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PeaNut 34,268
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Posted: 2/6/2013 5:41:25 PM
Let's say you were given $20,000

What would you do with it?


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PeaNut 452,048
January 2010
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Posted: 2/6/2013 5:44:40 PM
Put it in our savings account. I know, boring.


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PeaNut 50,756
October 2002
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Posted: 2/6/2013 5:45:32 PM
Split it among the kid's college accounts. It would mean a lot for us!


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PeaNut 253,574
March 2006
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Posted: 2/6/2013 5:45:44 PM
put most of it in savings, but spend some for sure..

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PeaNut 43,061
July 2002
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Posted: 2/6/2013 5:50:28 PM
Save a tiny part of it and spend the rest on certain things I am working towards.


PeaNut 40,642
June 2002
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Posted: 2/6/2013 5:51:53 PM
I will go on a cruise

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Posted: 2/6/2013 5:52:28 PM
If it was tax free:

$10,000 - Roth IRAs (me and husband, $5K each)
$5,000 - eTrade stock
$3,000 - American Funds mutual funds
$2,000 - fun money

That was really easy. If only it was really real!

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April 2003
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Posted: 2/6/2013 5:54:24 PM
Half on the mortgages, half towards a trip.

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PeaNut 289,166
December 2006
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Posted: 2/6/2013 5:55:22 PM
Pay off my recently purchased used car with $12,000.

Then, either use the rest for a beater for DD or pay down debt.

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PeaNut 151,660
June 2004
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:21:35 PM
Catch up and pay ahead a few bills, redo the girl's bedroom,, go on vacation, give $5k to DH to build a garage and save the rest for a friend's destination wedding in a few years.

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PeaNut 131,676
February 2004
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:23:57 PM
Remodel two bathrooms! We are going to do at least one soon...but it would be nice to have a bigger budget!

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PeaNut 65,852
January 2003
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:25:26 PM
Give half to my sister who is struggling and half to my food pantry.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:25:30 PM
Save it for a rainy day. Build up our depleted emergency fund.


PeaNut 539,539
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:28:36 PM
Save 50%
Use 25% for a vacation or other fun purchases.
Donate the rest.

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PeaNut 16,696
June 2001
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:29:58 PM
Invest it for retirement or a dream trip to Australia.

Thrift Whisperer

PeaNut 114,407
November 2003
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:30:14 PM
Bills and Save.


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March 2006
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:33:13 PM
Half towards paying for our house. 1/4 to savings and 1/4 towards something we wanted and couldn't get in our regular budget.

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PeaNut 15,878
May 2001
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:33:56 PM
Pay bills.

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PeaNut 156,993
July 2004
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:34:21 PM
College funds.

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PeaNut 408,684
January 2009
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:36:00 PM
Pay off bills then put the rest towards a car. (Mine has close to 125k miles on it. Runs great, but I know it won't last forever, as much as I love it)


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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:50:19 PM
retirement savings.

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PeaNut 221,236
August 2005
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:55:15 PM
Bank it. We hope to sell our house and move in a year or so and that would certainly help with a down payment on the new place.

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PeaNut 51,325
October 2002
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:58:06 PM
I'd want to go crazy with it, but calmer heads would prevail and I'm sure we'd save it for college and possibly take a small chunk and put i in our vacation fund.

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December 2006
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:13:07 PM
Save most but do a fun weekend- nice hotel, fancy dinner.


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PeaNut 299,314
February 2007
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:16:55 PM
Pay down the mortgage.

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April 2003
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:28:43 PM
Pay off all my CC, save $5000. Then give my sister the rest to pay an attorney so she won't have to stay married to the a$$half.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:44:17 PM
I'd probably play with it. I don't know what....maybe a family trip. If not that, I's probably use 1/2 of it to send the kids to Japan for a couple of weeks. One of the kids really wants to go back there (she lived there for a year) and she'd love to take the other kids to show them around.

Am I the only one who freely admits no saving?

