Chapter 18

In the red or in the black

HOW DO YOU COPE WITH GAMBLING YOUR MONEY AWAY?

Chapter 18 In the red or in the black

‘You can’t keep spending. You’ve got to put a final figure on how much you are going to invest and then not go over it. You just can’t. You just can’t spend all our house money. It’s not fair.’

It was a hot Sunday, I was playing cricket on a beautiful ground and it was impossible not to feel good with the world, but that lament from Jo, my wife, brought the predicament starkly back to the front of my mind. Even the stunning diving catch that I had made was pushed from my mind. The thoughts of youthful energy dissipated as the weary fear of monies evaporating ...

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