Why do I read financial web sites? We have no money to invest yet I know some of the best funds to purchase. I am scared to play the stock market yet each time I track a potential winner, it goes through the roof. Oh well.
Reading those sites did conjure up an interesting, thought provoking question. People who play the lottery always dream about all the crap they'll do if they're the big winner (or even the second big winner). Ask anyone, "What are 5 things you would do if you won $500,000?" and that person would have no problem in giving you at least two ideas in less than six seconds. Everyone has dreams.
Here's the question: What would you do if you owed $500,000? You didn't win anything - you lost. Don't consider it a gambling question and slough it off by saying, "Well, I play the lottery but I don't GAMBLE gamble". No, you can't get out of the scenerio that easily. You are too quick in spending imaginary winnings. How would you handle an imaginary loss?