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Old 05-17-2013, 01:35 PM
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The typical "pay off debt" stuff. House, cars, loans, etc.
Make charitable donations (my home church, the denomination, CHOP, etc.)
Education funds for the kids
Trust funds for the kids
Investments/savings to allow me to be comfortable in my old age
Help out family/friends who are struggling and get them set up properly

Then the toys (vacation home(s), cars, etc.)
I'd get really bored of "not working", so I'd find something, whether taking to umpiring on a more regular basis or doing some consulting work.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:04 PM
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Whatever I wanted :-) LOL

Typical as well, debt, family, dream home...

But Id also be a Secret Santa type... I'd give to help people who wouldn't know where or who it came from...

I may get involved in some charity work, but so many charities sadly are not run that well that I'd likely just help when and where it felt right..
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:08 PM
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I would have the time of my life.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:12 PM
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Buy a house. Quit my job. Not sure what I'd do instead of my job here. I think I'd go back to school a while and get into something I really love and not worry about the money aspect of things. I would also get a housekeeper and a full agility set. I'd probably get another dog or two. Travel some and invest/save away a lot. Donate some of it probably yearly in smaller sums to places I like. I'd give some to my siblings to help out too. Buy a new Honda crv.

And I'd hire a chef that makes yummy healthy meals since I suck at cooking.

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:14 PM
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All my friends would read about my immediates family horrible car crash .

Meanwhile we would have assumed names and would build a compound for the family i can stand. then our various health issues would be fixed , then we would make investments with some , live off interest , and jet around the world so I can teach my children about the real world , not the party hardy rich world.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:19 PM
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Pay off loans. Pay off family's loans.

Build a new house on some acreage. Build a training building and a kennel building. Train lots of dogs. Offer lots of space/equipement for training. Foster lots of dogs. Play with lots of dogs. Do nothing with my life but fun dog stuff.

Uh.. dogs?

I'd also buy a newer car and a better camera, and a lot more collar business stuff.

Then I'd open a daycare/boarding facility.. because we need one around here.

I'd keep all three of my jobs, fwiw.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:41 PM
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At this point, probably buy an apartment in Brooklyn or Harlem, maybe Queens. Or maybe a house in Brooklyn/Queens.

Pay off my parent's house, and if they wanted another, I'd buy it for them. I'm not sure I'd give them money straight up, though. Maybe some kind of retirement fund for them.

Pay my tuition (I'd no longer qualify for financial aid, and I'd pay back any scholarship money I got so someone else could have the same opportunities) as well as my brother's grad school tuition and my best friend's student loans.

ANDDDDD, I'm at around $545 million and I'm running out of things. I'd buy myself a newer/safer car, but nothing outrageously expensive. I'd probably buy a couple of my friends new cars, too.

Eventually, after I finished school, I'd most likely end up buying some kind of commercial real estate to turn into a music venue/nightclub, and maybe open another dog rescue similar to the one I volunteer at now - a small scale, house style property set up with runs that houses rescue dogs.

Oh, I'd redo my ex boss's store. Maybe buy the property for her, if the owner was willing to sell, or get her another location, and renovate it.

I'd also eventually want to buy a house away from the city, and maybe more smaller vacation homes.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:26 PM
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Buy a big property in the same general area with a kennel building as well and space for some livestock (just a few to butcher for the dogs) and maybe 2 horses. Buy a beach house, just not sure where yet... I love ALL THE BEACHES!

Travel a lot.

Buy a big RV bus for traveling to dog shows all the time.

Have a nice wedding.

Buy a 2nd big tricked out jeep in bright green for my fiancé, and a few dream super cars as well

The Plotts:
UKC GRCH 'PR' Hannas Creek Liz
GRCH FCH CCH CA 'PR' Jebb's Bayou Rage
OFA Hips: Good, Eyes: Normal
2010 & 2015 UKC Coonhound World Show Qualified

Midnight Brindle Bombshell - "Pink"
UKC GRCH CCH 'PR' Skyplott Teddy Bearhug (5/2004 - 3/2014)

And the "off-colored" hounds:
'PR' Dead River K-N-A Swagger (English coonhound)
Daisy Duke Garrett CGC, RA & my <3 dog. Forever "The Favorite", 5/25/2000 - 2/9/2015 (basset)
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:33 PM
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Buy a nice house in the country on a large plot of land

Build another house on the property for my in laws and my mom (My in laws will summer here and winter in Fl and then my mom can winter here and summer back in Canada LOL)

Donate lots to our chosen charities

Give a bunch to our church to help those in need in our congregation.

Give a bunch to family members like parents and siblings.

Buy a ton of Disney vacation club points and use them whenever I want (like... every other week during non peak times and NOT summer time). Basically just live there all of December, come home for Christmas, go back after new years and spend all of January there LOL.

Hire a maid

Give a bunch to our homeschool co op to cover all their expenses.

“Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure.”

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“Family fun is as necessary to modern living as a kitchen refrigerator.” – Walt Disney
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:43 PM
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Buy new cars for my family members and myself.

Decorate the whole house with anything we want.

Go to every Justin Bieber concert.

Buy a vacation home somewhere on the beach.

Buy a boat so we can go fishing on weekends.

Save the rest and live off of it.
Don't fear tomorrow.

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