The Powerball craze is everywhere. Tonight’s jackpot is estimated to be worth 1.5 Billion dollars! Now that is a lot of money!
Everywhere I go everyone is discussing what they would do with all those winnings. The obvious answers for most people are quitting their jobs, paying off debt, sharing it with loved ones and living off the winnings for the rest of their lives. Some other people also mentioned:
• Hiring a Personal Chef/Shopper, a Personal Trainer, and/or a Cleaning Person
• Buying a Beach House
• Giving Back/Volunteering Time
• Travel more
Many people talked about doing things that provide them with more freedom and flexibility. It got me thinking how could you live your life everyday like you already won the lottery?
With the exception of quitting your day job and paying off all your debt, think about how you could incorporate some of these ideas into your life to provide you with more flexibility and freedom.
If you need more flexibility around food shopping and meal planning start ordering your groceries online using FreshDirect, PeaPod, or Amazon Fresh. Or try a recipe meal delivery service like Blue Apron, Plated, Hello Fresh.
If you want to start working out more but need the motivation of a personal trainer but can’t meet with one in person there are a number of online options. These online programs often are less for a 1 month membership than a 1 hour in person session. For example iBodyFit has plans starting at just $49 per month.
If you need to free up some time spent on cleaning, hire a cleaner. The internet has disrupted this industry with online services like Handy coming onto the scene. The Huffington Post has outlined some guidelines around hiring a cleaning person for the 1st time.
If you want to give back, find causes you are passionate about and research ways you can help out. This article over at Wired Impact lists 3 websites to find volunteer opportunities.
If you opt for more travel in your life think about exploring rentals through Airbnb and VRBO which often cost less than a typical hotel rooms. To keep an eye on airfare pricing Google Flights is a great tool.
These are just a few suggestions to gain more flexibility and freedom in your day to day life. What’s one thing you could incorporate into your life that would make you feel like you won the lottery?
Good luck to all the lottery players. May the “odds be ever in your favor” 😉