What good is a $10.00 raise … if it then costs you $12.00 more to live? (May, 1945)
What good is a $10.00 raise … if it then costs you $12.00 more to live?
Sure WE all want a raise . . . but raises today are bad medicine. And here’s why… Suppose you do get a raise . . . and a lot of others get one, too. What happens? The cost of manufacturing goes up. Naturally your boss has to add this increase in cost to the price he asks the retailer. And the retailer, in turn, raises his price to the consumer… that’s YOU.
So what good is a raise if your living costs go up even faster?
Of course, it’s hard to give up the luxuries of life … and even harder to give up some of the necessities. But this is War! And when you think of the sacrifices our fighting men are making… many of them giving up their lives for us … no sacrifice we can make should be too great.
So… start doing these seven things now…
1. Buy only what you need. Take care of what you have.
2. Don’t try to profit from the war. Don’t ask more than you absolutely must for what you have to sell.
3. Pay no more than ceiling prices. Buy rationed goods only by exchanging stamps.
4. Pay taxes willingly.
5. Pay off your old debtsâ€”all of them.
6. If you haven’t a savings account, start one.
If you have an account, put money in it â€”regularly. Put money in life insurance, too.
7. Buy and hold War Bonds. Don’t stop at 10%. Rememberâ€”Hitler stops at nothing!
Use it up … Wear it out. Make it do … Or do without.
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