if you were given a million dollars right now....

@teleios (738)
Philippines
June 14, 2007 9:32am CST
who's the first person you'd give some of your money to?
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14 responses
@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Probably myself, ha. I don't honestly think I can say that if I were given a million dollars the first thing I would do with it is give it away...no way! I think I'd buy my family a reasonable house (not a huge one that's unnecessary) and two cars that actually work and are family friendly. Then I'd pay off my siblings and in-laws mortgages so they don't have to worry about that. Then I'd take a huge chunk of it and pay off the rest of the houses and property that this orphanage I worked at in Thailand needs. It already exists and is already doing an amazing thing and they're overflowing with kids so they need more space. I'd love to provide that for them.
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
i would give it to myself because one has to pay himself first. It is known that if you give it to your relatives , they would highly depend on you and if you give it to someone whom you do not know, most often it won't be used for something beneficial.in other words it would not be very productive in a sense.instant money at someones hands disappears at an instant but if you pay yourself first then you would have something more to give to other people, your time for your love ones and might provide a livelihood program for other people to be an entrpreneur.
@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
15 Jun 07
Hey, finally another honest person in here! If people were honest with themselves they'd realize the FIRST thing they'd do is give it to themselves. Otherwise they paychecks they have now would be going to everybody else but them. There is no difference in a small check and a big check...if you don't give it away now you won't give it away then.
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
i thnk that its a given that you'd give the larger portion of the money to yourself. but the question is, who is that person that you would give some or the rest of the money to?
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@satlove (1111)
• India
14 Jun 07
giving the money to orphanage or something like that is very common...i would give the money to satan...and ask him to take the the bad peoples from the world....so that we get a new world...
@teleios (738)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
haha! that's a new one, giving money to satan. i don't think satan uses currency though. i don't think he needs money because being satan he can pretty much get whatever he wants. ;)
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• Philippines
14 Jun 07
i will give some of my money to my parents. since they are getting older and prone to sickness, i'll give it to them so that they can use it when the need arises. 2nd, i'll save enough for my kids future.
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
me too, my parents are the first people i'd give money too. and, i'll book them a really wonderful cruise around the world, a chance to get away from us, be on their own again, and enjoy each other's company without worrying about us. God knows my parents deserve it ;)
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@puyol1 (194)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 07
hmm.. i have a list, if i have 1 million right now; 1. i will firstly buy one of the famous multinational company like sony or toshiba.. and then i can get more money, millions of money. maybe i will change the name to my own name..hahaha. 2. if i get 1 million, i will buy lots of land.. lots of them.. and then, i will sell it.. my money will become twice, or maybe more..hahaha 3. if i get 1 million, i will bring my parents to holiday in europe.. i will buy so many things there.. maybe i will buy a house, so that, if we go there again, we will have some place to stay... =)
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
you are one business-minded person. i have this impression that you're out to make really lots of money. be sure to remember your mylot friends when you're rich. and tell bill gates i said hi, haha!
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@teison2 (5931)
• Norway
14 Jun 07
My Mom. They need a bit of money to be able to get the treatment she and my dad needs. And it would be good for them to be debt free
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
that's really sweet. it would be really significant if someone who really needed it won the lottery, because that money would be really helpful.
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@bcl_me (583)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
I would give some money to Bill Gates so that I could contribute to his earnings and so that everytime I see in the news Bill Gates is the richest man on Earth...I would be so proud to say that I am partly responsible for his wealth....and aside from that I support the noble cause of the foundation he has founded together with his wife...it is such a foundations that has a very good reputation.
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
haha that was one unique answer. yes, im sure bill gates would appreciate that gesture. i'm sure he'll be happy having the title of richest man of earth for another year ;)
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@Stryker14 (138)
• Qatar
14 Jun 07
I would first donate to a charity institution.
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
yeah, i thnk that's a noble idea too. another idea that came to me just now is that i'd open a shelter for all the stray animals in our city, where they can stay and live and play... there are just too much strays running around here, its really sad to see.
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• United States
14 Jun 07
I will open an orphanage and donate some to Oldage homes. I can earn by myself and people around me are also able to earn their necessities.
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
that's really nice. i really do think that if we are blessed with something helping out others by sharing our blessings should be a top priority :)
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@carlaabt (3510)
• United States
15 Jun 07
The first place I would write a check would be to the company that I have my car loan through. lol Then my student loans and credit card. The next thing I would do would be buy a house. After I got all of my own bills taken care of, I would pay off my parents mortgage, and probably help out my siblings, and my husband's sister. Anything else would probably be invested, after we gave some money to a couple of charities that we donate to anyway.
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
15 Jun 07
my parents
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
17 Jun 07
The first would be ten percent to my church for building a new church. Then I'd pay off my oldest grandchild's college loans. Then I'd pay off my mortgage and hop on a cruise ship for the Caribbean!
@teleios (738)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
Caribbean cruise! alright! too bad i didn't think of that one. gotta leave something for ourselves right? wish i was on the beach right now...
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@jackli (203)
• China
21 Jun 07
yeah. I first give some of it to my parents. huh. then pay off my debt for house, car and so on. huh. then i invest the rest to open an business. then. i can earning more money, and the recycling ... finally, i put most of my money to the charity as bill gate do. lol.
@maribea (2366)
• Italy
20 Jun 07
my mother!!!! no need to think about this. she is the first person I would buy something if I were rich because she is the most important person in my life and she did so much for me..I think I would like to go shopping with her and buy some nice clothes and, moreover, go and buy all the wonderful antique furniture we are so keen on..we have a good eye for antique pieces and we share the same passions for art and history..so it would be great .ok when am I starting?? just need to receive my million!!!! he he