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Someone just gave you one thousand dollars, what will you do with it?

  1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
    Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago

    You can spend it on anything you want, but you have to spend it today....

    1. Gemsong profile image81
      Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hummm... the first thing would be a major grocery shopping trip that could easily top out at 300+, then would pay a bunch of small bills (magazine subscriptions etc) that add up and then finally if there is anything left over maybe dinner and a movie with the spouse. smile

      1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
        Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's been a long time since my hubby & I have been to a movie, sounds like a wise choice!!

        1. Gemsong profile image81
          Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          A lesson we learned that no matter how bad things are financially a little treat for yourself doesn't hurt. Admittedly it may be nothing more than a DVD of a movie you want, but it makes it easier to go to work when you know the money you earn isnt just to pay bills. A couple hours watching a movie for pleasure is a great way to destress.

          At least that's how I feel about it. smile

    2. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would give $500 to two people...

    3. Drew Breezzy profile image78
      Drew Breezzyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      carrrrrrrrrrrrrr zoom zoom big_smile

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'd buy another guitar! You can never have too many guitars!

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      The Ringmasterposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      I'd buy one unopened book of $2.00 lottery tickets (Probably the Triple 7s) and one book of $1.00 tickets (probably the Wild Doublers) and then take the remaining hundred and buy some used DVDs.

    6. Sherry Hewins profile image94
      Sherry Hewinsposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      New glasses. Not cheap frames, something I love!  Top of the line progressive lenses. Maybe a spare pair too.

    7. Priya Barua profile image84
      Priya Baruaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      I would invest the money so that in another few years I would richer than the 1000 dollars someone had given me

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Clothes...I need them badly. And a DSI smile

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What kind of clothes do you like?

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Warm, for the winter. I need new jeans. I'm not a dressy kind of girl smile I would like something new and dressy for the Christmas season though. This year I'm saving up to move in the Spring some most of my money is going to that. However, it didn't stop me from buying a pair of Ugg boots. The main thing you need here is winter boots smile

        1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
          Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That is exactly wat I was thinking, a great  pair of Uggs!  How crazy is that?

    2. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Since Ralwus is willing to buy you the clothes,  you still have most of the thousand to spend, what would it be???lol

    3. BODYandSOUL profile image58
      BODYandSOULposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I would love a DSI..but maybe other than that, I would treat my family out and go shopping all day.

      1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
        Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Help, what is a DSI?

        1. BODYandSOUL profile image58
          BODYandSOULposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It's a game console my dear, by Nintendo..

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      haha!!! those are so fun...

      1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
        Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes they are, is a DSI a hand held gamer or one you hook up to a monitor or TV?

  3. Helen Cater profile image68
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    I would give it to my son as he has just broken his wrist and now has flu as well.

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear that your son is hurt, and sick, what does he need 1,000.00 for is he missing work?

      1. Helen Cater profile image68
        Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He just started his own business so this is a bad time. poor thing as gone out to work today as he has no choice. He is a little trooper would have done well in the trenches unlike his mother.

        1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
          Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          He is a trooper, I hate working when I am sick, what woulkd you buy for yourself Helen?

  4. lawretta profile image78
    lawrettaposted 7 years ago

    I will buy a Blackberry Tour phone, it cost a thousand dollars here!

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That sounds like a fun investment...does this Tour phone get the internet?

    2. GoldiString profile image61
      GoldiStringposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hurry up! it's buy one take one this week..here.

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    I'd get a facelife

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Surely this would cost much more than $1000.00, perhaps I could do it more cheaply....

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'll give you a shot

        1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
          Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Would you like new skin on your skull?

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            bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That would be glorious

            1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
              Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Would you like something durible like Rhinocerous skin or something more aesthetic like bunny skin or baby seal skin?

  6. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Cross country train tickets and an aircard, been wanting to try that out and in could still work.

    Blow the money in cali, within 3-4 days, train back with a tan

    1. taylorquartet profile image57
      taylorquartetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi there, sunforged,

      You would use your aircard for your laptop?  What is an aircard?

      Is cali standing for California?  And would it take 3-4 days to get across the country? 

      You can sure get a tan out here in California.

      Let's talk about where you would stay when you get here.  For 30 days you could stay for $499, in a great home in a gated community with flowers in bloom year-round, with nice comraderie shared with two high school and college teachers.

  7. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    That's easy............ BONES!!! smile
    A Whole 5 Years supply! hmm
    Yep..And becoz I'm prepared to pay in advance; I could demand the discount of having some meat on dem bones!! lol

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And what a pile of bones that would be!  Geez Pearl....with a thousand dollars you could git yer own cow!

  8. Laura du Toit profile image91
    Laura du Toitposted 7 years ago

    Well the Rand Dollar exchange rate what it is I'd have quite a lot more to spend than you would.

    I think I'd use mine to set up a cake decorating business for my daughter.

    It would probably cost about R8000 for the proper equipment and I'd be able to buy it in one day.

  9. Lady_E profile image83
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    I'm a bit worn out, so short break in Madrid with a friend. Pay a few bills and.................

