Peace in times of trouble
When I called my parents this past weekend, my 75-year-old father sounded very upset. And I can understand why.
Both of my parents have lived frugally through their whole life, first out of necessity, later more out of habit. They lived below their means and saved as much as they could.
A few years ago, my brother took my parents' money and invested it in the stock market, with the good intention to make some more money for them.