Milioners life. What if it happends to you tomorrow?

@polachicago (19073)
United States
November 26, 2006 11:37pm CST
How do you think your life would change if you win $200 mln tomorrow?Will you use it for yourself or help others? If you think about helping others, what would you do?
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15 responses
@vhmehta (621)
• United States
8 Dec 06
If I won that big amount I would certainly use some money for myself to make my life more comfortable and spent the other part of money to build a scholarship trust which provides money to students who want to complete collowge education in US.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 Dec 06
OK... maybe we can start non profit togethr...
@vhmehta (621)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I have a wish to start something but you know money is always a problem. Ofcourse we can start something on smaller scale together.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 Dec 06
:) good idea. money is always big problem, but non profits are getting money from sponsors....
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I would pay off my sister and BIL's mortgage. I would set up funds for nieces and nephews, so that they would not have to worry about financing college. I would set up investments for future grandchildren. I would donate money to several charitable and research organizations - including but not limited to: cancer research, Ronald McDonald foundation ( I don't eat their food, but I do think Ronald McDonald house is a great idea), Dave Thomas - to help with adoptions, Guiding Eyes for the blind, research for orphan diseases - I have one, I would like to hire lawyers to help people who are close to retirements who unfairly lost their jobs.. those companies would take a beating if I get my way (yes, a personal vendetta), scholarship funds special for old people to help them start new careers.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Oh, I would py off my mortgage and buy a new house and begin to live in a life style that I have never become accustomed to because I could never afford it. I would like to be able to retire...in style.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Can I join your vendetta?
@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
25 Mar 07
One thing for sure. My family will not have to worry anout money and I will invest my money well, then I open my own charity organization. This organization will focus on saving animal and environment as well as the weak and the poor. I'm sure there are nice people out there, but they have no idea how much more they can do.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
25 Mar 07
...I like the way you think...helping others is worth living...
@RAMPersona (2036)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
surely i will share some to my siblings for us to start our own business or pursue advanced education or anything good. i would live not a lavish lifestyle but a bit frugal one though i'll buy the things i long dreamt. and the rest, i'll give it to charity, to church through bank deposits to have some level of anonymity.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
25 Mar 07
great thinking, good heart..:)
@ydnac22 (804)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
If i won that big amount i would like to spend that money to buy houase and lot,build my own business,share it to my family and give a small part of it to the foundations like home for the aged and to less fortunate people.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
24 Mar 07
good vision...
@rjbass (1424)
• United States
28 Dec 06
If only.... $200 million is a lot of money. If I come into that amount post tax or even pre tax for that matter, first, I would ensure that my family is taken care of for generations to come. Second, I would definately donate to a few worthy causes, and third, I would find a total stranger and help them out. I am a total advocate of Karma. After all of that, there would still be enough to live off the interest.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Dec 06
smart thinking
• Canada
27 Dec 06
I would use it for both myself and helping others. My extended family for sure, then go from there. I would give alot to organizations like animal shelters, feed the children, and there is a local charity in my neck of the woods that is a home where children that are terminally ill go to die. I was heart broken to find out such a place excists and its only privately funded. Thanks for the great question
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Thank you for warm heart respond....I like the way you think..
@homediva (113)
• Philippines
8 Dec 06
I grow up from a poor family. This will really change my lifestyle. Of course, I would help my less fortunate countrymen by donating some of the money to them. I will give money to the poor directly, I don't trust charitable institutions.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I love your comment....very good thinking...
• United States
27 Nov 06
I would care for my family, start my own business and donate to Saint Judes, fund animal causes and anti-cruelty campaigns
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
27 Nov 06
That so nice. You have very good heart. Life is like a river, you get what you give. You don't have to worry about future, because you do care about others.
• New Zealand
27 Nov 06
I would use it to help others, and some for myself too. I would give some to my mother so she can fix the house up, and I would give some to charity, and some friends who really need some money. Then I would keep the rest for myself and save it in the bank until I find something useful to do with it. Maybe I might buy a house... I am not sure.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Is your mom only person you would like to help? What charity do you think needs help as of today the most?
• United States
12 Dec 06
And to think I almost missed this one and am late as it is... $200,000000.00 nice round number, nice lot of 0's too. First thing would be to invest wisely, to assure a continuing flow of cash for the future. There are thousands of people who have wonderful ideas for creating a business of their own, a business that would create employment for others...Capital financing for such would be on the list. Families affected by addiction always could use aid...children loose a parent, they shouldn't have to loose a childhood. Addicts leaving rehab have a sort of culture shock when they reexperience the 'real world'. Perhaps another step to ease their way back into society. In America downsizing is a problem with thousands of jobs ending with little or no notice. People who are employed often can not afford housing...millions of homes need reburbishing, purchase, repair and resale at reasonable payments with little or nothing down would help two ends at once...provide employment and allow someone to own a home. Scholarships for those seeking and unable to obtain funding for education is always a good idea. I am unsure what I would do for myself...having enough was always good enough for me...a little money at the end of the bills... Family? I'd make them work for a piece of the pie.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Best respond on mylot
• United States
13 Dec 06
Why thank you dear.
@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
22 Mar 07
i would do almost the same thing i do every day, maybe a few extar stuff if i win the money, i always want to help people out anyway i can, so i probaly help out localy first than nationaly than worldwide, money is not what make me happy, what make me happy is seeing other people happy :)
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
22 Mar 07
...I couldn't agree with you more....:)
• United Arab Emirates
10 Dec 06
well i dont know shoping or even open up a small shop or office and earn more and give some amount of it for charity!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
10 Dec 06
very good thinking....
@LotSelf (1508)
• India
8 Dec 06
street children ,assam,india - street children ,assam,india
first thing i'll do is to travel this golden earth in no time and than spend some amount to consider my smooth life time ahead and open one orphanage home for the street children of my state assam in eastern india.....lolz
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
16 Dec 06
nice idea...
@sherzy (954)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
Everything will not change if ever. I will not let anyone know I win but will buy all I have wanted.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Nothing for family and friends?