I listened this morning as another expert urged restraint in this current economic situation. “Keep calm,” he said. “So you may have to postpone buying your new car until next year. That isn’t such a big deal!”
The more I listen to these people, the more I wonder if they have any comprehension at all of how the rest of us live. Or are these people so out of touch with reality they are unable to understand that the most pressing concern most of us have these days is far removed from something as trivial as the purchase of a newer car?
Bee balm (Monarda didyma)
I wonder… do these people know what it feels like to lose a job they thought was secure… have they saved for a retirement that now seems out of reach… do they struggle to make a paycheck stretch to cover ever increasing prices and expenses?
My guess would be a no.
The economy will eventually improve. In the meantime, it makes sense to live frugally, not make unnecessary purchases, make the most of the things we already have, and save in the small ways that add up.
But you and I already know that, don’t we?