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Old 02-17-2003, 06:49 PM   #1
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If you had one million dollars, what would you do?

*Inspired by Joe No Money, oops! I mean, Joe Millionaire... what would you do with one million dollars.
Granted one million today, won't get you what one million ten years ago would have, but hey, I'd take it. Now... don't get me wrong, I am not a money hungry scheming woman who would do anything for money. I am all about the earn what you got and work hard.... but!!! that's not to say we can't dream every so once in awhile what one million might do to our lives?

I'll start!

I would begin by quitting my job. I am not in the profession I have been working towards so no loss there. I would take some time off and move to Montreal. I would pay off my debts and maybe some of my parents debts and maybe even portions of my best friends debts, but that would have to be done carefully.
I would invest alot of it. Perhaps buy a car.
After a couple months in Montreal, I would take a four month (or longer) vacation travelling through Ireland, England, France, Poland, Russia and perhaps others. I would do this on a fairly modest budget staying in inexpensive B&B's. Why waste the million eh?
After all that, I'd probably go back to Montreal, settle down a bit and break into my profession. Depending on how good my investments were going... I would love to open a small used Book Store, specialising in travel, history and eastern europe. There would be a very large WWII section ( bear).
Christmas in the Bahamas would be nice, or somewhere equally warm.

That would consume a year and a chunk of the million... what would you do?

Dream Out Loud.
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One million dollars is nothing in this world today! I need much more than that to actually do something!

hahha I'm so bitter... no really...

First thing I would do is pay off my all my bills! Especially my credit card bill and my two student loans (which aren't much but still).

what I would end up doing is starting my own non-profit organization of afterschool/summer programs for students of low-income families/at risk/children who are disabled... which is really my future goal. But with the one million I could get more state of the art stuff for my organization and have to rely much on writing grants (which are a pain to write)

Ok..... um... I would take like 15,000 dollars of that million for sinful pleasures! LOL I'll just follow Pearl Jam around the world


I should probbly be investing this money huh? I'm so careless with money though! But really one million is not enough.. it will just come and go!
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I say, "Hey, where'd the rest of my money go?"
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lol! I know one million isn't a whole lot, I mean it is, but at the same time it isn't. Makes the dream more challenging. Puts your head in the clouds, yet keeps you realistic.
I mean, coming into one million is more likely than getting so much money you'd never have to work another day in your life.

I like your plans Mrs. Vedder.
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If I had $1000000
The Barenaked Ladies
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(note, The line on the album is sung as 'But we would, we'd just eat more'
but on the liner it's 'But we would. We'd actually build the treefort from
the first chorus out of it. Mmm.')
If I had $1000000 (if I had $1000000)
I'd buy you a house (I would buy you a house)
If I had $1000000 (if I had $1000000)
I'd buy you furnature for your house (Maybe a nice chseterfield or an ottoman)
If I had $1000000 (if I had $1000000)
I'd buy you a K-Car (a nice Reliant automobile)
If I had $1000000 I'd buy your love.
If I had $1000000
I'd build a tree fort in our yard
If I had $1000000
You could help, it wouldn't be that hard
If I had $1000000
Maybe we could put a refrigerator in there
Wouldn't that be fabulous
If I had $1000000 (if I had $1000000)
I'd buy you a fur coat (but not a real fur coat that's cruel)
If I had $1000000 (if I had $1000000)
I'd buy you an exotic pet (like a llama or an emu)
If I had $1000000 (if I had $1000000)
I'd buy you John Merrick's remains (All them crazy elephant bones)
If I had $1000000 I'd buy your love.
If I had $1000000
We wouldn't have to walk to the store
If I had $1000000
We'd take a limousine 'cause it costs more.
If I had $1000000
We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner
But we would, we'd just eat more.
If I had $1000000 (if I had $1000000)
I'd buy you a green dress (but not a real green dress, that's cruel)
If I had $1000000 (if I had $1000000)
I'd buy you some art (a Picasso or a Garfunkle)
If I had $1000000 (if I had $1000000)
I'd buy you a monkey (haven't you always wanted a monkey?)
If I had $1000000 If I had $1000000
If I had $1000000 If I had $1000000
I'd be RICH!
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Angel,

It is a lot of money.

My local paper today said the average home value in my city is $945,000.

I am not a "real' Joe 50 Millionaie.

nbC is the bucks up corporate lawyer.
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I like your ideas...Angel and Mrs. V.....those are quite selfless ways to use the million...
True...a million can go fast....especially if you're not careful...
I would take care of all debts first, and then see what's left over.
I would definitely pay my house in full...to get rid of the freakin mortgage...
I would love to have a vacation place in Italy
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I'm getting depressed at the realization that we might never arrange a huge Interference convention - I would spring for an awesome get-together weekend somewhere warm and fabulous and I'd fly everyone there and get the Best Band in the World to play for us! (and thank them personally later...... )
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I would first pay off my debts and my parents debts. Probably give some to my brother and his family. I would donate some to charity. Definitely would do some travelling with my best friend...Ireland, France and Australia for sure. I would try to save some as well. Maybe open a small shop to sell unique jewelry, accessories and the like.
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Rumor has it that Joe Millionaire will select his girl of choice, Confess his large lie to her, She will Reply with a 'Oh I don't care about the money.. I like You' sort of response....

To Which..

Fox will jump in and Offer Joe Millionaire 1 Million dollars to Dump the girl.

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ahhh, but Beefeater, you have it wrong!!! I think Fox will offer the girl one million dollars to leave Joe. Although your theory could prove to be more interesting and a bigger slap in the face.
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Buy a residence
Educate myself more
continue to travel
purchase a bride in asia (JUST JOKING ON THAT ONE)
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I'll take a million any day.

Pay off my credit card, which is not much, buy a house, a new car, and take my baby on an extravagent romantic vacation
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i would pay off my debt, invest some and travel.
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Give 10% to charity.
Pay off my parents' house.
Buy a car for myself and my brother.
Fly to Europe to see my grandparents.
Take a few of my friends to the Maldives.
Buy a female Collie for my Samson.
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