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Nancy Schess
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01.14.2019 (1015 days ago)

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?
1015 days ago 23 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

 

We’ve had some pretty severe lottery fever in recent months. The jackpots are so big that even I have started playing on occasion. Yes, I know that the system was changed so that my chances of winning are even that much smaller but it’s kind of fun to follow the numbers from time to time.

 

 

But did you ever play the fantasy game that goes like this – so what will I do the day after I win my multi million dollar jackpot? And the day after that.

 

 

I haven’t completely answered that question for myself. I do think that I won’t come to work the next day. But after that, I’ve become pretty convinced that I don’t think my day to day life would change all that much.

 

 

I plan the renovations to my house, although I don’t think I’d move. Yes, I’d like one nice car. A month long vacation somewhere warm would definitely be in my future. And of course, a plan for some charitable giving would be in the works. But past that, I think I would come back to work and go about my business – albeit perhaps with some more flexibility.

 

 

What would you do if you struck it big?

 
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  •  Daniel Schwartz: 
     
    The ability to do as I please and not worry if I forgot to do something that day.
     
     01.15.2019 
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  •  Neil Hollander: 
     
    I’ve had 75 years to put things into perspective . With all due respect I’m just about there . The Lottery ? I won that the day I married Diane . I won that over and over again through my passionate endeavors of fatherhood and friendships . In terms of dollars ? I’d give most of it away . What else could I possibly want or need ? Diane is reading by the fire . My dogs are asleep by my feet . The ranch is paid for . We are debt free . We own our water rights free and clear . There is food on the table . Unlimited timber to heat our house . Money under the mattress and a gun safe stocked with ordnance . Books to last forever . Blah Blah Blah right ? It’s all Blah Blah Blah when you get down to it . Right ? Happy anniversary Paul and Victoria .

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  •  Liz Saldana: 
     
    We’ve play the 'what if' game and usually agree on a couple of things. Initially, we would travel the world...first class only. When we needed a break from that, we'd sell our co-op and buy a condo (less rules) and then decide where we'd like to spend the winters. Apart from those two things, we disagree on what we'd want to do with the money. The conversation typically ends with Jerry telling me I'd never be able to spend it all; my reply to this is, "I think I can; but am willing to admit you're right should I not be able to accomplish the task." LOL
     
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  •  Tessa Marquis: 
     
    My husband always says "If I win the lottery I will be soooooo nice!" meaning he would give money to people and they would love him in return. He is actually pretty nice now.

    Actually, the only thing I would do is pay off all debts. After that: Charity and Mirth. Plus two pets I could name "Charity" and "Mirth"
     
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  •  Phyllis Newbert: 
     
    Working in Home Care makes me seriously consider having the means to live well as I continue aging and not be a burden to my family as very important. I would, however, take care of many people in my life and be able to travel and enjoy the blessings of family while sharing the wealth.
     
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  •  Victoria Drogin: 
     
    It’s funny. When I think about it, everything I want to do, on some scale, we could do right now, and do. How lucky and blessed! I’m with the man of my dreams (happy anniversary right back at you, my love!), healthy kids and parents, our health - physical and and mental (although Paul might say that’s debatable LOL!). We’ve talked about it and we would travel, take lots of history, literature, philosophy, etc courses, drink great wine, eat great food, give where it makes a difference, learn new skills. . . . . (Definitely throwing pots, Marilyn!). I would still teach and coach (but on my timeframe). We would get our kids set with houses that Paul could putter around and renovate, one by one, but the biggest thing I think is in the mindset of abundance. And I am beyond content. Thank you for this question, Nance. It gave me an opportunity to reflect and feel so grateful.
     
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  •  Amparo Connors: 
     
    My dream is to give my Mom, each of my kids & our siblings a new home that's debt free and somewhere they dream of living that they can afford the taxes, etc. (plus give them each a nest egg to maintain the home). Set up a huge College fund for my grandkids & kids if they want to go back to school, and I'd also buy myself two new homes, one in FL & another on the North Shore of LI, would definitely give lots of money to favorite charities and then travel, travel, travel....so I don't see much 'traditional work' in my plans if I'm a multi millionaire. Shopping/maintaining all those homes, giving money away & traveling would be 'fun work'....nice to dream :)
     
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  •  Marilyn Genoa: 
     
    That is easy, I would take on only those cases that I have always wanted to work on but "earning a living" got in the way. I would make large contributions to the charities whose Boards I sit on (because I truly believe in the good work that they do). I would begin a not-for-profit pro bono law firm to address a myriad items on a list I have put together in my head over the years. I would make time each week to do those things I have had on my bucket list like learning to "throw pots" and visiting more museums. I would ensure my children were free to do the type of work that they really want to. As you can tell, I have given this some thought :)
     
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  •  Paul Napolitano: 
     
    I already won the lottery. Have you met Victoria? And happy anniversary honey!
     
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  •  Cayce Crown: 
     
    Give, travel, make films
     
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  •  Fred Klein: 
     
    As usual, I agree with Nancy...
     
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  •  Rona Gura: 
     
    Travel, travel, travel.
     
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