    I guess that's it. $1000 can be blown in a few days. smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I'd spend it on Uninvited Writer smile

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I heard she wants clothes, but I fear you taste would be a bit too "sexy" love.

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    Sarra Garrettposted 7 years ago

    Buy food, I'm a starving writer. smile

  12. Below-average Joe profile image55
    Below-average Joeposted 7 years ago

    For the daughter - a Wii
    For the wife - some jewelry (it's been a while since i've gotten her any)
    For me - save any remaining for Lost Season 5 Dharma Invitiative Deluxe Edition (total waste of money but I gotta get it)

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That sounds very interesting, what exactly is this?

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    I'd hire someone to help me set up my website. Actually, I have someone doing that for free, but if I had $1,000 I'd pay her $1,000. smile

    1. Pearldiver profile image88
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good investment Pam. It's time to get professional.
      Just in the process of the same and when its complete; I'll send you a link, if you do the same with me. hmm

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        pgrundyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'll be glad to do that Pearldiver. Good luck!

  14. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago

    I'd get new glasses I just broke my good pair...The rest could go onto my Christmas shopping...that would really be nice I would be done early for the first and only time in my life.

  15. futurenetads profile image60
    futurenetadsposted 7 years ago

    I will buy new Sony psp

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    Pay off part of a specific debt.

    1. Merago profile image60
      Meragoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, that's where mine would go too.

  17. torimari profile image67
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    Put it in my savings account for if I ever get to go to grad school. tongue

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      C'mon sweetie, you know you'll get to grad school, stick that chin out and move forward...Yes you can!

  18. JulietduPreez profile image69
    JulietduPreezposted 7 years ago

    Isn't this boring (and sad): tax and car repair

  19. myownworld profile image81
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    lol...now why on earth would anyone give me 1000 dollars to spend just like that? there has to be catch somewhere....

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      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I just read your post about the red light district.  That was amazing, and easily worth $1000

      1. myownworld profile image81
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        now....now.... appreciation of my work is worth more than anything else to me in this world, so hey.. thank you for that! smile

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I actually wrote you a long comment on it, but when I went to save it, hubpages was updating and I lost it.  I'm going to write it again for you.

  20. Delilarose316 profile image61
    Delilarose316posted 7 years ago

    I hate to say it but I'd bank it until I could figure a way to use it wisely. Im kinda at a crossroads with this though because I have learned that money is meant to be spent...maybe that's why I have none.

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The rule is you must spend it on the day you receive it....

  21. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Depends on the situation, if my hubby had a job, I would donate the money to our local food shelf.  Since he doesn't have a job, it would be used to buy a new water softener (ours broke last week) and the rest put away for college books for my daughter next semester.

    Yeah, I'd love to have someone build me a website too, but that money needs to come from my own income smile  Pam, you'll get there, you are an amazing writer.

  22. hinckles koma profile image62
    hinckles komaposted 7 years ago

    Ill go eat sushi with friends and spa.

  23. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I'd give it to my student son who is living out of home so he can be close to Uni.

    Selfish reason, he would need to work less and have more time with me! smile

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not so selfish earnest...he gets to spend the extra time with you as well!

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's true! The lucky guy! smile

        1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
          Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hee hee!

  24. Aqua profile image77
    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    Oh...I was just gonna answer but the "have to spend it today" is a lot trickier....hmmmm....

  25. Aqua profile image77
    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    OK - I would go shopping for jeans with Uninvited Writer since that's on my to-do list anyway (the jeans shopping part lol). Practical, I know. Maybe I'd go to Pier One or Cost Plus and just blow the rest. smile

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cool, then we could go to a martini bar and try every one on the menu...

      1. Aqua profile image77
        Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Now THAT is my kind of plan! smile

  26. yoshi97 profile image83
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    I'd take all of my hubpages friends out to dinner. smile

  27. yoshi97 profile image83
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    a DSL modem?

  28. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
    Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago

    OK, pardon my ignorance, we have Playstation 3 with Tomb Raider (Angelina Jolie) and xBOX with Rock Band..I love it, and CSI, so fun!  And we have
    handhelds for the kids but the parents aren't allowed to touch them!

    1. BODYandSOUL profile image58
      BODYandSOULposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh nothing to worry, I myself don't know much of the new gadgets in the market. roll

  29. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    It's a little hand held one. There are lots of brain games that interest me.

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not surprised Uninvited Writer, you are one of the very most interesting people I know in this community, as you would agree yes there are many, count your self among them! big_smile Smiley is in awe!

  30. steffer profile image48
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    i would by myself a new laptop mine broke down last week, and with the rest of the money, i'll take my wife out on a dinner.

    luckely we have 2 computers in the house.

  31. dohn121 profile image89
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    Just $1,000?  Pay my bills sad

    1. Paradise7 profile image84
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ditto!

      1. Deborah-Lynn profile image77
        Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Not inspiring enough?  ok let's up the anti, say your had a larger money gift, how much would you need for inspiration?

