If I Had a Million Dollars (to spend, in one day)

Can I purchase trips to use in the near future?

Cheri addressed the question: If you found one million dollars in the morning and had to spend it by nightfall, what would you do with the money?

I suppose I could find a house to buy but in 12 or 15 hours? I imagine putting money aside for college for the Daughter wouldn’t qualify.

Tough. If it really meant SPEND, I’d pay off our mortgage, and those of my sisters and brothers-in-law (is that even possible to do in 12 hours?), buy a new car (probably an energy-efficient one), buy a large screen TV. Then a snowplow and lawnmower, for while I can do those tasks manually now, it may not always be the case. Probably buy every tool I think I might ever need, a backup generator, and food that won’t spoil, plus a storage freezer.

Can I purchase trips to use in the near future? Trips to Alaska and Hawaii. And to see the Taj Mahal.

Then start writing checks to family and my favorite charities. Does my church want an elevator? Done. My former church wants an electric door so it wouldn’t be too heavy to open? Done. Red Cross will get a bunch, and so will some feeding programs. Those people who come to a neighborhood and provide free medical services, both in the US and on a ship around Africa.

What would YOU do?

The Barenaked Ladies – “If I Had A Million Dollars”
The Barenaked Ladies – “If I Had A Million Dollars”, in a hurry

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