Dear 100 Hour Board,
If you were given $1 million, what would you splurge on? How about if you were given $500 million?
-Rainbow connection (who unfortunately does not have $1 million; this question is hypothetical only)
- I would definitely want to travel--Tahiti would be really cool to visit, because unlike most places I want to go, I'll probably never have the money for Tahiti unless I get an unexpected windfall.
- Move into a nicer apartment until graduating from BYU, and then once my husband and I figured out where we wanted to live next, we could buy a house! Or better yet (if we got $500 million), build our dream house
- Buy a second car so both my husband and I can actually drive to work (and pay off our loan on the car we have right now)
- Buy so many new clothes and shoes
- Buy so many Yankee candles like the basic white girl I am
- Buy so many books
- Donate to charity (probably something for underprivileged children, or Doctors Without Borders, or the Equal Justice Initiative)
Oh, and because my husband is a responsible adult, we would invest at least some of it. Honestly my plans for either $1 million and $500 million are pretty similar because I have a poor conception of money and both of those just seem like a lot to me. The scale of everything with $500 million would be bigger, though. I would travel to even more countries! I would have a different candle for every day of the year! I would donate even more to charities! My husband would insist we be even more responsible and invest even more!
I mean, I basically make that much every year from summer sales, but if I were given $1 million dollars I would buy a sweet muscle car to impress chicks on hot dates, and then I'd backpack across Europe. I hear France has a lot of hotties, and seeing how people live in that part of the world would make me so woke. It would be dope.
Honestly I would be mostly boring. With $1 million I would invest most of it for retirement and and the purchase of a house. I might take 50,000 or so and travel, but it wouldn't make any significant impact on my day to day spending.
With $500 million I would quit my job or maybe go seasonal with Disney, because I would invest the money and use the interest to start a non-profit. The majority of my time would be spent trying to use the money for good. But I would also still buy a house and some shoes and stuff.
I know this is incredibly boring but I would put it in a savings account and just live more comfortably knowing I won't ever go into debt.
My view of suddenly gaining a lot of money has markedly darkened since reading this article.
Money changes people, yo.
-guppy of doom
I would invest at least half of the sum, and use the rest in the following ways:
- Finance my upcoming trip to Japan.
- Buy groceries more than once a month, and buy some of the more expensive foods, like meat, hummus, more fresh and exotic fruits and veggies, cheese, and any of the ingredients I might need for my planned menu (which would actually exist since I would feel rich enough to buy ingredients for a specific dish).
- Buy lots and lots of books.
- Build upon my small art collection.
- Actually take myself clothes shopping as opposed to relying on my birthday and Christmas for new clothes.
- Start a collection of fine oils and balsamic vinegars. Seriously, guys, this is one of my life goals. Some people have fine wine collections, I want to have a fine oil and balsamic vinegar collection.
Dear if I had a million dollars,
I would buy you a monkey.
Haven't you always wanted a monkey?
Besides that, I would buy a piece of property in the rapidly appreciating downtown Salt Lake City area and maybe build a rental property there. Boring, but practical, and if this were the choice frankly half a million or a million dollars probably wouldn't be enough, which is why I'll actually just live in a box instead. Maybe a refrigerator box, if I can find one on sale. Because who didn't want to live in a refrigerator box as a child? Or as a wizened person?
I'd also purchase buy really expensive ketchups with it. That's right, all the fanciest dijon ketchups.
And purchase an assortment of virtual reality equipment. Yep.