What are the first 3 things that you would do if you have a million dollars?

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  1. Good Guy profile image82
    Good Guyposted 13 years ago

    What are the first 3 things that you would do if you have a million dollars?

    Of course, this question is not for those who have arrived!

  2. rajivnandy profile image61
    rajivnandyposted 13 years ago

    firstly i would buy a music studio for budding artist for their session works.
    secondly i would buy a duplex apartment and make my dad proud .
    thirdly ..a nice little family car

    and with whats left will got to the income tax dept  ..hahaha **

  3. dgicre profile image70
    dgicreposted 13 years ago

    Split it with my better half so I don't spend it all. Would try to do some good with it by investing it wisely. Have seen quite a few people that inherit money, first thing they do is go out and buy a bunch of toys that sit there and depreciate. Next thing you know they are broke and selling there toys just to make ends.

  4. someonewhoknows profile image73
    someonewhoknowsposted 13 years ago

    Is,that a million dollars in American money?

    If,it is ,I would

    1. buy some gold and silver
    2. pay off any outstanding debt
    3. invest in sustainable alternative energy technology

  5. LittleStash profile image60
    LittleStashposted 13 years ago

    1. Quit my day gig and practice writing full time.
    2. Identify a great non-profit organization and make its day.
    3. Invest the rest.

  6. Emissionguy profile image81
    Emissionguyposted 13 years ago

    take a two month vacation

    pay off my house

    invest in real estate

  7. dabeaner profile image60
    dabeanerposted 13 years ago

    A million dollars?  That is "chump change".  One needs at least US$10,000,000 to be wealthy.  Raise your sights, folks!  :-)

    The first thing anyone should do is to look into getting it out of reach of the parasitical tax collecting bureaus.

    The second thing is to initiate a learning about managing your money.

    Third, whatever....

  8. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 13 years ago

    American dollars? - Invest in Euros (it will go back up - Europe don't owe billions to China)

  9. TVTopTen profile image60
    TVTopTenposted 13 years ago

    Depends. Are you giving me 1 million dollars or did I work hard for this money? And will I be getting another million any time soon smile

  10. angel115707 profile image60
    angel115707posted 13 years ago

    I have sponsored children, I cannot hardly afford to keep....sponsor them for life!!!!!
    start my own business, so I can take care of my kids
    and 3....volunteer work....I love it, but its hard when you have to support your kiddos!!!!!

  11. Good Guy profile image82
    Good Guyposted 13 years ago

    Thanks my friends for all your comments.  As I am allowed only one comment here by the system, I shall elaborate a lttile bit and also share my thoughts.

    I know US$1 million is not much.  But still not many have this much.  I don't.  So this is a realistic figure for the average person. 

    If I have the million, I shall do the first 3 things:
    1. give some to deserving charities, and help others in need.
    2. change my old junk (car)
    3. invest part of it wisely

  12. neorane profile image60
    neoraneposted 13 years ago

    Get it out of the reaches of the unpredictable and ever changing tax code.  (if that is possible)

    Start a charitable micro-credit foundation

    Find a way to get others to get a million bucks just like me.

  13. Seva8 profile image61
    Seva8posted 13 years ago

    If I will get a million dollars,will be great!!!!!
    1. 10% I will spend on friends and strangers in need,pay some of they bills,or surprize them with something.I was told,when unexpected money,come in your hand,first thing give something away,make someone happy.
    2.Pay of my debts,personal and business
    3.Invest in Real Estate.

  14. Victoriaaa profile image58
    Victoriaaaposted 13 years ago

    1. Make financial investment to maintain my million dollars
    2. Buy a pink lamborghini smile
    3. Give about 200k to Lupus Research.

  15. aksana777 profile image60
    aksana777posted 13 years ago

    1.help my parents, sister and friends.
    2.buy a house
    3.have a vacation

  16. profile image57
    truparad0xposted 13 years ago

    1) give some to my family
    2) secure my finances (pay off debt/invest rest)
    3) charity

  17. profile image0
    gulnazahmadposted 13 years ago

    1. I will buy all electronic gadgets (like ipad, ipod, e-readers, palmtop and laptop).
    2. 1/4th of it to charity.
    3.And rest to the family

  18. solar.power profile image61
    solar.powerposted 13 years ago

    not tell anyone.
    not tell anyone
    & not tell anyone!

