This is a sponsored post, but not like any other sponsored content. This one has actually made me think and question “what would I do?” I ask that you read through and when done, leave me a comment because I want you to ask yourself the same question. I would love to know your answers!
Here is the question:
If you won $5000 a week for the rest of your life, what would you do with it?
Publishers Clearing House is introducing its PCH’s Forever Prize this August, awarding someone $5000 a week for life. FOR. LIFE.
Not only that, but you can name a beneficiary to the SAME PCH’s Forever Prize $5000 a week for their life!
For me, the immediate answer that popped into my head was “pay for college.” I have a freshman about to embark on their life journey and the price tag stuck to it is pretty hefty. In two years, child 2 will be doing the same. Two kids in college and the constant weight on the shoulders of keeping them out of as much debt as possible and at the same time safe guarding our nest egg for the Golden Years. It is a balancing act for sure. One year of saving that weekly sum would have the kids set. I can’t even imagine!
Of course after that year, what then? I think everyone’s answer is to pay everything off and I am no different in that sense. We are fortunate it would not take that long- we try very hard to live within our means-so what’s left?
I would travel. There are places in this world that I really want to see, in person; Japanese gardens, Italian streets, the French countryside, the rolling hills (and pubs!) of Ireland.
I would buy a beach home. Nothing fancy-just a small unassuming place with the sound of the ocean within earshot. I’ve always wanted to have a small little place to sit and write and that would be perfect.
I would do good. What do I mean by that? Well, I hope I have good 40 or so years left on this earth, and that works out to a lot of dough. How could hubs & I spend all of it? We are not materialistic other than jonesing for running shoes…so I would be philanthropic. Set up a scholarship or two or three, feed the hungry, shelter those in need, help world health- in other words, share the wealth.
Let’s not forget the second part of this: a beneficiary to the SAME PCH’s Forever Prize $5000 a week for their life.
Most families would choose to leave to their kids- but what if you were posed a twist to this question?
“What if you could turn someone’s life around with this prize, would you?”
I would hope that if I were faced with that opportunity, I would say yes.
Because that would truly be the ultimate pay it forward.
The “Forever” Prize lets you leave a legacy for your loved ones. Win, and you’d get $5,000 a week for your life, then after that, you’d get to choose someone to receive $5,000 a week for their life! It’s unlike any other PCH prize — and it’s GUARANTEED to be awarded this August!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Publishers Clearing House. The opinions and text are all mine.