A basic lesson of life well worth inwardly digesting and consistently referencing is quite simply to ‘cut your coat according to your cloth’, an astute advisory to ever keep self-control and moderation in the forefront of your dealings in financial matters.
Mister Wilkins Micawber, of David Copperfield renown, is infamous for both ignoring that sterling piece of advice, and equally spouting two wholly conflicting pieces of logic, the first of which whilst decidedly optimistic is painfully erroneous, being that in desperate times, ‘something will turn up’. The second remark, which unquestionably is both factual and more importantly financially sound, ‘Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.’
However, do not despair should the worst befall, for do keep in mind that dear Wilkens eventually finds great success as an Australian bank manager and magistrate.