Saturday, May 7, 2011

Get rich quick

I just stumbled onto a funny and fascinating article about get rich quick schemes from the New York Times.  They list all sorts of ways people have tried to illegally make a quick buck.  They're pretty interesting, like one woman who embezzled $100,000 from her PTA in three years and used the money on fertility treatments.  My schools' PTAs never had enough money that six figures could go missing.  You'd also think that if she didn't have enough money to cover the fertility treatments that she might not have enough cash to pay for all the extra costs associated with a child.

In addition to the usual drug rings there was also a journalist who became a pimp on the side after his pay was cut.  Of course the only reason we know about these people is because they were caught.  Who knows what other illegal side gigs people have come with who haven't been caught.  But I can't help feeling like I'm not creative enough to come up with these ideas to begin with even if I knew I wasn't going to get caught.  What reporter wakes up one morning and says to his wife "honey, I think I'm going to make up for that pay cut by finding some prostitutes and becoming a pimp"? Peddling drugs on campus or around town has never occurred to me as a source of income to pay for my MBA.  Maybe fear of the justice system is too ingrained in me for me to exercise this kind of out of the box thinking.  Regardless, I think I'll stick to legal means of meeting my financial goals.

Have you ever resorted to illegal means to make money?  If so, don't tell me...

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