I wanted to be all sorts of creative with this.
Maybe talk about buying like an old Ford Pinto and driving cross country with the windows down and the 8-track player (if you are too young for this, look it up) blasting Willie.
Alas, every time I thought about this, all I could do was thing … real.
Seriously — what if you had a million bucks? What would you do?
Honestly, the first thing I’d do is get out of debt. Student loan debt, especially. Yeah, I have a lot of it. Financing an undergrad out of state, and then a master’s degree at a private out-of-state school … let’s just say I should finish paying about when I’m ready to retire.
So that’s first.
Then I’d climb out from some other debt I’ve accumulated. At that point, I’d be pretty happy. And I’d look to invest and get me ready for when I actually did retire.
But come on — if you had a million bucks, I’m going to assume you’d splurge a little, no? I would. I’d have to. Not like $500,000 splurging, but I’d have some fun.
That would include some gaming supplies, like a board game table and a bunch of games.
That would include a few trips, which of course would include some geocaching and baseball.
That would probably include a new car, though I’d have to decide what I wanted.
It definitely would include an old Model T — which is a car I’ve always wanted.
And I’d totally do some serious home brewing and learn a lot more about it so I could do some bigger batches and create my own brews.
I’m sure I’m missing a few things I’d want to “splurge” on, but it’s all good. I don’t have a million bucks.
After splurging, though, I’d invest.
Some would be invested for me. Some for, say, my godson for his future college costs.
Alas, a million bucks couldn’t allow me to retire. Though it very well possibly could allow me to retire a little sooner than planned.
But it would allow me to be a little more comfortable in life. And, hopefully, remain debt free.
How about you?
A million bucks. Tax free.
What are you doing with it?
*Side note to participants: I’m a little behind on reading and commenting … hoping to catch up in the next few days as I want to see what people have been coming up with!*
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