A buddy of mine and I have had a long-standing dispute when it comes to how people should handle their money.
I’m of the belief that the money you earn is your own and you should be able to use it as you see fit.
His argument is that people have some kind of moral responsibility to give back to the community or invest and that their money doesn’t belong to them. They only have the right use the money, not keep it.
I’ll give you my take.
Let’s say a person, in order to earn a living, leaves his or her family everyday to go to work. I believe that same person has the right to pack that salary away in a mayonnaise jar, sail to a tropical island and bury their cash.
That person has earned that money and it belongs to them. Sure, they will get a big pat on the back if they opt to donate some of their cash, but it’s not their responsibility to do so.
What do you think?