• ‘Because of my upbringing, I've always been careful with money'

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    Former teacher Hugh Jenkins on how his childhood in Lancashire shaped his spending habits Poverty, in my opinion, can sometimes be a question of expectation. I realise my generation was lucky in many respects with free college education, more affordable housing and a decent pension, but we were used to much more basic living standards and knew how to make a little go a long way. I grew up in a Lancashire mining village in a small cottage with no bathroom. One of my jobs was to cut up the News Chronicle for loo paper in our outside closet, which ceased to function in the cold winter months...
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