I don’t read newspapers much. The print is too small and I can’t be bothered to wear my glasses, so I usually read things online now. This morning I picked up somebody else’s paper and read an article which made me smile.
There is some suggestion that interest rates might be cut. There is some concern, however, that if interest rates are cut again, people will use the money to reduce their debts and not spend it thus allegedly “stimulating the economy”. The subtext is that this is a BAD THING.
Hello? We are expected to go out and spend money we don’t have all over again and continue carrying a load of personal debt? I don’t think so.
I think we instinctively know what is really right – that reducing consumption and learning to live a happier life with less is the way forward. We need to stop listening to those with vested interests and trust our frugal instincts. We need to do the opposite of what we are being told.
Do you revel in doing things differently on the frugal front? Or do you feel a bit scared with being seen to be out of step with modern life?
Until next time, Tawney x