If you unexpectedly receive a large amount of money , what will you do with it ?

China
March 4, 2009 11:24pm CST
I always wish that I can travel around the world! If I unexpectedly receive a large amount of money, I will go to Iceland for a holiday with my parents! Since the world become warmer and warmer, to be honest, I doubt I can still visit there many years later! Also, I will buy these people who have helped me lots of presents! How can I ever repay (you for) your kindness? Well, some people still live from hand to mouth! So, finally, I will donate something to them. If you unexpectedly receive a large amount of money , what will you do with it ?
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
5 Mar 09
If the amount was substantial I would put it into a trust and let me and my immediate family live off the interest. Of course I would upgrade my gouse and upgrade my old car and maybe a new computer and big screen. Other than that I would not piddle away all the money I would try and conserve it and make money work for me instead of the other way around that I had to work for money.
• China
6 Mar 09
I don't like computers with big screen! Also, I just changed my computer! However, I stilll want to change it again
• Canada
6 Mar 09
I meant a big screen television. I think it would be nice to watch the odd movie with a larger screen in high definition rather than the old tube set I have been watching. I have ingrained in be to be frugal though it seems I have been on the bottom of the income bell curve and old habits would be hard to break. Most people would splurge the money away until they are broke again but it would be against my nature. I would still live modestly as you can only drive one car at a time and sleep in one bed at a time. Not like these movie stars that have huge multi-room masnsions and sometimes several houses in various parts of the country, then wag their fingers at the rest of us telling us to buy a new hybrid like them. I seem to be rambling again.
• China
6 Mar 09
I have to say that you make a great point! Sericously, it is very impressive! I hope all your dreams will become true this year!
@LDabney (59)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I would probably do what everyone always says theyll do. Id finish school, Hopefully use some of it to buy a house, give my family some of the money, I have a car I like so I probably wouldnt buy another and Id be able to maintain it with the money. I'd probably put some in a retirement fund too. I guess it would depend on how much. If it were just a few hundred thousand I would just finish school, give some to the family, and put some in a retirement fund. I dont have kids but if I did maybe put some aside for them when theyre adults.
• China
5 Mar 09
A few hundred thousand dollars? It is far from enough! As you know, I dream whatever I desire for! So, I wish that I will have 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 dollars! Good luck!
• United States
5 Mar 09
Well in that case. Id retire and buy an island.
• India
5 Mar 09
Well the fist thing which i will do will be ofcourse shoping and then after will travel all around the world and even their i will shop alotand of course buy some beautiful gifts for my parents and family. I just hope that i do get it some day lols......
• China
6 Mar 09
I hope when I wake up in the next morning, there will be a large amout of money waiting for me there! Just close your eyes and let loose your imagination. What's the big deal!
@subha12 (18453)
• India
5 Mar 09
I have no idea or chance of getting any money.Because in life I have never got anything by chance. Even my hard earned things re many time I am not getting. I am very unlucky person. But in hypothetical situation, may be most part I will save for future and spend some on travel and some gadgets.
• China
6 Mar 09
After rain comes the sunshine, after a storm comes a calm. So, you will soon have good lucks, I guess!
@gxyywhyzy (450)
• China
5 Mar 09
I think i will give tne money to those who really need help,and which will be done by eveyone.
• China
6 Mar 09
It is very kind of you! Only the kind people will do this! So, wish you all the best for your ...everything
@ktosea (2027)
• China
5 Mar 09
set up a small company and start my own business,I am tired of working for the greedy employers.
• China
6 Mar 09
Yeah, you are right! Some employers are pretty greedy! I do hope that you will soon start your own business. Good luck to ya
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• India
5 Mar 09
i will go for a World tour, go to my favorite places, i most go United States, It is one of the favorite i like to visit, mostly Los Angeles, New York, London than i go for a Europe, Switzerland, France and a lot. I will first list out the most attracted and favorite tourist places in the world and i first wish to visit there
• China
6 Mar 09
I like lots of places in the United States like Miami! Yeah, you made a good point! Have a great day!
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
5 Mar 09
I would definitely start my own businesses and since the money was unexpected, I wouldn't have the qualms to take risks. Taking risks gives me a high more than anything else. It is an absolute joy to see oneself take risks and make it through. I dont care much for failures so it wouldn't affect my psyche. Ofcourse I would also spend a part of it for my own luxury. I would also donate a part of it to other people. May that unexpected money reach me soon Have a nice day!
