Plenty of men I’m close to have died, but I’ve never inherited money before.
My parents passed away within six months of each other, and I learned a lot about finances and the guilt that came with the money they left me.
Pick a dollar figure that you think wealthy parents told Merrill Lynch is too much to leave to a single child, and then pick another figure for how much wealthy parents think is too little.
If you want to spend astronomical amounts to have chi chi vegan foodstuffs delivered to your door, God bless. I’ll be over here, saving my pennies so that I can be a tree when I die.
If you had asked me in the summer of 2011 where I thought I’d be in a year, I would have said living a queer artist’s life in San Francisco, “writing” my dissertation. Instead, I spent the summer of 2012 moving my parents out of their retirement property in South Florida — think Boca but not nearly as bougie — and bringing them back to New York, where my brother and I had grown up.