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Old 02-03-2018, 04:06 PM   #1
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How would you spend $100,000 in one day ?

If you were given $100,000, but had to spend it in one day to receive the gift , how would you spend it ?. Must spend it, not save or invest.
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If you were given $100,000, but had to spend it in one day to receive the gift , how would you spend it ?. Must spend it, not save or invest.
I'd buy two SUV's, one for F and one for me, and I'd have my roof replaced. It doesn't need it yet but it will in a few years. If there was enough left over I'd have F's roof replaced too.
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New Corvette. Case closed.
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Buy 10,000 copies of Brewsters Millions? Moving it to the top of the Amazon charts

Buy a Volvo for pickup in Sweden and then buy the vacation that goes along with it. Likely a 6 month vacation (just to use up all the $100k)
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Im actually in the process of doing this by buying a more expensive house. Bye,bye $$
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New Corvette. Case closed.
That was my first thought but then I remembered I'm starting to have trouble getting in and out of the low-slung Honda Accord.

So instead I'd get one of those tire-smokin' 707 hp Dodge Challengers, but I'd still have some money left over. So a new car for DW too.
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New minivan, New water heater, fix patio and driveway, probably a few thousand on an Amazon shopping spree for some random toys, then plan a summer in Australia/New Zealand.
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I’m actually in the process of doing this by buying a more expensive house. Bye,bye $$
Congratulations!

When I did the same back in 2015, the difference in purchase price and selling price was ~$40K. But once I added the cost of moving, doing buyer requested repairs on the old house, doing an extensive landscaping/grading/concrete work to the yard of my new house and otherwise fixing it up, closing costs, and all other costs, it came to $92,603.28. So, I still would have had $7,396.72 of the $100,000 left over.

Best decision I ever made and I hope you love your new home like I do mine.
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I would give 1/2 to my daughter to remodel her kitchen and master bath and 1/2 to my son for a down payment on his first house. I really don't want anything for myself, but it sure would make me happy if I could surprise my kids like that.
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I would probably buy a nicer home. But it would be a challenge to organize that within one day, since I have not been looking.
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I'd go buy 1000 $100 bills.
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Congratulations!

When I did the same back in 2015, the difference in purchase price and selling price was ~$40K. But once I added the cost of moving, doing buyer requested repairs on the old house, doing an extensive landscaping/grading/concrete work to the yard of my new house and otherwise fixing it up, closing costs, and all other costs, it came to $92,603.28. So, I still would have had $7,396.72 of the $100,000 left over.

Best decision I ever made and I hope you love your new home like I do mine.
Ok you have till midnight local time to spend the remaining $7,396 or you have to return the $100k .

These posts suggest the automakers and home builders should do well when retirees have disposable income.
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I'd like to say use it as down payment for home in Florida. But if not possible to do that in a day my second choice is a new 4x4 crew can pickup for me and a new car for DW.
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Pay off the $8X,XXX balance on my mortgage and us the rest towards a new car to replace my 14 year old Subaru.
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One hell of a night in Vegas.... Wait, I've done that but I could go and try again.
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New Corvette. Case closed.
If you going with the Vette, go for the C7 Z06... Should have enough left over for a tank of gas.
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If you were given $100,000, but had to spend it in one day to receive the gift , how would you spend it ?. Must spend it, not save or invest.
Same as others, the only way I can think of to spend that money in one shot is to buy a vehicle.

So, perhaps this class B E-Trek motorhome, but $100K is not enough. The MSRP starts at $160K. Maybe I could find a used one for less.

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Book a 10 day trip to London and Scotland.
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It's even harder if you can't buy durable goods.

A co-worker's dad was a member of a casual "club" who had an ongoing competition regarding how much dough you could blow in 24 hours.

But no durable goods. You had to eat it, drink it or be entertained by it. They found out that it's really difficult to blow more than a couple grand.

Yeah, easy to blow on a vehicle or jewelry.
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