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Old 07-13-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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Young Dreamers are Big Dreamers

Here's the scenario:

Your long lost aunt Matilda has generously given you a huge inheritance which enables you to FIRE tomorrow. You're in perfect health, no criminal record and able to travel basically anywhere.

Money is no object - what are the 3 really BIG things you would do in your first year being FIREd?

Here's my top 3:

- Box seats to the Hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in a Canadian city (Calgary would be my pic if I could control the universe, but any city would do.)

- Become a 'Fighter Pilot for a day' and participate in a dogfight.

- Helitour at night of some of the top cities in the world - Shanghai, New York, Tokyo, London

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I'd probably go on one of those luxury world tour cruises that last 1 year or so. I haven't been out of north america yet, and would love to see Europe and even China or Egypt if safe.
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Take a nap.
Stop drinking coffee.
Rocket pants?
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Go buy my farm land now instead of in the fall.

Splurge on the farmhouse design and get the greywater recycling system (instead of just using cisterns outside to store rainwater). Heck, I'll probably do that anyway.

Get two windmills instead of just one.
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Here's the scenario:
Your long lost aunt Matilda has generously given you a huge inheritance which enables you to FIRE tomorrow. You're in perfect health, no criminal record and able to travel basically anywhere.
Money is no object - what are the 3 really BIG things you would do in your first year being FIREd?
I don't even have a good plan for our own green waste, let alone having to shovel Aunt Matilda's.

But three things? OK then, I suspect it'd involve philanthropy programs like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, & Chuck Feeney.
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no criminal record? whats with that?
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:46 PM   #8
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Take a nap.
Stop drinking coffee.
Rocket pants?
I would go with stop drinking coffee for sure. Four cups a day is a bit much. It a quantity that's just enough to make me shamble through the day like a zombie but too much for me get a restful night of sleep.
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1. Take a few motorcycle racing schools, buy a motorcycle to race, and do a track day every weekend for a month or two.

2. Buy a sailboat, sail down through Mexico for a while.

3. Refit a Grumman Albatross and fly it through the Carribbean.
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no criminal record? whats with that?
You don't want your face on the jumbotron at the stanley cup if you're running from the law ;-)
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1. Get season seats to the local NHL team.
2. Purchase a sports sedan.
3. Remodel/redecorate the house.

The order of my list is roughly in line with my personal priorities.
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Geez, money no object, eh?

1. Hire a Personal Assistant -- someone to organize everything that I don't want to do, from grocery shopping to travel arrangements to arranging for landscapers to come over...

2. Move into a much nicer house.

3. Buy an aircraft and hire a full-time staff. Travel the world as the whim hits.
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1.) Get a criminal record...

Just kidding, but in all seriousness:

1.) (2 and 3 if I can lump them together) Season tickets to the Boston Red Sox.

2.) Home in Beacon Hill or some other very nice property.

3.) Maserati?
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1. Ditto Kronk's idea of the aircraft and on-demand pilot.
2. Buy a cool cabin with a lot of land and a breathtaking view in or near Homer, Alaska.
3. Buy another cabin someplace warm and beachy, perhaps a private island in the Caribbean.
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Enough to be retired, securely, even if the market is down forever?

I'd probably drop to part time at my job, and spend the first year in the woods geocaching.

Eventually I'd become a part time geocacher and find a new hobby.

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Here's the scenario:

Your long lost aunt Matilda has generously given you a huge inheritance which enables you to FIRE tomorrow. You're in perfect health, no criminal record and able to travel basically anywhere.
I'd go to North Korea and Syria, so that I could add the stamps in my passport to the ones I've already got from Iran, Cuba and Lebanon. In fact, a friend and I are thinking of going to North Korea in Spring 09. Any one want to form a tour group?
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:08 PM   #17
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no criminal record? whats with that?
Hey, maybe some felon Young Dreamers dream of owning an enormous arsenal of assault rifles. He was just covering all the bases.

I would buy about forty acres on the Santa Fe River in High Springs, Florida and build our totally off-the-grid Cracker House.

Travel all across Europe with DW and DD for as long as we wanted.

Rent or buy an RV and travel the US for as long as we wanted.
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Ditto on the airplane and someone to fly it. That would be the most wonderful thing I could imagine having, is the ability to fly where you wanted to go, while avoiding the airports and seatmates now on offer commercial.
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Ditto on the airplane and someone to fly it.
Wouldn't it be better to learn to fly it yourself? This is the ultimate dream, you can do it.
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Hell no, I want to DRINK on the plane!
Seriously, of the things I think I want to learn how to do, flying a plane never made the list. Too much stress and I'm no adrenaline junkie.
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