BROKE AND A BLEAK OUTLOOK ON THE FUTURE – According to a report by Scottish Widows, the UK population is in dire financial straits.
The report shows that some 15 million people are not managing to save any money from their earnings due to the rising cost of living and due to a deepening recession. As many are reporting, we are now living on the edge, staring into the financial abyss.
We have already seen calls from certain MP’s this past week urging the Government to slash taxes in order promote more foreign investment which in turn will create jobs. Adam Afriyie also when on to say that income tax needs heavily reducing and the National Insurance payments scraping.
I’m not sure how many people have fully grasped the problems we face in the UK today. Take a look around Meebal.com and you will see many articles I and other contributors have written regarding the state of the economy, our crooked politicians, the issues with immigration and the EU and the list goes on.
One aspect that really disturbs me is the ease on which people will now simply use the welfare system in order to sustain themselves, with little or no regard for the hard working taxpayer.
Just over a year ago I was faced with a number of difficulties and I had a choice, either do something about the situation or simply start claiming benefits. Maybe I am of a different era, but I just couldn’t face the idea of leaching off the taxpayer so I started developing Meebal.com.
Now I may be broke, as Meebal.com is far too young to be of any commercial interest, regarding advertising, but I refuse to believe that the outlook for the future is bleak. I am convinced that if I had merely taken the easy route and claimed welfare benefits then my outlook would have been bleak.
Currently I earn less than £100 per month, which is enough to pay for keeping Meebal.com operational. For that money I work a 14 hour day and that’s 7 days a week. I don’t get time off and I don’t take holidays – can’t afford to do so.
Am I complaining about my situation? No, because each day I get up I think of the possibilities that could happen tomorrow. I could wake up to find I’ve had 10,000 visitors – although right now I’m lucky if I get 100 visitors a day. The thing is I have a goal each day and more importantly a purpose. Being on welfare benefits simply would not give me any purpose or any hope and therefore I would rather starve than waste my life living on benefits.
That may sound a little dramatic but I’m lucky enough to say I have good old mum that is supporting my efforts by making sure I have food in my stomach.
The UK population is certainly facing some difficult times ahead but if we all give up and just take from those who do work then the situation can only get worse and the future extremely bleak.
I believe we can all make a difference but that difference must start with yourself – find a purpose and do something with it and maybe your future will be a little more financially secure and the outlook much brighter.