Saturday, 13 April 2013

WordPress Daily Prompt: Charitable

You've inherited $5 million, with instructions you must give it all away - but you can choose any organisations you like to be the beneficiaries. Where does the money go?

For some strange reason I got two daily prompts today. Perhaps one is intended for tomorrow, who knows, but this evening I am on my own for a change. Mr. Swiss is attending a local jazz concert, so I decided I would remain at home doing my own thing. At first I was reading a book, but then I decided the computer was calling and decided to do this second prompt.


Some years ago I was at my bank with my camera, which is always with me, and was waiting on the first floor, so what did I do. I took a photo. No-one saw me, otherwise I would probably have been under arrest for disclosure of the internal workings of a Swiss bank. As this was many years ago, I hope that the crime has now exceeded its limitation.

So you ask what I would do with my five million dollars. I would develop a devious plan. I think I would transfer the money to England to my father. He could open a bank account. After leaving the money for a useful amount of time my dad could perhaps open a new account, in the Cayman Islands, in my name. I would leave the money in the Cayman Islands for a respectful amount of time and gradually retransfer it to Switzerland into a bank account in my son’s name. He would not be unhappy and neither would I We would share the money.

I might now be Swiss, but am not a financial genius. However, with my Swiss connections, I am sure I would find someone to advise me how to do it properly. It seems today everyone with money is transferring to the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, perhaps Singapore. I believe it is known as offshore banking. It is becoming quite fashionable amongst the wealthy.

It might sound a bit mean, but I would not keep it all for myself. I might hand someone a few thousand that needs it, but I would do it myself. Today you cannot trust anyone with your money.

1 comment:

  1. 5 million $ is a lot of money, it is if in US dollars, 45 million Rands, I don't mind giving it away, I could find a lot of uses for it, loads of people to help.I would start off by the orphanages and housing and education and the wild life protections............. An organization, you say? Trusting no one to manage something of that amount .................. would have to open a company, to manage it and dish it out myself to make sure it was not misappropriated, like some Swiss friend I have who might give it to her son to hide in the Cayman Islands .............. *winks*