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    If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it?
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it?
    Ha, so funny we were talking about winning the lottery last night and how it ruins so many people's lives. I'm not sure what i would do with a single million. Its not enough to retire on...invest it or have someone invest it for me? Or if i had any type of credit card or other high interest debt, pay it off first of course.

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    Buy a house and pay off my student loans. I know, not very charitable, but I have a strong, largely irrational desire to buy a house.

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    Tithe, build a house, take my family on a trip, buy a bedroom set (I have always wanted a nice bedroom set).

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    I guess I would invest it too, put it towards our retirement someday. I wish I had a more exciting answer like travel around the world in a hot air balloon or something, but in truth I'm way more practical than that.

    When I asked the question, I had to decide if I should put the number higher because a million dollars actually doesn't go all that far, it's not like you could live off it for the rest of your life. But I actually thought that would make the answers more interesting, because if you only have a million dollars you actually have to think about how you would spend it (like, if you had 70 million, who cares how you would spend it - you could just spend and spend and spend.)
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    I think I would invest it in some kind of business where DH and I could work for ourselves instead of someone else. I would donate some of it and maybe take a trip to Hawaii or something.
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    I'm with Kate. I'd buy a bigger house, paid off, so that I didn't have a mortgage every month. I'd probably invest some of it, pay off my moms house, and buy my best friend a car. It used to seem like a million dollars was *SO* much money, but it's not.
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    Pay off our debts, upgrade the house, put $ away for the kids, and take a nice long vacay.

    I was watching that annoying TLC show "How the Lottery Changed My Life" or whatever it's called and it never ceased to shock me how much your state/fed govt's take from your winnings in the U.S.!!!! OMG, it's insane. Here, lottery winnings are tax-free, albeit the jackpots are smaller. Still, $50M of tax-free moola is nothing to sneer at.
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    Not having a mortgage would be awesome. Starting my own business would also be cool. I've always said that if money wasn't a huge consideration, my dream would be to open my own bookstore. I've got all of these ideas that I would do (like have a treasure chest that kids could pick prizes out of for turning in book reports). Good idea Gloria! (I say as if I actually have a million dollars burning a hole in my pocket.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire'sMommy View Post
    Pay off our debts, upgrade the house, put $ away for the kids, and take a nice long vacay.

    I was watching that annoying TLC show "How the Lottery Changed My Life" or whatever it's called and it never ceased to shock me how much your state/fed govt's take from your winnings in the U.S.!!!! OMG, it's insane. Here, lottery winnings are tax-free, albeit the jackpots are smaller. Still, $50M of tax-free moola is nothing to sneer at.
    Oh yeah, I didn't even think about tax! Eeeeeek. Let's make it a mil AFTER tax.
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