What would you do if you woke up one morning as a millionaire

Kenya
November 4, 2009 5:18am CST
if one day i would wake up and discover that i'm aillionaire, i would first and foremost think of how i would invest the funds in order to bring me back another fortune. i would think of investing in the stocks market and hope for a bountiful return of the same. what would you do if it were you?
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@danitykane (3191)
• Philippines
5 Nov 09
I'll be busy thinking how to spend all that money! Haha. But of course I would love to save at least 75 percent of my winnings and spend the rest on some important things like buying a new house, car and some appliances that I always dreamed of. Investing on stocks and time deposits will be my strategy to increase my money. I would also love to share this to people who need some money. I'll give some part of my money to charities and also I would like to help some public schools here in my city.
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
I would buy a house, a car, and set up a business. If I had a family, I would make sure that my children were set until college. After that, I'm not really sure. I'd like to say that I'd donate to nonprofit organizations and all, but I'm not sure I'll be able to do it if the money was just staring me in the face.
@RachelleNH (1407)
• United States
6 Nov 09
Well, that would be awesome first of all since I've been broke so far. I would first pay off all my bills and help my family pay theirs off..then I'd go in search of that 1973 Gremlin X I've always wanted-laugh if you like but I love those cars! Then I'd maybe start a business...I'm thinking a restauraunt...my sis is a bartender so I'd already have that in place :) You'd be smart to invest, but would you put all your eggs in one basket? (as the saying goes?
@hokaido (30)
• Malaysia
5 Nov 09
I will diversify my investment into different section of financial markets and projects,to lower the risky.Furthermore, I will by a house for my parent and bring them to travel around the world and donate some to charity organizations.
• United States
5 Nov 09
If I woke up as a millionaire one day, I know exactly what I would do. First and foremost, I would get myself and my husband out of debt. Then I would probably send my mom a chunk of money to help her out of debt. If I had a job to go to, (I don't right now), I would probably still work for a little while to keep myself from getting bored. After that, I would probably take a trip to Ireland, Scotland, and Australia, just because I've always wanted to see those places. If I had anything left, I would try and find a way to invest it that I could keep getting a return on it.
@ehsanji (503)
• Pakistan
5 Nov 09
I will invest the money in some good business and start enjoying my life but at the same time I will do things for the poor people. I will open a hospital for the poor people where treatment will be free for everyone. Plus I will open a Montessori school for kids who cannot afford school charges and everything will be free in this school. And so many other things.
• Italy
5 Nov 09
I wake up and I notice that I'm millionaire??? The first thing that I certainly do is not to go to work!!! and everything is better!!!!
@hunieby (207)
• Philippines
5 Nov 09
I would place some of it in term deposits, invest in stocks, travel and downpayment for a house.
@Buchi_bulla (8304)
• India
5 Nov 09
I will immediately go to sleep again thinking that it was a pleasant dream. I do not think that I will ever become a millionaire. No way. Never, not even in the dream. Not much age remaining to expect and wait for that. But one thing, no regrets. God has given me enough and I am content. This is not negative thinking. It is reality, accepted reality.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
5 Nov 09
I would invest the money in income producing stocks and bonds, and some in growth stocks.
@lindiebiz (1013)
• Canada
5 Nov 09
First of all I dont believe in stuff like this because you dont just wake up and become a milliomaire unless you were lucky to have won the lottery or struck gold or this big deal. Anyway, if it happened to me i will give to God who gave it and and will invest three quaters and spend start living on the last quater
• Philippines
5 Nov 09
OMG!!I wish this will happen to me...hahaha...What would I do if I woke up one morning as a millionaire??hmmm...I'll definitely pinch my cheek so hard just to check if I am not dreaming or what...And if it is really true, I'll keep myself busy what to do...Pobably, I will use the money to put up my own business anddonate some of the money in an orphanage...
• China
5 Nov 09
I will quit my job first of all, open the coffee shop which is my ideal,also arrange the plan to get a wonderful travelling~~!
@SQD444 (679)
• India
5 Nov 09
hi there.. become a millionarire over a night? oh my god.. how i wish that was true..since i ahve gone thorugh a lot of financial problems recently i think will invest half of that in such a way that they can give me somew good and guaranteed returns regularly... and the rest.. might invest on a house with all the facilities..a good car then i would travel a lot.. and what not? am a millionaire after all... cheers..
@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Nov 09
oh lord here in Ca. a million dollars will get you one house, then what will you live on? or you could maybe get one for half that and invest the rest in something that would really bring you in more income, it used to be a million was a lot of money but here the housing a nd even rental apartments have gone sky high and a lot of people are out of wo rk, if I got a million I would be tempted to move to a state where you cou ld buy a house for a lot less then invest in a business my son could run and make us a really good living.
@zzyw87 (1259)
• Philippines
5 Nov 09
If I were to wake up tomorrow and find out I am a millionaire, I would also invest my money first. I would put 500,000 in a time deposit. I would then go to my relationship manager in my bank and ask for the best investments. I would allot 300,000 dollars in these investments. As for the remaining 200,000 dollars, I would put it in my savings account and spend it for leisure and travel. I would buy plane tickets for me and my family and travel to our dream destination like Europe. We will live in nice hotels and dine at renowned restaurants. I would also buy some nice expensive bags like Gucci, etc. I will shop until I drop. I would also set aside around 10,000 dollars to be given to a charity.
• Philippines
5 Nov 09
First thing is to make sure I'm not dreaming. Then you're right, invest it...real estate or business. I don't trust in the stock market nowadays. A million may sound a lot but believe me, it's easy to spend it all. So making sure something is saved or invested somewhere else is the right thing to do.
@borhan (1345)
• United States
5 Nov 09
At first i will be the happiest guy, if it really happens. But that will be for only 5 minutes maximum. Then i will enquire about the source, from where it has come. I will check the source. As it happened overnight, i am sure it's source may raise question. So i will call tax office and police both. Thank you.
• United States
5 Nov 09
well first i would wonder how the hell it happened, lol but i would pay off my house, car, school loans, take a vacation, and then invest the rest.
@sender621 (14934)
• United States
4 Nov 09
Me as a millionaire? First I would have to check to see if the world has come to an end. If we're all still here and i am still rich, I would spend the money on anything I had always wanted. Wirh money being no object, i would go on the biggest shopping spree of my life and treat family and friends to a blow out party as well! After that travel is how I'd spend the money. To see the world with a million dollars, what could be better?