How would you spend 1 million dollars? 13



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For hardworking Australians, it hasn’t always been easy. Baby boomers especially have had to scrimp and save for everything they have, and some continue to even into retirement. But what if your luck could change and you became a millionaire overnight?

How would you life change?

It’s the million-dollar question, and the answers are varied. A quick check around the office finds a few people would save it, while others would pay off debts or buy a house. Two said they’ve got around the world, while a couple more said they’d treat their parents to a holiday.

By 2016 standards, $1 million isn’t a lot of money any more. In the past if could buy your several houses, a yacht, a luxury car and a designer wardrobe. Now it could buy you a house and maybe a car if you’re lucky. But nevertheless, a million bucks would be a fabulous nest egg to have.

So we want to know today: How would you spend $1 million?

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  1. Seriously, winning a million dollars would give me more encouragement to get through my major surgery coming up in June and get fit to finally do the things on my bucket list – get a van, get a reliable 4WD vehicle and get out there and go and see the west and north of Australia on my bucket list before I end up kicking the bucket.

  2. Well I couldn’t put it into super anymore.

  3. I’d buy the rather nice 1930 penny that is for sale at $130,000 and scour the net for a restored 1960 Vauxhall Cresta.The remaining $850,000 would go to my adult children now. As an active grump I would not entertain “friends” at the front door seeking a handout.!

  4. My husband and I would be able to travel this beautiful country of ours in our caravan without having to worry about a budget! What a dream to have! We would then be able to buy a new home when our travels are over and still be able to leave our children an inheritance. It would be awesome!! We have worked hard and gone without for most of our lives, it would be our turn to enjoy our twilight years😀😀

  5. I wold help out all my family and if I had enough left over I would have a holiday I have always wanted in Alaska.

  6. I would pay my Daughters mortgage to ease her stress and let her work part time and spend more time with her family. Then a holiday with mu Husband with the medical needs he would require to travel. The rest to RSPCA

  7. I would make sure all my Kids were debt free with a little extra. And my partner and I had enough to live on comfortably.
    Then try to get my brothers and sisters to visit us and spend money on them.

  8. My unit is paid off. I would help my children a bit, but they aren’t doing too badly. One needs it more than the others, but I would have to think about that. I’ve always thought it should be evenly distributed. I would give quite a lot to various charities – Doctors without borders, Oxfam, etc. I would like another overseas trip. I would love to buy a holiday home, but I wouldn’t have enough for that. It won’t happen, but it can be fun to think about I guess.

  9. I would fly to England and hire a car with a driver with good local knowledge and tour the areas in England, Scotland and Wales where our ancestors lived. We would stay in B&Bs and chat with the locals and perhaps find some distant cousins to show us around. When the money ran out we would fly home and I would spend the rest of my years posting the many photographs that I will take, into my Family History database.

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  10. I would retire and do the things that I want and not the things I have to

  11. Put the small amount I am now allowed to into my super fund. Buy a more reliable and safe small 4WD, and then try to invest the rest wisely to provide an income for an old age which our government will never help fund. Especially not with the increasing moves to privatise and limit health care.

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