While investing in the stock market can be a risky proposition, there are worse places to keep your money.
Recently, a woman in the Anhui city of Huaibei went to the bank for help, telling workers that her father had buried 2 million yuan in cash underground because he thought depositing it in the bank would be unsafe.
That was five years ago. When the man’s family dug up the cash, they found it in unsurprisingly bad condition.
After counting up the banknotes, the bank decided that a quarter of the cash was no longer usable.