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Winning a big jackpot.

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What would you sell (give away) first if you hit the big one?

Homes [ 10 ]  [16.13%]
Cars [ 10 ]  [16.13%]
Boats [ 1 ]  [1.61%]
Planes [ 1 ]  [1.61%]
Stocks [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Time Shares [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Real Estate [ 3 ]  [4.84%]
Furnishings, Etc., [ 14 ]  [22.58%]
"Everything" ASAP [ 13 ]  [20.97%]
Other, explained [ 10 ]  [16.13%]
Total Valid Votes [ 62 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 5 ]  
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Posted: August 14, 2008, 10:43 am - IP Logged

I chose homes.  But I would give away my car and trucks too.  The things I would keep would be my computers, laptops and files, tv (it's awesome!), family heirlooms (guns, weapons, china, silver and such), my animals (I have four., 2 dogs and two cats.)  Also, all of my pictures of family members and photo albums.  There is this one oil painting of Jesus I would keep too.  I would give everything else to family members or donate them to churches.  I would have to finish paying off the two mortgages first, though.,  so I am saying these things only if I won a significant jackpot. 

I have thought of giving away my car.  but if you give it to someone who knows you are rich if they have an accident or break down in it the first thing they would do is sue you.  You really cannot help people in the day and age.  I think i would just trade it in on the purchase of a new vehicle.

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    We spend a good part of our lives gathering stuff,  we become slaves to keeping this stuff.   Slaves, because in order to house and keep the "stuff" we must continually submit to the state and pay taxes year after year for the privilege to "own" this stuff.  If you think about it when you hit big,  they smack you for 33%!  OK, so then you have all this cash, you go out and start buying stuff (stimulating the economy and the ego),  well guess what?  Your tax liabilty just keeps getting bigger and bigger,  I think the best thing to do is just invest wisely and avoid getting trapped by "stuff".

    What's the point of having gobs of money if you don't spend at least some of it in some sort of self gratifying way?  You can always invest in munis and t bills to reduce your tax liabilities.

    The government is going to get you one way or another. Death and taxes - the only certain things in life, and the biggest certainty is they tax you to death, then tax you again for having the audacity to die before they get everything. Might as well go out happy than worrying about taxes.

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      Posted: August 14, 2008, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

      I chose furnishings though I dunno if I'd give them away either, maybe just have a yard sale and sell pretty much everything cheap enough for it to all be gone in a day or two, what small amount of items I'd be keeping would fit in a small U-Haul trailer if I needed the room. I'd use that money for the gas I'll need on my way down south. Big Smile

      You can't predict random.

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        Posted: August 14, 2008, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

        I would give away my car although i only had it for a year, i want something new already..it doesnt suit me.  i have a friend who bugs me all the time to drive it, so one day i will be like, "dont worry about bringing it back..........!!!

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          Posted: August 14, 2008, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

          What's the point of having gobs of money if you don't spend at least some of it in some sort of self gratifying way?  You can always invest in munis and t bills to reduce your tax liabilities.

          The government is going to get you one way or another. Death and taxes - the only certain things in life, and the biggest certainty is they tax you to death, then tax you again for having the audacity to die before they get everything. Might as well go out happy than worrying about taxes.

          The point of having gobs of money, IMHO is for the freedom to come and go as I choose.  The gratifying part to me is not being encumbered by the trappings which one perceives as a necessary component of wealth. 

          I would get tax breaks from donating to my favorite charities and volunteering, once I get the freedom thing out of my system.

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            Posted: August 14, 2008, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

            I would give away EVERYTHING besides my computer and laptop...those are new...and my car and truck.

             

            I love my '04 GAGT1, and the Ram1500 is relatively new...and will come in handy as a TIU (tear it up) vehicle for the ranch property I'm going to buy when I hit the jackpot!

             

            Yeehaw!

             

            lol

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              Posted: August 14, 2008, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

              My computer is now beyond ancient at five years old to where the only really beneficial thing to upgrade would be the CPU and to do that I'd be better off just building a new one. I still wouldn't give it away, unless I did while keeping my hard drives. Besides, it could always be used as a "guest" computer since it's still more than good enough to browse the internet or do other basic tasks with.

              You can't predict random.

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                Posted: August 14, 2008, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                We spend a good part of our lives gathering stuff,  we become slaves to keeping this stuff.   Slaves, because in order to house and keep the "stuff" we must continually submit to the state and pay taxes year after year for the privilege to "own" this stuff.  If you think about it when you hit big,  they smack you for 33%!  OK, so then you have all this cash, you go out and start buying stuff (stimulating the economy and the ego),  well guess what?  Your tax liabilty just keeps getting bigger and bigger,  I think the best thing to do is just invest wisely and avoid getting trapped by "stuff".

                You've been reading Fight Club haven't you?

