So, even as a child, I had nerdy tendencies. One of them being, I wanted to be on the PBS Game Show, “Where In the World is Carmen San Diego.” I mean, I really wanted to be a contestant. For starters, the show centered around some of my stronger areas, academically speaking. And, in a way, the show made being smart or knowing stuff “cool.” Well, I’m sure not everyone who ever saw the show thought it was cook, but it was to me.
These days, my husband tells me that I should try out to be a contestant on “Jeopardy!”. And I’m like, “Babe, I’m so not smart enough to be on ‘Jeopardy!’.” Not only that, but in my opinion, the show doesn’t award enough money. You rarely see anyone top, what? $40,000 a game… usually, it ranges around $20K-$30K. Maybe. There are those games that come down to just a few hundred dollars. So, if I wanted to win enough money to at least pay off my student loans–which is (nerdily enough) exactly one of the things I’d do if I got a pretty chunky windfall–“Jeopardy!” just doesn’t cut it. “Wheel of Fortune” offers more, but you only have that 1 day, so you better make it count.
I’d like to hit Powerball, but I dunno… would it really be worth it to win more than what you need to be debt-free?