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If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 20, 2021 11:44AM
If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?



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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 20, 2021 12:01PM
Did you mean to say $1 Billion?
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 20, 2021 12:12PM
Buy 602,410 lbs of gummy bears, of course!
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 20, 2021 12:17PM
Mostly be financially responsible but there are some home projects I’d like to knock out.



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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: February 20, 2021 12:30PM
Pay off our daughter's student loans, though it might be worth waiting to see what the Fed does. House is paid off, so pay off car loan. Have the house painted, donate. Squirrel away most of it.

A million bucks ain't what it used to be!



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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: February 20, 2021 12:35PM
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lost in space
A million bucks ain't what it used to be!

agree smiley
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: davester
Date: February 20, 2021 12:40PM
About the same as I'm doing with my cash now. I'd invest it, give away a fair fraction of the proceeds to the various charities I support, then use the remainder to travel. I might add a Tesla to my fleet too.



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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 20, 2021 12:54PM
Build a house.
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: space-time
Date: February 20, 2021 01:20PM
Add it to the existing investments
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 20, 2021 01:29PM
Probably more AAPL. I still think it has room to run up, big time!! eye twitch smiley



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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 20, 2021 01:37PM
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 20, 2021 01:42PM
Pay the taxes on it (essentially $350,000), of the $650,000 remaining, $100k goes to my wife's family, $100k to my son (he'll invest it). The rest would be a new pickup, replace the wife's car, $50k mad money, a medical procedure that insurance deems elective, and the rest into investments.



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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: February 20, 2021 01:57PM
Pay off my student loans, and the Mac Plus I bought in 1986 that got bundled in with them. I'd spend the rest on upgrades to my VW Alltrack.
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: February 20, 2021 02:02PM
Put $500k into bitcoin and the rest into living and my business.



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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 20, 2021 03:25PM
A nice bottle of single-malt Scotch.



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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: February 20, 2021 04:15PM
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Ombligo
Pay the taxes on it (essentially $350,000), of the $650,000 remaining, $100k goes to my wife's family, $100k to my son (he'll invest it). The rest would be a new pickup, replace the wife's car, $50k mad money, a medical procedure that insurance deems elective, and the rest into investments.

Guess that depends on where you live...here in the U.S. the giver generally pays any taxes due but right now a person can gift ~$11.5 million before any federal taxes are due.

I'd add it to existing investments...and keep my mouth shut.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/20/2021 04:16PM by Bill in NC.
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: fauch
Date: February 20, 2021 04:19PM
Bitcoin, oh and of course some Hookers and Booze...
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 20, 2021 04:41PM
A new MacBook and lots of salted cashews.
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: RecipeForDisaster
Date: February 20, 2021 04:46PM
Hmm, a separate garage or addition to store a fun car and all of our kayaks. The fun car (just a Toyota 86, nothing crazy). A second, little, tractor. Some charitable donations. Maybe an indoor horseback riding arena. Investments. I guess that’s more than enough.
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: rz
Date: February 20, 2021 06:18PM
Add to our investments.
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 20, 2021 06:24PM
Move to Canada or some other grown up country.



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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: February 20, 2021 06:53PM
I’d invest it in a diversified mutual fund.



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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: February 20, 2021 07:31PM
I always assume for fantasy tidiness that the sum is either after taxes, or tax free. big grin smiley

Find a financial instrument that would let me live simply, but comfortably off the interest. Draw down ~$10K a year for donations.

$1 billion?
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: vicrock
Date: February 20, 2021 07:51PM
Invest - and do a bunch of needed home projects that have been on hold due to covid
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: February 20, 2021 08:02PM
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 20, 2021 10:15PM
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 20, 2021 10:37PM
.....would have a million problems....but a ******* isn't one of them......



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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 21, 2021 10:32AM
Start a trust fund for the family.

Edit: Probably buy some acreage in one of a couple states as well - spending less than $100k on the land.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/21/2021 10:33AM by macphanatic.
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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: February 21, 2021 12:30PM
Donate.



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Re: If you were given $1 million, what would you do with it?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: February 22, 2021 10:44AM
Pay off house, fix everything in the house, set up kids with $100k each, but some more APPL, and take a nice trip.



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