Winning the lottery. We all have dreamed of what it would be like, haven’t we? As years have gone by, my plans for my nonexistent winnings have shifted a bit, but they all focus on debt reduction and freedom for me and those I love.
When I was younger, my brother, mom, and I would buy a handful of lottery tickets when the pot was big enough and talk about our plans. My brother and I always agreed that we’d split the money three ways with our mom getting half (because she filled the role of two parents) and each of us getting 25%. We’d always talk about paying off debts, replacing aging vehicles, and renovating our house (or purchasing a modest home somewhere else). My mom always wanted to buy a log cabin kit and land somewhere in the mountains and keep that as a vacation home. I always just wanted to have nice things, but not too nice because I didn’t want to attract attention.
These days, those dreams haven’t changed much. I’d pay off credit card debt, student loan debt, and my car first. Next, I’d pay off my mortgage. I’d put some money in my checking account and the rest into something that would generate an income for the rest of my life. I’d finish out the school year and resign when it ended. I’d upgrade some things around my home, but I wouldn’t move. I’d travel more. I’d enjoy time with my husband and pets. I have few wants or needs that I cannot currently obtain on my modest income, so there’s not much to desire with millions of dollars in my pocket.
What would you do with your lottery winnings? What have you always dreamed of doing?
- Book Review: This is Your Brain on Sports (B4B) - July 17, 2017
- Succulents…or “Finally, a plant that I can’t kill!” - June 12, 2017
- 5 Eco-Friendly Swaps You Can Make THIS MONTH - June 5, 2017
- On my recent hiatus… - June 3, 2017
- My favorite podcasts - April 10, 2017
- Review: Own It by Sallie Krawcheck (B4B) - April 9, 2017
- My favorite quote - March 1, 2017
- 17 for 2017 - February 22, 2017
- My journey into reusable products - February 15, 2017
- About Blogging for Books - February 12, 2017