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Old 03-28-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Finland
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$1m would not go very far here, though i could use the additional income. Is Thailand still as cheap as it once was?
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Canada..
Canada, so I could visit the US .

Seriously though I have a great admiration for Canada and Canadians and have always wanted to visit...
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:34 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Most important, I would have to invest that money VERY WISELY, because today 1M is not much worth in developed countries.
First year or two, I would probably travel a lot, but stay on tight budget. Hopefully I would find a place suitable for longer stay.
I am not worried about languages, if I have to, I would communicate even in Swahili in no time.
If nothing else, I would go to my homeland Poland or Germany and get a part time job, or freelance.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: city of angels
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$1m would not go very far here, though i could use the additional income. Is Thailand still as cheap as it once was?
no. it isn't expensive but it isn't cheap either. food and apartment and shopping are good value in thailand. entertainment costs are quickly becoming a rip off, among the most expensive in southeast asia.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: near the water where there are no seasons
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I would invest most of that money, but I would want to travel for a year or two and see the world. Then I could see myself settling in New Zealand, Canada, or Malta.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:09 PM
 
Location: West Village, New York
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I'd put 1/2 aside, and spend 500k traveling the world. I'm sure I could travel for a VERY long time on 500k. After that, I'm not sure where I'd settle down if I couldn't come back to the US. Probably Montreal or Vancouver. I don't think I'd like being TOO far away from all my friends and family in the US.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Fife
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Are people actually being serious when they say "$1million isn't actually much these days or in London etc" most people could only dream of having $1million!

I would stay where I am and buy a house in the docks, get a holiday home in Spain, buy a BMW and live care free and comfortable of the rest.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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Please tell me this was just a mistake. Also, compared to other cities in Colombia Bogota is not as nice as Medellin, Cali, Pereira, Manizales, etc.
Why would it be a mistake? Bogota is beautiful and I have many friends there. Colombia in general is great. Yes, the cities you mentioned are beautiful too-- I'd consider Medellin and Cali up in the rotation.

My favorite Latin city (other than Panama of course) is Mexico City actually; but the traffic is a killer, so I didn't put that up there.

That being said $1MM wouldn't last me the rest of my life (only in my 20s), so it would be more of an extended vacation/sabbatical. If given the option, I'd invest the money and when I get closer to retirement age, do my 'boat' trip!
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Europe
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If you were given $1 Million in US Dollars. Which country would you choose to live and why? You can pick any country but USA.
I left without being given the million dollars, so that sort of leaves me out of the contest....and if I'd gotten a million bucks it wouldn't have changed my plans.

It was never about money.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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I dont know what i would do... I would hope ik wouldnt go crazy like most do who win this amount!!!

Put the $$$$$ aside and continue living like you always have (Then you will have it when you want it)
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