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Windfall Postscript

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You probably remember the initial windfall thread.


Now that we've mostly dealt with the thing, I've found it surprisingly stressful. Don't get me wrong, it's not like finding out you have a financial hole to plug; I've been there and that's real and scary stress. But still, you'd think the net result of a windfall (it turned out a bit more than I originally thought) would increase your net happiness.


Maybe it has something to do with upsetting a state of equilibrium. We'd worked pretty hard to get in a solvent financial position where we knew what bills would be, how much we would save, how we would pay for our current and future expenses. This upsets that balance. Even though the effect is positive, the unexpected nature leads to an unsettled feeling.

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