BEYOND THE ROTH IRA
by Steven Crawford
Many of us have heard all of the secrets and lessons “Mamas” have taught us for many years. For example, “always look both ways before crossing the street” or “don’t touch the stove because it’s hot!” Well, Mamas always have known best and I can surely appreciate some of the lessons I’ve learned from my “mama.” One of the things I remember about my “mama” is her reading all of those childhood stories like Bambi, The Cat in the Hat, and this one in particular, Cinderella.
We all can remember the story where Cinderella was mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters and made to do all of the menial chores, while her stepsisters were allowed to prepare for the ball in hopes of meeting the handsome prince. If you can recall, Cinderella’s fairy godmother granted her the wish which eventually allowed her to attend the ball, but she had to leave before midnight after which everything would return to normal. Eventually, as we learn, Cinderella loses her slipper which led to the Prince searching for the owner of the glass slipper. That led to a mass proclamation to find who would fit this slipper that was worn by Cinderella.