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Old 12-28-2016, 02:18 PM   #101
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We would immediately start giving it to our children plus 1 off cash gifts to our siblings (all our parents' generation are dead). We can each give $15k per person without tax implications so we could give away $60k/year to our 2 children. ($30k each)
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Old 12-28-2016, 02:26 PM   #102
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This premise would make a great TV show.
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This premise would make a great TV show.
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I wonder if John Beresford Tipton Jr.'s heirs would be interested in funding a pilot?
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Old 12-28-2016, 02:56 PM   #104
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I observed that he asked in the forum "Stock Picking and Market Strategy".

If he asked in the "Life after FIRE" forum, then his intention might be more about indulgences.
Some of us noticed that (What would you do with $1 million in cash)
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Yes, many did notice that the question was about investment choices.

Quite a few were so ready to spend it though, or to use, ahem, "alternative" investment ideas.
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I wonder if John Beresford Tipton Jr.'s heirs would be interested in funding a pilot?
I missed the rerun of "The Millionaire" series, and never watched a single episode. To be fun, it should have plenty of unintended consequences. For example, a person buys a beach-front property only to have it flattened by a hurricane. Or he buys a fancy diesel-pusher class A motorhome to get stuck on a remote Alaskan highway, with equipment malfunctioning, in a storm and with grizzlies circling, etc...

But I guess the original series might have exploited all these ideas already.
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This premise would make a great TV show.
It was the subject of a film made in 1932 If I Had a Million (1932) - IMDb
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A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory.
W C Fields starred in one of the segments, very funny, titled "Road Hog" about one man using his windfall to buy a fleet of cars and use them to run bad drivers off the road.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:44 PM   #108
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Step 1 - Put in my two week notice.
Step 2 - Pay off remaining mortgage balance (~$125k).
Step 3 - Invest $700k in my brokerage account.
Step 4 - Max out IRA contribution for next year.
Step 5 - Give my brother $100k for a down-payment on the house he finds to buy.
Step 6 - Buy a new(er) car ~$20k plus trade-in value.
Step 7 - Use the remainder as my 2017 spending money.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:50 PM   #109
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We can each give $15k per person without tax implications so we could give away $60k/year to our 2 children. ($30k each)
The annual gift tax exclusion for 2017 is still at $14k per person, according to the web.
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:27 AM   #110
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If this was $1M, tax free, in addition to what I already have, I'd buy my "early retirement" home, and then, once that's secured, go ahead and retire.

Only reason I'd want the home in place first, is that I imagine it's easier to get a mortgage while I still have a j*b. Or, even if I could get a mortgage while retired, they might want a bigger down payment, and I'd rather have the assets working for me, compounding, rather than tied up in home equity.

I imagine that my final time at w*rk would be difficult, though. Even now, I'm having problems coming in to the office. I imagine that once I know I really don't have to, I'll be itching to get out of here.
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I would Wake Up! or..... Keep it to pay for health care after ACA.
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:10 PM   #113
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1. Send it to Washington to help pay down the national debt!
2. Come out of retirement and begin a new career as a stand up comedian.

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If I suddenly received one megabuck totally out of the blue, I know what I would really like to do with it.

Quietly, unobtrusively, I would leave a $100 bill as a tip everywhere I went to eat. Also any other places where a cash tip would be appropriate. I could do that 10,000 times, so really for the rest of my life. I think it would be great fun and a very good use of the dough.

Actually, I often do that now, but generally with a $10 bill where it wouldn't be expected. I'm sure it makes someone's day and it certainly gives me a good feeling.
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Old 12-30-2016, 01:12 PM   #116
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I didn't even notice what forum it was in, because I was looking at the portal view.
I wrote the "splurge" comment without knowing what forum it was in.

It seems like most posters here have their finances in balance, and are happy with that balance (or at least claim to be happy with that balance). So, logically, adding another "$35K/yr" shouldn't be required. Thus, doing something "stupid" seemed justified. By "stupid", I mean something you simply could not do without the windfall. My choice (buying a big boat) probably has something to do with my not being able to spend a dime any more without tax consequences.
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I remember it well.

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Old 12-31-2016, 05:53 PM   #118
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Spend half on hookers and blow, $100,000 to a mix of charities, then waste the rest on half stocks and half bonds. I'd like to up my bond holdings a bit.
Been looking for the symbol for this hookers investment you mention - can't find it. Considering your track record it must be a good one! please share
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I would carefully invest 90% of that in fast cars, sloe gin and wild women. The rest I'd waste by plowing it back into my portfolio.
NW-Bound keeps insisting that I must buy the Focal Grande Utopia EM Speaker at about $200k or so (it varies), so to go along with that theme, I must get the Onedof Turntable ($150k) Onedof turntable spins your vinyl for a cool $150,000. I have actually listened to this turntable and must say it is sublime - brought tears to my eyes. But we still need an amplifier let's see, the Pivetta Opera will do ($500k) (haven't heard this one but sounds impressive) but this purchase might leave us a bit shortchanged for preamps,speaker cables, interconnects and such. I mean, $150K for cables and other ancilliaries is really cutting it close no? The horror of not having sufficient funds!
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I'd quite my job search and relish in my newfound freedom. I'd get a new kitchen and central AC here.
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