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post #21 of 48 Old 11-11-2013, 11:06 PM
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Buy myself a house with a large piece of land and a few horses.

Nothing fancy, all I really want is some space and some horses haha
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post #22 of 48 Old 11-11-2013, 11:13 PM
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-Pay off the bills (who wouldn't?!).
-Buy a nice house with horse setup (nothing overly fancy).
-Buy myself a new truck.
-Have Kount's Kustoms in Vegas restore my boyfriend's truck.
-Buy my boyfriend a horse.
-Buy myself a nice cairn terrier.
-Invest the rest somewhere.

I'd keep Aires, but maybe spend a little to send us both to a trainer for a little while.
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post #23 of 48 Old 11-11-2013, 11:29 PM
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Yup, never touch the principal. Spend only the interest it earns. Chop up all credit cards and pay only with cash and keep a budget. So many people go on spending sprees and within less than 5 yrs the million is gone. I guess it was a grand party while it lasted.
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post #24 of 48 Old 11-12-2013, 12:13 AM
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$1,000,000...... well.......

-pay off school/house
-buy a nice, used car (nothing too fancy just enough to get the job done)
-give some to help out my family
-and then put the rest in an account to save and collect interest on (thank goodness my moms a banker and can tell me where to put it!)
-eventually buy a nice horse (not anything too expensive) and possibly a truck/trailer, but only if I had the found the 'perfect' horse and trailer/truck for reasonable amounts.
-and honestly, I would take my grandmother back to her family in Germany to visit for a while. She's going blind and wants to see her homeland one last time, and say goodbye, but finances don't let her right now.

After I was done with school I would use some to buy a house in the town I would be a practicing vet in, set up my practice and then start working. The rest would be untouched and there for if/when my family would need it. I would probably also take a couple of years and visit my family in Germany and Europe as I've always wanted to meet with them and travel before I settle down.
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post #25 of 48 Old 11-12-2013, 12:25 AM
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New truck & lq horse trailer

One of those small manure spreaders you can pull behind a 4-wheeler

Maybe a little remodeling on the house (nothing wrong with it, just some changes I'd make if it wasn't too costly)

Really don't think it would change my lifestyle much at all. I'm more of a saver than a spender and I won't buy anything that I think costs too much money for what it is, even if I can afford it.
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post #26 of 48 Old 11-12-2013, 12:35 AM
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Invest every penny (in Canada we'd get every penny). The interest pays out at $2000/week, eternally. I'd slowly build my little empire... Ma wa wa waaaa!
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post #27 of 48 Old 11-12-2013, 12:59 AM
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If you mean $1 million pr $10 million. Either would be very nice but, the latter would be more life altering.

First thing I would do would be to change my underwear. I'd need to!

I would give some to my family, my sister and B-I-L to get their house finished and extended. I would set up a fund for their three children. Put some away for me and the rest I would have great fun in giving away.
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post #28 of 48 Old 11-12-2013, 01:01 AM
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hmmm..... a million dollars

1. Pay the Government about 450,000.00 (they have to get their take)
2. Take my new GSD Puppy to obedience school
3. Buy a house in the Caribbean, probably in Jamaica
4. Have fun

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post #29 of 48 Old 11-12-2013, 01:51 AM
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I'm going to assume I'm 18 so I can do whatever I want! (It's only 3 years away, anyway )

I'd start up my own charity, which would work for combating a bunch of problems. changetherules.org has some really amazing principles - they explain exactly WHY there is so much poverty/inequality in the world and are trying to get the international economic rules changed to help fix it. THAT'S what I call getting to the root of the problem! We'd also work on the global footprint problem - finding more reliable, reasonable (not too expensive, works well) sustainable energy sources and put them into practice. So throw away about $500 000 there . Then I'd build some schools for children in poor countries. I'd have to build a lot, and probably train a fair few teachers for it as well. So that would be at least another $100 000.

Then I want to put about $250 000 into cancer/disease research.

Then I want to put about $50 000 into starting a political party which has a bunch of policies that I like. I would be head of that, of course.

Now I have $200 000 left for myself. I'd invest $100 000 of it (I'll have to work out how to do that) and get more money out of it to put into my political party and charity funding (and to live off.)

The other $100 000 would be put into funds to a) take my family on a massive, six-month holiday around the world ($50 000, b) some so I can send my kids to a great private school (this would not cover all of the costs but it would help) ($40 000), and c)some to spare in case I need it ($10 000).

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post #30 of 48 Old 11-12-2013, 02:20 AM
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Providing it was after tax and all for me to spend, I'd probably buy an goodish house on a small property with half of it, buy two cheap investment properties with the rest, and if I had a bit left over I'd buy a new car, nothing flashy but nice enough and a custom saddle! Actually, who am I kidding, I'd buy the saddle first!

I'm pretty serious with my money though.
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