I probably stand as much chance of ever seeing a million dollars as I do of Ed McMahon actually rising from his grave and handing me one of those Publishers Clearing House checks. Well, maybe the odds tilt slightly in my favor in that scenario (sorry Ed). Either way, a million dollars doesn't actually go all that far anymore. Not that I'd turn my nose up at it! Heck, in some ways, $10,000 would feel like a million to me. I don't have any wild or crazy ideas for what I'd do with the money though, so my post will be pretty short this week. Here's the reality of what I'd do with it (and probably in this order) ...
- Get a new car - probably still a Honda, but definitely an upgrade
- Pay off my nephews' college debt
- Get a small house (with a big kitchen) on the beach on Cape Cod
- Invest a portion of what's left to make sure I can pay the upkeep/taxes on the house
- If I have enough left, get my Mom a condo wherever she would like
- Something for my sister and her hubby, but I'm not sure what yet - don't think I'd have enough left for another house - hmm, maybe an investment property in CA or FL that they could use whenever they wanted (self funding)
- Some random nice and/or fun things for other friends/family
- Increase the amounts of my usual donations
- Get a dog (probably a Comfort Retriever)
- Invest, invest, invest whatever is left
I'd say that's a pretty tame list, but when you figure how much a house goes for these days - or should I say a house on the beach on Cape Cod - that's already the bulk of your stash right there.
So, what would you do with a million bucks? Something crazy, entrepreneurial, philanthropic ...
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