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What’s the first thing you would do if you won $50,000?

  1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
    SakinaNasir53posted 18 months ago

    Let's see if we can get some interesting answers. smile

    1. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Truthfully . . .I would honor THE MASTER with an offering for it is His money to begin with.
      Then I would secretly help the needy for I am not about publicity.
      Then with the rest I would help my grandkids and my Wonderful Followers with a cash gift.

      1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
        SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Nice answer buddy! smile

        1. kenneth avery profile image80
          kenneth averyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          @ Sakina smile "Thank you sincerely." smile

          1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
            SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

            You're most welcome! smile

    2. Janellegems profile image67
      Janellegemsposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I would give one tenth to organizations that help needy people in different countries.  I would also help the poor, needy and struggling families that are in my area, pay off debts, use some as a downpayment for a house in the country, and buy an RV to go cross country.

      1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
        SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

        That's so nice Janellegems. smile I hope some day you can fulfill this.

    3. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      $ave & inve$t.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image97
        Jean Bakulaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        I would buy a new car, give to one or two of my favorite charities, and invest the rest. For Christmas I gave to a charity that would put a teenage girl through high school for 4 years in Africa. Many girls there already have children by the time they are 13 or 14, and high school isn't free. My other charity is Planned Parenthood.

        1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
          SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Wow! I hope you can fulfil this some day. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Jean. smile

      2. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
        SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Nice answer gmwilliams smile

    4. Frances Metcalfe profile image96
      Frances Metcalfeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I would help the severely disabled people at the home my son has worked at. one person frequently have to borrow from this trust just to visit his mother with demetia locally as the state benefit does not even cover that. really terrible.

      1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
        SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

        I hope you can fulfil this some day Frances. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. smile

    5. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      No doubt get out of my current situation, pronto!

      1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
        SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Nice. Thanks for replying NateB11. smile

    6. peachpurple profile image82
      peachpurpleposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      I want to use this money to treat my mom who had stroke , diabetes, severe constipation, urine inconsistency and high sugar blood pressure

      I also want to treat my dad's high blood pressure and tinnitus problem

      1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
        SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Oh! I hope you can fulfil this some day. Thank you for answering! smile

    7. Shane Barker profile image82
      Shane Barkerposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      First things first, I would shout, "BOOM!!" And let my friends know that Santa Claus made a visit to my house and left 50K smile Then I would have $50,000 which I would invest. I would ask myself what are the most important things I need the most for myself, and for my family, now and in the long term. After that, I would buy some gifts for my family, which would make them really happy.

      By the way, SakinaNasir53, can you share your views as well? What would you do with the 50k? smile

  2. Gina Welds-Hulse profile image94
    Gina Welds-Hulseposted 18 months ago

    I have always said that I would help my church to pay off their mortgage.  After that, it's time to travel. :-)

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Aww! That's so sweet! smile

  3. Sanket Chavan profile image69
    Sanket Chavanposted 18 months ago

    I will give the money to my girlfriend and say "Spend it."

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Wow! ☺

  4. FitnezzJim profile image82
    FitnezzJimposted 18 months ago

    First, pay the taxes on it, then make a payment or three on the mortgage.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Nice! smile Thanks for answering!

    2. profile image0
      mts1098posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      this was my first thought also...but...

      1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
        SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

        No problem! smile Thanks for answering mts1098.

  5. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 18 months ago

    As the human population grows, we are losing more and more of our native trees, the Atlantic Rain Forest. If someone gave me $50,000 I could buy about 80 hectares of virgin land. We still have a lot of Capuchin monkeys but since so many people are planting cocoa trees in the jungle the monkeys have less to eat, and I would also plant more fruit trees in the forest.
    Our sloths eat leaves and our marmosets eat bugs. We still have lots of them.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Wow! I am so glad you care so much about the ecosystem. Dr.Mark, I hope some day you could do this for real. smile

  6. KsenijaZ profile image94
    KsenijaZposted 18 months ago

    I would buy some land, a plot. Built a small house for my family. And have a big garden, so that we can be self-sufficient. I would find that land near some forest, so that my kids can spend ours climbing on trees, building houses from wood, running, just being wild wink

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Aww! That's so nice! Thanks for answering. smile

    2. Sanket Chavan profile image69
      Sanket Chavanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      KsenijaZ if you did that your kids would learn to cope with life in a much better way than the urban kids, nature has that sort of effect, doesn't it?

      1. KsenijaZ profile image94
        KsenijaZposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Sure does. Mostly I want them to freely explore, learn, live, get some new experiences, get in touch with nature, respect it. Be free, be dirty, be happy smile

        1. Sanket Chavan profile image69
          Sanket Chavanposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          'Be free, be dirty' I thought moms like you are a myth but looks like I was wrong.

  7. Fikis25 profile image60
    Fikis25posted 18 months ago

    I would say I pay my family's house mortgage and find some ways to invest the money.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Nice answer. Thanks for sharing! smile

  8. chef-de-jour profile image98
    chef-de-jourposted 18 months ago

    First thing I'd do is turn over in my bed, try and get some more sleep, knowing that all this 'you've won $50000' was all just a dream. A good bad dream.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Hahah! Smart! smile

  9. Chriswillman90 profile image98
    Chriswillman90posted 18 months ago

    I hate being selfish but I would have to pay off remaining loans and bills, put some into savings, and then the rest I'd use to give back to family and friends. I'd probably leave a little for myself and try to give back to charity as best as I could.

