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What Would You Do If You Were Given $20k?  
User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2526 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

If you received $20,000 into your bank account tomorrow, say from someones will, what would you do with it?? Go mad and blow it all, put it away for a rainy day or somewhere in between?

I would pay off my truck, buy new tires for it and a cover or canopy, buy a nice big fat lens for my Canon DSLR and put away the rest into a high interest account, maybe eat out a little more often.

How about you??


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27245 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

I would get my garden totally re landscaped and then take a 14 nights cruise vacation.

User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3070 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

I'd pay off all my outstanding debt, rent a car on my next trip (I usually skip renting a car because transportation from the airport to the hotel is complimentary and I don't really need a car while on vacation), and put the rest in a high-interest savings account.


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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3012 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2559 times:
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I would start getting my instrumental or twin engine rating.


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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

I'd take it and just blow it all on hats.



Seriously though, it would go a long way in building my new life. It should be able to take care of my credit card debt and have some left over to boost the savings account.


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3638 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

I would invest 15,000 outright.

The rest I would use to go on a few trips, outfit my apartment, and save as some rainy day fund.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10925 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

I have no debt. I would take another trip around the world, not on the cheap this time but in style.

I would buy an Economy ticket, Star Alliance, flying with the best among them. Singapore Airlines, ANA, Air New Zealand, Swiss.

I would rather be spending the money on accomodation and food. I know how to get good hotel/resorts discounts.

I would spend most of the trip moosing around the Cook Isands, Tahiti, Tuvalu, Western Samoa, Tonga, New Caledonia and Hawaii. Also I would visit the Concorde at BGI and would certainly not miss out on a stopover at SXM. Bali would be another stop.

I would get a lot more out of such a trip than out of any cruise on the Queen Mary 2 or Queen Victoria.



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User currently offlineClemsonaj From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

I would pay off my car. The rest I think I would pass along to someone else who could use it.

User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

Invest in new musical instruments. Unfortunately, $20,000 doesn’t really cut it, so it would even have to sell some stuff before.
Expensive profession!


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3870 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

I'd go to a casino and double it.


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2179 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

I wouldnt spend it all, maybe half & keep the rest for a rainy day. Id probably spend it on a few more trips over to London to see my beloved Arsenal play, just go on a holiday somewhere with the girlfriend, or buy her a few surprises. Yes I really am a romantic deep down  Wink

User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Take my wife somewhere nice for our 10th anniversary and pay my house tax for this year and whatever is left, fix up the back yard (interlocking and a new garden shed).


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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Be elated that I could move with out going into debt.


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User currently offlineForce13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Hookers and blow.  Big grin

In all seriousness pay off my truck and buy a really nice bottle of Scotch.



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User currently offlineLGWspeedbird From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Id use some towards a deposit for a house and then treat myself to something nice.  Smile


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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

Put it away for a rainy day, like I do with the rest of my money.

Why the urge to spend?



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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9202 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2395 times:



Quoting A332 (Reply 15):
Why the urge to spend?

At a young age, save some of it, at my age, if you have been wise and have something tucked away, you should spend it. I do not like to buy green bananas, too long a wait for them to ripen.  Smile



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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2384 times:



Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 16):
At a young age, save some of it, at my age, if you have been wise and have something tucked away, you should spend it. I do not like to buy green bananas, too long a wait for them to ripen.

Fair enough. However, one does have a lot more power when they have a big bank account... opportunities abound... plus you never know what kind of curveball life will throw your way, might as well have an abundance on the most precious commodity to make things easier & simpler...  Wink



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

I'd put it all to pay my student loans. And even then, that only covers barely 30% of what I owe  banghead 

User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9202 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2377 times:



Quoting A332 (Reply 17):
Fair enough. However, one does have a lot more power when they have a big bank account... opportunities abound... plus you never know what kind of curveball life will throw your way, might as well have an abundance on the most precious commodity to make things easier & simpler...

That is a true and wise statement. Like the Boy Scout Motto, "Be Prepared" and then spend. Money becomes worthless when you do not enjoy some of it. It is easy to get hooked on numbers, very addictive to some.  Smile



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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2706 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Spend some of it on a nice vacation to London. The rest of the money I would save.


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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Put some in a high interest account, like half of it.

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A nice holiday somewhere (Using staff travel) to get the most out of the holiday.


User currently offlineLGWspeedbird From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2350 times:



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 21):
A nice holiday somewhere (Using staff travel) to get the most out of the holiday

We are already doing that LOL!!!



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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2350 times:



Quoting LGWspeedbird (Reply 22):
We are already doing that LOL!!!

Yea, but I dont have 20 grand


User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

I'd use it for a down payment on a house.


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25 MCOflyer : Good question but i would most save it. All my needs are being met right now. Hunter
26 StasisLAX : Pay off high (and getting higher) revolving debt.... and a steak dinner at the best steakhouse in town.
27 MarSciGuy : Use half for this round of education, stash half for the wedding...anything leftover from either going into the replacing cars and/or downpayment fund
28 Post contains links and images ExFATboy : Put it in the bank in case I need it for bills before I get a new job. If not for the "unemployment' thing, I'd probably use it to pay down credit car
29 757MDE : Invest it towards finishing my flight training... I'd still be a few thousand bucks off though.
30 Seb146 : Pay my one loan and save the rest. Maybe buy some more shoes. I only have 50 pair, now...
31 RobertNL070 : Me too. At least my garden would get re-done. I've got my own design on paper. Besides that I'll have a new loo downstairs. Total = approx. €8,000.
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