Day 22 of Grateful Hearts
Monday, November 22, 2021
I am grateful for my money-saved. When I was young, my parents saved a certain amount of money for my future, such as a college trust fund. When I graduated from college, I also saved a certain amount of money in the bank. It is good to have a certain amount of saved money in the bank for unexpected emergencies because shit unexpectedly happens when least expected.
Whether investing a small portion of one’s income and placing it into a separate account, and watching it grow over time, or placing a small portion of one’s income into a specific bank account to watch the money grow over time. The second might be safer, or less risky because investing, I feel, is a little bit risky, or even scary, like gambling, unless you are an expert on gambling at the Stock Market or other forms of investment.
My mother dabbled in investing and IRAs during her later years, even though she never went to college. I am not a risktaker, even though I took a lot of economics classes in college. Both of my parents used to drive to Las Vegas on weekends, during the 80s and 90s, in order to have fun, gamble, and enjoy the city that never sleeps. My brothers and I used to hang out in the swimming pool, spa, gym, and arcade in Las Vegas. So, I guess, they had practice gambling and risk-taking. I barely gambled in Las Vegas. I might play some games, such as Blackjack and slot machines, and maybe a little bit of the other tables. But I feel that Las Vegas gambling is rigged anyway, and certain wealthy people win in order to keep them coming in order to gamble more and spend more money, I guess to help further fuel and promote the industry.
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