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RAZD
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Message 1 of 25 (664537)
06-01-2012 6:57 PM


So
If you had a million dollars

(a) if it was from a lottery (after taxes) ... or ....
(b) if it was from the gov't ... to stimulate the economy, but with no restrictions and no accounting of use of the funds (just like all those billions given out to the 1% peoples ... ) ...

what would you do?

Enjoy


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Message 2 of 25 (664541)
06-01-2012 7:08 PM
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06-01-2012 6:57 PM


Just ONE million?

Retirement fund. Maybe use part of it to buy a reasonable house outright so I don't have to pay the interest, and save what I would otherwise be paying in mortgage payments to the retirement fund. Maybe use $100,000 in more risky investments with high payoff potential and see if I can make the money grow.

But just a million isn't nearly as much as it used to be. I wouldn't even quit my job. Id just have a little less stress over financial issues.


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Jon
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Message 3 of 25 (664546)
06-01-2012 8:19 PM
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06-01-2012 6:57 PM


what would you do?

First: hire real bare naked ladies to sing me that song. Second: Hire them again.

Then, put the money somewhere it can turn into more money without me having to actually work for it.

Easy enough.


Love your enemies!

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Message 4 of 25 (664547)
06-01-2012 8:24 PM
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06-01-2012 6:57 PM


Put half of it in a savings/hands-off account. Pay off all my debts.

Studies have shown that most people who come across a fortune spend all of it in a couple years. I don't want to be part of that group.

Rodney King, for example, got like 7 million in settlement and he somehow spent all of it in a couple years.


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Message 5 of 25 (664551)
06-01-2012 8:52 PM
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06-01-2012 6:57 PM


I would fly over to America to see BNL play live!

CRYSTALS!!

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Coragyps
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Message 6 of 25 (664555)
06-01-2012 9:03 PM
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06-01-2012 6:57 PM


A friend of mine said that he would like to win the lottery "just to show the folks who think I'm a sorry individual now what sorry really is!!!

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RAZD
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Message 7 of 25 (664559)
06-01-2012 9:40 PM
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06-01-2012 8:19 PM


Hi Jon (et al)

First: hire real bare naked ladies to sing me that song. Second: Hire them again.

North-East Kindom hyuma (some of you will know where that is):

Walta inherited 600 gold pieces from his aunt Lottie ...

... took a trip down country to celebrate his good fortune, and woke up the next morning penniless. Thus came the reckoning: Wheya did aunt Lottie's 600 gold pieces go?

The first 200 gold pieces he spent on alcoholic beverages, including taxes ...

The second 200 gold pieces he spent on sightly women, and that was taxing too ...

But the third 200 gold pieces, wheya did they go? Them he must have squandad.

Enjoy.


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arachnophilia
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Message 8 of 25 (664570)
06-02-2012 1:58 AM
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06-01-2012 6:57 PM


RAZD writes:

If you had a million dollars... what would you do?

two chicks at the same time.


אָרַח

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Message 9 of 25 (664575)
06-02-2012 5:42 AM
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06-01-2012 6:57 PM


Id place a it all on bet with the creationist museum that their ark cant make it across the Atlantic on one piece.

Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

Click if you dare!


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Theodoric
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Message 10 of 25 (664578)
06-02-2012 8:59 AM
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06-02-2012 1:58 AM


I have a enough trouble with one.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

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Message 11 of 25 (664590)
06-02-2012 12:19 PM
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06-01-2012 9:40 PM


Similarly, Asleep At The Wheel's Gone but not Forgotten, in the verse about having gone up to Prudoe Bay to make lots of money working the oil field there:
quote:
Half I spent on women,
The other half on whiskey,
The other half, well, I just threw away.

Growing up, my father would tell me about one of his uncles who had made several fortunes in his time and whose advice it was that making the fortune is the easy part, but keeping it was what he could never figure out.

And to put a million dollars into perspective, if your current annual salary is between $50,000 and $100,000, then a million dollars only represents 20 to 10 years income, respectively. If you have fewer than that many years left before you retire, then that is different than if you are much earlier in your career.

Now certainly, being able to pay your house off is a good idea. If you stick to the scheduled mortgage payments, you end up paying 4 or 5 times the principle in interest alone.

If you're comfortable with your current lifestyle, why change it? If not, then just ramp it up a bit to where it becomes comfortable. Becoming extravagant will sap your fortune away. Sure, set aside a little mad money in your budget, but stick to that budget.

The same with investments. The old wisdom was to invest your fortune and live off the interest, but that's gotten a lot trickier now. Though again, budget a small portion for risky speculation, just as you would wisely plan a gambling trip to Vegas -- set aside a fixed amount that you will gamble with and stop when that's gone.

It takes a lot of good planning to survive a windfall.


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Message 12 of 25 (664591)
06-02-2012 12:54 PM
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I wouldn't even invest it. I could live for forty years on a million. I'll probably be dead by then.

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Message 13 of 25 (664602)
06-02-2012 4:04 PM
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I have always wanted to learn to fly, but airplanes are expensive so I would probably buy an ultralight.......which means my niece would inherit a rather large sum of money.

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”
― Edward R. Murrow

"Yeah, I know. I'm guilty. I understand that. I knew it was a crime, and I did it anyways. Shit, why argue? I'm a fucking criminal, look at me." - Raoul Duke


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arachnophilia
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Message 14 of 25 (664606)
06-02-2012 6:26 PM
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06-02-2012 8:59 AM


Theodoric writes:

I have a enough trouble with one.

oh, it was an office space joke.

in reality i'd do.... nothing.


אָרַח

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Message 15 of 25 (664625)
06-03-2012 10:36 AM
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06-02-2012 8:59 AM


Two chicks, man

- Oni


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