Listen Now: A Surprise Fortune: Thrifty Man Leaves $11 Million To Charity
A Washington man who spent his life pinching pennies is making sure other people might not have to.
Alan Naiman was known for being extremely thrifty. He patched up his shoes with duct tape, looked for grocery store deals at closing times and would only take people out for dinner at fast food restaurants.
So imagine everyone’s surprise when Alan passed away and left eleven million dollars to charities that help poor and disabled children.
How did he do it? Alan earned about sixty seven thousand dollars a year in his job at the state department of social and health services. He also worked three other jobs and invested most of his money that gave him millions in savings.
In addition, his parents left him a few million dollars when they passed away. The organizations benefiting from his donation say they didn’t know him personally but are extremely touched by his gift, and the money will be used to help those in need to have a better life.
We all know you can’t take it with you, but you can give it away.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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