by Jill Stone
do I do with some money I've inherited?
It's $15,000 - not a lot of money - but, listen. I could make a sizable
sum if I play my cards right.
The lawyer explained it this way. Next Friday I will get the check and
I have one year to make more money. If, in the opinion of the trustee,
I have succeed in adequately increasing my wealth, a very large sum will
be made available to me. If not, then the very large sum will be distributed
among all the other heirs of the estate.
I need help! First of all I need help in trying to figure this out. (I'll
skip the details about the attorney but I'm certain he was peering at
my legs more than at his papers.) Maybe I misjudged him.
On the other hand, maybe he is a sleaze. He did whisper, "Work with
me to achieve the desired result." Oh, damn! I'll give him the
benefit of the doubt and treat him as neutral.
What if I do nothing about making money? I'll have that cashier's
check for $15,000 in my hot little hands next Friday. Whooopie! What
a weekend. For sure I'd go to London. I'll take the Virgin plane--the
one where they give you messages in flight. A trip to London will adjust
my attitude and give me the proper presence of mind to deal with my fortune.
On the other hand, there seems to be something up in the air about all
of this. It's as if I'm being chosen to be the main heir. I don't think
it's an exaggeration to say that I'm being singled out. The offer to run
with the up-front money is not being made to the others, so far as I know.
At least I don't think so. Oh dear! I'm not going to worry about that.
I'll find a way to increase my capital. I'll show them. So there it is.
What do I do now? What are my options? I need a plan. I need help.
I suppose I can get an "advisor." But if the advisor is so smart,
why isn't the advisor too wealthy to advise me? No, I think the advisor
thing sucks. I'm putting out the word on the net and in the meanwhile
I'll get some books and magazines on investing and begin studying.
Hello out there on the net? I'm hoping this is the place to get some
solutions to this problem. Anyone with a great idea, please
let me know in my area in the ChatForum.
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