by Jenn Webster
If a person came into a large amount of money, what would he or she do with it?
I had just run into a prompt recently that concerns the question: If you came into a large sum of money, what would you do with it? Well, to anyone, it seems like an easy question to answer; but for sensible people, I think that the answer would surely be this: If he or she ran into a large pile of money, then they suspect that this money belongs to a bank. And if that money belongs to a bank, then he or she would return it to that proper place, and then they would be rewarded.
Now, it does seem sensible to bring a lump sum of money back to its proper place; but then again, wouldn't it be lovely to just simply dream about all of the money that we could have in the world? I know that it sounds crazy, but it is certainly true. People use money for two different things-One for the things that we need, and for the things that we want. But in those uncertain times, it may be best to think that people may need money to get the essential goods that we need. And what if there is an emergency in people's families? Well, the very best way to plan ahead for whatever happens unexpectedly would be to have an emergency fund, just so that people would have lots of money around for when something unexpected happens.
And finally, with prices going up now, then maybe it is not such a very bad idea to get generic supermarket items...
Long before the pandemic began, people were spending as much money as they can, both for what they wanted as well as what they needed; nowadays, people began thinking that maybe now is not a very good time to go on a spending spree right now, but hopefully they will someday when things calm down a little bit.
But in the meantime, the only best thing that we can do right now is to pray that things would get better in the days to come, while we also hope for that Build Back Better plan to be passed as soon as possible.