... you can learn from:
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
Helen: Smash up somebody's car when you're drunk and write out a check. Get in a mess with a showgirl and write out a check. And when a man dies, write out a check to his widow. Account paid in full.
That dastardly Jane Wyman might not see the value in a buck but Criterion's fancy-pantsy blu-ray edition of Sirk's mellifluous melodrama hits home-theaters today and if you haven't yet you should snatch up a copy at this link, hifalutin moral standards be damned. I mean you could maybe spend your money better by going to medical school to learn how to save the eyeballs of the woman you're somewhat responsible for blinding, but where's the fun in that? In summation, just hit Jane Wyman with a car and call it a day: