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21st Aug '16 6:05:20 AM LTR
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** Forgetting about taxes (if they grew up poor, they probably have never had to worry about paying income tax)

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** Forgetting about taxes (if If they grew up poor, they probably have never had to worry about paying income tax)tax. Thus it can comes as a shock that their newfound wealth not only means they now have to pay, but puts them in a very high tax bracket where up to 50% of their earnings may be owed.



** Not understanding having millions is not the same as having infinite money



** The myraid number of injuries their bodies can accumulate (concussions, knee surgeries, etc.) that too often are only given the bare minimum of care needed to properly heal it ([[ICanStillFight if even that]] - sports is a world where playing hurt is a virtue) because of the immense competitive pressure to return to the field (if you don't, you've just lost your job and the limelight). Oftentimes these injuries are ignored or downplayed at first since the players are still young and can still play through them, only showing up once retired - all this means very large medical expenses that the player has to pay for the rest of his life.
** Inability to turn down friends/family with handouts (Whether for business opportunities that aren't economically sound or just "C'mon, you can spare an ol' pal a thousand!")
** A competitive mentality that leads to success on the field but ruin in the checkbook (they ''have'' to outspend the other guy right now; he's got an expensive watch so you need one even more expensive, he's "making it rain" at the club with $5 bills so you need to rain down $20's or even $100's). Said competitiveness also makes them more likely to invest in high-risk ventures like real estate, or volatile stocks convinced they can win against the odds while at the same time ignoring "safe" investments as being below their profile. (A retirement fund with 3% annual returns is practical, but ''boring'').

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** The myraid myriad number of injuries their bodies can accumulate (concussions, knee surgeries, etc.) that too often are only given the bare minimum of care needed to properly heal it ([[ICanStillFight if even that]] - sports is a world where playing hurt is a virtue) because of the immense competitive pressure to return to the field (if you don't, you've just lost your job and the limelight). Oftentimes these injuries are ignored or downplayed at first since the players are still young and can still play through them, only showing up once retired - all this means very large medical expenses that the player has to pay for the rest of his life.
** Inability to turn down friends/family with handouts (Whether handouts, whether for business opportunities that aren't economically sound or just "C'mon, you can spare an ol' pal a thousand!")
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** A The competitive mentality that leads to success on the field but ruin in the checkbook (they leads to a disastrous arms-race with their checkbook: They ''have'' to outspend the other guy guys right now; if a teammate has an expensive watch, they want one even more expensive. If he's got an expensive watch so you need one even more expensive, he's "making it rain" at the club with $5 bills so a Ferrari, you need to rain down $20's or even $100's).own ''two''. Said competitiveness also makes them more likely to invest in high-risk ventures like real estate, or volatile stocks convinced they can win against the odds while at the same time ignoring "safe" investments as being below their profile. (A retirement fund with 3% annual returns is practical, but ''boring'').
8th Aug '16 6:54:48 AM Hanz
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Steven Universe}}'': "Mr. Greg" begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content with his life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune, although it is not clear (and is perhaps unlikely) that the entire 10 million was spent, meaning that in future episodes Greg may undergo a RagsToRiches story.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Steven Universe}}'': "Mr. Greg" begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content with his life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune, although it is not clear (and is perhaps unlikely) fortune.
** Subverted with a later episode, where Greg rent a boat to take Steven and Lapis out on a fishing trip, but events lead to the ship being wrecked and Greg noting
that he now has to pay for the entire 10 million was spent, meaning that ship in future episodes full. In this case, it has nothing to do with Greg may undergo a RagsToRiches story.himself and he's just unlucky.
21st Jul '16 7:58:31 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Steven Universe}}''
** Season 3 episode 8, titled Mr. Greg, begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content with his life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune, although it is not clear (and is perhaps unlikely) that the entire 10 million was spent, meaning that in future episodes Greg may undergo a RagsToRiches story.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Steven Universe}}''
** Season 3 episode 8, titled Mr. Greg,
Universe}}'': "Mr. Greg" begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content with his life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune, although it is not clear (and is perhaps unlikely) that the entire 10 million was spent, meaning that in future episodes Greg may undergo a RagsToRiches story.
20th Jul '16 8:59:13 AM parlimentary
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** Season 3 episode 8, titled Mr. Greg, begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content with his life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune, although it is not clear (and is perhaps unlikely) that the entire 10 million was spent, meaning that in future episodes this may play out as a RagsToRiches story.

