If you had Ten Million Dollars, what would you do with it????

@bird123 (10376)
United States
March 26, 2010 10:44pm CST
Hey! Let's buy a new mansion!!! How about a fancy race car??? Think of all those fashion clothes you could get!! 100 pairs of new shoes of every kind would come easy to buy. What else could you get with all that money??? Hmmmm??? We all have our choices to make in life. Why do so many see only the material things in this world???? So many define their success on possessions. They think material things will make them important and happy. Would the 100 pairs of shoes really be more important than changing someone's life who lives on the edge???? Could the mansion and race car ever compare to changing this world for the better???? We are spiritual beings in our true natures. If you act and think spiritually and let all that physical stuff go, you will discover more satisfaction and happiness. See who you really are with the world today. Share that which is special about you. You can pile up the material things or change this world for the better. Even if you don't have ten million dollars, little things will add up!! The choices are all yours!! What will you choose????
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@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
27 Mar 10
First pay off my mortgage, then I would put the rest into a long term certificate of deposit, and I would live of the interest. 10 million at 2% will generate 200,000 dollars a year. Is this mythical money pre-tax or post taxed.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Is it all about ME????
@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Well let see, my money that is in saving will be used by a bank to make loans. Those loans will go to new family who want to buy their first home, or a start up business. So while you pretend to be helping people, I actually would be.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Money used to help others also gets around. Supplies creates jobs which support people and families on top of the people and families you can pull from the edge. The cycle continues. Pile up the material things around you. See if you find happiness! All our choices brings education. Thanks for stopping by with your comments!!
@Zahriq (15)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 10
I want to buy a great mansion! Then I want to buy all books by David Childress!!
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Reading is always a good thing but doesn't the world need you to do more????Thanks for all your comments!!
@Zahriq (15)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 10
All David Childress' books is about alternative science, weird history and extraterrestrial archaeology. So with the information in the books, I can learn more about archaeology. I want to travel to all mysterious places such as Khmer City and Gangga Negara City in Malaysia, Macchu Picchu, King Solomon's Mine, Arabian City of Ubar and unique palaces of Tibet. The existence of seven pyramid-like hills near Tasik Chini, Malaysia shows a probability that in the depths of the lake lies an ancient city of Khmer. I'm a Malaysian and with that money, I want to rewrite Malaysian history!! Lets do some digging under the lake!
@Zahriq (15)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 10
Johore is a state in Malaysia. A 1,000-year-old city, possibly older than Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Borobudur in Indonesia is believe to have been located in the dense jungle of Johor. Now with that money, I want to rewrite world history!! I want to find the ancient city older than Angkor Wat in Malaysia!
@boisson (256)
• Hong Kong
27 Mar 10
I'd drink myself to oblivion and then spend the rest on liver transplants. (;
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
27 Mar 10
This helps the world how????Hmmmm??? Surely you are wise enough to come up with a much better plan.There are ways to make this world a better place for those around you even without money.Show me your wisdom!!!
@boisson (256)
• Hong Kong
28 Mar 10
I was making a bad joke... /facepalm. "???" "!!!"
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
29 Mar 10
Deep down, I guess I knew that. I am counting on you to help make this world a better place. Deep down, I know you will. I believe in you!!! Thanks for your comments!! No more of this facepalm. Look up and see the possibilities!!
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
27 Mar 10
If I was to receive 10 million dollars I would first and foremost pay my parents bills off, my two daughters bills off and the remaining balance of the mortgage that I have. I would donate a certain amount of money to several charities. I would then take my parents and my daughters, son-in-law and granddaughter on a month vacation to Hawaii or Ireland. Of course a huge amount would be invested. I would also buy a house for both my daughters. I would then move my parents to Puerto Rico with me and have a beautiful house big enough for all of us to live together so I can be there for my parents since they are already approaching their late seventy. They will need help one day and I want them close to me so I can be there for them like they were for me when I was born and throughout my life. What a blessing this would be if this could really happen.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Paying off bills and mortgages for some just invites more spending and a higher life style. Keeping parents close to take care of them when they are old, is always a great thing to do. Thanks for your comments!!
