Our word today is FACT.
How many times are the facts twisted to fit the scenario?
Our government is good at that, moving goalposts and massaging figures to make them look good, especially regarding unemployment, inflation and the economy.
How many relationships have been broken because some interfering busybody hasn’t quite got their facts right and ‘knowing for a fact’ is only their supposition?
They say facts and figures don’t lie.
According to the official reports, I don’t know how Hubby and I can possibly exist as their figures are based on those with more than double our joint income yet cannot manage financially. I almost cried (not) for the poor lad who couldn’t manage on £125, 000 a year, when many families were only earning a tenth of that.
I budget, I calculate, I analyse.
We don’t drink, we don’t smoke, we don’t have exotic holidays or lease expensive cars, we don’t wear designer clothes, dine out, or frequent clubs, gyms or visit The Arts, and have no need for the latest technological gadgetry or multi inch TV and sound system which will be out of date in less than a year.
We’re practical by making do or repair, and run a small economical car. We eat well, keep warm and waste nothing.
Fact: we don’t owe a penny to a soul, and whilst we don’t have a lot, we have enough.
Because I budget, calculate and analyse.