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Posted: 2/7/2013 5:00:44 AM
5,000 to take the kids to Disney - finally
5,000 to pay off bills
10,000 put in savings


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Posted: 2/7/2013 5:11:03 AM
I would use it to send DD to parochial school and a LONG over due family vacation.
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Posted: 2/7/2013 5:31:49 AM
Pay down some debt, if not all, and then pay for our upcoming vacation. After that, maybe a fun splurge for each of us.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 5:54:35 AM
Save half, use the other half for a Disney trip.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 5:58:13 AM
Right now - since I am out of work and struggling; I would pay the mortgage arrears and hold it for as many future payments as it would cover until I am back in work and I would keep a month's essential living costs to one side because as soon as I find a job I would have no income until payday which is likely to be a month.

Here was what I had to decide though a few weeks ago: A friend sent me a gift of $30 - with the hope that I would use it for treats. How would you spend that?

Now assume that it represents about 1/4 of a week's income for you - would your spending choices be different? Does that change you view of what is a treat?

Not posted as a sympathy seeker - I am genuinely interested in how peoples' perceptions of monetary value change in different situations.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:00:34 AM
Half would go for an amazing trip, Italy maybe.
Half would go into savings.





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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:19:18 AM
I'm really surprised at how many people would save a windfall instead of actually doing something with it. Kind of sad to me in a way. Windfalls are about fun stuff, not being practical. I'd put a tiny bit away (maybe 10 for future stuff, but I have no qualms in spending most of it on the fun things in life.

I'm really surprised that few others are like that.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:17:18 AM
I'd use it as a down payment on the car I really want.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:55:45 AM
Half would go towards my student loans. The rest to help get the building of our house started.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:25:15 PM
Africa.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:45:45 PM
Half would be set aside to put towards DD's university in the fall.

The other half we would use to spruce up the house - landscape the front, pave the driveway, expand the deck out back.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:48:08 PM
Pay off our DS's orthodontic bills, and save the rest to go toward our kitchen remodel.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:48:24 PM
Donate a good chunk to our local Humane Society.
Pay off the small balance on hubby's truck.
Use the rest for our planned addition to our home. We are adding on a master bedroom and bathroom that is much needed as our home is teeny tiny. My husband is disabled, so we are incorporating his needs into the floor plan of the addition.
Plane tickets to visit my 24 year old son in Montana.
The possibilities are endless...




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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:01:12 PM
Half to credit card, and 1/4 each to kids college.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:11:10 PM

Half to taxes and half to a car, since it is just that time for me again.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:34:24 PM
Daughters college fund...
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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:42:17 PM
DH and I would go to Italy. The rest into the college fund.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:44:46 PM
I would spend half on a trip and give half to charity.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:12:50 PM
College funds, for sure.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 3:31:12 AM
Is that all? So much to do, so little money LOL!

I guess I would pay off the credit cards first. Buy DSO a new (2nd hand) car. If there was anything left over (which there wouldn't be with *only* $20,000) I would put it towards a family holiday overseas. Or towards home improvements.

Not one red cent would go into saving!

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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:07:35 AM
Save half
Pay bills with the rest


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Posted: 2/8/2013 9:51:06 AM
Kid's HS education


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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:19:33 AM
I would put at least $10K into our business - upgrades and materials for the remodel we have planned. I would be torn with the rest - put toward mortgage? Kids savings? Our savings? Blow a little? Pay off debts? We only owe on the mortgage, one car, and one business vendor. $10K toward any of those three bills would make things much more comfortable. But I also have a 10th grader - college is right around the corner.
Wow. Wouldn't it be nice to have the problem of how you're going to spend that much money?


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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:20:28 AM
Save $15K of it and spend the remaining $5K on vacation(s). I might get 2 trips out of it - not sure.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:24:08 AM
New kitchen, baby.

Granite counters, new stove/dishwasher, awesome white cabinets.

Can you make that $40,000? Pretty please???





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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:35:04 AM
I'd invest 10000-12000 and put the rest toward a trip this year and next year

Have fun with your $$


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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:38:15 AM
House stuff and pad the emergency fund a bit more.





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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:38:05 PM
First I would pass out!

I would pay off credit card debt and save the rest. Not very exciting I know!

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Posted: 2/8/2013 2:28:20 PM
I would remodel my kitchen. Since we do the work ourselves, we could probabaly do it for $15k and use $5k on a trip to Italy!


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Posted: 2/8/2013 6:46:08 PM
Vegas baby. Double or nothin'.



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Posted: 2/9/2013 1:31:46 AM

Not posted as a sympathy seeker - I am genuinely interested in how peoples' perceptions of monetary value change in different situations.



Cathy, I know exactly what you mean.

ANd how I came to get the $$ might make a difference as well. A lotto win seems more like "Yee-haw" money to me than if it comes as some sort of settlement.


For me, it would be $5000 down on a new car, up to $5000 on a few splurges/gifts/RACs (my DH has always wanted a welder) $5000 in long term savings and the rest would just go into an account to just make life a little sweeter: Fridge dies? No worries, use the sweet life account to offset any bite to the budget, that kind of thing.

We have no credit card debt, only six years left to pay on our house, kids are managing college expenses w/o loans. Of course, now that I only put $5000 down on our new car we will have a car payment...


But if we get to DOUBLE our free $$ to $40,000 as a PP up thread suggested, then I want new flooring, new furniture, new...


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