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
27 Mar 10
I would tell them all that I'm paying off the bills for you this one time and I'm not giving you anymore for bills or anything else. In another words learn to manage your money.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Learn to manage your money. Very Good!! Seems there are even lots of countries that need to learn that one.Thanks for your comments!!
@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
3 Apr 10
Hi bird123. I could make a real difference to my life and the people that do matter in my life with ten million. You are right though you don't need money to make a difference to ones you hold dear.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
4 Apr 10
Yes, and I bet you are making a difference with some strangers As well. Sometimes even a small act of kindness can change a person.That person can feel so good that they in turn can help others.It's like the ripples in the water.They spread out and reach many. Thanks for stopping by with your comments!!
@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
9 Apr 10
Yes sometimes it is the little things in life that can make a difference, not just for yourself but others too
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I would choose simplicity. I already like where I live and my car and the "stuff" I've accumulated over the years, so I would put the extra money away to invest in something diversified (mostly very conservatively) and then with the interest or whatever, I would travel more and buy nicer presents for my friends and family.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
1 Jun 10
We are all empathic. Make someone else happy and share in the joy. Thanks for your comments!!
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
28 Mar 10
i hope i don't go mad. have never been in that position. and i don't know how to. but not a bad idea after all. i would probably employ a financial consultant to manage that huge amount of money. returning something back to society would be a good idea too. thanks for the topic.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
29 Mar 10
If you realize that there is a possibility of going crazy with all that money then I don't have to worry about you. Of course, it might be a challenge on deciding who to help first! Thanks for your comments!!
@Wahma60 (110)
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
Wow! Very plenty of money. I will buy house and lot, a huge car so that all of my family with grandchildren will fit in it, will get a driver so that he can drive me all over town, share it with my children and granchildren. I will save some, invest some and donate to the church and the poor.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
29 Mar 10
Looks like you are going to touch everyone around you. Of course, you really don't need money to do that. I bet you can think of lots of ways to touch the lives of the poor and your family as well. Thanks for your comments!!
• India
28 Mar 10
i can do a loads of thing with ten dollors... buy a big manson.. go for a world tour.. but i can do more than this by donating at least some of the fraction from that money to those who are in need of that..
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
29 Mar 10
Yes, there are plenty in need around the world. A helping hand is always a great thing!! Thanks for your comments!!
@cnn0831 (27)
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
• Bring my mom to the hospital for hysterectomy. (I will do this even though i don't have $10M) • Pay debts • Buy house and lot. • Advise my dad to stop working and let my mom and dad to relax. • Put some in the bank for my siblings educational fund, health insurance for my family. • I'll enroll again to college to take my dream course. • Donate to trusted charity institutions • Give some to my relatives for their planned business ventures. • Travel around the world with someone/ family.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Sounds like you have a big family.You seem to have it all planned out. Maybe in your world travel, you will stop by some third world countries to lend a hand or two. Thanks for all your comments!!
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
If I had ten million dollars, I would give part of it to my family so that they can be comfortable even in their old age. Then I will put part of it to establish a foundation to help people with mental illnesses in my country. My heart breaks when I see those people who desperately need help and are roaming the streets, dirty and probably hungry and in need of medication. Their condition is also getting worse the more they stay in the streets. I know that our government has no funding for these type of issues, because the culture in my country has always viewed having a family member with illnesses such as schizophrenia or depression as shameful. I will put up that foundation in a way that it will be independent and not need donations from other people. I will constantly sweep the streets and search for these kind of people and care for them until they become well enough to live on their own. If these people cannot afford their medication, I will put up a program so that they can get their medicines, if not for free, through volunteer work.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Sounds like a good plan. When people think homeless, they don't always consider mental illness. Let's hope science and medicine will come up with the cure with all the genetic research going on. With all the money society throws away on wars and such, so many problems could be solved.If only the world could work together instead of being on the quest for power. Thanks for all your comments!!
