if you win a big sum of money do you still keep working?

@GAUCI123 (1042)
Malta
December 11, 2008 1:16pm CST
Well somtimes I dream that If one day (which surley will never happen) I will win a big sum of money what will I do? Well i will sure take a long vacation and travel abroad, then I will buy another house for my child and then save a lump sum for the future. However I think I will not leave work completly, I think I will work part-time since I hate being all day at home. Well, at the moment I will jut dream.... and you what would you do?
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@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Yes, because my work is writing which I would do if I had two cents or two hundred dollars. All that winning a lot of money would mean to me, is that I could be out of debt, I could buy a laptop, I could go to book shows, and travel more often. In my soul, I would still be a writer and an activist.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Meant to say 2 million dollars, sometimes dictation is a pain.
@mindym (979)
• United States
12 Dec 08
If I won a big lump sum of money, I would still work, either volunteer or aork part-time. I like to stay busy most of the time. I would pay off ALL of my debts, but a new car, build a house, and travel to places I have not been to and would love to go to. I'm not getting my hopes up, but it's good to have dreams.
@mindym (979)
• United States
12 Dec 08
oops, typo...I meant to type "work" not "aork" part-time...
• United States
11 Dec 08
I would have to say that if my ship came in I would say bye bye. I would take some of the money and buy a new house, car, and give a lot to my children. Depending on how much money that I won I would take what was left and invest it to make more money.
• United States
11 Dec 08
sorry I didn't know my first one posted
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
19 Dec 08
You might never know. If you don't buy a lottery ticket you will never win. I wish you luck. If I win a great sum of money I will continue to work. I don't want to get lazy. HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope the the true joy of Christmas fills your heart. Peace upon you and your family. © ronaldinu 2008
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
If one day I will win big sum of money, I will stop working and put up my own business instead. I plan to venture into food business because it seems a very profitable business. Then I will give something to charities.
@gtdonna (1740)
17 Dec 08
I honestly own't stop working, but will take some vacation days off and go to some country I have always wanted to visit. The thing abotu winning a lump sum of cash is that after you have paid taxes on it, some people splurge and spend big and within 2 years they are bankrupt. SO I woudl invest wisely for the future because that money won't really last long.
• China
16 Dec 08
I think I will stop my working.(I mean that working for money.)And then I will to do what I like to do such as doing something about computer technology. In this way I can do it well for my inclinations without worring about wage.
@JayBea (10)
13 Dec 08
I made a shed load of money in property and the stock market, now im 38 and broke lol! But hey recession is part of life and boy did I enjoy the good times, What about now! I'm busy building my fortune up again :)
• China
13 Dec 08
I would buy a apartment for my parents,and I would travel and eat around world.But I will still work and start a new company for myself.haha.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
I'd do but i'll just look for a part-time job.. Btw, here are things i'd like to do with the money =) - i'd donate some to church and charity. - Get a smart car for myself and for my siblings - Buy a 2 bedroom condo unit - Give my little sister an educational plan - Run my own business
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
12 Dec 08
Well done newbie:)! You have attracted quite a lot of interest and responses for this post in a brief time. I would certainly keep working even if it is on voluntary basis. I need motivation in life. I hate being lazy and have nothing to do in life.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
12 Dec 08
If I ran across a large sum of money, right now I'm not working, but I would try to think of ways to help others. My community is just dying off. We are supposed to get a shot in the arm with a new racetrack, but there is so much more we can do if we wish. Like there are places that a person cannot sit down at. If we need bus cards, we have to go downtown and risk missing a connection. If I could, I would change that. Have places they could sit under; there is a main stop that had some seats, and folks took it; if I could put like a covering and a place you can get your bus cards at, perhaps some coffee, what have you, that would be cool.
@pitsay (173)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
If God permits that i could win a large amount of money i wont stop working, for me it doesn't end there. I would still work hard and would probably help others especially those who are less fortunate by giving them jobs.
@krfanlim (232)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
With those money, i'd firstly donate some of them away, then get some of the things i need (less want), and try to fulfil the wishes of my parents, and i'll take it to pay for my piano lessons (because I REALLY WANT TO LEARN THEM, but i don't have the money to support that interest). I guess, the rest, i'll figure how to use it wisely LOL!! But yeah, of course i'll still keep working, because it keeps my brain juices flowing.
12 Dec 08
I don't think I'd stop working if I won a lot of money. To start off with I'd clear my debts, take a holiday, buy a house a car etc and make sure my family were ok. Then I'd have to look seriously at what was left and then decide if I wanted to continue to work full or part time. If I won enough money to keep me comfortable for the rest of my life I would probably volunteer somewhere or start my own business. I don't think I could ever not work, my bf on the other hand says that if he won enough money he'd quit his job straight away, i think he's crazy!
12 Dec 08
I had been thinking about it, just like I bought a lottery ticket yesterday and checked the jackpot it's a big amount, and then I started thinking how will I manage that kind of amount if I could win it. And you know what I have never been to sleep the whole night, because I was too busy planning how and where should I put the money so that it won't be wasted, and spend it wisely. It made me so tired now I am laughing why should I did that for!
@wanted123 (121)
• India
12 Dec 08
i will keep it for future use...........
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I think that if I were to receive a big sum of money I would continue to work and keep the money for emergencies and retirement, not spend any of it and disclipine myself to not ponder what I might do with it as if I do I will probably spend it.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
12 Dec 08
It seems to me from what stories I have heard of people who won a lot of money, that you just start working for a different boss. The money becomes the boss. At least that's what I tell myself eveytime I don't win
• United States
12 Dec 08
If I were to ever win a large sum of money or even just handed a large sum of money I would pay off alot of bills first then actually I would quit, but with the left over money, I would start my own business and go to school for what I wanted to go to school for. I am like if I was working a job that I enjoy working then I would contine to work there, but if not I would just quit.