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post #11 of 48 Old 07-08-2008, 11:07 AM
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1- Pay taxes on it first, I suppose. Pay off all bills.
3- Consult a financial adviser, seek investments, and set up a college fund for my son.
4- Continue working, as 1 million doesn’t go as far as it used to these days.
5- Buy a new farm, build a new house, and give our old house and property to my brother in law (who lives in a shack now).
6- Build my dream stable; buy 3 horses and everything that I would ever need to keep them happy.
7- Buy a new car for myself and a new truck for my husband.
8- Spoil the CRAP out of my son.
9- Give each of my siblings 30,000 to make a start for themselves.
10- Go to Paris.
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post #12 of 48 Old 07-08-2008, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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For a million dollars you can't get anything decent here. You'd be able to get a tiny piece of land and build a puny house. I would buy a huge facility down in the states where everything is sold for pocket change

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post #13 of 48 Old 07-08-2008, 06:43 PM
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1. Save some money for my further studies, home etc.
2. Buy a car.
3. Take a trip to the USA. Maybe I would go to Britain and/or Canada too.
4. Give some money to a charity (the first target would be a local riding stable). My parents would get some money too.
5. Maybe buy a horse.
6.Save rest.

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post #14 of 48 Old 07-08-2008, 10:40 PM
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I would:

- pay off my car
- pay off Rich's debts
- go on a shopping spree for me and my horse
- put money down on a house
- put the rest in savings

... end of million haha.

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post #15 of 48 Old 07-09-2008, 02:13 AM
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Really, you don't get all that much for a million anymore. But I'd definitely
1) put a bunch in savings and give a good hunk to my parents and sister and
2) use what I have to to finish school..
3) then when my boyfriend and I finished school and figured out where we want to live I'd have a bunch saved up and hopefully have earned some interest, we'd get married and
4) I'd get us a nice piece of land and build the house of our dreams on it :) Maybe not right away though..probably save some of our own money up first and let it earn some more money for us. I'd hope we wouldn't go crazy with it like so many do!
5) Also I'd definitely want to give some to charity if I could. Or use it to help with them somehow.

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post #16 of 48 Old 07-09-2008, 03:42 AM
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1. talk to a good tax accountant and invest it so it paid us a monthly dividend like $5-6k
2. Hubby quit that job and stay home with me!
3. buy a nice living quarters horse trailer and truck to pull it
4. spend the rest of our lives discovering America by horseback
5. Finally get my dream kitchen and a 2nd bathroom. I'd keep the place we have now. I kinda like it here.
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post #17 of 48 Old 07-09-2008, 11:43 AM
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I would buy a beautiful place with a stable, arena, etc for Jetske
and I would buy a horse that is round the height of 1.70, I would spend a little part of the money on lessons from Laurens v Lieren to become a better rider.
Buy a new house for me and my family to live in, pimp my room, buy clothes..
Mhh, and buy a vacation home with stables and everything in France, Spain or Norway..
And I would invest in horses that have major talent, to stay in Holland and to be ridden by their riders so the Dutch can defeat the German.. It's time for the German to move over on the world ranking list!
Start an education program for young riders (think of riders who only ride once a week in a riding school) who have the talent but people don't know what to do with it or because they don't have a horse that throws his legs 5m in the air.
Oh yeah, and buy a lot of stuff for my horse(s)!
And maybe I would buy Okidoki from Albert Zoer, that horse is just absolutely incredible.. But I guess 5 miljon dollars for a horse is a bit too much Haha dream on, that horse is way too good for me. I would totally wreck him.
I can think of a lot to buy!

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post #18 of 48 Old 07-09-2008, 02:08 PM
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Llol Merel you have a hugh list!

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post #19 of 48 Old 11-11-2013, 10:40 PM
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I bumping this, because its really cool.

Since I have like five years before I go to college, I would put it all in a high interest account and let it cook, taking money out only for college (not too much, because I'm hoping for a rodeo and/or academic scholarship) and vet school. I would buy a huge amount of property for cheap under a contract that I will leave a big chunk protected for wildlife observing(trail rides!!!). Put my veterinary practice in a corner, with lots of play space. Build a big, modern house with tons of bedrooms because I hope to take in troubled or orphaned kids who need something to connect to. They would come live with me and learn how to ride, rodeo, and care for animals at the barns and clinic.

Most of it would go towards my equestrian center. Giant barns that would hold rodeo horses, showing champions, racehorses, therapy horses, and boarding horses alike. Oh, and of course my horses. We would have a race track run around a cross-country course. An indoor arena, and outdoor arena, and a dressage ring. Remember that wildlife land I mentioned? Trail riding. Lots of paddocks. My goal it to create a place for western riders, English riders, racehorse trainers, and therapy patients to all come together and do what we do best: ride, race, show, and train.

If there is still space on the land, I would invest in a hay field and the equipment for farming.

And that, my friends, is my plan to blow one million dollars.

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post #20 of 48 Old 11-11-2013, 11:03 PM
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I'd put the most of it into my two banks, and then use some of it to purchase and transport a mare from NZ to the States. I'd deck out Sky in awesome tack and spoil him with a masseuse.

Then I'd invest in some good hiking shoes, my own trailer, kayak, and save the rest to pay off schooling bills. Then I'd continue my plan on moving out as per usual until I get back into college next fall

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