View Poll Results: Your Greatest Ambition

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  • Get Rich

    2 4.76%
  • Become famous

    0 0%
  • Raise a family

    12 28.57%
  • Promote World Peace

    0 0%
  • Protect Individual Liberty

    5 11.90%
  • Protect Environment

    1 2.38%
  • Help Poor (US)

    2 4.76%
  • Help Poor (Worldwide)

    3 7.14%
  • Promote Family Planning in Third World Countries

    0 0%
  • Other (specify)

    17 40.48%
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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Of the ones you listed, I guess I'd pick "help the poor worldwide." I wasn't sure if I should pick "raise a family." While I would like to get married some day (and that would be at the top of my list), I don't want any kids.

    Other aspirations...to be wealthy, to work in jobs that I love, and to have plenty of leisure time. Those may or may not be mutually incompatible goals.
    Win the lotto, then you can have all of them.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Win the lotto, then you can have all of them.
    And be careful not to piss the money away too fast.

    I guy I work with won $1.2 million--that's what he got after taxes. That was January of '08. Yeah, it's gone. All he has to show for it is a real nice house that he can't afford the property taxes on.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And be careful not to piss the money away too fast.

    I guy I work with won $1.2 million--that's what he got after taxes. That was January of '08. Yeah, it's gone. All he has to show for it is a real nice house that he can't afford the property taxes on.
    Yeah, I have heard the horror stories. My dad actually knew a lotto winner who was afraid to claim the prize because of the stories. Dad sent him to a professional money manager who set it up so that he could only access so much easily to help prevent something like that.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    I think that the so-called "lottery curse" stems more from the people themselves than from actually winning the money. The types of people who are inclined to play the lottery on a regular basis are probably not the savviest money managers. If they were, they probably wouldn't be playing the lottery in the first place.
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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I think that the so-called "lottery curse" stems more from the people themselves than from actually winning the money. The types of people who are inclined to play the lottery on a regular basis are probably not the savviest money managers. If they were, they probably wouldn't be playing the lottery in the first place.
    Well, yes.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Your Greatest Ambition
    A threesome with two really hot chicks.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yeah, I have heard the horror stories. My dad actually knew a lotto winner who was afraid to claim the prize because of the stories. Dad sent him to a professional money manager who set it up so that he could only access so much easily to help prevent something like that.
    If I were win 7 figures in the lottery, my first stop, even before going to get the money, would be a lawyer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I think that the so-called "lottery curse" stems more from the people themselves than from actually winning the money. The types of people who are inclined to play the lottery on a regular basis are probably not the savviest money managers. If they were, they probably wouldn't be playing the lottery in the first place.
    Look, quick, we all three agreed on something at the same time!!!!

    If regular lotto players were the savviest money managers, they wouldn't blow untold thousands on the lottery, to begin with.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I think that the so-called "lottery curse" stems more from the people themselves than from actually winning the money. The types of people who are inclined to play the lottery on a regular basis are probably not the savviest money managers. If they were, they probably wouldn't be playing the lottery in the first place.
    A lottery is nothing but a tax on people that can't do math. Statistics, specifically.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    A threesome with two really hot chicks.
    That's why I wanna be rich.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Your Greatest Ambition

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And be careful not to piss the money away too fast.

    I guy I work with won $1.2 million--that's what he got after taxes. That was January of '08. Yeah, it's gone. All he has to show for it is a real nice house that he can't afford the property taxes on.
    Incredible. If you gave me half that amount I'd never have to work another day as long as a I lived. I'd just invest it.

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