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(KTVB Boise)   You win $100K in a lottery. Do you C) call in rich   (ktvb.com ) divider line
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2013-02-05 05:55:41 PM  
26 votes:
From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.
2013-02-05 10:36:50 PM  
9 votes:
A better article had this to add:

Messier has lived in Post Falls all his life and had dreamed of starting trade college but lacked the money to do so, despite working long, extra hours at his job.  He and his fiancé are planning to be married at the end of this month and both want to attend school to learn a profession that could lead to better paying jobs. Messier was planning to work for two or three more years to save the money for his education and put his fiancé through school first. "Wow, that's about six years of salary at my old job," said Messier when he held his check at Lottery offices in Boise. "This is a dream come true and couldn't have come at a better time."

In other words, they already had the wedding planned and already had a plan to go to school once they'd saved the money. He was making 16k a year in a small town so even after taxes this is a huge break for them. It sounds like they know what they're doing, work hard for what they want, and they deserve a break. Good on them and I hope it works out for them.
2013-02-05 06:17:59 PM  
7 votes:
Give the guy a break, his brain is in the right place. He knows he can't blow it all on fun otherwise he'll have to go back to his shiatty life, so instead h e's spending it on going back to college. Whether he succeeds and follows through is a different story, but at least he knows what the right thing to do is.

His only mistake is buying college time for his fianceé as well. TV and Films about university life has taught me that women find someone else in those dens of iniquity.
2013-02-05 10:22:58 PM  
6 votes:
America: Where you need to win lottery to afford an education.

/first thought in my head
2013-02-05 09:19:38 PM  
6 votes:
Christ, some of you guys are wet blankets.  I think it's awesome.  Dumbass tag is for subby.
2013-02-05 10:52:24 PM  
4 votes:

mesmer242: In other words, they already had the wedding planned and already had a plan to go to school once they'd saved the money. He was making 16k a year in a small town so even after taxes this is a huge break for them. It sounds like they know what they're doing, work hard for what they want, and they deserve a break. Good on them and I hope it works out for them.


This.
All you haters can shut it. U jelly.

How dare any of the lower classes dare aspire to a happy married life and a job above their lowly station. If they're not tired, poor, and miserable when they go home to live in sin, America and freedom are dead, amirite?
2013-02-05 10:12:26 PM  
3 votes:
1. Fast food worker (everyone needs a job)
2. Engaged at a young age while being a fast food worker (Uh, love conquers all?)
3. Likes to play $20 scratch off tickets while being an engaged fast food worker (McDonald's will welcome you back after failing out of college)
2013-02-05 09:44:13 PM  
3 votes:
i.imgur.com

1. Fool
2. Money
3. Parted.
2013-02-05 06:29:19 PM  
3 votes:

ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.


Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?
2013-02-05 06:19:00 PM  
3 votes:
I'd do the same.  One hundred grand won't buy much, but it will buy a good chunk of education.
2013-02-05 06:07:26 PM  
3 votes:

ZAZ: Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.


You mean a burger flipper makes more than I do? Because that's like 2 1/2 years for me before taxes

/I must be in the wrong racket
2013-02-06 12:24:49 AM  
2 votes:

jtown: why quit work now?


You've never worked in fast food, have you?
2013-02-05 11:19:56 PM  
2 votes:

Soupysales: Nice try, asshole. If you took your head out of... Just kidding. I'm not one of those guys (usually).

Honestly, I have no problem with lotteries. I play myself on occasion But $20 is a hefty chunk for a fast food worker, and very few people do the scratch offs as a whim. A whim will be a couple bucks on the Mega Millions when it keeps rolling over to 5 kajillion dollars. So yes, I will judge this kid on being foolish with his money when he has all these grand plans for the future.


