All in Cash

Between my freshman-year roommates we had one used car, my best friend's used Honda. Neighbors across the hall in the dorm got their first Mercedes or Benz for high school graduation and planned weekenders in Palm Springs or San Francisco.

Now, if I were a billionaire, or even just a multi-multi-millionaire, I'd do things differently. First, I wouldn't take the tax write-off for the money I give away. Well, I wouldn't take all of the tax write off I would be allowed. Still sorting through exactly the percentages here.

We were born when we started a revolution because we thought people were taking our money unfairly. We fought a civil war because some people wanted to start their own country rather than pay the people who worked for them. Money is an essential, fundamental element of what our country means.