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IF YOU WERE A RICH MAN?

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Postby sheye » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:53 am

I sometimes ponder this question myself (should have included woman in the subject title as well ;) )

I'm not sure why (well ok I do know a few reasons why) that I have never pursued making a large amount of money. I've never really equated it to personal success,although I do see the benefits that having money can have in relieving the everyday stresses of financially taking care of yourself and your loved ones.

I've always felt that if I were ever going to rich it would be through some fluke as winning the lottery, some out of the blue inheritance from some rich unknown relative, or maybe just an uxepected offshoot of creating something that others enjoyed or valued and you had no way of knowing how profitable it would become.

I do buy lottery tickets on occasion,because I know how much it would help myself and others I care about in relieving financial stress if I won.
But I also have thought that it could have some very negative effects,and could bring on a whole set of problems I had not forseen.On accasion I've even bought lottery tickets and started panicing at the thought of how things would change if I won.(pretty stupid to buy a lottery ticket and then hope you don't win,because you're not sure of how that will effect things,but I've done it :roll: )

Was curious to see how some of you would handle winning lets say 25 million dollars? How do you think it would help your life? What would you do with the money? How do you think it could have a negative impact?

Thanks to anyone who responds to this question.
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Postby bionic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:40 am

I'd buy one set of stairs just to go up and one just to go down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBHZFYpQ6nc
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sorry couldn't resist...
speaking of stairs...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62E-7U28T-k

now you got me on a roll..


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Postby Wing-Zero » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:07 am

20 million of it would go into the best kind of savings I can find, live off the interest on that. The five million... well, I've always wanted to have a Fear and Loathing kind of adventure, except do it cross-country.
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Postby Dark-Samus » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:22 am

I would have used it to...create skynet... :lol:
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Postby Wing-Zero » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:36 am

Skynet cost MUCH more than 25 million!
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Postby bionic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:06 am

You guys are making me sad about the "Sarah Conner Chronicles" being canceled.
I LOVED THAT SHOW!!
Yet, "American Idol" thrives??
I JUST don't get it.
Cruel world!
Cruel, stupid, sheeple (Fort'd love that term) world!!!
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Postby bionic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:07 am

If I was rich "American Idol" would have to go.
My powerful, rich self would find a way.
Perhaps it would involve killer robots.
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Postby MIBby » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:58 pm

I would so leave Belgium and find myself a nice smalltown in the States. Yea, I said it.
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Postby mrshumphreys » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:32 pm

I'd buy a house in England, and one here an go back and forth as we pleased, instead of what we're actually going to do.

Most of it I'd invest, though, and we'd just live a very nice, comfortable life without having to work.
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Postby Dark-Samus » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:27 am

You guys are making me sad about the "Sarah Conner Chronicles" being canceled.
I LOVED THAT SHOW!!


Yes I love it aswell!

I got so angry when I heard it 8 months ago...
Please some Sci-Fi channel buy it and then make atleast one more season! :cry: :cry: :cry:

Thomas Dekker is the best John Connor ever!
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