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I Won $5,000 Yesterday.  
User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7196 posts, RR: 85
Posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
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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?

What would you do with $5,000 right now?   

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User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

Honestly, I'd give it all to the first person who replies to your post.

Oh hey, wait...


User currently onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2878 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Quoting flood (Reply 1):
Honestly, I'd give it all to the first person who replies to your post.

Oh hey, wait...

   NICE!

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
What would you do with $5,000 right now?

Honestly, if I had $5K, I would reduce as much debt as possible first, then if there is some left over, put some in my IRA and maybe go out for a nice dinner.

CONGRATS!!!   



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User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
What would you do with $5,000 right now?

Pay off debt, invest the rest in oil, uranium & rare earth metals.



Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5570 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
What would you do with $5,000 right now?

Pay off my car.



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3300 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1790 times:
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Pay off loans. That would release some of my savings for a camera gear upgrade or a down payment on a car!

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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

That's nothing. I won the UK National Lottery 128 times last year.  
Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
What would you do with $5,000 right now?

Fill up the gas tank on my car.  Wow!


User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5232 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

I'd pay down debt, perhaps put a little bit away. Of course, I'm sure the majority of those on this site would use it to lose their virginity to a hooker.   

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 6):
That's nothing. I won the UK National Lottery 128 times last year.  

You too? How cool is that?  



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24884 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Don't forget to report and pay the taxes on that income!


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 8):
Don't forget to report and pay the taxes on that income!

Thank you Ned Flanders.



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User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

Pay my co-pays on my insurance. The cost of medical care is absolutely ridiculous - even when you have insurance.


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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1713 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!  
Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):

Congrats man! Enjoy..don't blow it all at once though!



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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1709 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?!?  


But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlinecerretaman From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

Take it to the casino and double it.


Or buy $5000 worth of lotto tickets How can you lose?!



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User currently offlinemirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1667 times:
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Loan Fly2HMO a few bucks.


Enjoy!



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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
What would you do with $5,000 right now?

In your position? Get my pilot's license. That should be just about enough for the PPL.

Quoting mirrodie (Reply 14):
Loan Fly2HMO a few bucks.

I'm swamped with loans already. But I'll take donations. 


User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5232 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

Quoting Airstud (Reply 9):
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 8):Don't forget to report and pay the taxes on that income!
Thank you Ned Flanders.

   Suddenly I'm reminded of the time when all of Springfield was celebrating the New Year, and Ned woke up to do his taxes.

Quoting cerretaman (Reply 13):
Or buy $5000 worth of lotto tickets How can you lose?!

Hmm, so I have this business venture I'm looking to start, all you need to do is loan me a few thousand. It's a sure thing, I swear!



Hughes Airwest - Top Banana In The West
User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3001 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1630 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.*  



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

Quoting OA412 (Reply 7):
You too? How cool is that?

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.


User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1530 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 and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein
User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 930 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1523 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.


User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7196 posts, RR: 85
Reply 21, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1471 times:
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So I guess I should have said I won $3,216 after taxes?   

Quoting flood (Reply 1):
Honestly, I'd give it all to the first person who replies to your post.

  

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 8):
Don't forget to report and pay the taxes on that income!

The bank said they'd send me a 1099 next year; total buzz kill.

Quoting mirrodie (Reply 14):
Loan Fly2HMO a few bucks.

Haha!


User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12353 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 11):
Congrats man! Enjoy..don't blow it all at once though!

Yeah, but if you do, it better be one hell of a good bl*w j*b!  



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 23, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

Drew, congrats! 

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.   



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User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

Quoting flood (Reply 1):
Honestly, I'd give it all to the first person who replies to your post.

 

What to do? ...... "Bushmaster ACR" ..... oh ya .



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25 Post contains images fxramper : I own a Rock River and a Stag Arms (6.8) already. My Mom suggested I look into a deferred opportunity that could eliminate some of the taxes. Hell ye
26 Post contains images LGWflyer : Wow congrats to yah!!! I bet I know what you are gonna spend the money on... loads of flights, haha thats what I would do.
27 Post contains images AGM100 : Never mind then! Nice . Enjoy ramper .....
28 Post contains images fxramper : Maybe a new trijicon rmr?
29 DocLightning : $5K is not a "huge" amount of money for me. Not enough to significantly affect my finances or lifestyle, so I'd just put it away for a rainy day.
30 garpd : Fix the bits and bobs on the forward suspension of my car which took a pounding over the winter with large potholes and my neighborhood road being eff
31 yooyoo : Gum....i'd buy lots of gum.
32 Post contains images Fly2HMO :
33 Post contains images Airstud : I'm actually alluding to the one where Ned wins tickets to a home game (was it the Isotopes? or football? or soccer?) in a radio contest and the firs
34 Post contains images HAWK21M : Congrats...... Give me the money & I'll show You
35 Post contains images signol : Good choice, that can only go up Seriously, pay off debt then take a trip abroad signol
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