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How to Read Your Losing Powerball Ticket
Old 11-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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How to Read Your Losing Powerball Ticket

Well, OK, those of us who are debt free and have no car payments can crow about it, but...


"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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Good one!

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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Very nice, Ziggy! Thanks for posting it.
Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.

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Old 12-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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some coworkers suckerred me into joining the mass dream of winning.

I am now 10 dollars poorer.

I printed this off and stuck it on their desks.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
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Instead of buying a Lotto ticket I put the equivalent cash in the Salvation Army collection bucket.

Much better return on my investment.
Married, both 61. DH retired June, 2010. I have a pleasant little part time job.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #7
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Every week, DW buys a lottery ticket.

Every week, I laughingly remind her that it's a voluntary tax on the statistically illiterate.

Eventually, one of us will probably change our behavior.

I strongly suspect it will be me.

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