On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

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  1. filhodeangola

    filhodeangola said, about 18 hours ago

    Excellent point. Let’s hear it for Dad!

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 16 hours ago

    1.6 BILLION dollars…


    That’s $1,600,000,000.
    Or $16 million a year for the next hundred years .. even without interest or growth.


    In other words, just the principal, if it earned no interest, could be divided into one million and 333 thousand dollars a month for the next hundred years.


    So I don’t think Dad has to worry about cutting loose a little, or about not leaving every penny to Claire. And Mom’s trip is a drop in the bucket.


    Nice if at least ONE of these airheads would mention the power you’d have to help people, and still be incredibly wealthy, if you had that much money.


    And just for perspective…
    Bill Gates, after his charitable donations to his foundation,
    still has a personal fortune of over 85 billion dollars…

    50 times that paltry 1.6 billion.

  3. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 9 hours ago

    The problem with Dad’s idea is that the deposit is only insured for $250K per entity, which means per depositor. If the bank fails, and they sometimes do, he’s lost almost all of his money.
    He’s got to at least put it into munis like Suze Orman does with her money, if he wants safety with that amount.

  4. nboady

    nboady said, about 9 hours ago

    Putting money into a savings account to earn interest used to make sense, when interest rates paid a reasonable amount. Now-a-days, it only makes sense to use these accounts as places to store money until used for other purposes (up to the protected amount allowed by the FDIC). Many large banks (mostly in Europe and Asia) are starting to charge negative interest rates to hold the money, so account holders have to decide whether the risk of investing costs more than the cost of keeping the money in a bank.

  5. Smiley R Mom

    Smiley R Mom GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    @nboady

    Too true. I’ve decided to close out a checking account, and just go to a cash basis because of the fee increases.

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