Eh, who knows. The knee jerk reaction seems to be that anyone who plays the lottery at all is wasting their money. Can't say I completely disagree, but somehow the leap is made that spending $20 on a lottery ticket means he spends half his paycheck on lottery tickets, yada yada.
It seems like he's doing a sensible thing with the money, using it to put into a action a plan he was already pursuing with wages from his McJob. It really doesn't sound to me like he was blowing all of his money on lottery tickets.
If he spends $20 regularly on lottery tickets, who are we to judge what he does with his own money? His lottery tickets budget might match my beer budget, but if we get the same enjoyment out of it, who cares?
I take more issue with the folk who insist that money needs to be utilized fully for monetary gain or it's wasted. You know, the "If you invest that money in an IRA instead of spending it, at 65 you'd have an extra $23,000." types, when a case of beer or a lottery ticket at the end of the week to blow off steam will make the years before retirement pass that much more easily.
2013-02-05 11:12:37 PM  
2 votes:
Messier quit his fast food job, and now he and his fiancé plan to attend college with their winnings.

The bolded part is the only thing I can see that is wrong with his plans. I have no problem with him going to school, but you don't go around fattening up the frogs for other snakes.
2013-02-05 11:01:08 PM  
2 votes:
Well, if you are used to making 16k a year, are young, and get a lump net sum of ~$70k, you are probably pretty happy, and have a lot of options. Being a 43 year old Software Engineer in the Seattle area, I would buy my wife a new car and add the rest to my stock fund while not missing a day of work..... It's all perspective.
2013-02-05 10:56:13 PM  
2 votes:

Soupysales: And as long as he keeps playing those $20 scratchers, the honeymoon will pay for itself.


Yes, again, how dare he spend his own money in a way you don't approve of. It must just burn you up inside to see a  peon luck into some money.
2013-02-05 10:54:21 PM  
2 votes:
When he is getting paid somewhere in the ballpark of minimum wage ($7.25/hr), he would be risking 4 hours of work on two $10 tickets.  I know some people that play lottery, and they had to work up to buying the more expensive tickets.  People that just play it on an impulse, don't seem to risk more than a buck or two.  That being said, I can guarantee you he spends about half his paycheck on them.  Its kinda funny that every story makes the winner look like someone who just casually strolled in and won their first time playing.
2013-02-05 10:53:18 PM  
2 votes:

ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.


What fast food places do you frequent that you think they pay $30K. I have a feeling even managers are barely pulling in that much.
2013-02-05 10:12:50 PM  
2 votes:
Why would someone call in to a McJob?  They don't even do you the courtesy of paying you enough to make a living. (in other words they were rude first)
2013-02-05 10:12:01 PM  
2 votes:
Every time my co-worker goes to Vegas, he has the fantasy that he will be able to call in rich and retire.  Actually, that would be a good ad campaign for Vegas.
2013-02-05 10:11:04 PM  
2 votes:
Subby, quit hitting yourself. You're not THAT big of a dumbass.
2013-02-05 10:10:17 PM  
2 votes:

davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?


Long ago in 08 when i worked at a pizza place three GM made 50k. The managers made $9. Cooks $7.50. The rest of us made $7.15 or so.

And no way did most of us work 40 hoots a week. More like 15 or 20.
2013-02-05 10:10:17 PM  
2 votes:

ZAZ: Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.


5 years income if he's lucky for fast food. Where have you been?  some country that pays a decent minimum wage?
2013-02-05 10:08:57 PM  
2 votes:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: he and his fiancé plan to attend college with their winnings.

Sounds like a plan, Hannibal!


Yep, they'll fall face first into a pile of coke, stat farking other "hot"  people and breakup and the lawyers will pick the bones  of what's left before finals are posted.
2013-02-05 10:08:19 PM  
2 votes:

ZAZ: Only $15K per year would suck. I hope he's smart enough to get some benefit out of college. They won't have much left by the time they get out.


If they get out of college with little or no debt then they are years ahead of the game.

Of course if you invest that money in high return MBS's you might be able to lose it all before retirement.
2013-02-05 09:55:47 PM  
2 votes:

ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.


Really? You think people flipping burgers make $30,000 per year?
2013-02-05 07:01:20 PM  
2 votes:

ZAZ: Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.


More like three. You pay taxes on McPaychecks, too, regardless of what Republicans say.

If I had ten grand in FU money I'd call my current boss and tell then they're fired, and change cities. 100grand, even after taxes? That's a LOT of money in the fry jockey payscale.
2013-02-05 06:26:16 PM  
2 votes:

ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.


