Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Wa-wa-wee-wa!

Man, the best thing about my show going to air is that I can finally talk about it! It's been the most frustrating two months ever!

Although it was ages ago I filmed it, it's still sinking in just how much money I now have. It's pretty crazy to go from having $7 in the bank to $98 007! Although thats not actually true, as I won't get the money for another month now, by which time I may have less than $7!

I haven't completely sorted out what I want to do with it all yet, apart from a few grand to pay off some debts and the $20 000 I'm giving away-half overseas and half here. Initially I was just gonna donate that straight off to a couple charities/people, but am thinking I might invest it and gradually give away a grand or two a year, and possibly end up giving away like 30-40 grand, which I'm pretty excited about.

Am off to see a mate who's a financial planner, so hopefully he'll help me sort it all out. Will prob end up investing a fair chunk of it for now, and see what comes up down the track.

The thing I'm most keen on is not letting this really change the way I live my life. Sure there's gonna be a couple more things I'm able to buy, but I've got plenty of people around me who'll be telling me if I'm spending it like a tool.

I've always been really coomiited to the whole living simply thing, which has always been easy enough, as I've always had no real choice, but I can see it's gonna get a whole lot harder now. But a good problem to have.

It will be very weird though everybody I know knowing how much money I have. Very interesting indeed. Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed me making a fool of myself last night-cos that was why I went on!

11 comments:

Gareth Williams said...

Great work mate. Karyn taped it for me so I was watching it this morning. You deserve it so make the most of your new found fame and fortune.
The funny thing is that Karyn gave me a jigsaw puzzle for Christmas which is an old map of the world. ON the bottom there's pictures of the 7 wonders with the Pharos and Collosus on it. So I was checking it out to see what's what.
Stoked you won.
Now about that $5000 I lent you when I was in Melbourne????

Mitch k said...

I'll be one of those people making sure you dont spend it like a tool :-p but seriously last night was funny as. So wierd seeing you on TV...was it lonely being out there just with Eddie...also well done on being a bit of a smart as$ to him...Are you still planning to go to Malawi to hook up with TJ or is that not on the cards now..

ciao brother,
Mitch

Em said...

Gold plated Bop-It is all that matters!

Digger said...

Yeah that seems to have slipped my memory Gaz..

funny thing about the 7 Wonders is that the Colussus and Temple are nothing like what i thought they were, which caused me to guess C, but still-great success!

Yeah na Eddie was great, good times just kicking it with the big fella! Might go visit TJ, we'll see.

And yeah you know it Em-Gold Plated Bop It coming up!

upstream said...

BUGGER! I missed it.

Well done mate. At last I know someone famous :)

Digger thinks his cool said...

he thinks his famous anyway...

Captain Best said...

Sorry, Havn't visited this site for ages. Feel really, bad, havn't commented for a while. Bad bad bad bad bad. O well. NOw I can't remember what this post was about, so I'll just comment about nothing.
There, done.
Awesome.
Jono.

neal said...

Well done mate - watched it from your first appearance, even screaming Daisy at the screen! My wife and I cheered you on! After you won I rang Kim and told him about your win - so watch out! :) Blessings mate!

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