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The Barenaked Ladies sang these lyrics, and then Bruno Mars wanted to be a billionaire.  So fricken bad.  Heck, I’d settle for independently wealthy.  I’d still work, though.  After all, the secret of the rich and famous is they don’t live like they’re rich and famous.  Or just rich.  One of my girlfriends simply wants enough money to support herself and her son and to donate to causes dear to her heart.  If I really think about it — actually, it doesn’t require much thought at all — I currently have everything I need: enough expenses to keep me honest.  Of course, I like traveling, regularly pampering myself and enjoying someone else’s cooking on occasion.  So if an extra half-million happened to fall into my lap, I wouldn’t complain.  In the meantime, I’ll keep showing up at work each day while striving for that next bestseller.  After all, a penny saved is a penny earned.  Whatever that means.

What would you do with a million dollars?