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03 January 2009 @ 03:45 pm
New Year Resolution?  
Benbenicek on January 3rd, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
To remain employed.
azure_horizonazure_horizon on January 3rd, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
True though...
Ayoub™ayoub on January 3rd, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)

Nice :D
anghara13anghara13 on January 3rd, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately mine is not to shop, but to save money as in the event of me becoming unemployed, the keeping of my house by paying my mortgage is my primary priority. Therefore, three months worth of bills are being stashed away, and I'm hoping the worst doesn't happen.

Any shopping I do will be in my local Morrisons, or if I have to have a treat, Amazon.

Sometimes I hate being sensible, but I've also cut down on such luxuries as food just lately, anything to keep the budget balanced!
ijournalerijournaler on January 4th, 2009 09:43 am (UTC)
I sympathise. I think we are getting mixed messages from the government - keep yourself afloat financially but at the same time splash out and help the economy.
anghara13: Redanghara13 on January 4th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
Well Gordon Brown is certainly on a spender bender, borrowing money from peter to pay paul is what his economic policy looks like to me, and when the proverbial hits the fan, as it will, there are going to be a lot of people like me who will pay the price for his idiotic view that you can "spend your way out of a recession".

Yeah, right. Like I can spend my way out of debt I suppose.... I can not think why anyone voted for him, seriously I can not. Although I admit most politicians leave me cold, what with their shaky grip on reality, self-serving attitudes to pay-rises and expenses, along with multiple homes, and of course, some of the idiotic policies they wind up discussing.

However, back to topic! The idea of being able to do both, keeping oneself financially stable and still shop is a nice one, I wish I could earn the national average wage (more than I currently do!) which might mean I could, but again, I would rather shore up my finances with a nice nest egg in case the government have (again) got it wrong and this recession deepens over the next four years. I might need the money more then.
ijournalerijournaler on January 5th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
I agree absolutely. Our politicians today are the equivalent of doctors in the seventeenth century - they believe in the four humours and bleeding the patient with leeches; I think more patients died of the treatment than survived.
Perfidious Albionmatttt on January 5th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
... but I don't want to reinflate the bubble!
ijournalerijournaler on January 6th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
Bubbles have a habit of bursting so perhaps e should change the metaphore to something like an inner tube.
Perfidious Albionmatttt on January 6th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Like I said, I don't want to reinflate the bubble. :-)