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Monday 24 November 2014

MY BUDGET: Young, single and relatively unscathed

BUDGET 2013 has been described as one of the toughest this country has ever seen.

But I was surprised by how little the Government's latest attack on our finances has affected me in the long run.

As a young, free and single person, I have escaped relatively unscathed.

While those most vulnerable in society -- the elderly and our children -- continue to be hit, my biggest worry will be the extra charge on my weekly tipple.

Thankfully as a non-smoker, the extra charge on cigarette duty will not affect me.

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