What would you do with an unexpected windfall?

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  1. Rubenesque

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    Good for Stuart. But I bet he had some sore toes after that!

    I don't need the money, so I would give some of it to my siblings and the rest to my favorite charities.
     
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    I'd buy a bigger house.

    And then, I'd take off on a 'round the world tour.
     
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    i would use a small portion of it to purchase a hamburger for Popeye's friend who is always hungry and never has any money...Wimpy, i believe his name is.
     
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    Always the philantrope. :biggrin1:
     
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    not really...i would expect to be repaid, since he always promises that "I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today".

    if he didn't pay me back on Tuesday, i'd have his fucking legs broken with the rest of the money.
     
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    Popeye will do it for a can of spinach which'll leave you with most of the cash.
     
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    :rofl:

    Then let me rephrase that: always the misanthrope.
     
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    good point...plus he probably has always wanted to beat the crap out of that pompous shit
     
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    that's better.

    don't you forget it.

    SiS
     
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    I would fix every last detail of my house and then put my feet up and have some icecream
     
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    I dream of this!!!

    I'd need a lot of money to do all the stuff I want to do, but at the very least I'd want to pay off my credit cards, buy a house and a new car (new car doesn't have to be anything fancy; the house doesn't really either but I want a house with a lot of room, and a walk-in closet, and a big kitchen with lots of counter space even though I don't cook. :biggrin1:) - Also preferably I'd want to be "set for life" so I wouldn't have to worry about losing my job.

    If I had a HUGE windfall, I'd love to do a lot of traveling as well. And help the less fortunate also, after my own experiences fearing that I'm not going to be able to pay my bills each month, I know what it's like - and even now I don't have it as bad as some people do...)
     
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    i would park the money at a CD paying a decent rate of return and finally retire after 40+ years of working.
     
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    I second that.
     
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    In which currency?? You won't get a decent rate of return in US dollars at the present time nor probably in the near future.
     
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    I'd take a month off to visit friends in faraway places, then go part-time in my current job and train as an osteopath.

    If the win was a few million, I'd set up a trust for my sister's kids, make donations to a couple of specific charities and then let someone who needed the money do my job while I divided my time between Spain, Australia and Scotland, doing the occasional bit of work if I got bored.
     
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    I would invest 1/2 of it, turn it into 3x that amount. The other half I would pay off my current mortgage.
     
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