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Old 08-16-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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The first thing I would like to do is take a 1-2 week cruise to relax and mull my options. Long term, I would upgrade house and vehicle, otherwise just live on it, more traveling perhaps... wish me luck!
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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5 million isn't all that much. Here's what I would do.

1. Pay off all of my own, my family's, and perhaps some of my friends' debts.
2. Buy a nice sized piece of land (15 acres should be enough).
3. Build awesome homes for my family on that land, completely paid. This would mostly be my in-laws (yes, I like them that much) as most of my blood family lives elsewhere.
4. Splurge on a few nice but not ridiculous things.
5. Invest the rest, let it build up again, and eventually retire off the interest.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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It would completely ruin my life. I need all of the craziness to keep me alive. I would solve all my problems by throwing money at them. Then what would I do?
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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pay off debt, help family out and invest the rest........................ok ok who am i kidding...i would buy the largest infatable pool i could find, get 1000 lbs of green jello, a stuffed buffalo, two fire extinguishers and a t-shirt that says "i crap money" ..........................
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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pay off debt, help family out and invest the rest........................ok ok who am i kidding...i would buy the largest infatable pool i could find, get 1000 lbs of green jello, a stuffed buffalo, two fire extinguishers and a t-shirt that says "i crap money" ..........................
dang that's good; stole my idea !!!! too funny; I would definetly include drinks with little umbrellas but instead of putting them in the drinks I would have someone hold them !
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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pay off debt, help family out and invest the rest........................ok ok who am i kidding...i would buy the largest infatable pool i could find, get 1000 lbs of green jello, a stuffed buffalo, two fire extinguishers and a t-shirt that says "i crap money" ..........................
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I imagine one could do that on 5k. Bulk buys are awesome.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Just Inside Loop 410
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I would set up my parents for life. my dad has worked too long and too hard. so that would be first, I'd pay off the bills I have, then I would move to venice beach california to an apartment right off the beach, and then start traveling. I'd like to travel the world
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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Quit my job, sell my house, move to Austin, buy a second home in Terlingua, visit my ancestral home in Germany, visit long lost relatives in New Zealand and NYC, go back to college for a fine arts degree and enjoy my freedom.
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Lotsa cool ideas that I didn't think of here. I will make me a list of them cause I'll be in Austin Mon. a.m. collecting my millions $$$$....
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:10 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Lotsa cool ideas that I didn't think of here. I will make me a list of them cause I'll be in Austin Mon. a.m. collecting my millions $$$$....
Good luck with it being Labor Day on Monday...
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