Monday, August 15, 2016

Take it to the Bank

Money to Burn
In today's news is a story about a homeless couple who received a $20,000 wedding all donated by their community. Despite research showing the more you pay on a wedding, the better chance your union will end in divorce, this community chose to burn TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS for a one afternoon event for a couple that lives in a tent in a homeless campground.  Does no one see the problem with this?!?

I guess it's a matter of perspective.  From my perspective, maybe someone could have enrolled husband or wife in school to teach them skills that could help them get out of their homeless state? Maybe someone could have spent part of that $20,000 and put them in an apartment?  Maybe they could have spent some of that money and paid for a year of groceries or invested it for their golden years!?

This, of course, reminded me of an instance a while back. Seems a lady lived with her mother in mothers house.  Lady took care of mom.  When mom died, lady stayed in the house.  Sister came along demanding her share of the estate (and the sale of the home).  A fight ensues lasting little over 18 years where lady and sister are at each others throat spending every dime they have until they had no more money, the estate goes through probate and in the end there was maybe $100 for each.  At least sister didn't get the house, right?!

Moral of the story, just because you are right doesn't mean you're right and just because you can, doesn't mean you should - and you can take THAT to the bank.