Post by Omega
Bastards are after our money folks!
Give them £10.000 free??? I wonder how we managed without that!
Yes, it is harder for today's young to get on the property ladder but it is
by no means impossible if they save instead of running around spending.
My grand daughter got married just over a year ago. They lived in a
converted garage in her mother's home and saved every penny. Husband is
still at uni, but he works every hour he can, and she works jolly hard too.
They saved up their deposit and they moved into their own house last month.
No, they don't have fancy tv's etc but they have their own home and are
buying things as they can afford them.
I see people being interviewed on tv in their sitting rooms with a huge tv
in the background and fancy furniture, talking about how the state is not
giving them enough money to live on.
I see them in the supermarkets with trolleys full of junk food. Eyes glued
to mobile phones and their little kids running wild. Just think how much
more they will be able to buy!
I am sure they will make good use of that £10k !!!
Exactly, £10k will soon be wasted on bottles of tequila, vodka; plus
everyday visits to various sushi places for lunch and take-aways for dinner,
the latest mobile phone, trainers and designer clothes.Followed by many
weekends clubbing where a bottle of Peroni costs £6.
In order to save for a deposit, my eldest daughter (vegetarian) lived on
pasta and tinned tomatoes for as long as it took. It is amazing how many
variations can be made by adding a few cheap ingredients/herbs/spices to a
tin of tomatoes; and then it is just a question of boiling a portion of
She still buys most of her stuff second hand from local online buy/sell
sites, and although she gets nasty comments (I wouldn’t be seen dead
wearing that, etc) from some of her snob ‘friends’. However, she has now
upgraded to a 3-bedroom semi with her partner and two kids while the snobs
struggle to pay the rent on a flat because of their spendthrift ways.
Although the purchased house is in a pretty rundown state (the previous old
lady owner passed away) they are just doing up one room at a time as and
finances permit. Mum and Dad give them help when it is needed, more
or plants from our greenhouse/allotment than anything else, but soon they
will have a great place for the family.
She bakes her own bread and my wife and her mum-in-law make clothes for the
children, so with family help living doesn’t have to be too expensive.
Even holidays are possible if you get onto the seaside caravan email lists.
They often have bargain 4 nights @ £95 offers where vans remain unbooked in
any particular week. The grandkids don’t care if it is Lowestoft rather
than Lanzarote. They have fun on the beach wherever they are.
Brilliant:) We have good families:) Oh and btw, I still make my own bread
and taught her to do the same:)) She works full time but she will do that
at the weekend or when she gets a day off, she enjoys making it :)