I was shocked and saddened. There is a lot that we Americans have psychologically tied up in money, it is an emotionally charged subject. We can make money mean we are better than, worse than, smarter than or not smarter than others. In the situation these women find themselves in their current lack of money means something dire in order for each of them to have thoughts of ending their lives.
But money is just a tool...plain and simple. Money is paper and metal formed into shapes with different etchings and printings that on their own don't mean anything. These pieces of paper and metal are simply a tool that we need to to support our lives. We could as easily be using different colored beads or bartering instead of dollars and coins. Sometimes we have more of this paper and sometimes we don't.
After hearing about what these older women were thinking I was again reminded of how much our younger self needs to care for our older self. We must take the time to create cash flow that we cannot outlive. The best way I know how to do that is with real estate.
into the clouds and the dreamer began to climb. - Katherine Berry