He'll pay about 20K in Federal taxes. Idaho looks like they have pretty high rates. Call it 7 for state taxes. Working a fast food gig in Idaho, he probably makes less than 15K a year even before taxes (and he won't have made anything so far this year that would make my tax estimates go up), so I figure he's looking at about 5 years of income.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-05 05:59:18 PM  
2 votes:
Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.
2013-02-05 05:54:01 PM  
2 votes:
for only $100k?


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2013-02-06 07:59:41 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?

davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?

Minimum wage in Idaho is $7.25. That would leave him with about $14,000 a year after taxes.


Most fast food employees don't work full time though. Usually it's 3-4 6 hour shifts per week.
2013-02-06 07:56:31 PM  
1 vote:

ZAZ: Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.


Where do you live that fast food employees make $50k/year before taxes? Average rate for fast food employees is minimum wage. He just won about 10 years worth of wages, 6 after federal taxes.
2013-02-06 06:39:57 PM  
1 vote:

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 470x263]

1. Fool
2. Money
3. Parted.


Right, making fast food wages and dropping $20 on scratch tickets.

But, it did work out pretty well for him.
2013-02-06 01:56:27 PM  
1 vote:

Inflatable Rhetoric: MythDragon: $100,000? Thats less than rich, but more than nubian rich.

Is it in the US?  Is it $100,000 after taxes?


No, he's gonna pay taxes so I am guess he's gonna wind up with $60,000 or so. And that's not rich. You could blow that on nothing in short order. He's got enough money not to need to work for a year or two depending on how he lives, but then he's back to McDonalds. You could easily spend that on a nice car such as an Acura RL, or as a down payment on a home.

Or you could do what this guy says he's gonna do and go to school and get a good education, which doesn't guarantee you'll get a decent job anyway, and that's if he doesn't succumb to the temptation to go on a spree with that money.

So many people look at sudden money as 'free' money to play with. My roomate's boyfriend is looking at getting a lump sum back-pay disability payment. His sister wants him to giver her a chunk to help fund her weed exploits. His mom wants him to pay her back for all thos years of 'raisin' a kid'. Everyone looks at this upcoming (maybe) chunck of money as some sort of prize. And they are all pissed at my roomate who is trying to get him to put it into an account so that he'll actualy have some of that to put toward a house and his future.
2013-02-06 12:47:31 PM  
1 vote:

sycraft: Unfortunately, I think he is more likely to blow through it since he doesn't seem to have the best grasp on money management.


I'm afraid that I agree with you. A couple $10 lottery tickets is about half a day's pay for a fast-food worker, after taxes.
2013-02-06 12:45:51 PM  
1 vote:
I'm sure he feels great.The reality is people who work at fast food places are the working poor.Not to mention 90 percent of fast food workers are only considered part time(some work 40 plus hours a week) and have to bend over-backwards to accommodate any hours requested by a manager.

This might be the only chance this guy ever gets to have a better life.It sort of baffles me that many of you even care how the money is spent.It is not your money.
drp
2013-02-06 12:18:16 PM  
1 vote:

Begoggle: Macular Degenerate: After taxes he'll net about $75K. Properly invested, that could generate about $6,000 per year in income.

Or he'll blow it in a matter of weeks on hookers and blow.

My bet is on the latter.

Where do you "properly invest" to get 8% interest?


What's interesting (and terrifying) to me is that, of the minority of Americans who are actually actively saving for retirement, almost all of them are planning with wildly optimistic math.

They think they can count on 11% annual stock market returns, followed by sustained withdrawal rates from safe/low-risk investments in the 6-8% range.  Reality might be half that.
 I think it's mostly because of those shiatbags on financial TV who sell their advice because following it won't make them any money.
2013-02-06 11:49:17 AM  
1 vote:

MythDragon: $100,000? Thats less than rich, but more than nubian rich.