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** Season 3 episode 8, titled Mr. Greg, begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content with his life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune, although it is not clear (and is perhaps unlikely) that the entire 10 million was spent, meaning that in future episodes this Greg may play out as undergo a RagsToRiches story.
20th Jul '16 8:58:11 AM parlimentary
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** Season 3 episode 8, titled Mr. Greg, begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content with his life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune, although it is not clear (and is perhaps unlikely) that the entire 10 million was spent.

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** Season 3 episode 8, titled Mr. Greg, begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content with his life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune, although it is not clear (and is perhaps unlikely) that the entire 10 million was spent.spent, meaning that in future episodes this may play out as a RagsToRiches story.
20th Jul '16 8:52:36 AM parlimentary
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** Season 3 episode 8, titled Mr. Greg, begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in a previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content in his station in life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune, although it is not clear (and is perhaps unlikely) that the entire 10 million was spent.

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** Season 3 episode 8, titled Mr. Greg, begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in a the previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content in with his station in life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. Amongst their affluent spending, Pearl and Greg resolve a long standing interpersonal conflict. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune, although it is not clear (and is perhaps unlikely) that the entire 10 million was spent.
20th Jul '16 8:40:51 AM parlimentary
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Steven Universe}}''
** Season 3 episode 8, titled Mr. Greg, begins with Greg Universe musing with his son Steven over how to spend his 10 million dollar royalty check from a song his former manager Marty had sold as a burger shack jingle without permission in a previous episode. The conclusion is that Greg is content in his station in life, so they resolve to spend it on a night on the town in nearby Empire City. Steven insists that they take Pearl, Steven's fellow Crystal Gem. Upon arrival, the beached dressed trio buy tailored tuxedos, fine dining, and a penthouse room, and proceed to dance the night away. The next morning, a musical reprise has the characters questioning whether this was the best use of their new found fortune, although it is not clear (and is perhaps unlikely) that the entire 10 million was spent.
18th Jul '16 6:11:19 PM Doug86
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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': Cyrano received his parental bounty and used it all to pay [[BuyThemOff the entrance fees of the Burgundy Theater]] at Act I Scene IV, so Cyrano has no money for the rest of the month. [[StraightMan Le Bret]] lampshades Cyrano’s folly, but Cyrano calls this ''"a graceful act"''.

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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': Cyrano received his parental bounty and used it all to pay [[BuyThemOff the entrance fees of the Burgundy Theater]] at Act I Scene IV, so Cyrano has no money for the rest of the month. [[StraightMan Le Bret]] lampshades Cyrano’s Cyrano's folly, but Cyrano calls this ''"a graceful act"''.
17th Jul '16 7:44:39 PM Doug86
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** Even before those fights started to give cause, Ryo managed to spend ''one hundred millions yen '''in one week'''''. [[spoiler:[[AllThereInTheManual The inserts in the Complete Edition of the manga explain]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he gave them all to the rehab center where he had recently sent a group of junkies]].]]

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** Even before those fights started to give cause, Ryo managed to spend ''one hundred millions yen '''in one week'''''. [[spoiler:[[AllThereInTheManual The inserts in the Complete Edition of the manga explain]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments he gave them all to the rehab center where he had recently sent a group of junkies]].]]
13th Jul '16 1:16:23 PM JBK405
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* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' Jean-Ralphio gets a lot of money which he uses to start Entertainment 720, an entertainment company. He hires Tom to help him and together they spend the money on extremely extravagant gimmicks. They hire two professional basketball player to play one on one all day in their office, give a free iPod to anyone who visits, pay random women $100,000 a year with free medical benefits to do nothing more than sit at desks and look pretty.

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* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' Jean-Ralphio gets a lot of money which from what is implied to be a scam (he was hit by a Lexus and won the lawsuit), and he uses it to start Entertainment 720, an entertainment company. [=Entertainment720=]. He hires Tom to help him and together they spend the money on extremely extravagant gimmicks. They hire gimmicks, including hiring two professional basketball player to play one on one one-on-one all day in their office, give giving a free iPod to anyone who visits, pay and paying random women $100,000 a year with free medical benefits to do nothing more than sit at desks and look pretty.pretty. Though billed as an entertainment company, they initially have no source of revenue or a plan to ''get'' a source of revenue, and they go bankrupt in short order.
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