How would you spend your money if you have 1 million dollars today?

Hong Kong
December 22, 2009 4:53am CST
There are many rich people in this world and some are multi billionaire.But not everyone in this world is rich people,some are even living beyoud the poverty line.Sometimes,I will think that it is better to use those money to help the poor.But on the other hand,I think everybody can say a lot od beautiful words when they don't actually have the money.By the time when they have the money,will they use the money like that?It is not an interesting question for you,it is a qusetion that I think I need to answer myself too.Maybe,your answer can give me us more insight before we can answer it.How would you spend your money if you have one million today?Share with us.
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40 responses
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Oh what a coincidence..Just today morning I thought how would it be if there was 1 lakh when I opened my almirah..I would sure be very happy for this small amount itself..And if I had 1 million dollars today, I would settle all my credits. Then I would buy a new house which is my long long dream..Sure I would invest a big amount so that it can help me in future. Then I would spend a part of it to buy good things for my family members and parents..I wish I had a million dollars today..m.m. dreams are nice to dream...
• Hong Kong
6 Jan 10
You know something my friend.Just a small topic like this ,it have attracted 45 response up to now.You can tell how many ppeople in this world are always dreaming to be a millionaire.I don't think I can answer all these comments because it is going to be too time consuming and I enjoy starting some new topic everyday if my time can afford to do so.Anyway,I think I will try to answer those who has something special to say,rather than answer like:I will buy a house, buy a car or Buying this or that for personal or family happiness.Well,let see what we hav in thne rest of all thei comments and I have to read that one by one if I want to post my answer.Well,maybe just respond to one commenta day .Happy 2010 to you.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
6 Jan 10
that is great..though it is a simple topic, it is sure an interesting one..and so the credit goes to you...happy to know that you felt my response to be one among the special ones..and keep mylotting and have a Happy and marvelous new year...
@hokaido (30)
• Malaysia
24 Dec 09
If i have 1 million dollars, i will quit my job, rest at home watch movie and drama show, go to travel with my parent and friends. Of cause, will spend some to charity to help the poor and some for stock investment.I wish i have this one day. Happy mylotting.
@meemaw (67)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I would set myself and family up, then start on alot of close friends they all got pretty big familys but we would set them up with nice houses and new cars ,i am just waiting on that day to come have been waiting on years would be nice for it too happen now seeing my husband lost his job and now we are trying to make it on my part time job.
@cobradene (1171)
• India
23 Dec 09
I do need this money very badly. Ha ha... First and foremost I would set aside one portion of this money as a savings for my future. And, the rest would go into building some kind of institution, which won't be commercialized, and it would be like a global community, where people can come and learn for free, or if not free, then of minimal expenses. I am not sure if this will ever happen. But, I can surely try to make it come true. But yes, a nice yoga community or a Holistic community learning center is what I would look forward to set up. But, where is the 1 million... Ha ha..! I have to use the "Secret" I guess.
@jterrock (277)
• United States
23 Dec 09
If I won One Million dollars, I would spend it this way. First I would pay off all my bills, my significant others bills, my family's bills. Then I would quit work, and take an extended vacation. Maybe travel the world or something. I would donate a fourth of it or more to an organization for animals. Like a dog shelter or something. I am a huge animal lover, so I would donate a lot of money to that. I would put a lot of the money in savings so I could live on it for the rest of my life. That would be SO nice to be able to win a million dollars and not have to work again for the rest of my life! ;-)
• China
23 Dec 09
I think I I'll buy everything that I want and perhaps I'll save half of them.
@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
23 Dec 09
first of all, it would feel as if I am in my dreams and will start distributing it, but when in real life, if by luck this miracle comes true, then i would remember my god and thank him for it. Then I will go to a donating place to donate some money for good cause and then would start my bussiness. I would buy a house of my own and other items to fill in.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
23 Dec 09
I would donate some to charity to help the less fortunate. Then I would try to help out some family and friends if they need money to lessen their burden. Then I would invest the rest for myself and go on a little vacation.
@l33tgirl (289)
• New Zealand
23 Dec 09
I would be selfish Put some in the bank to earn interest, invest some and buy a house and travel the world.
@ongtina (1232)
• Singapore
23 Dec 09
A question you need to answer? YOU HAVE 1 MILLION??? That's very nice. For me IF I have, firstly, I will clear all debts. That's important cos I had been owing for many years.LOL. I really wish to be not owing in anything/people. And I will get a bigger place to live in and new furniture, latest/excellent hand phone, psp, computers, tv, etc, etc electronics, pamper myself, husband and children with new clothes and salon. Deducting our house, I think these 2 will come up to 100K. 100K in forex and 100K each for parents(2x100K), husband, each child(4x100K) and myself. Such a nice dream!
