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    $10,000 Question Revised

    It was mentioned in the previous $10,000 question thread I started that the answers were boring since everyone here seems to be in the saving for the future mindframe. So I'm going to ask the question again with a little twist.

    If you receive $10,000 out of the blue and you had to spend it (no investing, no paying down debt, no savings, etc.), What are the things that you would purchase with it?

    #2
    Originally posted by 97guns View Post
    gold and silver

    YES, im first this time
    retired in 2009 at the age of 39 with less than 300K total net worth

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      #3
      Originally posted by fineday View Post
      the answers were boring since everyone here seems to be in the saving for the future mindframe.
      Really? On SavingAdvice.com?? I don't know what happened there...

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        #4
        Well, I answered this in the other thread but I'll list it again.

        a tube amplifier ($3k)
        a set of headphones ($1k)
        a new monitor ($500)
        a kayak ($1500)
        a 1979 VW bus ($4k)

        What about you fineday? What would you buy?

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          #5
          $10k, no strings attached and I lose it if I don't use it?

          I would throw in another $10k and pick up a limited BMW 330ci ZHP in good condition. I've always wanted one due to its handling and rarity (was only available at the end of its life and came off the line with an upgraded M3 kit) and the fact that it's not as expensive to maintain as its M3 counterpart, but since it would be my commuter car I would stack on miles so fast it would kill the residual value too quickly so I've always been hesitant to buy one.

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            #6
            Well, then I'd go on a really nice vacation, like renting a villa in Spain for 3 weeks or going to a tropical island, where I could veg on the beach during the day but experience a foreign but active culture at night. Or take a whirlwind tour of Europe.

            If the vacation were out of the question, then I'd buy a nicer piano and a much nicer viola and start taking music lessons again.

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              #7
              If I *had* to spend it all .... I would probably go ahead and buy my replacement vehicle outright (well, I'd wait til October or so, for the end of fiscal year to get the best deal.) Then the money I've been putting towards the car replacement category could go towards my ROTH, EF and fun categories. I'd just get my car a whole lot sooner.

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                #8
                I'd probably replace one of our vehicles. 10K would be a nice chunk of the cost of a late model used car or van (we'd probably replace the van first even though the car is older).
                Steve

                * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                  #9
                  Hmm... I'd make a bet like this one:

                  Mitt Romney Offers To Bet Rick Perry $10,000 On Debate Stage | TPM2012

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                    #10
                    Take my kids (2) + spouses (2) + grands (4) on a 7 day/more cruise inc airfare & hotel at least 1 night before embarcation, most likely to either Alaska or Western carribean depending on time of year.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by marvholly View Post
                      Take my kids (2) + spouses (2) + grands (4) on a 7 day/more cruise inc airfare & hotel at least 1 night before embarcation, most likely to either Alaska or Western carribean depending on time of year.
                      oooo.... love that one. My parents went on an Alaskan cruise a few years ago and absolutely raved about it. Besides, "western Carribean" just means "Mexico".
                      "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                        #12
                        I'd maybe place a couple of big bets on either red or black on roulette down at Atlantic City.

                        If I lose I should at least get a comped buffet dinner or something
                        The easiest thing of all is to deceive one's self; for what a man wishes, he generally believes to be true.
                        - Demosthenes

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by marvholly View Post
                          Take my kids (2) + spouses (2) + grands (4) on a 7 day/more cruise inc airfare & hotel at least 1 night before embarcation, most likely to either Alaska or Western carribean depending on time of year.
                          I had to read that twice to realize you're not actually a polygamist

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by humandraydel View Post
                            What about you fineday? What would you buy?
                            I think I would take one of those National Geographic trips. I think that would be a pretty exciting thing to do and I would take as many as I could I havd the money.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by kork13 View Post
                              oooo.... love that one. My parents went on an Alaskan cruise a few years ago and absolutely raved about it. Besides, "western Carribean" just means "Mexico".
                              Kork
                              No, to me Western Carrib means places like Cozumel, Grand Cayman, maybe Jamaica, Belize and/or Roatan. I KNOW the grands would go nuts for the stingrays in Grand Cayman I all would LOVE cave tubing which is an excursion in several places. Oldest 2 would prob go for Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica.

                              Alaska is MUCH harder w/the kids with age ranges of 3-7.

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