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Old May 20, 2013, 10:58 AM   #76
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A Powerball ticket is $2. If $2 gives me a miniscule chance of winning half a billion dollars, then I'm in. I'm sure whoever just won said to themselves "I know I don't have a chance of winning, but it's only 2 bucks".

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Well that was a bit uncalled for...
I think going to a foreign country and telling everybody that everything they've ever known is wrong and you're right and they should listen to you is a bit uncalled for...
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Old May 20, 2013, 11:50 AM   #77
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I think going to a foreign country and telling everybody that everything they've ever known is wrong and you're right and they should listen to you is a bit uncalled for...
That would be uncalled for.. So happy I don't do that. Seems like you have not a clue what I speak of. . I find that humorous.
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Old May 20, 2013, 12:59 PM   #78
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First off, I'd squirrel away about $10Mil to keep my family financially secure. I'd use the rest to start up a small business. I'm not the sort to be content to fritter away money just because I'm nouveau riche.

If the business fails, then at least I've still got the $10Mil I put away.

If the business is successful and I'm making a tidy profit year to year, I'll hire someone to be da Boss while I relax on my private mountain top cabin.
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Old May 20, 2013, 02:36 PM   #79
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Assuming I paid said tax and won:
  • Zero out my mortgage
  • Zero out my mother's mortgage
  • Gift a small chunk of it to my mother so that she could actually, really, and truly retire. It'd be a one-shot deal though. If she didn't invest it properly so that she could live well on its interest, then she'd get no more.
  • Spruce the home up a bit with some repairs and improvements. If this cost more than a hundred thousand or so, I've done something severely wrong.
  • A car or two for my fleet.
  • Ignore the rest.

First and foremost would be to get out of debt. My mortgage is the only debt I have at this point in my life, but I'd rather there be 0 debt. Mom would follow.

My passion is cars. I don't want one of everything, because that's silly and pointless. In fact, the one I have is phenomenal in and of itself, and I'd keep it. I'd replace my aging pick-up with a newer version when GM is ready to release them. I'd add in a Cadillac CTS-V when the new version appears (year or two?) But I'd keep my ZR1 until GM has released its successor... and who knows when that'll be.

After that, perhaps I toy with the idea of a mega-car of some sort. But I'm not really 100% sure of that one.

What I wouldn't do:
  • Quit my job. I thoroughly enjoy what I do. In fact, it's sometimes hard to believe they pay me to do it.
  • Invest in more real estate. I like where I live. It's a nice chunk of land with a reasonably well-built home sitting on it. All right, smack in the middle of Northern VA. I'm not really interested in owning any more, nor leaving this property in favor of some other place.

That all said: I don't pay said tax, so this isn't going to ever happen.

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Old May 20, 2013, 07:22 PM   #80
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Build myself a Wayne Manor and put up anyone who wants to live with me that had a prior friendship history with me. Also I'd probably pay for both my extended and immediate families education.
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Old May 20, 2013, 08:22 PM   #81
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I would keep it really quiet.
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Old May 21, 2013, 09:33 PM   #82
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I think going to a foreign country and telling everybody that everything they've ever known is wrong and you're right and they should listen to you is a bit uncalled for...


I agree, I just would have worded it differently...I would have said basically what you said.
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Old May 21, 2013, 11:45 PM   #83
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I'm curious.. Why that car?

Just a car I have admired for years. I have actually seen that car at the shop that worked on it. It was pretty much straight piped. When it was revved it sounded like a nascar. They're just odd cars that I love the styling on, and the loud V8 helps too
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Old May 27, 2013, 08:59 PM   #84
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Assuming I paid said tax and won:
  • Zero out my mortgage
  • Zero out my mother's mortgage
  • Gift a small chunk of it to my mother so that she could actually, really, and truly retire. It'd be a one-shot deal though. If she didn't invest it properly so that she could live well on its interest, then she'd get no more.
  • Spruce the home up a bit with some repairs and improvements. If this cost more than a hundred thousand or so, I've done something severely wrong.
  • A car or two for my fleet.
  • Ignore the rest.

First and foremost would be to get out of debt. My mortgage is the only debt I have at this point in my life, but I'd rather there be 0 debt. Mom would follow.

My passion is cars. I don't want one of everything, because that's silly and pointless. In fact, the one I have is phenomenal in and of itself, and I'd keep it. I'd replace my aging pick-up with a newer version when GM is ready to release them. I'd add in a Cadillac CTS-V when the new version appears (year or two?) But I'd keep my ZR1 until GM has released its successor... and who knows when that'll be.

After that, perhaps I toy with the idea of a mega-car of some sort. But I'm not really 100% sure of that one.

What I wouldn't do:
  • Quit my job. I thoroughly enjoy what I do. In fact, it's sometimes hard to believe they pay me to do it.
  • Invest in more real estate. I like where I live. It's a nice chunk of land with a reasonably well-built home sitting on it. All right, smack in the middle of Northern VA. I'm not really interested in owning any more, nor leaving this property in favor of some other place.

That all said: I don't pay said tax, so this isn't going to ever happen.

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Old May 28, 2013, 07:56 AM   #85
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Curious, what do you do?
I hide the bodies.

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Old May 28, 2013, 10:07 AM   #86
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1. Change phone numbers - All of them (cell too)
2. Pay off al debts.
3. Move to the t0 most rural place that has high speed access.
4. Build a solar, in ground heating/cooling and house wind generators on a house or build my own house to incorporate all these conditions.
5. Give family members (siblings) large sums, once.
6. Give donations to organizations I agree with including Red Cross & USO.
7. Retire to manage money and home plus help out a couple of life long friends.
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