How Much

How much is a fortune?

I watch quiz shows and hear people describe the potential winnings as ‘life changing’.

I often wonder what that means – how could £25k, for example, be life changing – it won’t clear the mortgage – it won’t stop me from working – maybe it would provide us with 5 really nice holidays – but how would it be life changing?

So – I would want £200k to clear the mortgage and other debts – plus an income of about £60k for a reasonable life style (nothing special) – so I need about £3.5 million – if it is to be really life changing.

I guess £1 million would make a serious difference – I guess £100k would give me some nice options.

I suppose that a fortune means different things to different people – I imagine that my £3.5 million would be peanuts for some.





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