Thursday, 13 November 2003

Are We Being Short-Sighted? Let's Plan for Our Future

At the moment there is an outcry again from farmers regarding milk prices. They say they are not being paid enough by the supermarkets to cover the cost of production.

Now we all want to save money and purchase good reliable products as cheaply as possible but are milk prices unrealistic. Milk is a nutritious food, part of virtually everyone's diet, to expect to get 4 pints for a pound or less is perhaps unreasonable, when so much is spent on junk food and pre-prepared dishes.

Unfortunately supermarkets have been using milk for a while in price wars against other supermarkets, to get shoppers into their stores. As shoppers we have all enjoyed the low prices. However as this is putting thousands of dairy farmers out of business annually is this financially justifiable or sensible. Eventually the remaining suppliers will not be able to provide sufficient milk and we will be relying on imported dairy products; due to demand prices will rise; isn't this short-sighted of supermarkets and shoppers alike?

Meanwhile many farmers will have lost their homes and businesses, often farms that have survived and provided a livelihood for generations will be lost forever. Bankruptcies, paid for by the tax payers, will be rife, for the sake of a few pence extra on a pint of milk, which virtually everyone can afford to pay!

So I would say to shoppers let us be prepared to pay a few extra pence for the sake of common sense and boycott supermarkets that charge unrealistic prices. Let us safeguard future price rises and secure everyone's future. Let there be "Fair-trade" in our homeland too.

We can plan for our future in other ways too. Retirement doesn't just happen we know it will come, let us plan for our future retirement. Will you remain in your current family house or will it be too big. Have you ever considered where you might like to live in later life?

Would you consider winters in a warmer climate, or maybe live somewhere warmer all the time, they say the Mediterranean diet is very healthy and warmer weather is easier on the joints. Or perhaps you enjoy the British Isles with all its variable weathers? The world is becoming a smaller place now with the ease of travel. (Well when there aren't strikes etc)!

How will you fund your retirement do you have stocks and shares a good pension, or a portfolio of properties to fall back on? Or maybe you have considered setting up a small online business, a hobby business to give you an interest as well as an income for the future.

A few yeas ago we considered our future and made plans to spend winters in the sun and summers in the British country-side. We will subsidize our lifestyle with an online business, affiliate marketing is our choice. If this, or some other plan sounds interesting to you start researching it now, don't wait until you are in your 70's before you wonder what you will do to fill your days. Make a plan and enjoy your future retirement.

Some books that you might enjoy and give you some ideas:

"Ask for the Moon and Get It" by Percy Ross.

"Awaken the Giant Within" by Anthony Robbins.

"Thank God its Monday" by Charles Cameron and Suzanne Elusor.

"Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie.

"The Power of Your Subconscious Mind" by Joseph Murphy.

"Getting What You Want" by J H Brennan.

"Building an Online Cash Cow" by Anthony Barlow.

"SEO step by step" by Caimin Jones.

"500 Social Media Marketing Tips" By Andrew Macarthy

"Facebook for Business" by Bud E Smith.

And if you need a new laptop "Microsoft Windows 8 Made Easy" by James Stables. Or there are some very good reconditioned Windows 7 Available.

The Which Guide "Buying Properties Abroad"

My name is Anne -"We always aim to give more value than you expect"

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