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I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:04 pm

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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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:20 pm

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

Oh hey, wait...
 
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:24 pm

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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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:42 pm

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.
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:03 pm

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

Pay off my car.
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:11 pm

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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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:19 pm

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!
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:23 pm

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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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:23 pm

Don't forget to report and pay the taxes on that income!
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:58 pm

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

Thank you Ned Flanders.
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:03 am

Pay my co-pays on my insurance. The cost of medical care is absolutely ridiculous - even when you have insurance.
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:12 am

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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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:14 am

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?!?  
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:58 am

Take it to the casino and double it.


Or buy $5000 worth of lotto tickets How can you lose?!
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:13 am

Loan Fly2HMO a few bucks.


Enjoy!
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:47 am

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. 
 
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:13 am

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!
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:16 am

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*.   

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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:43 am

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.
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:14 am

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 !
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:28 am

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.
 
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:10 pm

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!
 
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:28 pm

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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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:40 pm

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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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:45 pm

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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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:55 pm

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 24):
What to do? ...... "Bushmaster ACR" ..... oh ya .

I own a Rock River and a Stag Arms (6.8) already.   

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 23):
Then in a Roth IRA buy as many of the shares you can with what's leftover after taxes

My Mom suggested I look into a deferred opportunity that could eliminate some of the taxes.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 23):
Or you could fly to Vegas and blow it all on lap dances and Cristal.

Hell yeah.   
 
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:06 pm

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.      
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:54 pm

Quoting fxramper (Reply 25):
I own a Rock River and a Stag Arms (6.8) already


   Never mind then! Nice . Enjoy ramper .....
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:48 pm

Quoting AGM100 (Reply 27):
Never mind then! Nice . Enjoy ramper .....

Maybe a new trijicon rmr?   
 
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:12 pm

$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.
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:29 pm

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 effectively an off road track, the ice was so thick in places.
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:33 am

Gum....i'd buy lots of gum.
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:12 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 29):
$5K is not a "huge" amount of money for me.


            
 
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:25 am

Quoting OA412 (Reply 16):
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.

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 first thing he says to the deejay is "Say, what's the cash value of those tickets so I can report them on my income tax?"

He takes Homer to the game as his guest, and they become unlikely friends...for at least most of the episode. 
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:43 pm

Congrats......

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):

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

Give me the money & I'll show You  
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RE: I Won $5,000 Yesterday.

Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:06 pm

Quoting GST (Reply 20):
Invest in helium, lots and lots of it

Good choice, that can only go up  

Seriously, pay off debt then take a trip abroad  

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