tom "Stoner" Stone in a deep funk because his lack of income means the father of the woman he has fallen in love with refuses to allow their marriage.

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* In the first ''Ring of Fire'' short story collection from the Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo series, a recurring theme is the uptime Americans coming to grips with how big a deal this is for downtimers. The short story "To Dye For" by Creator/MercedesLackey opens deals with this specifically when Tom "Stoner" Stone in a deep funk because his lack of income means the father of the woman he has fallen falls in love with refuses a local woman. He's an aging hippie with a heart of gold and no interest in money. His love interest would be happy to allow their marriage.live on his commune with him, but her father forbids the union solely because of Tom's financial status. This triggers him to use his uptime chemical knowledge to build the world's only synthetic dye industry, winning her father over (and ultimately becoming quite wealthy).
25th Jul '16 2:29:25 AM PaulA
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* At the end of ''The Curse of Literature/{{Chalion}}'', [[spoiler: Cazaril, being [[ImpoverishedPatrician landless]] and having just been replaced as Iselle's secretary, cites this among a number of other protests when he is betrothed to the new Royina's lady in waiting Beatriz. Iselle simply points out that she is making the post of Chancellor a salaried position... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint wherupon Cazaril starts suggesting useful candidates]].]]

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* At the end of ''The Curse of Literature/{{Chalion}}'', [[spoiler: Cazaril, ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion'', [[spoiler:Cazaril, being [[ImpoverishedPatrician landless]] and having just been replaced as Iselle's secretary, cites this among a number of other protests when he is betrothed to the new Royina's lady in waiting Beatriz. Iselle simply points out that she is making the post of Chancellor a salaried position... [[ComicallyMissingThePoint wherupon Cazaril starts suggesting useful candidates]].]]
23rd Jul '16 7:31:47 PM Goldfritha
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*** Wentworth had not saved anything from his naval career, which meant he was entirely relying on his position to enable him to marry.

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*** In the BackStory, Wentworth had not saved anything from his naval career, which meant he was entirely relying on his position to enable him to marry. This is what led Lady Russell to talk Anne out of the engagement. In the current day of the novel, he has saved enough and is well-off. [[spoiler:Indeed, at the very end, he realizes that if he had written to Anne a year after their engagement was broken, when he had made a promising beginning to a fortune, they could have reconciled then.]]
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