Spend your money on stuff you enjoy is my moto at the moment, while it is still worth something. And it’ll make you feel a whole lot better.
Inflation is racing away at over 10% which is the official number, but food shopping on a lot of the stuff we buy is up 20% + this year already.
Interest rates on savings are no where near inflation, but will be going up. Which is dire for some folks, but doing me a favour.
Defined contribution pots taking a hammering, some by circa 30%.
Who on earth would have thought our government could have made such a mess of things for us. Led us into one disaster after another and still cant see sense. According to the governments take on the situation this morning on Laura Kuenssberg’s program, we’re better off sticking with this mad woman rather than the torries being seen by the electorate to be unable to sort their own house out. Sadly, I have no condidence in a solution being presented through outstanding leadership, so it’s only going to get worse.
The pound in your pocket will probably continue tanking thro inflation and dire governance, so might as well spend it while it’s still worth something.
The other thing I will say before I shut up, is that a canny shopper can save considerable cash shopping around on line. Up to 30% on some wines. I’ve started buying a lot more wine from different merchants these days. I also intend filling my boots on the Black Friday thing and 25% off 6 deals the supermarkets will be having leading up to Christmas and stocking up on more wine than I normally would have.