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Myself and DW tend to limit each other whenever we feel like splashing out, but if we were given 10 - 15K that we had to spend then I think it would be on vacations. We love going away to exotic and/or interesting places so I guess that is what we would do.
If if it was me only, I would spend about 95% of it on wine, women and song, then think of something frivolous to spend the rest on.
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What would you waste it on? I know this is a difficult assignment for some but try.
How about a tax-deductible charitable donation?
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I could do it. I could spend it. For example, I have a loose diamond that I would find a match to it and set them into a pair of beautiful earrings. I would treat the family to a really, really nice vacation. I guess I would be kind of selfish with it but I wouldn't feel guilty about it. We already help out those in need throughtout the year by using our budget money to do so.
If I have to totally blow it, it would be on vacations. DW and I love travel, it's how we spend and plan to spend all our fun money. Rolex etc. holds no interest to me. If I could sneak an investment in like Brewer, I would think property or home improvements.
when i didn't have much money i could easily have fulfilled crazy uncle's requirements. but frankly, now, since i've already inherited from crazy rich uncle, he's gonna have to up the ante so i can get that maserati i have my wasteful eye on.
"off with their heads"~~dr. joseph-ignace guillotin
"life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages."~~mark twain - letter to edward kimmitt 1901
This sounds like a scaled down version of Brewster's Millions with Richard Pryor. Anyway, I think I would go to Greece with the money. Been there before and absolutely loved the country. Much nicer than Macedonia and with no war. 8)
You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
Ah, so...Japan...views of mt Fuiji and cherry blossoms, traditional country inns, silk kimonos, kobe beef and squeaky-fresh sushi, cold soba noodles with shredded seaweed and edamame, Japanese language lessons and cooking classes...can I go now?!
You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need.
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