One thing confuses me like crazy.
For many of my adult years, money was tight. I was barely getting by and struggling to meet my family’s needs while starting new business ventures.
One time, I had a new regional sports magazine off the ground. Annual subscriptions were coming in by the boatload (maybe an exaggeration). I was on my way. All I needed was a little cash injection to get me through another printing cycle. I went to my friendly bank and asked for a loan. Their answer was no. I scoured other financial institutions for help and got laughed out the door.
Now, when I am financially blessed, I get calls from all over the place offering to lend me huge sums of money at great rates. I say, “No, thanks,” and then ask them where they were for me a few years back. I get mumbled replies.
There are many other examples. So often, we don’t get what we want when we need it, but it’s in ample supply when it’s of no use to us.
As bright and experienced retired folks, we might work on figuring this problem out for the younger generations who follow us.
I have an idea.