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 Onehelluvawoman
Joined: 7/31/2005
Msg: 1
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I have asked the million dollar question to many a man out there to get some insight into their character and have found it to be quite intersting at some of the answers I have received. The question is this " If you won millions of dollars and could do anything you wanted, what would you do if you won the money?"

I lay this question out to all of you to encourage you to ask it to the next person you talk to and to respond to it if you like. It can really give you an idea of what kind of person you are and what kind of person you are talking to.

Be interested to see what some of your answers are
 darkhorse723
Joined: 6/3/2005
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If you won millions of dollars .....
Posted: 11/6/2005 11:12:39 PM
I'd buy my mom a house on her own island to do as she wishes and get me my own casino in vegas for the nonstop cash flow and xbox play time.
 Onehelluvawoman
Joined: 7/31/2005
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If you won millions of dollars .....
Posted: 11/6/2005 11:16:37 PM

I'd buy my mom a house on her own island to do as she wishes and get me my own casino in vegas for the nonstop cash flow and xbox play time. .


Aww that is so sweet...I like ya already... Shows you look out for your family first. Once they are taken care of, you then look at how you can continue to make that money grow and have a fun time doing it!!
 darkhorse723
Joined: 6/3/2005
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Posted: 11/6/2005 11:24:24 PM
yep, that's about it!
 Puckerdillo
Joined: 11/5/2005
Msg: 5
If you won millions of dollars .....
Posted: 11/7/2005 1:37:27 AM
Depends on how much it was. No matter what I would set my kids up and help my ex out. If it was one of those huge powerball lottos I would do philanthropy and make some true pricks lives miserable. Oh last but not least, I would hire a harem of babes and wear my pecker out.
 QueenBeeTN
Joined: 9/13/2005
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Posted: 11/7/2005 3:11:19 AM
I would distribute it among all of my close relatives and friends that have always been there for me.

My kids would get whatever they asked for, and I would build a huge place that went on for miles, for safe living for the homeless, and things inside to help them get back on their feet.

The island thing for me, away from it all sipping the drinks with the umbrellas out of cocanuts, and sunning all day, oh that would be my ideal life.
 MotherNature
Joined: 6/30/2005
Msg: 7
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Posted: 11/7/2005 3:32:42 AM
A million?? Man, i could do a whole World of good with that kind of cash. But even if i only won half that much, i would form a non Profit org, whos mission statement is to restore the North American Native Reservations. Not only bringing them back to pristine condition, but each Reserve would have a functioning Indian Village. The tribes would hunt and gather and fish, and weave just like we use to..

Our reservations are in sad, SAD shape..

Do hi yi,
~MotherNature
 badbadgirl
Joined: 5/29/2005
Msg: 8
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Posted: 11/7/2005 3:41:22 AM
i would invest a big part of it...do more profits

i would stay in the same appartment but instead of paying rent i would buy it and spend the rest of my life travelling and visiting all the countries possible.i don't want a house and cars.

i would share with my mom,brother,best friend and fuc.k friend.
 anicegirl34
Joined: 10/19/2005
Msg: 9
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Posted: 11/7/2005 3:48:04 AM
Hmmm..I'd buy a house, and share some with my family, and put the rest in the bank to build interest for the future.
 Onehelluvawoman
Joined: 7/31/2005
Msg: 10
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Posted: 11/7/2005 4:43:43 AM
Wow..some great answers out there...so many of you looking out for family first...that is awesome! I realized too...must have been tired last night...I didn't answer my own question here...lol!

If I won millions of dollars...first thing I would do, would be to make sure every family member and close friend and co-worker got to share in my fortune. Then I would go shopping...I am a girl after all...lol...and buy lots of clothes and shoes!!! I would keep some to make sure I didnt have to work anymore...but then the rest would be spread around to charities that I had researched. Upon concluding my research I would volunteer at one or two of them and try to make a difference in the world. Oh and I would spend a good portion of that money and time on the elderly in poorly run old age homes.
 MidnightChild
Joined: 6/16/2004
Msg: 11
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Posted: 11/7/2005 4:48:23 AM
I'd visit an investment expert and determine how much I would need to live comfortably for the rest of my life. I'd give 10 percent to charity and 10 percent to the church. Then, I'd set up my family and friends and ensure my kids got into a good college. Of course, I'd buy a nice house, but not a mansion, and about 100 acres of land to put it on. I'd buy a nice sports car, a good pick up truck and a touring motorcycle. I'd then buy an RV and site see across North America. When I eventually got bored, I'd probably open a sports bar so I'd have a good place to get drunk and play pool with the guys.
 Miranda133
Joined: 10/30/2005
Msg: 12
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Posted: 11/7/2005 6:23:01 AM
Well, as we shall see, I haven't spent any time at all thinking about this one!

