Gordon D’Arcy: I got caught with a bad investment during the recession. Thankfully, I had taken good advice prior to all my undertakings, and so the loss was small enough.

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Rebecca Storm: “I have been to casinos, but I’d mostly be eating and drinking with the occasional flutter. The house always wins.”

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Deirdre O’Reilly: “I know what it is like not to have any money, so I do not take it for granted.”

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