What would you do with $10,000?

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julieberg
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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:43:30 PM

Last year DH's parents retired and sold their house, giving us $10,000. I asked the same question here. We ended up putting the full amount on our mortgage. We're doing the same thing this year when my parents sell their house.


Is there some law that states your parents have to give you 10k when they sell their house? If so, I've been ripped off.

I would take a trip back to Italy and this time, take my dh.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:58:22 PM
Use it as part of a deposit for a new home.





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Posted: 1/23/2013 4:17:22 PM
Put it into a retirement account. I don't have retirement through my job, so I need to put away as much as possible or I'll be teaching until I die!


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Posted: 1/23/2013 4:24:26 PM
replenish the nest egg that took a hit when we had to open a new busines.

I like your ideas better, much more fun than mine.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 4:53:57 PM
Today, every bit of it would go towards paying off CC debt.

Nine years ago, we did suddenly inherit $10,000. At that time, it went to pay for braces for 2 kids, 2 new computers, and a family vacation.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:24:07 PM
put it in my retirement account

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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:25:43 PM
We would buy a car for our teenage daughter.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:29:34 PM
$2500 to each of my kids' college funds and $5000 to my credit card.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:31:02 PM
We would spend part of it on a vacation and put the rest onto our mortgage ...

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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:40:21 PM
pay off credit card and newly acquired vet bill ($500) and put the rest on my car loan. that would almost pay off my car and then we could buy my husband a newer truck.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:42:16 PM
A vacation to Europe!


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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:46:25 PM
I'd go back to school for my M.A., most likely in a human services field.



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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:49:32 PM
I would remodel our master bathroom.

It's built pretty stupidly. It's large, but the space is wasted. I'd shorten the long 2 sink vanity into a smaller 2 sink vanity for starters. That would mean I'd have to re-plumb the second sink and drill in the concrete to move the drain. Then I'd move the bathtub over, which again, would mean re-plumbing it and drilling in the concrete to move the drain.

At that point we'd move the wall in, allowing the tiny closet with room for one to become a true "his and hers" closet.

I'd also have to completely re-do the shower.

And since I'd be moving the vanity and the tub, I'd have to rip out all the flooring and replace it.

That would pretty much eat up all of the $10,000.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:55:25 PM
we did inherit $10,000--it paid for our Hong Kong income taxes..we were living there and had to pay income taxes before the end of the tax year...and they do no withholding there.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:59:18 PM
Most likely put it in my retirement account. Second choice would be either to put it towards the mortgage or college fund. A few minor home improvements would be very tempting though..




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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:59:32 PM

It would go towards our Africa trip. Sadly, that would only cover about 40% of the trip.


It is extremely expensive. But well worth the trip if you understand that warlords are the local police customs etc and bribes are their salary.

I would leave the country again for Africa if I could take DD as well.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 6:07:11 PM
I'd redo our small bathroom and lay new floor in the kitchen. If there was any left after that, I'd love a new front door.



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Posted: 1/23/2013 6:11:42 PM
Go back to Iceland and stay for a while!!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 6:19:48 PM
New roof, and 4 new windows. If anything were left ds's college fund.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 6:22:30 PM
A long vacation.


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New living room furniture and the rest on the mortgage.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 6:34:06 PM
dental work
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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:30:17 PM
Vacation for sure...$9,999.99 and toss the penny back in the coin jar we keep for a rainy day!


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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:34:35 PM
Our son's (now out of reach) private HS educations.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:40:02 PM
My DH's grandma gave us each $13,000 or $26,000. We needed a new car so we spent all, but $6000 on that. We put the rest in the bank.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:05:10 PM
Put it toward a new car. We need to replace both of our cars soon.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:06:53 PM
i would have a hall closet built. Anything left over would go toward finishing the driveway.


...Ok, and i'd totally get a massage and a facial. Long ones.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:10:49 PM
Pay off DH's jeep, DD's braces, and back taxes. That would eat up most of it. With what's left I'd have our cat that humps everything neutered and put the rest in savings, .


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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:17:28 PM
payoff some bills, go on vacation, and give whatever is leftover to DH to start building a garage/finish our basement.








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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:25:34 PM
College savings, five kids, I am boring.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:27:37 PM
It'll just go to my medical expenses for 2013.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:55:41 PM
That actually happened to me. I was awarded a settlement from my employer due to an accident. We used a portion on a vacation and then saved the rest to help pay for my daughter's wedding. We had the money in an account for about 10 years. It was so nice to be able to give her that money for her to do something wonderful with it. I still suffer effects from the accident but it helps knowing that I made lemonade from lemons

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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:58:29 PM
I'm boring too - put it toward paying off the house.



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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:04:35 PM
What I would WANT to do with it would be use it to travel but what I would end up doing with it would be to throw it at my debt/bills...

Sometimes I hate being a responsible grown up....even when it's playing let's pretend...



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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:07:31 PM
If I had to spend it? I'd retile my bathroom.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:08:47 PM
I would put every last penny into savings. We plan to retire in three years and we are trying to sock some $$ away. Of course, if I didn't need to save it, I'd use it for a down payment on a new car (probably our last).

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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:11:39 PM
Probably take the trip to France my dh is dying to go on.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:18:58 PM
Put it into savings, at least until my current unpaid maternity leave is over in August.

Otherwise- replace the carpet in pretty much the entire house. Save for replacement cars. WOuld love to save for a vacation, but that's pretty far off.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 11:49:10 PM
A trip to Disney with half and the rest would go to new furniture throughout my house that my husband refuses to replace--starting with a new bed!!

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Easy. I'd buy an old bus and redo the inside. Make a little home on wheels and drive right around and then down the middle of the country.

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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:34:58 AM
Spend @ 1/3 on a trip for DH & me, 1/3 toward paying off car, 1/3 to savings.


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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:45:29 AM
Right now we'd use it to help pay for a new car. Otherwise it would probably go toward an IVF/surrogacy baby fund.

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Posted: 1/24/2013 6:42:59 AM
The responsible answer would be to pay bills, but I would use it on a trip to Europe. I went for a few weeks on a school type trip and hit the highlights.

I would love to go back and take my family and spend some time at the places I really fell in love with and do the things I wasn't able to with my school group.




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Posted: 1/24/2013 1:41:59 PM
1. Pay the taxes on it.

2. Trade the remainder and turn it into $100,000.

3. Pay the taxes on that income.

4. Trade the remainder and turn it into $1,000,000.

Rinse, repeat.

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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:26:28 PM
Kids' college accounts.


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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:27:00 PM
Pay Bills or save it. I'm so sexy that way.




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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:28:27 PM
I would tent my house for termites, pay for DGDs pallet expander and save the rest to put towards college for DS


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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:35:47 PM

Pay off our bills and go to Disney World.




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Posted: 1/24/2013 3:39:39 PM
Throw it at student loans and/or mortgage. Oooh, paint the house first.


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