''I'm not fixing because there'll be a huge rise when it ends'' blog discussion

This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.

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  • Percy1983Percy1983 Forumite
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    The logic of some people scares me at times, in short "I would arther overpay now so overpaying later isn't a shock".

    The problem is we can't fully protect people from themselves, much like taking the horse to water, we can't make it drink.
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  • I think Martin might be *slightly* missing the point - though his last suggestion does go some way to help. There is no denying the logic of his financial argument, but I think it is more of a psychological jar. Staying on a standard tariff may mean 2 or 3 smaller incremental increases. Whilst not pleasant, a £10 a month increase (e.g.) is more easily absorbed by many. Where as a £30 jump hits quite hard on day-to-day budgeting. Absolutely it's a false-economy, but it *feels* like less of an increase.

    Hope that makes some sense
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