I agree, FlicketyB. I sometimes wonder where some (not all, I admit) of the younger generation get the money to spend on their large 4x4s, trips abroad, evenings out and taking their offspring to all the theme parks that have sprung up since my DC were young.
We did have a struggle to make ends meet when the DC were young but are now better off in our retirement due to a steady slog and paying into pensions (although we don't have much in the way of savings). Perhaps we were hoping to live long enough for some butter and jam on our bread in our 'old age' but a lot of the younger generation want and demand the butter and jam now on their bread.
Although my DS and DIL do not come into the well-off category and have a large mortgage, they do seem to have a few more 'treats' than we had when they were small, as do DD and SIL.
The Government needs to force builders and firms such as Tesco who are hanging on to land to release it for housebuilding. We need more houses, not more supermarkets.
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