Winning the lottery has always been a fantasy and you actually did it! Congrats or something. The most important thing to happen in your life just happened and you can't say a word. And so the irony of winning the lottery begins.
FAIRFAX, VA circa 1997 - 20 years ago, I was just graduating from George Mason University with a degree in accounting, ready to one day to take the CPA exam. I was full of ghost stories about how difficult the CFP® exam was. I heard it was "full of math," divided into 10 sections and even for an accounting graduate - admittedly, I wasn't the top of my class - entirely too hard to even consider. What I didn't know was the CFP® exam was in my future.