Thursday, July 28, 2011

Be Careful What You Ask for, You Might Get it!

“The grass is always greener…” is an oft-heard saying that’s appropriate to employment, partner, residential address or maybe even vying to keep up with the Jones’…whoever they may be.

In the age of increasing personal debt and credit too easily obtained, everyone and everything seems to be running amok.  Today’s older adults who were possibly married between 40-60 years ago, were aware at an early age of the essentials of budgeting and living within one’s means. Nowadays young brides seem to exhibit a sense of entitlement for everything they want, and NOW!
No more saving up for anything…as my Mother says – just “living on the never-never”.

I’m distinctly aware of the hardships endured by many single women – whether divorced or bereaved, or never partnered. Single-income mothers are the hardest hit, especially without financial support from children’s fathers.   So ladies everywhere, if you and your sweetie are having “one of those days” when any option looks better, be aware that the grass isn’t always greener. The lush temptation of what ifs could turn into a devastating brownfield with just a twist of fate.

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