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Thrifty Thursday | financial survival


Many people are struggling to survive the economic problems in the UK, so we have to be thrifty and frugal. If you’re not struggling, this is a great time to invest, as shares seem cheap now. The super-six at Aldi this week are nectarines (4/5), chestnut mushrooms (250g), cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), butternut squash, cherries (150g) and courgettes (3). They are all 69p each.

The Thursday special buys didn’t excite me very much. The lavender plant could be handy for making your own lavender bags or maybe air fresheners.

There is a boot tidy cool bag in the Sunday special buys. I think I would find that useful. It might keep my frozen food cold for a while in the summer. It would be great for camping too.

I have to mention Bank’s beer (99p). It’s brewed locally in the West Midlands and is the cheapest beer at Aldi! It’s also the best! They do have mild and bitter and it’s not a high alcohol beer and so ideal for summer barbecues. Carbonated drinks aren’t good when it’s hot though, so get some squash for the afternoon. Save the fizzy drinks and beer for those cooler evenings.

I did buy barbecue charcoal from Aldi on Sunday I bought some new barbecue tools for 4.99 too. You can also get 4 X 2 litres bottles of spring water from Aldi for 99p. I had the fizzy one to dilute my blackcurrant squash. They also have tip tops!

I bought some of those shooter drinks a couple of weeks ago and now I’m refilling the bottles with blackcurrant squash. That’s DIY recycling! They are quite handy to carry around or take with you in the car and ideal for kids. No glass required!

People in the south of England are getting hit by austerity measures more than us farther north as London and the south east becomes a rich people only zone. They might be living in houses worth over half a million, but they are greedy; motivated only by money. There are now a million retired people in the UK worth over a million pounds. Much of that wealth is tied up in property.

Britain needs seven million migrants over the next 50 years to help keep down national debt levels, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). The economic forecaster has warned the UK’s ageing population was squeezing public finances and said there was “clear evidence” that migrants, who tend to be working age, have a “positive effect on the public sector’s debt dynamics”.

Do you think we need more immigrants in the overcrowded UK? Do we need more cars on the motorways? Do we need more people on council housing waiting lists? Do we need more people queuing for treatment in our A&E departments? What planet are members of the ‘OBR’ living on? The number of millionaire pensioners is set to double in the next five years. Pensioners are living longer because they are healthier and so many are continuing to work and contribute something useful to society. Maybe these bureaucrats could try to contribute something useful too?

What do you think? Please share your thoughts in the comments box. You can also follow me on Twitter and there is more to read on a zillion ideas.

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