@mimiang (3779)
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
Buy house, beach lot, give to charity, donate equipments in schools
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
28 Mar 10
By buying that beach house, I hope that doesn't mean you will be on a permanent vacation. There is lots to do in the making the world a better place. Thanks for your comments!!
@AlecJB (43)
28 Mar 10
I would probably split it into three sections, one for spending, one for saving, and one for investing. When you have a couple of million dollars you can make a lot of money by investing in some big companies- the returns will be very nice indeed. Another option might be to buy out a company, but I don't really know if I'd do that. With the money I would spend I would do the usual buy a fancy car and a nice new big house- and then help out any family members who are in need of something.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Yes, but isn't there a great big world out there needing your help??? I guess if you bought out a company, you could get your company and it's people to help. Thanks for your comments!!
@Stegeo3 (199)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I'd donate it to bird123 since he'd clearly know what to do with it.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Could I ever say no to that????? Thanks for stopping by with all your comments!!!
@phynx15 (248)
• India
27 Mar 10
If I suddenly had $10 million. I will built a house that will never last for eternity. I will buy crown and assets that will never corrode. I will makes friends that will love me for eternity. But since all these things are not possible in earth as the earth won't last for eternity and I won't live on earth for more than a decade, I will build all these things in heaven, a place where moths and terrorist can't destroy. I will do that by serving the people of God, the people that God loves. As God loves everyone, I will help and serve everyone. Since I can still do these things without a $10 million dollar, I don't need the money because I believe God would not look in the amount but the percent of the thing that we have. If I am rich and can't give more, It will simply be a burden for me.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
27 Mar 10
So you would help and serve everyone!!!! Now we are talking!! If the 10 million shows up, don't look at it as a burden but a honor to serve. Thanks for all your comments!!
• United Arab Emirates
27 Mar 10
Pay tithe,give charity and settle down for myself
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
27 Mar 10
By settle down, I hope you mean relax a bit.There is always plenty to do in this world which needs you. Can one ever really be happy inactive???? Only for a short time. Thanks for your comments!!
@preethaanju (3000)
• India
27 Mar 10
i want to do a few things clear my debts put my business back on rails build my house and start a trust Lakshmi Foundation to help poor women and kids, no caste ,no religion bar
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Help poor women and children unconditionally.Hmmm? We are all God's children in spite of the labels. Thanks for your comments!!
• Indonesia
27 Mar 10
Build my own home by my own hand perhaps? buy total free bandwidth for life time. buy some alien ware. one night stay on white house...? set up business. reserve one ticket to heaven. life well. die free.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Hmmm??? A do-it-yourselfer!! I'm much the same way. That ticket to heaven might require you convert it all to heavenly cash which is what I've been saying all along.Talented people should run for office. Maybe you can end up with more than a night at the white house.Thanks for all your comments!!
@elamel (127)
• Philippines
27 Mar 10
i will donate half of it on the best charity i know..and the rest is for me. maybe a dream house can do, a business and long term investment..
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Maybe the business can help you leverage more for the charities. Hmmm?? OK! Thanks for your comments!!
@peavey (15874)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I'd buy a place in the country and fix it up the way I want it. Nothing fancy, just the opposite - a wood burning stove, a big garden, maybe a fireplace. I'd donate a good chunk of it over time to a friend who has a ministry and probably donate a lot to the Salvation Army and a couple of local homeless shelters. I wouldn't try to spend it all at once, but it would be nice to know that I wouldn't have to worry about money any more.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
27 Mar 10
A country home also can be a more efficient way to live green and frugal. I can see you also touching lives around you.Probably already are. Thanks for your comments!!