What is one of your favorite things that you’ve been able to do with your money?
I had a $100 bill in my wallet. A dangerous thing. After a bike ride on the Blackwater trail in Lynchburg, VA my wife and I stopped for lunch at a restaurant we were told had great gourmet pizza and some nice salad specials. We were not disappointed. As we sat outside on their deck another party of about 10 arrived and sat at a table near ours. As it goes, we overheard some of their conversation.
One of the young men was leaving for Afghanistan the next day. On our way out I gave their waitress the $100 and asked her not to tell them where it came from or my motive in paying their bill – that we had lost our son in Iraq a few years ago. Grief is bitter-sweet. I cried, and smiled as we left.
Bob Arms, CLU®, ChFC®, AIF® is an advisor at Marotta Wealth Management, Inc. of Charlottesville, Virginia providing fee-only financial planning and wealth management at www.emarotta.com and blogging at www.marottaonmoney.com.
December, 2011 features several money mavens answering this question.