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    The first 100 is not mine so I would take care of that. My wife wants a new kitchen table, one thats square and has those tall barstool like chairs. Before you think me a saint she just bought me a new oversized leather recliner.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    Hit the closest casino which is one hour away, so in a Hummer limo and I'd probably be broke by the time I paid for that - damn!

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    Michael Achillesposted 7 years ago

    Take out Deborah...

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    My wife wants a tall square kitchen table and chairs.

  36. jobister profile image60
    jobisterposted 7 years ago

    I would take care of my credit card problem. sad

  37. repstrydiefly profile image59
    repstrydieflyposted 7 years ago

    I would invest it in something that would triple my money, then triple that investment, then triple that investment, etc. until I have enough to change the world (which could take a lifetime) but I of course can set unrealistic goals to make it easier to accomplish the realistic ones. It's always nice to have something to work towards and accomplish it. Thanks for picking at my mind.

  38. aware profile image71
    awareposted 7 years ago

    Bills

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    Cherry_POPposted 7 years ago

    Give 500 to my little brother so he can have a nice x-mas this year. 100 to my boyfriend's little sister so she can buy some new toys. 100 to my mom. 100 to my Abuela. 100 to my boyfriend. 100 to his mom.

  40. KevCC profile image39
    KevCCposted 7 years ago

    Give it to my kids

  41. emievil profile image79
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Get a round trip ticket to go to San Francisco, California and visit my uncle, cousins and friends who are in the Bay Area. smile

  42. kkavya profile image59
    kkavyaposted 7 years ago

    i will invest them in forex trading

  43. Hope Wilbanks profile image73
    Hope Wilbanksposted 7 years ago

    I'd put it all on a bill. I've been working very hard the last few months on paying down/off debt. So far, I've paid off my husband's truck and a small credit card. I want us to be as debt-free as possible....as soon as possible! smile

  44. G.L.A. profile image78
    G.L.A.posted 7 years ago

    Give it to a single Mom & her kids who are hungry.

    1. Sexy jonty profile image53
      Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's the answer I was looking for ....... great ......

  45. Tamarii2 profile image61
    Tamarii2posted 7 years ago

    I would buy more stocks when the money comes I can help others.Need money to help.

  46. topgunjager profile image60
    topgunjagerposted 7 years ago

    I would hire a ninja to assasinate the president of the Philippines=)

    1. emievil profile image79
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol you don't need a 1,000 USD for that. some will do it for free big_smile.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOLOLOL, good day emie!

        1. emievil profile image79
          emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hey prettydarkhorse smile.

  47. prettydarkhorse profile image61
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    I will send it to my children in the Philippines 700 USD to cover all they want to buy this Christmas. the other 100 I will buy myself one nice boots, and then the other 150, I will cook food for children here on the 24th December. I always do that anyway monthly for the children around the area where I stay.I will save the last 50.

    Oh today only???

    1. Helen Cater profile image68
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ThenI would send my $1000 to you so you can double all the above. You now have $2000. Whoop whoop.

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well you're as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside!

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi there POPPA< hmmm, can you teach me that guitar, will get you one when I go home in the Philippines..

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          Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I got plenta of guitars sweety! But sure I'd love to teach you how to tickle the strings!

          1. emievil profile image79
            emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Can't resist. Hey Poppa, better take her up on her offer. We have a certain city here where they make pretty d@mn good guitars if I do say so myself big_smile.

            1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
              prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              nite nite emie

          2. prettydarkhorse profile image61
            prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            tickle it LOLOLOL,,,,,ok

    3. emievil profile image79
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Didn't know your children are in the Philippines. I'll give my 1,000 to you so that you can have that round-trip ticket to go home for the holidays smile

      1. Helen Cater profile image68
        Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Wow that is $3000 now with mine and emievil. I wonder how much you will have by the end of the day?

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
          prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          it is 3000 now, I am overwhelm, then I could get the children sweaters and jackets for the cold weather here and more gifts, then also I could cook not monthly but weekly for them,and I could send little bit more for my children too, then I will save 300 for the winter.

  48. prettydarkhorse profile image61
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    oh Helen thank you so much

  49. prettydarkhorse profile image61
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    oh emie, thanks so much...

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi pretty !
      My 1000 $ goes for you too.  smile

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oh tantrum thanks also, thats a lot of big help already, I used to feed the children here in the place where I stay, they go here on sunday afternoon, I cook spaghetti always and they eat it with hot dogs, children love that too.. did that yesterday

        1. Helen Cater profile image68
          Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Now we just need to make the money real, and you could retire and cook for all the kids.

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
            prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            yes, even so I will just write good hubs, maybe it will earn so I can share to KIVA also and the children..

          2. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            It's nice to dream. Sometimes they come true smile

    2. emievil profile image79
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're welcome. Tantrum just added her 1,000 USD also so that's 4,000 USD. smile

      Have to say good night now. 3-day weekend is over, back to the grind tomorrow sad.

  50. andromida profile image75
    andromidaposted 7 years ago

    Perhaps,I would love to donate it to Amnesty International or UNICEF if I am not in need of any severe money shortage.

 
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