Since I first started this blog almost two years ago, I have seen nothing that can change my viewpoints on living simple. There are too many economic problems today for anyone to blithely say that everything will be all right.
70% of the United States economy is consumer-based. Stop and think about that for a second. Okay you say, so what? Here’s the so what……what if the consumers can’t afford to buy products?
Does that seem far-fetched to you? Then you aren’t paying attention. Full-time jobs have been replaced by part-time jobs and the government calls that progress and good economic news. 40% of Americans are one paycheck away from poverty….one paycheck! The statistics are unbelievable and still people don’t wake up to the fact that change must happen and it must happen with them.
I have not owned a car for two years. Bev has one for her job but I haven’t had one since my Ford Ranger blew a rod and died an ugly death. Do I miss having transportation? Of course! Do I need it? Not at all! I have the money right now to go out and buy a used compact pickup truck, but I won’t do it simply because I don’t need it.
We owe no money to credit companies. We have lowered our bills by 30% over the past two years and we will lower them another 20% this year. We have done it by adopting responsible spending and buying only according to need.
We do not have arguments about money? We have no stress caused by money problems. How about you? Can you say the same thing? I hope so….I really do….but if not, then you might want to consider living a simpler lifestyle.
Have a great day. I’m going to go feed the chickens and then get back to writing.