Come on, wake up people!

Yahoo!7 News - Most Australian adults would fail a test on household finances and many would only last a month on their current savings if they lost their job, a new survey shows. The Citi Fin-Q Survey, conducted by Citibank, found that only 28 per cent of people save something from each pay packet and 50 per cent save when they can, while 22 per cent rarely save anything. The survey of 400 Australian respondents - as part of a wider survey of 4,400 people across 11 Asia-Pacific countries - found that 45 per cent would last up to one month only on their savings to pay their current usual expenses - mortgage, food, utility bills - if they lost of their job.
Good grief people, wake up will ya, you're supposed to be adults, start behaving like them if you want to be treated like adults. They can last one month, that's it! Haven't people heard of the saying, save for a rainy day, I don't know where that came from, but that wasn't brought about by folks lazing about with nothing to do and thought it just sounded good. In my opinion we should be working towards lasting a lifetime if you lose your job, not 10 months, let alone 1 useless month. After all one day we will all stop working and the way life expectancy is, you'll be around for a lot longer than 1 month after retirement.

It's been a while since I formed this opinion but the way I see it, the easier it is to do something, the less of it we actually do. When you think about it, it's so easy to set up one of those savings accounts, you can sit on your ass in front of a computer and get it all done in a few days. Once it's set up, you can sit on your ass again and move your savings over to it via the internet as well, it's that easy. We have flash cars and public transport and banks everywhere making it easier to shuffle our backsides to the nearest bank, all to make it easier, but we still don't do it. Image thanks to Yahoo Images.

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