Peaing From Podunk

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August 2002
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:44:30 PM
Take my 2 DDs, my 2 SILs and 5 grandsons to DisneyWorld.


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Thrift Ninja

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October 2005
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:51:58 PM
We're refinancing our house next year, so I'd save like $5k for the fees.

I'd spend about 10k taking our nieces to Paris.

$1500 to redo our deck.

$500 other general home repair.

The rest to bills.

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PeaNut 56,147
November 2002
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:56:27 PM
Take my family on a cruise, and the rest toward college funds.



PeaNut 320,112
June 2007
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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:07:50 PM
Take $500 to do something with and then let it earn interest till I have to start paying off student loans.


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January 2002
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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:24:04 PM
Pay off ds' law school loans.
Take an African safari.
Bank the rest for retirement.


PeaNut 65,877
January 2003
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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:53:41 PM
Put it in the bank. Use it so we can pay cash for our new car we have most but not all and DH is going to need one soon as well so save whatever is left.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:55:59 PM
We have one in college now and another one starting in the fall. While we have college savings, we don't have quite enough to pay for school without some sacrificing. So ... I would put it toward college and keep some of my small luxuries (because in the big picture, $5,000/year for the next four years is not going to make that big of a difference).

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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:22:15 PM
I would use a chunk of it to pay for the new bed DH and I are buying. I sure hope this bed will be as comfortable as I think it will be. I would love to sleep through the night again. The rest would probably go into savings. DH and I both have vehicles that are getting old. Mine is low mileage though and I hope to get at least a 4 more years out of it but DH's might need to be replaced much sooner. He puts a lot more miles on his vehicle than I do.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:24:38 PM
*Tent our house for termites
*Pay for DGDs palette expander
*save some for the dental work DS will need in December
*pay bills
*install new flooring

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February 2002
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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:25:28 PM
I'm with AKathy on this one. Take my 2 dds and 5 dgc to Disney World. One sil would come, the other ... um... no.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:40:19 PM
Buy a new stove.
Plan a little vacation.
Plan a bigger vacation to Europe next year and deposit the bulk of it into a Swiss bank account in person.


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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:49:25 PM
I would do a few home renovations

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August 2009
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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:55:22 PM
upgrade our hotel in hawaii, we are going this year, but are looking for a hotel for less than $150 a night.
probably save the rest.


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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:09:21 PM
College Funds


PeaNut 218,205
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:12:00 PM
Make the repairs we need to our house so we can put it up for sale. Save the rest or use it for new house.


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July 2007
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:14:32 PM
Most of these replies are so boring! If it was just $ 20 000 I would blow it all. Bills will always be there and I already have my kid's college funds and my house and car paid off.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:28:58 PM
Buy a new car - mine is 15 years old and I've been stringing it along until I'm done with school and have a better job.

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September 2001
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:33:35 PM
We would do some needed updates/repairs on our house and save the rest.

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PeaNut 36,843
April 2002
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Posted: 2/7/2013 12:08:27 AM
After tithing it, we put the rest towards our mortgage.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:27:17 AM

Tithe, pay for needed repairs on my house: new garage doors, paint inside and out, carpet.


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May 2003
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Posted: 2/7/2013 3:22:24 AM
We'd probably use it for IVF. Failing that, a car (but we can get a loan for that so... IVF).

Are you giving away $20 000?


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Posted: 2/7/2013 3:41:21 AM

Buy furniture for our new townhouse

Use the rest to take a couple of trips

Alaska Cruise
Belgium and France--so my husband can see where his family is from
Do some trips with my Mom and also with my inlaws --perhaps Disneyworld with my inlaws, BIL/SIL and their 3 little ones

My dad always put off the trips he wanted to take because he was a workaholic and could never put it in the schedule. He died two years ago, and he and his wife had been married almost 10 years and never took a vacation together. He had always wanted to go to Australia.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 4:19:55 AM
We would go on vacation & put every other penny into savings.

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