Thursday, September 23, 2004
OK, in preparation, I spoke to my bank about a home equity loan. It looks like it will be quick and somewhat easy.
It was a surprise to see a section titled "Government Monitoring", where we'd have to explain exactly for what we want to use the money so they can determine if it meets government expectations.
I didn't know we couldn't spend our money as we pleased. What if our government doesn't like the idea that we're spending the money to open a bakery? Would some government agency step in and stop us?
What if I wanted to get this loan just to spend at a casino or to get cosmetic surgery? Would that fall outside of the allowable uses of my money?
Is a bakery really so subversive?