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Started by Stillife on Mar 5, 2016 5:34:41 PM

A close relative has been inflicted with miserhood for years , they have been retired for some years and the stockpiles of money they have is corroding their soul.

Their are plenty of other relatives, friends and organisations they are involved with that would benefit from the money but there is always a reason not to part with any cash.

Eg " They will spend it on the wrong things" being the main one.others are " Why should I give them any money, I lent them £10 in 1978 and they never paid me back"

Any tips for what they can do with the money?

Shadrack22 - 05 Mar 2016 17:37:12 (#1 of 14)

Leave it in a brown paper bag behind the second washbasin from the left, men's room at Chalk Farm underground.

Stillife - 05 Mar 2016 17:42:11 (#2 of 14)

They probably have some stashed there already!

They have bits squirelled away all over the place , they have already lost some of that.

I suggested buying premium bonds for the kids of the relatives, but the reply was "The parents will cash them in and spend them"

lusmeri1 - 05 Mar 2016 17:43:38 (#3 of 14)

The Indigent Lusmeris Exotic Travel Fund is a very worthy cause.

TommyDGNR8 - 05 Mar 2016 17:45:22 (#4 of 14)

Invest in a struggling, lower division football club. Have a stand named after them. Brings pleasure to strangers, pisses off the relatives and means their name lives on.

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Stillife - 05 Mar 2016 17:49:22 (#6 of 14)

Why is this anyone's business but the person with the money? Have they said they feel their soul is corroded?

Yes toastie it is on their mind constantly, and what prompted me to start this thread was that they just gave me (as a swap) a phone holder that unbeknown to them was stuffed with cash.

Ginmonkey - 05 Mar 2016 18:16:31 (#7 of 14)

Have they got all the home comforts they need? Misers can be very neglectful of that in favour of hoarding money. I would suggest first that they carry out any home improvements that need doing. They could also fund a holiday or a big purchase that might make their life easier in old age.

Other than that perhaps they could seek out a local group or cause that needs funding.

Shadrack22 - 05 Mar 2016 18:18:32 (#8 of 14)

E.g. sponsor an elephant via the World Wildlife Fund.

mingmong - 05 Mar 2016 18:19:59 (#9 of 14)

Give it all to the Donkey Sanctuary - which somehow trumps Battersea Dog's Home as the misanthrope's beneficiary of choice.

darkhorse - 05 Jun 2016 18:11:33 (#10 of 14)

Gradually replace the stashed sums wih Monopoly money and spend it in hookers and coke. Ignore those who claim this is technically so-called "stealing". If they never find out, then you've never stolen it.

FleurDuMal - 05 Jun 2016 18:34:43 (#11 of 14)

Banker logic, there!

sacco2 - 05 Jun 2016 19:27:12 (#12 of 14)

Hookers and coke are widely under-rated.

rgtstoppedcounting - 05 Jun 2016 19:47:43 (#13 of 14)

they just gave me (as a swap) a phone holder that unbeknown to them was stuffed with cash.

Possible rich vein.

Tell 'em you lost the last one. Or that you want to swap for some other vaguely wallet-shaped items.

Stillife - 06 Jun 2016 10:03:21 (#14 of 14)

I asked them about that recently, as I did hand it back and explain it was full of money and they should keep it safe.

They hadn't a clue what I was on about couldn't remember, still I suppose someone somewhere will be getting the joy of finding large wads here and there.

(not good really when there are people close who are in quite desperate need)

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