Is it in the US?  Is it $100,000 after taxes?
2013-02-06 08:38:31 AM  
1 vote:
Good for him on using the money to get his degree.  However,  I don't think he's looked at the cost of a 4 year degree...because he'll be broke by the time he graduates.  Of course, if he gets a liberal arts degree, he'll be back working fast food after 4 years.
2013-02-06 08:32:31 AM  
1 vote:

Slaxl: Give the guy a break, his brain is in the right place. He knows he can't blow it all on fun otherwise he'll have to go back to his shiatty life, so instead h e's spending it on going back to college. Whether he succeeds and follows through is a different story, but at least he knows what the right thing to do is.

His only mistake is buying college time for his fianceé as well. TV and Films about university life has taught me that women find someone else in those dens of iniquity.


A friend of mine was paying for his wife to go to college. As soon as she graduated, she divorced him.
2013-02-06 08:18:42 AM  
1 vote:
... and a fairly well-along ultrasound he posted on Facebook is dated less than six months after the date they got engaged. *sigh*

/I've made myself sad.
2013-02-06 08:04:17 AM  
1 vote:
A few things things.

1. Just based on the one photo and and my gaydar burying the needle past the red line he's like, hilariously gay.
2. Based on Facebook, this is what he's engaged to:
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3. Yes, there's at least one kid and possibly two.
4. This is going to end in fire.
2013-02-06 08:01:50 AM  
1 vote:
$100,000? Thats less than rich, but more than nubian rich.
2013-02-06 07:29:15 AM  
1 vote:

Gilligann: I recently had this conversation with a coworker.

How much money would you have to win to not work again?

We both agreed on about $5 million. This takes into account the cost of living in our area, which is high.


My husband and I agreed that, should we ever hit the lottery, we're moving the hell out of Jersey and going someplace where the money will go farther.
2013-02-06 04:53:48 AM  
1 vote:

artthehypnotist: I hit a Conn scratch ticket for $250,000 a couple months ago.
After Taxes, I got about $160,000.
I was looking to go Bankrupt, but I was able to wipe out all my debt.(About $16K) Now working to restore my credit.
I put some in a Roth IRA, Got a $20K 5 year CD, and I purchased a foreclosure House for $55K, and am putting about $45K into it, New Roof, Swapped out from an old Oil furnace and getting Natural Gas. I put blown in insulation in the whole house where there was nothing before.(It gets pretty cold here in CT.)

I have an emergency fund put aside of about $10K that I do not plan to touch in case something happens. Still got some money to spend foolishly,

Still working all 3 of my jobs. Just not quite as hard.

$100K is a lot of money, but not enough to stop working, but, it is enough to make your life easier in the long term.


Congratulations.  For the majority of us, 100k before taxes, is anywhere from a year to 2.5 years of income.  There's not a lot of super cool awesome stuff you can do in that range, but you sure can use it to help get ahead.
2013-02-06 02:51:48 AM  
1 vote:
Leaving work to go to school = good.

Thinking 100k, after taxes will cover both him and his girl = no so smart.

Depending on what field of study he actually goes into, well....it could be a great investment, or he could be back to flipping burgers again with a degree in something stupid. Like a BA in Music or Psychology.
2013-02-06 02:41:28 AM  
1 vote:

mesmer242: "Wow, that's about six years of salary at my old job," said Messier when he held his check at Lottery offices in Boise.


If I won 6x my annual salary I would also call in rich.
2013-02-06 02:08:44 AM  
1 vote:

davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?


The Regional Manager
2013-02-06 01:32:41 AM  
1 vote:

Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.


Came to say just this. I don't think the "Dumbass" tag is really warranted on this one. If he actually uses the cash to go back to school, he's being pretty smart. Going from flipping burgers to paying for an education for himself AND another person seems like a good move to me.
2013-02-06 01:06:25 AM  
1 vote:

davidphogan: jtown: doglover: jtown: why quit work now?

You've never worked in fast food, have you?

Yes, I have.  Why would you think I haven't?  I even went  back to fast food during my first summer in college because I came home to the sticks and it was an easy, quick buck.  "Hey, Brenda, can I have a job for the summer."  "Sure."  I knew fall semester was coming up in a few months and it'd be nice to go back to school with some spending money.