For the first million or two, it would pretty modest. Pay off family and friends mortgages, set up a couple education funds, hold a celebration party with co-workers, make some charitable donations to some agencies of particular interest. I'd find myself a nice retirement property and go off and do some of those "things I want to do before I die".

When you get up into the 5-10 million type of winnnings, you end up gving all those people whose motgages you would have paid the same quandries your one million dollar win gave you. They can figure out what to do with the million or you gave them. I'd stick some extra cash in my co-workers next paycheck too. By this time you can do some major philanthropic work. Set up some foundations so that the cash flow will remain for years.

Anything above the 10 million mark, well it's probably major giveaway time. But again, I think it would be as foundations so that the money generates for years to come rather than the one time payment.

How much money is too much? I dunno. I'd like to find out though!



 Coastergal
Joined: 7/24/2005
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Posted: 11/7/2005 7:50:30 AM
I'd payoff my mom's house and set up a monthly income for her so she wouldn't be stressed out about money.......

I'd plan a fun family reunion in my Grandmothers Memory.... and fly all of my relatives to gosh.. I dunno...to a fun resort... in Hawaii.... Cancun....Bahamas... I might let them vote on it!

I'd hire a personal trainer and a chef.........so I could look like Oprah when I reach her age!

I'd try to decide if I wanted to invest in realestate or in the restaurant industry..........

I'd love to own a home on the ocean...........so I could go walking at night... or lay on a hammock on the balcony and listen to the waves crashing!


OOOH yeah... I'd throw a huge party...... and get all of our forum buddies together so we could meet live and in person!!!!!! Give real hugs instead of Virtual hugs!!!!!
 justjazz
Joined: 9/8/2005
Msg: 14
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Posted: 11/7/2005 8:23:45 AM
one million or millions upon millions...there is a big difference.
 FTN84
Joined: 8/21/2005
Msg: 15
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Posted: 11/7/2005 8:28:08 AM
I'd pay millions to have inventors create some kind of cleaning system for US Navy ships, where all the sailors have to do is push a button and it will wash down all the spaces on board in a matter of seconds...

Then I'd pay a couple more millions to get big business people to fire a lot of crappy artists..

Last of all, I'll equally spread the money across the nation, so everyone can have their fair share..
 slysterling
Joined: 1/9/2007
Msg: 16
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Posted: 8/20/2007 2:38:30 PM
Amazing what you find when you do a thread search. I was laying down with my dog having our nap an hour or so ago when the barenaked ladies came on singing "If I had a million dollars" and I started wondering what me and my dog would do.

I always said I'd give half to the family and they could go nuts with theirs. If it was just one million then I'd have 500 grand left. For the first couple of years I think I'd just maintain the status quo and invest it somewhere to bring me a double digit return giving me about a modest 50K to live on each year.

Eventually I'd stop working and when the dog and I finally found us a good girl, I think we'd travel and see the places I always wanted to see...the great barrier reef, Hong Kong, the great Wall, the jungle canopies, the mayan temples....

And i think I'd buy a modest home in the caribbean or somewhere warm to go spend half the year.
 This is Now
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 17
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Posted: 8/20/2007 2:52:08 PM
The first night I'd party. Then I'd get a lawyer, accountant, and financial planner on board to make sure the money was distributed the way I intend it to be. I'd put myself on an annual income and chose some charitable causes to support.