• India
23 Dec 09
i am half selfish and half noble. 1 million dollars is around 46000000 indian rupees. so i would make some future investments for my parents for their old age . but i would use some money to educate children. i would try to give education atleast 10 to 20 children with it. the only thing i would like to donate for charity is poor, orphan children where they cant live their lives. i cant tolerate any child suffering from living its life for any reason. it is worst worst thing in the world. even if you have more money spend possibly for orphan children's welfare.
• India
23 Dec 09
Hi Wild, Do you know what will I do, I will contribute some of the money to orphange and old age home and with the remaining money I will buy shares of a good company and I will remain in the same job which I am doing now because with the one million you can't lead your life isn't it? and one more thing is WE SHOULD CONTRIBUTE SOMETHING TO THE SOCIETY ALONG WITH OUT GROWTH that's why I said I will contribute something to orphange and old age homes.
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
if I have 1 million dollars today,I will save 30% in my savings account.I will invest 30% in stocks and bonds,mutual funds,and business.I will give 15% to my family.I will give 15% to church.I will spend 10% on myself,to pay my debt,go shopping,and travel with friends.
@pob558 (18)
• Australia
23 Dec 09
Hi there! This is a good question to ask. Well, if I do ever won a lottery or strike millions of dollars in lotto . I would definitely donate to/share with - the poor, charitable organizations, my families and friends, or even giving to strangers who need help. I know sometimes people may promise a lot of things and when they won, they forgot all about their promises. I guess, not me. I am not rich but I do know that every time when people asked for help or donation (usually in the form of cash/money), although I can't give them the amount that they wanted but I would still share with them as much as I have on hand. I would always tell them that if I have more, I will give them. As my priority is not money but good health and families, I can be very generous with sharing my wealth with others. In fact, I feel it is always great to see others happy and when you see them happy, it does make me happy too. Do you agree with me that 'your life is fulfilled when you make others smile?'
@gunjanpri (602)
• India
23 Dec 09
share, what 1 million dollar or the plan for spending it? I would spend a bit of it on my dream plan of world tour and then I will spend rest of to develop the state I belong to. I am from a backward state of India, which, despite being resourceful lags behind in the race of development. I will make roads and provide electricity to the business community there and help farmers to stick to cultivation so that the region will regain its glory.
@vedhak (32)
• India
23 Dec 09
hi, if i get $1M, I will make out my dreams...perchasing a nice house, go for some bank balance and then a nice trip with my family. I will sponser 5 children for their education, and buy gold. all these are possible with our currency if we get dollars.
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
If I have one million dollars today( that would be 47 million pesos), I am going to pay the house fully. A part will be invested for my kids. A part will be given to my parents and siblings. A part I will spend for a trip abroad with my kids.
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
Wow. One million dollars is a very big amount of money for us Filipinos and with that, I will spend that money to buy a lot of gadgets which I dreamed of having before. Of course, I will also save a big amount of money in the bank. Aside from that, I will also buy my own house and lot for we are only renting a house. I will buy complete appliances and furnitures and I will put up my dream business which is a lying-in with a pharmacy beside it. Well, for now, this is just a dream that I am wishing to come true. How I wish this question of yours will happen in reality.
• Malaysia
23 Dec 09
Whoever gets the 1 million dollars, "giving to charity" or "giving to the needy" is nonsense. As if someone, who was lucky enough to be given 1 million dollars, would give to charity, where it benefits other people besides that person. If I had a million dollars, I would spend it all for my own benefit. I would save for my education and spend the rest on myself, family and friends. If there are some of you who say "that's really selfish", look at it this way, - I am purchasing goods and services, from the people who sell them, keeping them in business so they can feed their own families. Is that not helping others? At the same time, I benefit from their products. Whatever remainder I have after going on countless shopping sprees, I will invest in either shares or my own business. Would you really give some money to charity? Honestly.
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
23 Dec 09
Money...! It is the most funny item in this world! I may say, "Money is the only truth in this entire world!" Rest other things are assumed as truth only. In case I have $1M this day, then I shall first feel myself as a successfu man and make use of the major part for public charity. This must make me a wealthy man from the level of a rich man. Let's find, what happens... whether $1M comes to me this day or the other day!! Thanks for this funny posting and have $1M yourself!!