I caught the last 1/2 hour of “Buried Treasure” where Leigh and Leslie Keno are what they call “modern day treasure hunters”. The premise of the show is people around the US have all this treasure and they have no idea is worth something. The Keno brothers go in an assess what the people have and let them know if they have treasure or if they have junk that’s not worth anything.
What I find really sad is a show like this is a prime example of just how desperate some people are to make a quick buck. People are willing to sell collectables and part ways with family heirlooms just so they can have a few thousand dollars. These are items that should continue to be passed down or treasured within a family but because people are so strapped for cash they reach out to shows like this to hawk off their stuff and hope to get out of their financial woes. Yet they will only realize their quick buck will never fix the real problem, its just a band-aid. The real problem is still there, lack of mentorship, poor association, poor financial planning, and the list goes on. It’s no different than lottery winners typically ending up broker than when they started. If you don’t know how to steward money in the first place, coming into money won’t change that, it just makes it worse and extra money highlights that.
Obviously this is my take on why this show is on however its pretty coincidental this is happening now when the US is facing even worse financial crisis that is going to put Canada back into a recession. TD even released a news article based on the fact we could be going back into a recession again. Yet some people think we are doing okay… give your head a shake, its going to take more than a few years to climb out of where we are and where the US is.
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