fxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7475 posts, RR: 79 Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2218 times:
Banks aren't just giving away a toaster or umbrella anymore! Opened a MMA with my secondary bank and entered into their "Double Your Deposit Sweepstakes". Guess who got a FedEx envelope announcing they had won?
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 6): That's nothing. I won the UK National Lottery 128 times last year.
Meh...that's nothing..I've just received an email from a very reputable Nigerian lawyer - I have been left $20 million by some rich dude who was killed, and he left me the money because I am very trustworthy. I just have to send him $1000 to claim the money...woot! $20 million..I'm over the moon...I've already called the nearest Ferrari dealer and made arrangements..my new 458 Italia should be here shortly! Woooo!
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2031 times:
Pay down debt, or if you don't need to do that, blow it on something you wouldn't normally spend money on. A crazy trip to Vegas? That ridiculously expensive and special dinner with Mrs. Fxramper? A weekend in London? Why not?!?
einsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 4566 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
Congratulations. Deposit some in an interest account. Let it gather some more (even if little). Give yourself a little you time...or help a Nigerian move an inheritance worth millions by presenting yourself as next of kin*.
*einsteinboricua is not responsible for any events harmful to people for doing what he says.*
"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
Frankly, it's awesome. Plus I've got a whole bunch of Nigerian ATM cards headed my way and the Director of the FBI has money for me too!!!
Quoting Airstud (Reply 9): Quoting LAXintl (Reply 8):
Don't forget to report and pay the taxes on that income!
Thank you Ned Flanders.
All joking aside, the bank will likely file all the necessary paperwork and provide FX with his copies of all the required paperwork for the tax man. A bank here in ABQ does just that with a promotion they are having for new accounts.
Geezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1852 times:
I'll tell you what I wouldn't do with it..........buy lottery tickets ! You want to "double your money" in a casino ? No problemo, you just have to own the place ! ( and I'm going to Vegas in two weeks ! ) I'm the only guy I know that ever goes to Vegas and never plays the slots, never play poker, in fact I never gamble. ( at least not with my money ) I have been known to do some "risky stuff" in my day, but I don't even do that any more !
Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein
GST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 942 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
Quoting MattRB (Reply 3):
Pay off debt, invest the rest in oil, uranium & rare earth metals.
Invest in helium, lots and lots of it. If the market set the price of it now a child's balloon full of it would cost about $100, and in a couple of years when the US reserves have been finally sold off at insanely low rates it will become a market priced commodity again, only with much less available than now. Rare earths are good too, but Helium will likely be the killer medium term investment.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1768 times:
What I'd do with it ... find a stock that got battered in the GFC, but hasn't completely recovered yet. Then in a Roth IRA buy as many of the shares you can with what's leftover after taxes, and other than setting a GTC stop loss at around perhaps 20% below the purchase price, just tuck it away and generally forget about it. Check it once or twice a year at most.
Or you could fly to Vegas and blow it all on lap dances and Cristal.