Give The Gift Of Gold: Why Gold Coins Are A Smart Investment Gift
This is when we all start getting those emails that want to steal our secret codes and passwords. You know the ones: “Your Account Is About To Be Closed,” “There’s A Block On Your Account,”, “Congratulations – You’ve Won The Lottery (that you never entered).”and my favorite “Could You Help Me Claim My Funds?”.
Sometimes a Safe deposit box for sale is forgotten for decades. About seventy years after the criminal mastermind and reputed billionaire Al Capone died in prison, a closed bank that he once owned in Chicago was found to have a long forgotten, secret locked underground vault registered in his name. His money had never been found. A national television network bought rights to show the drilling and re-opening of this vault ‘live on TV.’ Many people, myself included, tuned in for the grand opening. We thought it would be an event to equal the discovery of King Tut’s fabulous tomb in Egypt. What happened? It was a good show with a let-down for an ending. Apparently, someone with a spare key to Al Capone’s safe deposit facility had arrived there first. Nothing of the slightest interest was in the vault.
I bet most of you are thinking, “The best place is the safety deposit box!” It does have its pros and cons. Safe deposit boxes are just that: a box in a safe in which you deposit important items. Of course, most small town banks don’t run a big risk of expert bank robbers looting the vault. In that sense, these boxes are secure.
God shows his grace to his people and in return we are to show his grace and glory in the world, as represented by the generosity of the Macedonians as written in 2 Corinthians 8:1-16. Their giving was not compulsory, and our generosity must not be compulsory either. We must do our share in meeting the needs of our less fortunate brothers and sisters. Giving to others brings God’s undeserved gifts into our lives. As we in the Anglican Church say in the prayer we say when our offerings are placed on the altar, “All things come of thee O Lord, and of thine own have we give thee”.
Generally the best solution is to rent a safety deposit box in a reliable major, first class bank – not just a box company. Many banks will require that you also have an account with them and that withdrawals to pay the box rent be authorized in advance.
Inform your good neighbors that you shall be away; ask them to keep an eye out on your house. Caveat: Don’t tell too many people your plans, remember loose lips sink ships. One offhand comment could lead to calamity, so don’t be a blabbermouth. Just let one or two neighbors that you are on good terms with know what’s up.
Once you’ve gone through the initial process of organizing your jewelry, it’s easy to keep your collection in excellent condition. Put your jewelry away when you take it off at night, taking care to return it to its proper compartment. A little time now will save you extra time in the morning when you’re scrambling to find the earrings that go with your outfit.