More Unsettling News

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As I reported a couple of months ago, it is so important that Surprise Millionaires keep their wealth a closely guarded secret to protect them from unscrupulous characters.     I have just heard of ANOTHER Surprise Millionaire who met with foul play.  This time it was at the hands of a godson that he hadn’t seen for years.   While our Surprise Millionaires may have the wealth of more high profile people, they do not have the same security measures in place.  Hopefully these are isolated incidents and this isn’t becoming a trend.

I have linked to the news report here.

Keeping Your Perspective

Barbara Dodd Anderson was very wealthy; I mean VERY wealthy.  Her father was one of Warren Buffet’s earliest investors which paid off big for the family and it also allowed Barbara to attend private school among other things.  However, as you will see in the 2007 video below, Barbara didn’t live an opulent lifestyle even though she could.     barbara dodd anderson

She kept her middle-class values of hard work and giving back to others which seemed to give her a very happy life.  Mrs. Anderson passed away in 2010 with the bulk of her estate going to her alma mater.  There is a lesson to be learned here by all of us potential Surprise Millionaires.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/millionaire-donates-fortune/