Don't tell me where your priorities are.

Show me where you spend your money and I'll tell you what they are.

-James W. Frick

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What Would You Do?

What would you do if someone handed you ONE MILLION TAX FREE DOLLARS right now? The person also gives you some rules:

• You have to give more than you spend.
• You have to save more than you give.
• You are allowed only one frivolous purchase.
• You have to buy property.

What would I do?

I would give ¼ to charities (battered women’s shelters, education, and homeless). Give my CLOSE friends and family $20,000 a piece.

Buy an affordable home.

Buy myself a 1965 Mustang. (frivolous purchase)

Pay off my debt. Pay for my wedding. Fully fund my retirement every year. Invest. Travel/clothing-shoes/fun. (all under the spend category)

I would quit my job and do something I love like work with kids since I wouldn’t have debt to keep me at my job.

So, what would you do?


  1. What are you going to do with your savings? Where would u put it? It doesn't mention that in the article...

  2. i would pay off my house and my student loans.

    charity would be paying off my mom's debts & my good friends' student debts. they deserve it cause they are the brightest and best :-)

    funnel the rest into my businesses, save, invest.

    i have almost everything that i prayed for even a little more than what i asked for so i would sit back and just be me :-)

  3. Those are good questions. I would put enough money for at least one years worth of emergency money in a high-yield savings account like ING, buy a 5 year cd ladder with $5,000 a cd (buy 5 cds ranging in length from 1 yr to 5 yrs, so that each year some part of the money would be maturing) and reinvest the money each year in more cds. Invest some of the money into mutual funds (which currently I dont know much about) and put the rest in a HIGH-yielding savings account like ING's Orange Savings account or whatever had the highest rate at the time.

  4. I like the idea of paying off others debts as charity. That way you would know where your money is going and who it is helping.