"The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket." ~ Kin Hubbard
I won twenty bucks on a one-dollar lottery ticket yesterday morning when I picked up my morning coffee. Pretty exciting since I rarely play, and seldom win when I do. There’s a kind of a giddy exuberance that comes with found money – like you should do something, well, exuberant with it.
Naturally, another pair of stiletto heels I do not need was what immediately leapt to mind. The strappy leopard patent peep-toe ones with the three-and-a-half inch heel. Or better yet, how about a five star lunch at that la-dee-da, high end tea room down the street. That’d eat up my winnings in a hurry.
Of course, my inner CPA wants to diligently apply the paltry sum to my long-term debt reduction efforts (eeewwwww!) and the nobler part of me thinks charity first. But which one?
What about parlaying the meager funds into real riches and simply plow the cash back into more chances… But does it make more sense to buy twenty $1 tickets or just two of the exorbitant ten-dollar kind?!
Maybe I should save half and spend half? Make it last, one fast food smoothie at a time. Or better, just let the currency burn the proverbial hole in my pocket?
It occurs to me that it’s my indecisiveness that’s precluded great wealth. I suspect the Great ATM of the Universe knows if I were to come in to scads of found money I could never decide how to spend it!
It’s just as well. Me? I don’t need a fortune to enjoy one -- just an imagination, a winning lottery ticket, and some time…
I wish you a very lucky weekend!