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Old 05-17-2013, 12:20 PM
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Default What would you do with $550 million?

Asked this on Facebook, I figured Chazzers would have good responses.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:43 PM
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1. Buy Josh and I both nice, long lasting vehicles.

2. Go to school for Rangeland Management out in Wyoming.

3. Buy a small cattle ranch in Wyoming.

4. Buy a horse and begin roping/ranch versatility lessons with a skilled trainer.

5. Buy Josh a cool mud truck/Jeep, a Harley or a Honda Shadow, and a nice setup for putting up hay.

6. Invest money intelligently so that we don't HAVE to work and can live comfortably.

7. Donate moneys to research, shelters/rescues (both equine and K9), and hospitals.

8. Send my sister to school. Set my mom up for life. Give moneys to Josh's family.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:44 PM
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After gifting some to immediate family members, I would live off it. Buy a modest house with good facilities for the horses and dogs, I probably wouldn't pursue much else. I'd probably be at dog and horse shows like year round .

I would like to open a dog training facility with different arenas for different sports, dock diving pool, sheepies for herding, and so forth. Not sure if I would actually want to open it to the public if I could afford it though .
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:52 PM
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Pay off any debt.
Buy a new car and house - deck out said house.
Agility classes and trials for life.
Acquire farm animals (goats and donkeys yeah!!)
Put money away so I don't have to worry about money for the rest of my life, I would probably still work at my shelter job since I love it so much. Also would give them a significant donation.

Pay off any of my moms debt, new car and house, and set her up good.
I'd probably do something for my sister and brother, set up so their kids could go to college.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:54 PM
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Quit work. Force my other half to quit work (he'll never quit work).

Do voluntary work when I was bored and stuck for something to do.

Maybe do dog walking for other people during the day.

Do a dog training course for sh!ts and giggles, and combine with the above.

HOLIDAY LIKE NO ONE HAS EVER HOLIDAYED BEFORE. All the countries.

I'd pay off my families mortgages and shove them a million or so each.

Probably potter a lot Renovate the house, then move somewhere better.

Take up some new hobbies.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:58 PM
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Immediately I would:
- buy a new house in the country
- buy the new vehicle I've been oogling, pay somebody to fix the Impala TODAY RIGHT NOW, and I think I would also buy at least one more car just because I want it (hello Camaro. <3 <3)
- hire somebody to finish up my existing house, then sell it (would make me a tiny bit sad to have spent all the time and money on it and never live in it, but at the same time I actually have some hard feelings towards it since it has taken so long)
- buy my dad some new cars, and if he wants a new house they can have a new house, if he just wants a new garage for all his cars, BOOM, hired somebody to build the new garage, done.
- buy my mom a new car, and a puppy
- buy my sister a new car
- take that vacation to Hawaii

At this point I also think I would look into buying some land and building a canine sports center and that would be my new job. I really have been in love with this idea for a few years, I just don't know that I really have the business sense to do it nor am I ballsy enough to put my neck on the line and make the investment. But if I just HAD the money... yes.

That's pretty much it. Basically I would buy a bunch of big ticket items right away, but then after that I think the spending would be pretty quickly shut down. The rest would be invested (I would finally have a retirement fund) or, like I said, a new business.
The last time the Powerball got this big, I mentioned how hard it was for me to think like a rich person. I seriously can only think of so many things to buy and then??? Like I really don't need multiple houses so why would I buy more than one? And I don't really want a BIG house because I would have to clean it (see, right there - a filthy stinkin' rich person could just HIRE somebody to clean it!) I'm sure people adapt - happens all the time that they just spend money like it's water and then come up broke - but I think some people also just have a poor person's mentality and never get out of that way of thinking, as evidenced by all the people who grew up in the Great Depression and they just don't. waste. anything. because of how they grew up. I like to imagine I would be quite like that - I would no longer WORRY about money... but I don't think I would really just spend it either.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:58 PM
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Quit work. Force my other half to quit work (he'll never quit work).

Do voluntary work when I was bored and stuck for something to do.

Maybe do dog walking for other people during the day.

Do a dog training course for sh!ts and giggles, and combine with the above.

HOLIDAY LIKE NO ONE HAS EVER HOLIDAYED BEFORE. All the countries.

I'd pay off my families mortgages and shove them a million or so each.

Probably potter a lot Renovate the house, then move somewhere better.

Take up some new hobbies.
All of this sounds about like what I would do. Especially the holiday.

Then I would probably also buy/build my dream home-something on a lake, by some mountains, beautiful and remote.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:01 PM
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I would probably use a portion to buy a house in the area I like, preferably with some land.

Give some to my family members and close friends.

Put a portion in the bank to live off the interest.

Invest in some small businesses that I think are great ideas, small family businesses.

Keep going to school like I wanted.

Go on vacation from time to time, extravagant vacations.

Buy 2 more cars I like.

Get my future dogs.

Oh yes, hire a cleaner because I'm terrible at it!!
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:09 PM
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- As large an estate/farm as possible, close to a big city (probably Vancouver) complete with good horses, livestock, nice machinery/equipment, delightful house. Try to make it self-sufficient vs a moneysink (possibly open a restaurant using farm produce??).

- Apartment in the city. Additional apartment in a foreign city (Rome?).

- Motorcycle, Mini Cooper, Maserati Quattroporte, X5 or GL550 or Cayenne.

- Yacht.

- Castle/Fortress in Provence, close to Marseille if possible (my father could live here).

- Give some to loved ones.


- Make sure there is enough remaining to invest so as to protect against inflation, cover taxes from and maintenance of the above, cover living expenses/stuff listed below... if possible make more money.

- Travel/Volunteer.

- School --> Doctor --> Doctors Without Borders.

- Charity (donate to the San Diego Zoo so I get special privileges there).
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Pay off my parents' debt, pay for my sister's college.

Fix up my yard. But some new clothes. Go on trips.

Other than that, I'm pretty much where I want to be right now.
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