This is the American dream, money from nothing.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 23, 2013
Debtors Dilemma gives David Gonzales their Money Grows on Trees Award. The award was given after David Gonzalez had an accidental financial windfall. NYDailyNews.com released an article on May 22, 2013 regarding David Gonzalez who purchased a home for $10,100. During a remodel one of the walls was opened up. Inside of the wall Mr. Gonzalez discovered a copy of Action Comics Number 1 from 1938. This was the very first comic book in history to feature Superman.
The average American household that has debt, has $15,162 worth of debt. Duke University in A Summary of Testimony Given to the House Select Committee on a State Lottery, states that "lower-income individuals
spend a higher percentage of their income than those in middle and upper income brackets" on lotteries. The $15,162 may be part of a bad credit loan, which could be costing them higher than needed interest payments.
According to Wikipedia Action Comics Number 1 was the first comic to feature Superman, and is credited with the beginning of the concept of the Super Hero. This comic in pristine condition has sold for as high as $2,000,000.
ItsAllJustComics.com said that there are now 5 verified comic book sales that have topped the 1 million dollar mark. Three of these over a million dollar comic book sales were also Action Comics.
Debtors Dilemma Spokesman said, "This is the American dream, money from nothing.
While as an organization we strive to teach American's how to live frugally, and keep their debt to a minimum, we can not help but cheer when by simple dumb luck some lucky family gets such a spectacular windfall. It's really better than the lottery, since he did actually invest in a home, which is going to increase the chances that you are going to come across such a treasure."
DebtorsDilema.com’s Money Grows on Tress Award is an award designed to both celebrate the occasional windfall that strikes the occasional lucky American, but also through the humorous title is designed to remind American's that this is not a reasonable way to plan their financial future.