“I don’t want to invest money,” said the young, bearded schoolteacher.
“Do you have a trust fund?” I asked. He said no. “Have you married a wealthy spouse, or perhaps someone who’s going to be eligible for a defined benefit pension?” He smiled and said no.
It was a weird conversation, considering the venue.
A group of American teachers had flown me to Kuwait. They had asked me to teach a workshop on saving and investing.
During a 5-minute break, that young man thanked me, smiled, and stood up to leave.
I wondered why he came. But I also figured there might be something I could learn.
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