The Impact Of The Recession On Your Money, Savings, And Happiness
I've lately been thinking alot about money. Why? Because I'm not spending alot, yet I'm finding it hard to save any.
I should point out that I am not a big spender. I haggle shamelessly. I sold my HDTV. I have resisted from many temptations on HotUKDeals. I lurk the woman stamping yellow discount stickers in Asda.
So I can't help wonder how much of not being able to increase my savings has to do with the recession, or just perhaps the cost of living in the UK. I'm sure a big part still has to do with money management skills, but for now, I'm going to blame it on the weather :)
It doesn't help that I'm surrounded by friends with online businesses doing rather well, mostly living abroad in sunny climates, not appearing to be affected too much by the recession. A good few are even telling me to get out of the UK.
Maybe there are plenty of good reasons to stay in this country (or are there?), but the question remains: in view of all that's going on right now, if you had a choice, wht would you do? Would you live and work elsewhere in the world? Do you think about quitting your day job and escaping from a perpetual rat race? And if not, what are your reasons for staying?
Let's hear your thoughts!