A new frugal revolution – let’s do the opposite to what we are told

Hello Friends,

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

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A new frugal revolution – let’s do the opposite to what we are told — 1 Comment

  1. Have always been out of step! I do my own thing and if I can’t afford something I actually say so! I realise that this is not done – but frankly I couldn’t care less. To seek approval from those with more money than sense is not something I need to do. The thing that annoys me about the very low interest rates is that my small savings pot is getting smaller and smaller. Again, this is not something I am prepared to worry about. As my mother used to say – you die if you worry and you die if you don’t. Now there’s a cheerful moto!xx