If you fell on hard times and needed some quick cash, what is the most valuable thing you have that you’d sell, despite what your heart might be telling you?
Duluth has taken its choice — a Tiffany window — off the market because “experts expressed skepticism at its $2.9 million appraisal. But nonetheless, it was close to selling off a piece of itself.
I’ll go first. I have a life insurance policy that’s worth several thousand dollars. It was sold to me in 1963 by my father, who died in 2004. Presently, I can’t bring myself to cash it in, but if times got desperate, I’d have to.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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