I'm sure he can go back.  I managed a fast food place in college, and if an employee had called and quit because they won the lottery at least it's a pretty good excuse.  I'd have been jealous as hell, but I wouldn't have held it against them if they asked to come back.

I'd look at it as a vacation more than anything else.  He can get another shiatty job.


This. As a young man he got the rare opportunity to send a "take this job and shove it." without being broke. Sounds like a happy story to me.
2013-02-06 12:54:51 AM  
1 vote:

jtown: it was an easy, quick buck.


It's also everywhere. If you don't like your boss and wanted to move, an extra 100K would really facilitate that. The utility of not doing minimum wage slavery far exceeds the meager compensation you'd receive. So it's much better to take some days off and pack, getting ready to move when the check clears, than it is to go back to the frier and waste any more of your life.

Maybe your job was more fun because you can even remember your manager's name. I certainly cannot because there was no redemption there.
2013-02-06 12:36:51 AM  
1 vote:

Forbidden Doughnut: jtown: Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.

They'd have to be  real frugal to stretch $100k (gross, not net) to cover college educations for 2 people without any other source of income.  And they obviously aren't going to start school next week so why quit work now?  September's a long way off.  Bank another $10k at the McJob.

Alternatively, he could go to school for 2 years at a community college and get a degree in one of the Trades...( Electronic Engineering Tech., Machinist, Welding)


The only community college is in Nampa some 250+ miles away.  The only higher edumacation in that region is in Montana or at Idaho State University in Pocatello.  Pokey has a sum total of 2 bars.  Both suck.  Is that a proper college town?  I think not.
2013-02-06 12:33:26 AM  
1 vote:

mesmer242: A better article had this to add:

Messier has lived in Post Falls all his life and had dreamed of starting trade college but lacked the money to do so, despite working long, extra hours at his job.  He and his fiancé are planning to be married at the end of this month and both want to attend school to learn a profession that could lead to better paying jobs. Messier was planning to work for two or three more years to save the money for his education and put his fiancé through school first. "Wow, that's about six years of salary at my old job," said Messier when he held his check at Lottery offices in Boise. "This is a dream come true and couldn't have come at a better time."

In other words, they already had the wedding planned and already had a plan to go to school once they'd saved the money. He was making 16k a year in a small town so even after taxes this is a huge break for them. It sounds like they know what they're doing, work hard for what they want, and they deserve a break. Good on them and I hope it works out for them.


Yup, $100k sounds like the ideal amount for a lot of people (not Farkers, obviously, because we're all financial geniuses who could properly manage billions). It's enough to make a positive impact on your life, or have a helluva good time for a while, but not enough to ruin it with a flood of "relatives" coming to you looking for handouts.
2013-02-06 12:19:15 AM  
1 vote:

Gilligann: I recently had this conversation with a coworker.

How much money would you have to win to not work again?

We both agreed on about $5 million. This takes into account the cost of living in our area, which is high.


Depends a little on how committed you are to a high-cost-of-living area. And how close you are to the grave.

A cool post-tax million at 30, assuming you average 3.5% above inflation, should last you to 100 pulling out ~$38,000 a year.  Which is middling, sure.  It's also an average-to-above income in many states (houses are also under $100k in much of the country).  Also, that $38k isn't getting hit with FICA taxes, and under the current tax code is probably not paying much tax on dividends or capital gains.  It's really more the equivalent of a $50k job.  I'm lazy... sign me up.

The problem with that has been health insurance as a slacker. A million doesn't last long if you are in a wreck uninsured.  We'll see how much of Obamacare lasts, but the design makes it look plausible.
2013-02-06 12:15:18 AM  
1 vote:

jtown: Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.

They'd have to be  real frugal to stretch $100k (gross, not net) to cover college educations for 2 people without any other source of income.  And they obviously aren't going to start school next week so why quit work now?  September's a long way off.  Bank another $10k at the McJob.


Alternatively, he could go to school for 2 years at a community college and get a degree in one of the Trades...( Electronic Engineering Tech., Machinist, Welding)
2013-02-05 11:48:07 PM  
1 vote:

Solid State Vittles: Dumbass tag is for subby.