Then I'd buy a modest place for my youngest son and I in some town smack in the middle of butt f^ck nowhere by the sea. Hire myself a driver and cook and then travel.
 summerbout
Joined: 9/20/2006
Msg: 18
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Posted: 8/20/2007 3:19:16 PM
Ahhhh. the great American Dream.
Becoming a millionaire

I would hire an investment broker to set up investments for my children, that were safe but also would help their money to grow.
They would not get the lump sum or any interest from the investments for five years.
But I would buy them each a car now.

My parents are set, and they wouldnt take any even if I offered it,
which I would offer.

But there are a few sisters I would love to help out.

What I had left, I would invest, and watch it grow and grow and grow.
I would continue to work for awhile.
But it sure would make retirement fun.
 curlygrl
Joined: 11/8/2006
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Posted: 8/20/2007 3:44:26 PM
I would make sure my family and friends
were taken care of-
Then I would grab Grampy and we would go where
no one could find us- especially my family because
you know eventually they are going to run out of money.

curlygrl~
 veevee
Joined: 2/14/2006
Msg: 20
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Posted: 8/20/2007 4:12:05 PM
Just one million ok
200 grand to my mom
100 grand to my brother
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=700 grand for me
House, car, furniture.
-250grand
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=450 grand
Pay 5 grand each to elec gas co.
Pay 2 grand to water, cable, phone
Get a custom aviary built for my birds to play in. 15grand or so.
400 grand in cd's - live off the interest
All gone.

10+ mill?
Add in a larger chunk for the family and...
Definitely owning some servers and educating ppl on computers, host free sites etc.
I would have an entire room of control panels and screens drooool
Might be fun to drop 20's out of a plane one day and just let them get found/caught.
 Thatguy67
Joined: 9/20/2006
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Posted: 8/20/2007 4:14:29 PM
With a million dollars? One million bucks isn't worth as much as it used to before in the past.

I couldn't do everything I wanted (like never work again). Maybe smite my enemies...:laugh

Seriously, I'd invest the whole lot and wait 10 years and then retire early.
 wpg_chick_84
Joined: 1/23/2006
Msg: 22
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Posted: 8/20/2007 5:48:52 PM
Well it would depend how much money I won. I'd probably give a big chunk to my parents and buy them a house in the country and a new vehicle and a couple horses. I'd buy my sister a new car, cuz her car is crap, maybe take everyone on a vacation. Then I'd buy a nice house and have a huge party for all my friends, donate some to the humane society, then invest the rest.
 plebayo
Joined: 7/28/2007
Msg: 23
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Posted: 8/20/2007 6:12:53 PM
If I only had a million I'd put it in a CD or something and get more money on interest... I'd also invest it to make money as well.

If I had millions I would buy my parents a new house, send my mom to the best doctors to help her with the back pain she suffers with, I'd buy my dad his dream car. Then I'd invest the rest, except for what I'd use to pay for vet school and whatever extra classes I felt like taking.
 yna6
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 24
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Posted: 8/20/2007 6:24:31 PM
"millions" huh? Well....say a two million dollar win. Half right to knobette. We'd set up trust funds for the kids. Invest the rest in GIC's (guaranteedt Income Certificates) And simply go fooling around the country. You know...one of those mobile home thingys towing a small car behind. Park it in a campground and use it as a base of operations as we tour the local areas!

Now if it was a lot more...I'd be opening a lawyers shop...taking on those big cases the little people just can't afford! You have to "fight for your rights"...and it gets too much for many people. Been there too often myself (am right now!) but I feel it is necessary for the average person to be able to be represented properly, especially when it comes down to fighting gov't agencies or insurance companies or suing corporations for negligence or whatever.

I'd want to provide funding for a few archealogical digs. I'd like to take a crack at Oak Island (Canadian east coast) and try to see if it really was/is a pirate treasure trove down there!

I'd like to advocate for the advancement of equality for all people. Not fund "special status" or anything...just plain equality! Everyone treated the same by courts and gov't, schools and the community.

Of course there is that idea of a home for wayward girls....but knobette wouldn't want me checking to make sure they were wayward in the first place....
 NateC
Joined: 4/10/2006
Msg: 25
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Posted: 8/20/2007 6:46:53 PM
I'd pay off all the debts in the family, buy my mom a house and then invest the rest, living off the interest and using my spare time for family projects, video gaming and a lot of reading.
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