Last night I heard part of an interview by Monica Attard of ABC Radio with Dick Smith. They discussed amongst other things his attitude of giving substantial amounts to various "needy causes". These appeared to include the standard charities like the Smith Family, St. Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army but apparently he also frequently responds to individual requests from families, i.e. the provision of a wheelchair for a disabled family member etc.
This started me wondering about the average person's attitude to money - how much is enough, when do we begin to want to share with others, if ever,etc. I'd be interested to know from forum members, given that you have substantially more than you anticipate you will need to fund your own and your family's existence, what would you feel like doing with the surplus?
e.g. would you (a) seek out some appropriate charities, (b) spend wildly just because you can, (b) hold onto it, because you never know what the future might bring and you'd hate to ever be poor again?