This.
2013-02-05 10:40:32 PM  
1 vote:
He works fast food, and buys $20 lotto tickets.  I don't think this kid is cut out for even community college.

But who knows.  Maybe he'll manage to squeak out his AA, and then he'll have the credentials to become shift manager at that fast food joint.

Extra stupid thinking whatever's left after taxes can support both him AND his fiancee through college, even community.  If he were a little bit smart, he'd put himself through college first, then use his increased earnings to support them both while his fiancee gets through.

None of it matters though.  The money will likely be pissed away within 18 months.
2013-02-05 10:38:11 PM  
1 vote:
$100K after taxes? Not rich. Still has a chunk of money, but not rich.
2013-02-05 10:36:15 PM  
1 vote:

ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.


Are you kidding? Try nearly half that.
2013-02-05 10:34:44 PM  
1 vote:
You'll find him at a Chevy dealer tomorrow, throwin' down for a '14 Vette.
2013-02-05 10:30:26 PM  
1 vote:
I hit a Conn scratch ticket for $250,000 a couple months ago.
After Taxes, I got about $160,000.
I was looking to go Bankrupt, but I was able to wipe out all my debt.(About $16K) Now working to restore my credit.
I put some in a Roth IRA, Got a $20K 5 year CD, and I purchased a foreclosure House for $55K, and am putting about $45K into it, New Roof, Swapped out from an old Oil furnace and getting Natural Gas. I put blown in insulation in the whole house where there was nothing before.(It gets pretty cold here in CT.)

I have an emergency fund put aside of about $10K that I do not plan to touch in case something happens. Still got some money to spend foolishly,

Still working all 3 of my jobs. Just not quite as hard.

$100K is a lot of money, but not enough to stop working, but, it is enough to make your life easier in the long term.
2013-02-05 10:26:50 PM  
1 vote:

Begoggle: Macular Degenerate: After taxes he'll net about $75K. Properly invested, that could generate about $6,000 per year in income.

Or he'll blow it in a matter of weeks on hookers and blow.

My bet is on the latter.

Where do you "properly invest" to get 8% interest?


Gun stocks.  I'm already up 16% this year.
2013-02-05 10:22:18 PM  
1 vote:

Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.


Still, this.

It's $100K-ish, after maybe 30% taxes, so... um... $70K. To spend on education, if you choose or to better your life with it in another way. Best of luck to the kid...

/he still needs a fast food job if he want's that cash to last
2013-02-05 10:22:15 PM  
1 vote:

Macular Degenerate: After taxes he'll net about $75K. Properly invested, that could generate about $6,000 per year in income.

Or he'll blow it in a matter of weeks on hookers and blow.

My bet is on the latter.


Where do you "properly invest" to get 8% interest?
2013-02-05 10:18:05 PM  
1 vote:
After taxes he'll net about $75K. Properly invested, that could generate about $6,000 per year in income.

Or he'll blow it in a matter of weeks on hookers and blow.

My bet is on the latter.
2013-02-05 10:14:55 PM  
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Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.


They'd have to be  real frugal to stretch $100k (gross, not net) to cover college educations for 2 people without any other source of income.  And they obviously aren't going to start school next week so why quit work now?  September's a long way off.  Bank another $10k at the McJob.
2013-02-05 10:05:24 PM  
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Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.


This.  Good for him.
2013-02-05 10:04:24 PM  
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"he and his fiancé "

Well, I guess it's legal in a few states...
2013-02-05 09:24:46 PM  
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davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?


davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?


Minimum wage in Idaho is $7.25. That would leave him with about $14,000 a year after taxes.
2013-02-05 09:09:19 PM  
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images2.wikia.nocookie.net

"I slipped on pee-pee at the Costco. Got me a $53000 settlement. I'll never have to work another day in my life".
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-05 06:39:54 PM  
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Only $15K per year would suck. I hope he's smart enough to get some benefit out of college. They won't have much left by the time they get out.
2013-02-05 06:25:58 PM  
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MaudlinMutantMollusk: ZAZ: Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.

You mean a burger flipper makes more than I do? Because that's like 2 1/2 years for me before taxes

/I must be in the wrong racket


Most mollusks don't make nearly what you do.
 
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