By now, most of you are aware that the American banking sector is on the verge of a collapse and that the American government and others are working overtime to head off disaster.
Okay, so me, I no go lie. I dey fear! How are people managing? Banks are failing left and right. I can't help but think that in this day and age, it might be better off putting one's money under the mattress than in a bank, no matter whether the bank is insured or not.
So on Saturday, when my hubby came in from the golf course, we had the following conversation,
SolomonSydelle: "Baby, we need to have some serious cash on hand."
Husband: "What do you mean?"
S: "I mean, I want to make sure that if things go bad, I can buy plane tickets and we can get to Dominica and simply live on the farm."
H (laughing): "You don't want to fly to Nigeria, instead?"
S: "Hell to the naw!!! Besides Dominica is much closer, oh."
At this point, Husband is trying hard not too laugh too much and even I am smiling. But I continue to make my point.
S: "We need to have enough money on hand to handle things if the sky falls."
H: "Wifey, whatever happens, we can always go to an ATM and withdraw the money we need or just use our credit cards. Besides,..."
S: "Eh, eh oh! How do you know that? What if the banks run out of money?"
H (doubled over in laughter): "Baby, banks are insured. You know that. They can't run out of money..."
S: "Oh really? And did you think we would be talking about a $700 billion bailout plan for banks that are closing their doors left and right? What if the government stops people from withdrawing their money? They did it in Argentina some years ago. Also, what if credit completely freezes? After all, China owns America's debt, so if they chose to demand their money..."
H (not laughing anymore): "They wouldn't do that."
S: "Ah, but you know that they could."
After only 5 seconds of serious pondering, Husband looks at me and asks, "How much money do you want?"
lol! It's funny how with men all you have to do is point out the reality of things to them for them to get really serious.
Anyway, my people, where should I hide this money? I told Husband to hold off on bringing the money home until I think of a great hiding place. It has to be somewhere that the kids obviously cannot get to. Especially Bomboy, because he would simply eat it. TE would put it in her money bank and TK would simply use it to stuff empty bottles and/or throw it in the trash. It also has to be someplace that a thief would not immediately turn to.
I am of the opinion that I need to buy one of those fake Bibles that you can hide things inside. What thief would look in a Bible? lol!
But honestly, what do you guys think? Does it make sense to pull some money out of the bank? How much? And where would you hide your money if you had to? Am I the only person thinking this way? Should I just not do this at all?
Anyway, I hope you all have a blessed week and come back on Friday for a new TTTEC segment. Catch up on old installments and prepare yourself for the next one. By the way, TE lost one of her baby teeth recently, lol! She feels like she is a big girl now, lol! And, she washed dishes this morning, can you imagine? My goodness, these kids are getting big....
Happy 48th Birthday to Nigeria!!!!!! We shall all be in our green/white/green on Wednesday (the actual day of Independence). I will post a pick of my outfit on Friday. Aunty Verastical, you asked for it oh....