I wrote about If I Were Rich Today! almost a year ago, and while the post is still true today, my thoughts about the effects of being personally rich would affect my community.
If I were rich today, I would try to make a larger impact within my community. Not necessarily for fame, but to make it better for all of my neighbors and the community in general.
One of the main things that I would do is create funds to help certain areas in the local community where I live. But the funds would be different in that the principal would not be touched. Instead just the interest and dividends would be used to help certain programs and goals. That way, the funds would get bigger each year as other community members contributed to the principle base through an annual fund-raiser. Of course I would seed such fund with the initial investment of monies! I would have such funds for such things like school sports and special programs offered as classes (perhaps an aviation class would be nice).
I would also put more time in getting to know the other contributors in my local community. Perhaps even creating a special group to try to think about community problems and opportunities. I believe such a group could enhance the entire community in general, and create some great programs to make the place a better all around.
All of the community enhancements and community funds would be possible if I were rich! Being rich would give me the resources to contribute back to my local community (and perhaps even some of the surrounding communities if I were rich enough).
Being rich would enable me to have a level of freedom that I cannot fully understand currently. It would be a world where I wouldn’t have to work for money anymore, because my money would be working for me. This in turn would mean that I could help others in my local community by enabling me to provide more time focusing on current problems and opportunities within the community.
How would you help your community if you were rich?