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Sudden wealth leads many into debt

There is an idiom which goes "be careful what you wish for, you may get it." This saying is a warning that your fondest dream may actually turn out to be a nightmare. Take for example winning the lottery. It may seem that nothing could be better than plunking down a buck or two on a ticket and getting back millions of dollars. But the reality is that lottery winners often end up worse off financially than they were before their numbers were drawn.

Reportedly, almost one-third percent of lottery winners actually end up declaring bankruptcy. Why does this happen? Well, perhaps some of these winners overestimate just how much money they actually get. Once the taxes are taken out, a lottery prize could be substantially smaller than anticipated.

Additionally, a lottery winner who has never had much money could find handling the new-found wealth extremely daunting. The fact is, wealth management is a complex and important skill. Without knowing how to manage large sums of money, it can be all too easy to exhaust a recently acquired fortune and even go into deep debt.

And it is not just lottery winners who go deeply in debt in spite of having a seemingly bottomless wellspring of wealth. The same sort of thing can happen to anyone who has a sudden windfall in the form of an inheritance or a successful investment.

Unfortunately, when people lose large amounts of money, they all too frequently also go into very severe debt. And if you have experienced such a reversal of fortune, you may want to seek the assistance of an experienced bankruptcy attorney. The attorney can help you choose a form of debt relief that best suits your specific needs.

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