Windfalls vs. earned money

United States
January 20, 2008 8:35pm CST
Do you have a prefernce as far as how you'd like to make your riches - for those of you who's like to be. If you do have a preference - what's your reason for choosing one over the otheer? Do you think you might be more careful with earned money?
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• United States
21 Jan 08
Since you earn money in smaller amounts, you are more careful with it.I would prefer a windfall. I would like to have enough money to get what I want right now. And I would love to gibe to AIDS research and diabetes.
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• United States
22 Jan 08
I too think you're more careful with your own money yet would not argue or refuse a windfall. Those are great charities. You are my kind of prolife - helping those who are already here!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
21 Jan 08
Earned because you grow into it. Sometimes when people get a windfall they suddenly change...and don't have time to think about what they have gotten and sometimes they blow it. I think when you earn it and have had to do alot of work for it you appreciate it more.
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• Canada
21 Jan 08
I would definately prefer a windfall. But I also know that I wouldn't blow it. Since I have had good jobs before where I made a lot of money and the money I made from them lasted much longer than the jobs themselves did. I am the type of person that saves everthing I have, even if I don't really have to.( when it comes to money at least, when it comes to stuff I throw it away :P ) So I wouldn't be any less careless about money I'd get from a windfall vs. what I've worked for. Like in my case I will undoubtly fall into a large inheritence as my family does have money but it will last me as long as it has lasted them, their whole lives.
• United States
22 Jan 08
It sounds like your family is as good with money as you are. I think its great that your money has lasted beyond jobs - and also that you're not so matteerialistic that you have to keep everything. I hope you find a nice happy medium when you get your windfall - spoil yourself a little and save a little. That is if you want that. Thanks for participating in my discussion!