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span xmlns=””/spanbr /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”102″ src=”” width=”200″ //a/divspan xmlns=””Okay, I didn’t. But it sure would have been awesome to get a piece of that $380 M! Like many Americans out there, I decided to play the Mega Million last Tuesday since the pot was so high. I really only play when it’s emworth/em it. I mean, what is 12M compared to $380M? The odds are the same…strongemodds are I won’t win/em/strong. That is why I don’t normally play./spanbr /span xmlns=””br //spanbr /span xmlns=””nbsp;Have people won playing the Lottery? Yes. Do I know anyone who has won playing the Lottery? Yes. But I know statistically it is impossible to win something like that so I tend to not waste my money on playing every week. But sometimes it is fun just to take a chance and dream. Ah the dreams….br //spanbr /ul style=”margin-left: 72pt;”lispan xmlns=””No Debtbr //span/lispan xmlns=””liKid’s college paid forbr //liliNo jobsbr //li/span/ulspan xmlns=””What would you have done if you had that many millions of dollars at your disposal? Have you ever thought about that?br //spanbr /span xmlns=””It is interesting to observe people that come into money suddenly. You will discover that their true self emerges. It doesn’t have to be winning the lottery. It could be an inheritance. You’ve heard the stories of families ripped apart because someone wealthy died {or was dying} and the family fought over the money. There was a movie made about it back in 1994 called…Greedy. Here’s the trailer:br //spanbr /span xmlns=””br //spanbr /iframe frameborder=”0″ height=”344″ src=”″ width=”425″/iframebr /br /What would that true self be? Would it be a generous or greedy? Giving or hoarding? Selfless or selfish? Interesting things to think about, wouldn’t you agree?br /br /span xmlns=””I think those that practice generosity, giving, and selflessness when they do not have money, would continue those good habits when they do have money. Good habits that are practiced become innate will continue no matter the change in circumstances. The same goes for those that are greedy, hoarding and selfish. When those people practice those bad habits, the bad habit continues when circumstances //spanbr /Beginning a good habit begins with the decision to start and then putting it into practice. Here are a few good habits that could help your finances in the long run:br /ollispan xmlns=””Cut down on eating outbr //span/lispan xmlns=””liGive to a church or charitybr //liliSave your $5 on coffee by making it at homebr //liliPlan your meals {this is still hard for me!}br //liliShop less, save morebr //liliBe okay with where you live, what you wear, or what you drive…the Jones’s are broke, //li/span/olspan xmlns=””iIt’s a new year…time for a fresh start. What good money habits could you start?/ibr //spanbr /br /a href=”” target=”_blank”img alt=”Anna” border=”0″ src=”” //a