Money shouldn’t change who you are, and we should still be the same person with or without it. We should be placing the highest value on the most important things in life, such as family, health, being thankful what we do have, and not wasting time and energy lamenting about the lack of money. As we have discussed, feelings about money are born early in life from experiences. We don’t get any formal financial education, so most of us learn from what our parents did, or through the school of hard knocks. When we discussed why so many lottery winners or athletes went broke, it was because they were never taught how to manage money, or what was needed to make good financial choices. It’s funny because think about if you won the lottery, what would you do? Most of us would want the big house, fancy car, travel, and it’s a great 5 minutes of entertainment to think what we would do if we won! However, what doesn’t crack the list of decisions is how would I invest it? How could I live off it properly? How do I share it with others? How will I protect it? What about the taxes? It’s no fun, and it’s very foreign to our thinking because we don’t know what to do. Ask yourself if it will change who you are and the priorities in your life? We always need to be true to ourselves and our families.