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Letter: Don’t buy what you can’t afford
4:56pm Tuesday 7th August 2012 in Readers' letters
Ten years ago I was on minimum wage and my hubby unfortunately due to an accident became incapacitated for work but was then made redundant.
We had a child, mortgage and were entitled to no benefits apart from incapacity which he got about £60 per week.
The one thing I made sure of was that our bills were always paid and food on the table.
We had no loans, no credit cards, no £35 a month contract phones, we owed nothing.
We existed for three years, thats all. No holidays, no new clothes, gadgets, decorating.
Today we are in a better position but still believe if we can’t afford it then we don’t buy it. I still don’t have a contract phone. People need to prioritise better!
Julespent (via website).