Driving home yesterday, I heard a conversation about Chris Hertzog
. Hertzog was one of seven people who put down a dollar bet on the Kentucky Derby superfecta and ended up winning $864,253.50.
So, after taxes, let's say you're going to be clearing $600,000.00
The discussion got into--what would you do with the money? Assume that you're not going to keep it all and invest it. This is unexpected money to just blow on whatever you want. What would you do with it?
It got me thinking--what would I do with an extra $600,000? The first thing that came to mind is I'd buy a house and it would have one heck of a sound system and media room. I'm talking super deluxe surround sound, a plasma screen, the whole nine yards. I might even get me one of them cement ponds in the back yard--but not a regular back yard pool. No, I'd get one that was long enough to swim laps in. And was heated so I could swim outside all year round.
Of course, I'd also want to travel some. Hawaii sounds good. I'd visit Great Britian, Europe.
I was also thinking--family trip to Disney World. Heck, I'd invite a lot of people to come with me and enjoy it. Maybe a beach house somewhere to relax and just chill out. Somewhere I could go yearly and also share with family and friends.
Paying off my car and getting a new one.
So many possibilities.
So, let's say you got an unexpected windfall. What would you do with it?UPDATE
: Now, if you'd asked me this before the new Doctor Who
started airing in the UK, I'd've said I'd've loved to have been there to see the first new Doctor Who
in years as it was first broadcast. But now, I'd love to go to the UK, rent out a pub with a bunch of TVs and tune them all to the season finale of Doctor Who
. Invite some friends who I know are Who fans and just enjoy watching it with them.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 5/10/2005 01:47:00 PM