Well one Austrian woman took that concept to new levels, when she shredded €1.1 million of her own money, just to stop her family inheriting it when she died.
Said grandmother is now dead, and her family were devastated after seeing all her banknotes and savings books cut up on her bed in tiny pieces – obviously.
Friedrich Hammerschmidt, deputy head of the OeNB cashier division said:
If the heirs can only find shreds of money and if the origin of the money is assured, then of course it can all be replaced.
If we didn’t pay out the money then we would be punishing the wrong people.