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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Edwin » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:05 pm

Ed Milliband is now a stockphoto
http://news.sky.com/story/ed-miliband-p ... e-10702462

Almost feel sorry for him, stockphoto people don't even get paid.
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Achtung Englander » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:18 pm

The level of irony to this story is so high I think it actually broke Earth's orbit

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 76356.html

seriously this has to be a joke
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Sly Boots » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:23 pm

Good fortune is often wasted, sadly. I think I'd be an awesome lottery winner. New house. Gift some to family. Nice holiday. Let the wife give up work. Invest the rest for kids and retirement. Continue as you were.
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Achtung Englander » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:14 pm

no it is the sense that money made her depressed, so she is sueing for more money

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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Sly Boots » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:17 pm

Achtung Englander wrote:no it is the sense that money made her depressed, so she is sueing for more money

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Yes, I did get that. I'm just addressing her claim that the lottery win made her life worse. It's not the first time someone has said that, I think the famed lottery lout who bought a castle and built an off-road track in his garden to annoy his neighbours recently said the same.

She's clearly as thick as a stump and unable to see the irony of what she's doing, I just think it's a crying shame that this kind of money so often goes to people who don't appreciate it when for a lot of people who'd use it sensibly it would be if not life-changing then considerably life-enhancing.
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Mantis » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:21 pm

This is a spoof article right? She is just too thick.

Ah well.
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Jez » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:15 pm

A million quid. Yeah that's a lot of money and reasonably life changing. If she'd have won 60 odd million or some other ridiculous amount then I could sort of see her point about being depressed. That would be really life changing.

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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Lee » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:27 am

Sly Boots wrote:Good fortune is often wasted, sadly. I think I'd be an awesome lottery winner. New house. Gift some to family. Nice holiday. Let the wife give up work. Invest the rest for kids and retirement. Continue as you were.


Yep and keep the anonymity if you want to be left in peace and treated just the same way. I think we all would do that but then we are a sane bunch I reckon :mrgreen:

Only thing I got from it is she's looking for more money now. She must have blown the winning's away and listened to some scummy lawyer/family member etc about getting another windfall for this.

Jez that would be a bit of issue if they just dumped you with the cash and left you to it but it seems you do get a lot of help in dealing with it, after winning.
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Achtung Englander » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:56 am

she is young and naive. If I won a £1M I know exactly what to do. Pay off the mortgage and put the rest in index bonds and enjoy life.
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Jez » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:51 pm

Achtung Englander wrote:she is young and naive. If I won a £1M I know exactly what to do. Pay off the mortgage and put the rest in index bonds and enjoy life.
If anyone has an ISA I recommend dumping your bank ISA which is the worst investment to be in and change it to a Vanguard index bond with Hargreaves Lansdown. Making 14% per annum.


What sort of risk is attached to that mate? That's a stonking rate.

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Postby Raid » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Achtung Englander wrote:she is young and naive. If I won a £1M I know exactly what to do. Pay off the mortgage and put the rest in index bonds and enjoy life.

It must be interesting to live a life having known very little of financial responsibilities. I don't have any trouble paying our mortgage given my relatively stable (if thoroughly uninteresting) job, but not having to pay towards it would double my disposable income, and would likely make my job more satisfying because of that.

Suing the lottery is patently absurd, obviously, but I can sorta see where she's coming from. Being given a huge amount of money without the respect such a sum deserves is going to cause problems, though I suspect she simply ignored all offers of advice (I can imaging the lottery itself offering such advice, or at least recommendations on where to get it) and blew the lot on fun stuff. Still, it's not as if she's too old to change; hell, if those two properties she owns are in Edinburgh, she could still form an income from renting one out.

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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Mantis » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:26 pm

It says in the article that Camelot offer extensive financial advice and support for as long as the winner wants it. They even put her in touch with someone a similar age to her who also won a large jackpot so that she could get a feel for how it changes your life.

It takes a serious lack of imagination and personality to not know how to best spend £1m to greatly enhance your life, hell £250,000 would be enough for me. It seems all she did was ignore the offers of advice and then wasted it all on junk material possessions and now she's miserable.

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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Animalmother » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:11 pm

Don't most lottery runners give out the money in yearly sums (like a wage) rather than all in one go? Basically to prevent idiots pissing it all away, like this girl.

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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Achtung Englander » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:50 pm

Jez wrote:
Achtung Englander wrote:she is young and naive. If I won a £1M I know exactly what to do. Pay off the mortgage and put the rest in index bonds and enjoy life.
If anyone has an ISA I recommend dumping your bank ISA which is the worst investment to be in and change it to a Vanguard index bond with Hargreaves Lansdown. Making 14% per annum.


What sort of risk is attached to that mate? That's a stonking rate.


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This sums it up perfectly



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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

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