Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Nothing More than an Example of the Possible
I once read a post on a Christian personal finance blog that challenged the reader to give more to ministries and to their church. One of the examples given was a woman who never earned more than minimum wage but still managed to give more than $1 Million to charity over the course of her life. I raised my eyebrow a bit, but finished the article. Down in the comments some skeptic did the math: 40 Years X $7.00 per hour X 2,000 working hours per year = $560,000 Conclusion: This story is mathematically impossible. The author of the blog answered the complaint by stating this woman invested her money wisely, so had more to give than she earned in her life. I had my doubts. In this business one reads a lot of dubious claims. You get used to it. Yesterday while researching another question, I came across a link to this article in the Wall Street Journal.