If you won $100 this afternoon, what would you do with it?
One hundred dollars now is not the same as one hundred dollars when I was a kid or even when I was back in medical school. I’m partly convinced that has something to do with getting paid now and paying more bills than in the past. As a kid I would have been able to buy some clothes, jewelry and a book or two on the side. A hundred dollars in college would have been used for random stuff around campus including going out to the Greek/Arab joint or spooning down some Ben & Jerry’s while in med school it would have gone straight into the account.
Today? If I won $100 I would pop it into the account and either write a check to the credit card co. or a check to a needy friend/family member.