  19. yvens profile image60
    yvensposted 13 years ago

    The three things that I would do if I had a million dollars!
    Well first I would pay off all my debts then I would invest it wisely and finally I would half all my investment profit and donate it to charity or 50% of all my earnigs which in turn would give me a good tax break and do some good deeds as well.

  20. Stuart Barnes profile image57
    Stuart Barnesposted 13 years ago

    1. Find out how much money I would have to pay in taxes.
    2. Pay those taxes
    3. Of the remainder, save half and then make a bucket list for the remainder.
    By paying the taxes I would not have to go to prison like that naked guy from Survivor, Richards or whatever.

  21. profile image0
    manumposted 13 years ago

    A million dollars is a small sum arrived at by means of winning an award? If so the three things I would do are: book myself a regular beauty therapist/hairdresser, book myself a regular movie ticket, book myself a new camera and some photography hot spots (travel included), and put those photos for a slide show of some sort. and some in the kitty for daily expenses because eating is a necessity.

  22. profile image0
    4youreyesposted 13 years ago

    1.) Pray that the money would not change me like I've seen it do to so many people.

    2 ) Invest some so my money is working for me and growing.

    3 ) Find a local organization that needs donations and give them a donation.

  23. hubconnie profile image57
    hubconnieposted 13 years ago

    1 million dollars it is not enough thou. But if that so, I would do in three things;

    1).  To pay my debts
    2).  To help my family needs
    3).  To start own bar business
           so if, get profit... i can buy everything
           i need and to help others who really need
           my help!!!!

  24. bill yon profile image74
    bill yonposted 13 years ago

    go on vaction.pay off my debt.live off the interest.

  25. lukepetersen19 profile image75
    lukepetersen19posted 13 years ago

    i would exchange it for 1 million dollars in pennies

  26. C.V.Rajan profile image59
    C.V.Rajanposted 13 years ago

    Get a heart attack and spend a sizable amount I received in medical treatment!

  27. profile image56
    fitguy757posted 13 years ago

    Give it Away!   You' re better without it.  Help others first.   Learn to grow it to help others that are impoverished in India,  a child without a home or food,  homeless in your own back yard....help a soup kitchen or bring them food, buy a digital camera for someone in a poor land than can make a living from it. Before, I  had  3 million dollars.....now I realize,  so sorry to say,  I am better 'without it!'   but I can always grow it back again if I really need it to help others.  But I can do this everyday to so many if I look.  In a way its so bad the economy has gotten 'bad' its  'good' too if you can look to see all that part of it and how it can truly benefit you.

  28. Betty Reid profile image59
    Betty Reidposted 13 years ago

    You guys think big.  I would pay off my debts, take my friends to dinner, and buy some new clothes.  The fourth thing might be more ambitious.

  29. techhound profile image73
    techhoundposted 13 years ago

    1. Get Completely Out of Debt.
    2. Invest it
    3. Live off the proceeds

  30. Springboard profile image81
    Springboardposted 13 years ago

    Number one would be to buy a new car. Of course, it'd be something I'd keep for 10 years probably. Second would be to pay off my house. Why have a mortgage if you don't have to? Third would be to invest the remainder wisely so as to not have to worry about money going forward.

  31. profile image0
    Always Greenerposted 13 years ago

    Buy property and watch the money grow even further.  And buy a series of classic cars.

  32. Mentalist acer profile image60
    Mentalist acerposted 13 years ago

    1)Use it to make another million dollars.
    2)Then invest heavily into solid start-up green tech. companies.
    3)While investing into other tech. thats established.
    When you have money, investing can be the same as giving to charity by investing in green tech. and tech. that is genuinely trying to make the world a better place and/or simply provide a positive and financialy beneficial work enviroment...

  33. ReneeDC1979 profile image59
    ReneeDC1979posted 10 years ago

    I would pray, do a happy dance, and call my momma.


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