If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it?
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.
Tithe, build a house, take my family on a trip, buy a bedroom set (I have always wanted a nice bedroom set).
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.)
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.
McKenna Lyn 6/01
Amelia Loren 8/03
Delaney Anne 4/09
Benjamin Jeffrey 12/10
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.
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.)