Friday, November 1, 2013
If you found one million dollars in the morning and had to spend it by nightfall, what would you do with the money?
I’d start out by searching Zillow for a new house, in the area. We’d spend around $400,000, just to be sure we got what we wanted. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a finished basement (with space for couponing, scrapbooking, and playing), a garage for two cars, and a pool.
Next, I’d go to the bank to pay off our cars, current home, and my student loans. Those two moves wipe half of the money out.
I’d take $100,000 and split it up between the Food Bank and Hope Center.
Since I definitely need a shopping spree, I’d take $25K for a new wardrobe (we’re talking great shoes and all) for me, another $10K for Greg.
Chatham, Duke and Clemson would be getting calls next. Arianna and Evan? Your schooling is paid off, regardless of where you chose to end up. Good bye to another $165K for four years for two.
The remaining $200,000 would be spent on getting last minute flights to Vegas for me, Greg, the mancation crew, and the Girls Week ladies plus sitters for all the kids. We’d spend the evening at the spa and PaiGow Table, whatever is our fancy. Limos. Good dinners, and high limit.
I’d wake up the next day, realizing I have future plans (extra money from the Vegas winnings to put in retirement), and amazing memories.