Windfalls Aren't Always a Blessing
But more money will often not solve the problem. In fact, it may compound the problem. Money often makes obvious our tragic human flaws, putting a spotlight on what we don’t know. That is why, all too often, a person who comes into a sudden windfall of cash—let’s say an inheritance, a pay raise, or lottery winnings—soon returns to the same financial mess, if not worse, than the mess they were in before. Money only accentuates the cash-flow pattern running in your head. (Location 902)
Windfalls aren't always a blessing. New money accentuates old money habits in your mind.
If you get money, pretend it doesn't exist?