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What if scenario: 'What do you do for a living?'

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Posted: February 5, 2014, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

So let's say you win the Powerball Jackpot tonight.  Life is exciting, you claim your prize, spend the next couple months getting your finances together. 


It's 4 years later you've moved to a new city.  You have millions, no one knows you won.

What do you tell people you do for a living when they ask?  What do you tell friends when they ask what you do?

To say none of your business invites suspicion.  Do you say you own a business, invested well?  Inherted money?

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    Posted: February 5, 2014, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

    Tell them I'm writing a book.

    love to nibble those micey feet.

     

                                 

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      Posted: February 5, 2014, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

      Being a millionaire and living in a new city will mean you have new friends. Most likely you will meet them in yacht clubs, country clubs, etc.  Money to them will be nothing new. Best answer would be to say you invest. But one thing I would like to do when I win is quit my job, once my financial situation is stablized, I would work part time in the mall, maybe 2 or 3 days a week, 4-5hrs a day and I will drive the train around in the mall for the kids. 

      If you don't know what I am talking about, some malls have a kiddie train about 4 cars long, its not on tracks. Thats what I will say what I do. lol.

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        Posted: February 5, 2014, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

        "Stuff and things".

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          Posted: February 5, 2014, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

          Real estate

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            Posted: February 5, 2014, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

            Tell them that you made a great investment and it paid off and now you are retired.

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              Posted: February 5, 2014, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

              You might not be excepted because you are a lottery winner and not a CEO of a company.

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                Posted: February 5, 2014, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

                If anyone asks me point blank what I did, I'll tell them I won the lottery. I suck at lying. If they ask me for money later on, I'll tell them to get lost.

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                  Posted: February 5, 2014, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

                  You might not be excepted because you are a lottery winner and not a CEO of a company.

                  I hear that from stories I read too.  It seems like lottery money is neither old or new money, somewhere in the netherworld.

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                    Posted: February 5, 2014, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

                    You might not be excepted because you are a lottery winner and not a CEO of a company.

                    that's fine. I don't need judgmental a**holes in my life anyway.

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                      Posted: February 5, 2014, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes, when you win, you don't need to hang around the rich to enjoy a full life.

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                        Posted: February 5, 2014, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

                        Here's one for all you single people, buy your nice house, than rent an apartment for a year. Why you ask? For when you start dating.  Don't let people know that you have a lot$$$$$.  They should date you for you and not your money.

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                          Posted: February 5, 2014, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

                          "I don't do anything"

                          Will leave them pondering endlessly Approve

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                            Posted: February 5, 2014, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

                            Just tell them I made investments over the years which paid off and that I am involved in consulting for a private organization(my trust fund) Thumbs Up

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                              Posted: February 5, 2014, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                              So let's say you win the Powerball Jackpot tonight.  Life is exciting, you claim your prize, spend the next couple months getting your finances together. 


                              It's 4 years later you've moved to a new city.  You have millions, no one knows you won.

                              What do you tell people you do for a living when they ask?  What do you tell friends when they ask what you do?

                              To say none of your business invites suspicion.  Do you say you own a business, invested well?  Inherted money?

                              ' You have millions, no one knows you won'

                              I'll leave it at that, the're so many  incognito rich people around, unless you seek attention.