REAL-TIME QUOTES


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Quiz: Would riches be your ruin?

Would riches be your ruin?

Studies show many people who inherit sudden wealth end up squandering it. What kind of winner would you be? Would a sudden windfall change your life in wonderful ways -- or point you toward a path pocked with pitfalls? Don't gamble with guesses -- our test will tell all.

  1. I don't believe money can buy happiness (though it doubtless makes misery more bearable).

    True
    False
  2. It's a quirk of human nature that people can turn against the very ones who help them.

    True
    False
  3. Mae West was right -- too much of a good thing is wonderful -- period.

    True
    False
  4. I did paid chores, held jobs or both during my school years.

    True
    False
  5. My opinion of financial advisers? Those who can, do; those who can't, advise (and anyone who seeks psychological guidance should have his head examined).

    True
    False
  6. ''Waste not, want not'' is one of those cornball bits of folk wisdom that is essentially meaningless.

    True
    False
  7. ''If you've got it, flaunt it'' -- now that I can relate to.

    True
    False
  8. I'm pretty good at reading people.

    True
    False
  9. The best things money can buy are intangible -- such as security and choices in life.

    True
    False
  10. I don't feel rich people are better than I am -- only richer!

    True
    False
  11. When I say ''no,'' no one has to ask twice -- they know I mean it.

    True
    False
  12. I'm not happy if I don't have work to do, either in or outside the home.

    True
    False
  13. Nothing succeeds like excess.

    True
    False
  14. Living well may be the best revenge -- but revenge isn't my thing.

    True
    False
  15. I would relish the role of Lady -- or Lord -- Bountiful.

    True
    False
  16. Big lottery winners who get unlisted numbers seem a little squirrelly -- are they suddenly channeling Greta Garbo?

    True
    False
  17. I'm with George Bernie Shaw -- ''Lack of money is the root of all evil'' -- and my primary goal in life is to stop being so darn evil!

    True
    False
  18. One of the coolest things about winning a lot of money is the media exposure and fame it brings -- Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up!

    True
    False
  19. With big bucks comes big responsibility.

    True
    False
  20. I've never been able to budget myself -- but I won't need to, if I'm ever really rollin' in it.

    True
    False

-- Posted: July 11, 2001

 

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