Sage advice from letter writer

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How people have changed over the years.

We grew up learning life could be hard work.

We were always taught to work for what we wanted.

The most valuable things we were taught.

If you want something and can’t pay, then go without until you earn and save enough to buy it.

Our gran gave us half a penny a week which we saved until we had sixpence to pay for a packet of milk arrowroot biscuits which we four children would share.

Today people seem to want it all — the pleasure of achieving their goals without plummeting further into debt.

My advice to young people is to pay bills first and make do with the rest.

Ailsa Young, Albany

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