• China
6 Mar 09
Yeah, it will reach you soon! Blessings! Also, the large amouth of money will reach me soon! Tomorrow, all my dreams will become true
@SangsTurks (1447)
• India
5 Mar 09
I would love to give some part of the money to the people who need it. Not the beggars who are fit to work but do not want to work and earn. but i would give it to people who have shortage of money but do some work and get some small amount of money to just survive the day...atleast they have their self esteem and work to eat and not take the easy way of begging and getting money. I would love to keep major part of the money fro my sons education and with some amout i would also like to travel some parts of the world.
• China
5 Mar 09
You are very kind! If you believe god, I would like to say that god bless you! If you believe other immortal being, I wish that he or she will bless you! If you don't believe anything, I still hope you will have lucks all the time. I gotta go, bye!
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
5 Mar 09
With my current state, I would probably pay off as much debt as I could then leave some for emergency fund. If there is anymore left, I would use the money to start a business or franchise one. I would like to make sure that the money will not just run out without establishing a business that will enable me to generate more cash flow. Then I would probably travel to places with my family just like you.
• China
5 Mar 09
I guess traveling aroud the world is a nice dream! Lots of people would like to do that! You know, all any of us is either busy or ...
• China
5 Mar 09
First,I would buy a much bigger house to my parents.And then I would like to travel around the world with my whole family.After I came back, I would like to invest the rest money for the company of my husband. Haha,so great! Good luck and hapyy mylotting.
• China
5 Mar 09
It will be great! You still invest your husband's company? haha, good lady! I think most people will sit there doing nothing! As you know, the money is enough!
@daliaj (5689)
• India
5 Mar 09
This is a nice question. I will..... go out and have a good mean with chicken tandoori, fish masala and rice. Then, I will go for shopping and buy nice under garments, jeans, hand bags, and purse. Then... I will go for a long vaccatiion with my husband... then..... the list continues. Lol.
• China
5 Mar 09
Yeah, you are right! I will also give us a splendid dinner, piping hot. Then, I will go for shopping and buy some nice things for myself first! Later, I will buy others some good clothes
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
6 Mar 09
If I receive a large amount of money, I honestly don't know what to do with it. Like the movie, that money might cause me trouble, or something else. Because I have no idea where the money come from, or its source. I might use it cautiously. I love to have some money, but there is no free lunch, isn't there?
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
6 Mar 09
If I got a large sum of money unexpectedly, I would e questioning where it came from!! If it were mine, and not some mistake, I would first help my family to get out of debt. Then, I would build my business more, and buy a ranch in the country to have a place for troubled and homeless kids to go.
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
6 Mar 09
Let's hope the large sum of money is really large, hopefully more than a billion dollars. I would use part of it to purchase annuity insurance, those kind that pay money forever. This is to make sure that I will have money as long as I live. Then use part of the money to buy properties in 2 or 3 countries. Spend another part of it for a long holiday with family. Give some money to friends, relatives and some charities. Guess not much money left now.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
6 Mar 09
What I would do with the money depends on just how large the sum of money would be. If it were a few thousand, I'd just bank it. If it were several thousand, I'd share with our 2 children to help them get out of debt. If it were a few million, I'd pay off our children's debts and set up a trust fund for each of our 5 grandchildren to pay for their education. I'd make sure that the money could only be used for that purpose. To be able to pay for our grandchildren's education would be my dream. Our oldest grandchild is already in college and has recently become unemployed. Her parents still have 2 other children at home, and are struggling to pay their bills.
• United States
5 Mar 09
Me personally, it would depend on the amount. If it were something greater than $50,000, then I would put a down payment on a house of our liking and pay off the majority of our bills, then save the rest for emergency purposes. If my parents should ever pass away, praying that they never do though, I would get approximately 2 million from their life insurance policies, minus their bills and expenses. I am an only child, so they have already discussed this issue with me. I would get their house, vehicles, etc. Of course, I would keep everything just because it's from them and I would want the memories.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 09
Oh if only! The first thing I'd do is to buy myself a little place of my own, I crave independence, freedom and my privacy, I yearn to live alone, I can't live with people I desperately would love to have enough money to get my little place, doesn't have to be a grand mansion, just a nice self contained place away from NOISY neighbours! The area has to be quiet, away from busy roads, away from noise pollution, beside the ocean would be wonderful. But I'd think I would fly to New Zealand first because it's a place I've dreamed about going to, an all expensive paid holiday, personal tour guide and 5 star hotel!
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I would definitely pay off my debt and get those student loans paid off. I would buy a home and then invest the rest. I would also donate to a worthy charity as well as donating goods to the local homeless shelter.
• India
5 Mar 09
Life will be a lot more easier I will by a house for my sister Clear my debts Get a car for myself buy a new laptop & a lcd tv visit places which i can only dream of right now I think no need to say that i live a luxurious life i will buy a bungalow for myself with swimming pool & all the modern amenities