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   Posted 1/7/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
If you were given 1 million dollars, and had only six months to spend it.  What would you do?
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   Posted 1/7/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm, I think $1million is probably about £500,000 so I would buy a house and maybe some sort of business and I would go abroad for a month & that would probably be my money gone!
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   Posted 1/7/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I would fix up my house give 10% to my church and help as many people as I can, we spend our $1 on the lottery so I've thought a lot about it....

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   Posted 1/7/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   

I would buy a new car, give some to each of my sons and then invest the rest safely so I could rerire and not have to work or worry about money.  And I would pay off my debts.


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   Posted 1/7/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Pay my debts, set up a college fund for my kids, and go on a 5 1/2 month vacation with my family. :-)

Good question Karen.
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   Posted 1/7/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Assuming that Karen means the money has to be used in 6 months, I would go out on a huge journey around the world, to Africa and Asia for instance, and give money to schools and orphanages to improve. And I would buy a lovely piano.

Otherwise, I would put it on a bank account and save it so that I can have a little longer to think about it. Though I believe that money is no fun itself, only the things you can do with it, so I won't save it for too long :-).
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   Posted 1/7/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I would buy a house in the middle of many acres where I could have animals and let them roam free. I would buy my kid's home for them, or another if they want. And I would do a little traveling.

I know that the money wouldn't last long, and doesn't go all that far these days. I would have to donate a huge amount to the local animal shelter. And maybe start one of my own. Good thing we are dreaming, because after the six months is up, I probably wouldn't be able to afford to keep everything that I bought.LOL...

Fun to think about though.

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   Posted 1/7/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll dontae to the people of gazza, and also I would like to purchase a home of my own :)

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   Posted 1/7/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
for me the first would to set my children up ( ALL of them ) in places of their own then sit back and relax a bit with hubby not having any cares left .

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   Posted 1/7/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I would help my children and grandchildren, Remodel our house and send my husband on a trip out west hunting with our son and on a fly-in fishing trip up in the northwoods with my son.
My self, I would buy tickets to a Cher concert...........even if I had to fly there and take my daughter and.
 2 granddaughters with me. I would buy bank CDs so I had back up to pay taxes and insurance on house.
And of course.............donate to  the American Cancer Hope Lodge in Minneapolis.
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Karen, Loved this question.

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   Posted 1/7/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -6) off credit card debt and college loans. a house, a new car, 

3. give my parents a big chunk

4. give 10% to my church and 10% to cancer research-

5.ooh and a new laptop.

6. invest the leftover


and buy shoes.... yes thats right, i like shoes!

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   Posted 1/7/2009 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Erik, How I wish you lived close to me. I have a beautiful Baldwin Upright Hamilton model piano.  It is in perfect condition and the dark wood finish is perfect.  I would give you a good deal on it. Unfortunately I am here in the US and you are overseas.  I no longer play due to arthritis in my hands so am looking so sell it.  Too bad for both of us!

Best wishes,


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