Originally Posted by CatPat
That's what I get from Mamma and Papa. And if I have my own children, I'll do the same with them. You can't give children such as I large sums of money, you have to wait to see if they become mature enough to take care of it and invest it wisely.
I would buy Papa a new fishing vessel. The Catina pre-dates the Mayflower, I think. There are entire generations of rust families on her.
I'd pay off Lakisha's student loans and put them in a new home in a nice neighborhood.
I'd donate to charities for orphans and animals and cancer research.
I'd give the rest of it to Mamma and Papa for to teach me about investing. Then when they pass, I'll know how to take good care of it.
I'd also pay someone to take away Papa's driving license and hire a driver for him!
Oh yes, the Catina
is awful! We can hear it rusting from HERE! And PapaCat is definitely one of the top five world's worst drivers.
I disagree with you, Cat, about money. You're very smart with your stipend.
Without going into details, Cat has a rule: She lives on only half (on a bad month) of what she receives. The rest is tucked into her savings account. When it gets to a certain point, she tells us to take some out and invest it for her, and we tell her what we did and where it went, etc. Lately she's been telling us where to put it sometimes. So, she is learning.
If I were to win all that money, I would:
Invest, invest, invest!
Donate to children's charities and improve orphanages in Romania.
Dump Cat's asthmatic Dacia into a river and buy her a good car of her choice to drive when she's home.
Quit my job and visit Cat more often.
Volunteer to teach people to read. Illiteracy is much higher in Romania than it is here.
Remodel my kitchen in the Constanta home.
Volunteer at the Romanian Red Cross to teach CPR and first aid to children and teens.
And I would adopt a child with disabilities. Cat has always wanted us to do that.