What would you do for your family and community if you came into money

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  1. Becca's Blog profile image61
    Becca's Blogposted 8 years ago

    A fun fanstasy for us in a time of recession


    1. replace my son's 199l Mercury Tracer
    rust bucket

    2. Buy my younger son a horse and pay for dressage lessons

    3.Pay for my older son to go to Landmark college.

    4. Vacation on Palm Island for a week


    5.Buy a house big enough for my herd of cats

    6.give money to my local church to repair their roof

    7. Hire an algebra tutor for both kids

    8 Give money to local pet rescue group.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i would buy a bunch of land in Montana and build a really cool compound like the kennedys, only the houses would be very minmal, designed by Master Architect Tadao Ando and built with materials from the surrounding land, like granite, etc. and they would be fully appointed inside with the latest technologies. i would build a studio for my son and stock it with cool guitars and a very nice set of drums, and recording equipment. i would open a bunny rescue, with a crisis nursery right next door, as children and bunny rabbits are very important to me. i would finally get that Bentley i wlays wanted...then i would stash the rest of the money and devote my time to everything i just mentioned.

    2. Real Estate Lady profile image57
      Real Estate Ladyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Houses for both kids. Cars for all 3 of us. A dream family vacation and a HUGE savings account for my grandson.

  2. tdarby profile image60
    tdarbyposted 8 years ago

    1.  Take a trip to Europe and see the sights.

    2.  Relax by the pool and spend some more time with the kids.

  3. rmcrayne profile image97
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    Pay for Alternative Medicine provider visits and recommendations for my immediate and extended family.

    MDs and Big Pharmaceutical are failures.

  4. Ms Chievous profile image75
    Ms Chievousposted 8 years ago

    After going on  a crazy shopping spree, I would go to the places I have worked in the past (treatment centers with kids and mentally ill) and make a sizable donations to them!

    1. Becca's Blog profile image61
      Becca's Blogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow this hub renews my belief in human nature. Ok, most of us would do a few indulgent things with our money,  but our main focus is our family and charity. It is healthy to do nice things for yourself ,but it always feels incredibily great to do things for someone else. Nothing makes me happier than giving my friends and relatives things that they want I know will make them happy. I found a black Prada handbag in the boutique at good will. It was a nice bag, I have no idea if it was a reproduction or not. I gave it to my college aged niece who could never afford a designer bag. I made me more happy , then I think it did her , she loved the bag . It was the best $10 I have spent lately. Silly thing ... uplifting result.

    2. Becca's Blog profile image61
      Becca's Blogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh doing this would be great. Much more important than used handbags. I worked in a group home for dual diagnosed this population really needs resources, great idea for the imaginary wind fall.

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    annvansposted 8 years ago

    I would give family members money, get me a house, a car, a life, medical care, a garden, animals and bunches of things.

    I would help out someone who is poor in the community.  I would find a poor person and buy them a house, car, pay their bills etc...

  6. patful profile image61
    patfulposted 8 years ago

    1. College scholarships for the 5 grandkids.
    2. Purchase a house for my youngest daughter and her 3 kids.
    3. Give 10% to my church (and most likely more on top of that for community outreach).
    4. Make a literature tour of England, visiting the birthplaces of famous authors.
    5. Buy a house

  7. tobacco lover profile image52
    tobacco loverposted 8 years ago

    I'd buy a couple of truck loads of food for the local food bank, (I'm told they are really hurting for donations right now).

  8. europewalker profile image75
    europewalkerposted 8 years ago

    Take care of our families and donate to charity.

  9. Colebabie profile image56
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Start a women's health clinic.

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      CabinGirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, hi Cole !

  10. Colebabie profile image56
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    No problem. I figured that forum was goin down. Glad I got my hello in smile

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      badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You have no idea, she or rather he was mailing me 3 times a day !

      1. Colebabie profile image56
        Colebabieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So let HP handle it. No point in duking it out in the forums.

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Thing that annoys me is if I spot a weirdo I get accused of being on  the rum and cheers for that Maddie !

  12. Colebabie profile image56
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Its not if you spot one, its if you take the matters into your own hands smile

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      badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ok Cole imagine a girl emailing you every day pretending to be a man. Also stalking you on the site would you just sit back and let it happen ?

      1. Colebabie profile image56
        Colebabieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Nope. I have it set so I can't get e-mails. And if something like that did happen, I would forward the e-mails to HP and let them handle it.

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          badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well I applaud you, and as for HP staff handling it, how by saying stay off the rum, sorry but I was stalked Maddie !

  13. Colebabie profile image56
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Life is too short to worry about people that don't matter.

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      CabinGirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't like being called a drunk by Maddie Rudd when in truth I was being stalked !

      1. Colebabie profile image56
        Colebabieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So rather than trying to handle it yourself, and getting a forum shut down for "personal attacks" just give it over and let them handle it. I know Maddie didn't mean anything by it. I'm sure if you contacted them form the beginning with an issue, and didn't take it into your own hands they'd be happy to oblige.

  14. profile image42
    CabinGirlposted 8 years ago

    But hey let the stalker have the last laugh, to be honest the site has been backing the troublemakers for ages

  15. profile image42
    CabinGirlposted 8 years ago

    Goodbye Cole x

  16. Colebabie profile image56
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Bye smile

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Cole I am deleting as BadCo as well, if anyone asks you know why and I know it may seem petty to you but for me to be told to stay off the rum whilst being stalked is the ultimate insult from someone I totally respected. Kinda happy you are the last person I talk to because you really are one really nice woman, anyways don't let anyone speak bad off me, bye Cole x

  18. Colebabie profile image56
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    I have a lot to say about it. Probably not appropriate here. Point is: don't delete.

  19. Misha profile image72
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Uh-oh, drama again yikes  It's just Wednesday BC, you are ahead of schedule lol

  20. zadrobi profile image56
    zadrobiposted 8 years ago

    I'll go ahead and start the topic back up (vroom vroom).

    I would pay off my school loans and make sure everyone in my family was financially sound, then I would invest. I would take my time and make sure my investments were A+ and then I would go about setting up and running a charitable organization that runs partially off of the interest from an investment made specifically for the organization and the rest from donations.... and of course make sure I went on plenty of vacations.

  21. Tom Cornett profile image79
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    I would create jobs with it.  smile

  22. RedSonja94 profile image59
    RedSonja94posted 8 years ago

    I would pay off my family's houses for them.  Give each one a sizeable amount of money and donate to a local charity.  I would also get rid of my house and move to the country and get my Great Danes back.  I would also get my son a laptop and all the accessories he wants.  I would definately buy a new vehicle as well.

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    SalesScoopposted 8 years ago

    I would build a staircase to heaven so I could see my Mom and Dad again.

    Then if there was anything left I would install a ramp going up to my front door and get one of those 3 wheeled electric scooters and never walk again.

 
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