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                  Posted: August 14, 2008, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                  I saw the movie years ago, but no, I haven't been reading Fight Club.  I remember the gathering of glycerin and lots of explosions!

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                    I choose 9., lighten up as much as possible, all this talk of buying ties a person down.  I think that sometimes we spend way to much time gathering anchors, I would thoroughly enjoy throwing the anchors aweigh.Sad Wavey

                    WOW>>>>>>>>jarasan:

                    WE had a poll on the FIRST thing U would BUY with JP$$$$$MONEY$$$$$$

                    PSYKO said >>>>buy a BANK$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                    DOES that make PSYKO a NO-G@@D<<lousy Lottery Post(member)???

                    Do U R anyone know how much "HELP"^

                    "YOU" could DO if U OWNED a BANK??????????????????????????????????

                    NO>>I REALIZE>>BANK's don't GIVE it AWAY>>>

                    OBAMA won't give U change<<<

                    for .50 cent's<<but, HOPE!!

                    LOL

                    PSYKOMO

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                      Posted: August 15, 2008, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                      WOW>>>>>>>>jarasan:

                      WE had a poll on the FIRST thing U would BUY with JP$$$$$MONEY$$$$$$

                      PSYKO said >>>>buy a BANK$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                      DOES that make PSYKO a NO-G@@D<<lousy Lottery Post(member)???

                      Do U R anyone know how much "HELP"^

                      "YOU" could DO if U OWNED a BANK??????????????????????????????????

                      NO>>I REALIZE>>BANK's don't GIVE it AWAY>>>

                      OBAMA won't give U change<<<

                      for .50 cent's<<but, HOPE!!

                      LOL

                      PSYKOMO

                      Psykomo is no lousy Lottery Post member.

                      He is the BEST LP member.

                      Jarasan would like the bank if psykomo owned the bank as long as the interest was good

                      lets not hope for too much change just bills....>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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                        I choose 9., lighten up as much as possible, all this talk of buying ties a person down.  I think that sometimes we spend way to much time gathering anchors, I would thoroughly enjoy throwing the anchors aweigh.Sad Wavey

                        I chose "other".  At this time in my life, I would give away all that I have for  one more day of good health.

                        One more day of being able to walk, talk, just walk around with no baggage to tie me down.

                        One more day to just gaze at the moon and stars at nite, and walk the mountains and explore the deserts.

                        At this time in my life, I look at all that I've worked for:  some real estate, cars. career, clothes, jewelry, some recognition, etc, etc. and they don't mean anything  to me.

                        At this time in my life, I actually wonder why I have collected so many things, when the truth is, I don't need 99% of the things that I have.  Just STUFF that bog me down.

                        At this time in my life, my whole perspective of life has undergone a total revamp.  If I have to live all over again, no STUFF for me.

                        Just be FREE!  Life is too short and too precious to waste it collecting stuff.

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                          I chose "other".  At this time in my life, I would give away all that I have for  one more day of good health.

                          One more day of being able to walk, talk, just walk around with no baggage to tie me down.

                          One more day to just gaze at the moon and stars at nite, and walk the mountains and explore the deserts.

                          At this time in my life, I look at all that I've worked for:  some real estate, cars. career, clothes, jewelry, some recognition, etc, etc. and they don't mean anything  to me.

                          At this time in my life, I actually wonder why I have collected so many things, when the truth is, I don't need 99% of the things that I have.  Just STUFF that bog me down.

                          At this time in my life, my whole perspective of life has undergone a total revamp.  If I have to live all over again, no STUFF for me.

                          Just be FREE!  Life is too short and too precious to waste it collecting stuff.

                          Right now I'm hearing you loud and clear.  The more STUFF one has, the more one ends up spending their time washing, dusting, vacuuming, polishing, or repairing it.  If not that, then it is watering, fertilizing, pruning  or mowing it.  And if the STUFF includes animals, it means feeding, bathing, scooping, walking, giving meds to and taking to the vet.  And if one can afford to hire some of that done, then it is a battle to find someone who shows up, does the job right, and doesn't steal from one. 

                          Okay, okay, I'll admit it.  I've been working in the yard all morning doing work I'd hired someone else to do.  But after a few hours a few afternoons, he quit showing up.  I'm too old for this.  It is no longer fun.  A place half this size sounds good to me.  I have way too much STUFF!

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                            jarasan wrote:  We spend a good part of our lives gathering stuff, we become slaves to keeping this stuff.

                            Ah, yes ... the hobo ethic, "People do not own possessions ... they are owned BY them."

                            Truer words were never spoken.

                            Regards - J. Alec West  (not a hobo - but a hobo at heart) Wink

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                              Posted: August 15, 2008, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                              Eh, with a big jackpot I'd just hire a hot maid (with through background check) to do the cleaning for me once a week or every other week.Thumbs Up Though they might just be doing some dusting since I hate that.

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