    You would think 50K is a lot of money (and it is) but I think most would be surprised how fast it would go once you start putting it to use.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Yep! That's true. Nice answer Chriswillman. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. smile

  10. Monali Tanna profile image59
    Monali Tannaposted 18 months ago

    I would by a penthouse in posh area

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Nice! Thanks for answering Monali! smile

  11. clivewilliams profile image83
    clivewilliamsposted 18 months ago

    Build a chocolate factory and use children as the main ingredient

    1. FitnezzJim profile image82
      FitnezzJimposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      That's funny.

    2. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Lol

  12. profile image86
    Mills Pposted 18 months ago

    I'd seek advice on how to use it, and make sure I fulfilled any tax burden. There are things I could do and things I should do, and since I don't even make $50,000 in a year, I'd want to know how to do right by myself and others.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Nice answer Mills P. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. smile

  13. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 18 months ago

    I would panic, wondering who I would be able to trust for me to tell the truth to.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      So true Rafini. Thanks for answering! smile

  14. Kiran Shoor profile image61
    Kiran Shoorposted 18 months ago

    Wow! As this is a huge amount that I never think before. If I get, I will spend some amount to buy all luxuries of my family which I am not having before. Some amount will be reserved for charity for poors. Some money will be utilized for work of my site lookshavers.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Nice answer Kiran. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. smile

      1. Kiran Shoor profile image61
        Kiran Shoorposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Welcome

  15. Suzie Suttles profile image65
    Suzie Suttlesposted 18 months ago

    I would donate $10,000 of that money to organizations that are near and dear to my heart, I would pay off all of my debt which may be another $10,000, put $10,000 down on a home for me and my two children so that we can stop living in a hotel, I would put $10,000 into a savings account and the remaining $10,000 I would treat my entire family to a paid vacation on me.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      That's so well put. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Suzie! smile

  16. kanakeak profile image60
    kanakeakposted 18 months ago

    As these a big amount of money, I will made an work station for me and will put around $20000 in some profitable business and will hire 3-4 experts to safeguard this process.

    About donations : ( because everyone else mention it)

    Yes I will obviously do these too. I will donate 50% of my profit after paying all the taxes.

    big_smile

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Nice. Thanks for sharing your thoughts kanakeak! smile

  17. Jack2205 profile image72
    Jack2205posted 18 months ago

    First I would invest it to make more money and then I would use it all to help the hungry and homeless people.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      I hope you can fulfil this some day Jack. Thanks for answering. smile

  18. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 17 months ago

    I would go round the world, save some, give some more to my family, and then buy a new car. Anything left which should be quite a lot, I would give to various charities.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Nell. Nice answer! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. smile

  19. profile image0
    mts1098posted 17 months ago

    I would max out all my retirement funds then pay all my bills for 1 year...

  20. dohn121 profile image83
    dohn121posted 17 months ago

    I would pay off my car, my student loans, and my credit cards.  I would then pay back my parents and have just enough to put into my niece and nephew's mutual fund.  And then I will finally be happy big_smile

  21. Annette Roussey profile image80
    Annette Rousseyposted 17 months ago

    I would pay for my husbands retirement from the post office. He has worked in every kind of weather and suffered broken bones delivering to so many people that don't care what he goes through to get the mail there. He's kept going so my children and myself could have all we need.
    If there was anything left I would help my extended family and friends.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      That's so sweet! Thanks for answering. smile

      1. Annette Roussey profile image80
        Annette Rousseyposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        You're welcome

  22. Kyle Atwood profile image93
    Kyle Atwoodposted 17 months ago

    Invest in Lima beans and cardboard boxes, save 25% (for anything under the sun), and put money down on a house. Then, whatever is left, I'd certainly donate to a charity named Equal Rights Foundation that is focused on providing housing, education, careers, and necessities for the less fortunate. Whatever return I make from my investments will be split in half, one half going towards my children's futures and further investments, and the other going to other charities like ERF. This is all assuming things go according to plan like my house doesn't burn down or anything like that!

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Wow! I hope you can fulfil this some day. Thanks for answering! smile

  23. Wikipedia profile image72
    Wikipediaposted 17 months ago

    I'm long overdue for a holiday.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Nice answer. Thanks for sharing! smile

  24. Grant's World profile image84
    Grant's Worldposted 17 months ago

    I would pay off some of my mortgage. It would help with the monthly payments when it comes time to remortgage again. I plan on helping others once I am retired. While I am able to still work I help my family.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Wow! Nice answer. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Grant's World. smile

  25. Suit n Tie profile image75
    Suit n Tieposted 17 months ago

    I'd spend it on a $50,000 bottle of wine.

    1. T. von Monocle profile image69
      T. von Monocleposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      I'd throw one hell of a party.

      1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
        SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Nice. smile

    2. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      LOL!

  26. VationSays profile image81
    VationSaysposted 17 months ago

    Wake up.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Haha!

  27. centfie profile image75
    centfieposted 17 months ago

    I would keep living as I am so that no one will notice. Meanwhile I would invest in real estate. In my country $50,000 is close to 5million local currency.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      That's nice. Thank you for answering. smile

  28. latelierdemisso profile image60
    latelierdemissoposted 17 months ago

    you speak arabic

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image96
      SakinaNasir53posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, a bit. smile

     
    working