(Written by Solomon)
A few days ago, I opened a bank account (on Thursday). On Friday, Mom bought me a new wallet at the thrift store that was used. Yesterday (Saturday) I noticed a pocket I had never noticed before.
I stuck my hand in it to see if there was anything in it. There was indeed- an 100-dollar bill!! And we had bought the wallet used for two bucks!!!
However, I usually keep my cool and didn't start screaming #1 because I could tell my brothers and surprise them, #2 because I could tell that it might be counterfeit because it didn't have the furry feeling like most bills. First, I prayed and thanked God. Then I pretended to use the bathroom and observed the bill. It was obviously looking like one-it said federal reserve note, legal tender, and the stuff about debts being paid with it. However, it just might not be real. I decided to tell Isaac. He was so surprised! I told him not to tell anyone. Later I told John, then Miriam, then Mom. She didn't believe it until I showed her the bill.
Later that day, I went to Brilliant Sky toy store and bought a remote control 4x4 car that can go on land and water, a lava lamp, and birthday and Christmas presents for all my siblings. I got to stay up a long time to play with my toys and watch the lava lamp. I didn't spend all the money, and after I paid my tithe on it I still had $14 left over, in addition to the money I had put into my savings account this week, which was 30 dollars. I'm trying to learn about being wise with my money.
**This story is TRUE**