heliona wrote:ST, some sort of savings is definitely a good idea, and having an employee pension fund is generally considered a good thing. Ask someone who has retired and doesn't have much money!
The question is, how much will be left from my savings after 32 years of inflation and economic crises?
People often complain that the current generation spends more and saves less. But the reason may be that saving doesn't make as much sense as it once did.
I don't understand Black Friday. Why do people go out shopping at stupid hours in the morning to fight with other crazy people to get "bargains" (that aren't actually bargains - the retailers are still making a profit) on items that they don't want or need. A riot over a waffle iron?! Seriously?! Who actually uses a waffle iron on a regular basis? I bet it's not anyone that got one in a sale on a whim. I don't particularly like shopping in crowds at the best of times, so something like Black Friday I'd consider my worst nightmare. Fortunately, we don't have anything like that here. We do having Boxing Day sales, although in recent times due to the economy and people tightening their belts, the sales have been spread out over a longer period, so there hasn't been a rush on products.
Buying something you don't need because it's cheap makes no sense at all. I'm sure most people go out to buy the stuff they do need, then lose control of their grabbing reflexes.
Still, shooting and pepper spray over shopping? That's too nuts even for a squirrel.