Winning the Lottery – What I Ought to do vs. What I Do


What would you do with a million-dollar windfall? This question was the topic of a survey in a March 28, 2023, article by Jessica Whitehouse in,  “This is how Americans would spend $1,000,000 in lottery winnings.” Before I read past the headline, I mentally answered, “Blow it!” However, 80% of the 500 respondents said they would do one of three things with the money: buy a house, invest it, or pay off debts. Maybe that was a sign that people are more practical and conservative than I was giving them credit for. But I wasn’t convinced, so I dug a little deeper.

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Winning the Lottery – What I Ought to Do vs. What I Do

About Rick Kahler:

Rick Kahler, MSFP, CFP ® , CFT-1™, CeFT ® , Certified Internal Family Systems℠ Practitioner, president of Kahler Financial Group, is a lifelong resident of Rapid City, SD. He began his professional career in 1973 selling and appraising real estate He founded Kahler Financial Group in 1981. He became the first fee-only Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP ® ) in South Dakota in 1983. In 2020 he became one of the first Certified Financial Therapist-Level I (CFT-I™,) in the nation.

His firm, specializes in the integration of investment advising, financial planning, financial coaching, and financial therapy, serving small business and real estate owners, professionals, and retirees, as well as individuals and families.

He served on and chaired the South Dakota Investment Council and served in leadership capacities with the Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Financial Planning Advisors. Kahler is also a nationally renowned speaker and educator. In 2003, National American University recognized Mr. Kahler with the Alumni Distinguished Service Award.

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