Friday January 30, 2004

You May Already Have Won...

The Friday Five The Friday 5 for this week...

You have just won one million dollars:

  1. Who do you call first?
  2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?
  3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else?
  4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?
  5. Do you invest any? If so, how?


  1. Who do you call first?
    I'd call my hubby, Richard (of course), unless he was with me when I found out :-) Then I'd call my parents first.

  2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?
    I'd pay off the mortgage on the house, then upgrade our "beater car" ('89 Toyota Corolla, 210,000 miles) to something newer.

    Then I'd make an offer on the house next door — cash.

  3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else?
    An as-much-as-possible house renovation for Rich's BIL. Then I'd upgrade Rich and myself to Powermac G5's (or G6 or whatever is the top of the line at present).

  4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?
    Most likely. Some to charity, some to relatives.

  5. Do you invest any? If so, how?
    I'd invest mostly in things like Money Market funds (slow growth, secure investments). Certainly some would go into Apple stock. I might put some into Beveridge Audio.

The only problem here, of course, is that one million dollars doesn't go very far, anymore. After taxes (you'd lose a solid third, at least), there's $667,000 (max) left. It would take another third or more of the original to pay off the mortgage on our house... not much left for quitting our jobs. Still, it's fun to dream. As long as I'm dreaming, though, I'd rather win $10 million ;-)

You May Already Have Won... ( in category Memes & Prompts ) - posted at Fri, 30 Jan, 11:47 Pacific | «e»