Fortune Cookie Hall of Fame: Failing to Plan
|Fortune Cookie Hall of Fame: Failing to Plan|
Failing to plan is failing to plan.
Simple, sweet, and oh so true.
However, there is a flip side: over-planning can lead to inaction – remember Hamlet?
Also, there is something to be said for serendipity and spontaneity, such as embarking on a last-minute vacation or buying something kicky (and inexpensive) on the spur of the moment.
For major life-decisions, planning is a must, for example, planning for a baby, college, marriage, and retirement. These are decisions that should involve careful planning.
Alas, my husband and I did not win the big Mega Millions Jackpot ($636 million!) last night, but two lucky ticket holders did: one from San Jose, California, and one from Atlanta, Georgia. These folks will have a lot of financial planning to do, deciding how to invest their fortunes and what friends and family will share in their windfall.
From what I have heard, such a large windfall can be both a blessing and a curse.
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