What would you do with $25,000?

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    Jan 12, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    Purely hypothetical...if you had $25,000 appear in your bank account today, what would you do with it? Invest? In what?? Start a business? What kind? Give it away? To whom?? icon_question.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jan 12, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
    Pay off what I have in credit card debt, take a few thousand to splurge then invest the rest.
  • nismo29732

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    Jan 12, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    Be debt free! I would pay off my car, and with whats left, pay off my credit cards, and chill out!!!
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:38 PM GMT
    Put it towards a used gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer system.
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:38 PM GMT
    I'd use it to continue my studies. I was going to school for Accounting and was doing a great job, but had to drop out because it was too expensive and I had no way of paying for it.
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:42 PM GMT
    Definitely pay off my remaining debt, do some work on my car, sell my car, buy a new car and then move.
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:42 PM GMT
    I would take $20,000 and put it away, and take $5000 and go on a trip out of buffalo some where....anywhere that is warm
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 12, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    Pay off my truck and take a shopping trip to NYC or Miami
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    Pay my niece's college tutition & expenses up for the next year a half.
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:56 PM GMT
    Bills, bills and more bills. I'd also help my sister and her husband pay for my nephew's private school. Or buy parts for my death ray.
  • JP85257

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    Jan 12, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    I would just spend it as I have no debt. Car is paid for and no CC debt. Why not?
  • JHunter

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    Jan 12, 2010 6:10 PM GMT
    Hefty downpayment for the house Im looking at.
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    Jan 12, 2010 6:40 PM GMT
    Assuming all efforts to return the money failed..and after a period of 2 years when statute of limitations ran out, I'd invest most of it and then take a well deserved long vacation in an area where the word 'snow' was foreign!


    Side Note: A co-worker many years ago had $5,000 deposited into her checking account from her employer's bank. It wasn't owed her. She was on a expense account, so it was not that unusual for that to happen. What was unusual was the banks refusal to take the money back.She called her employer's legal dept. who advised her to deposit the 5grand into an CD, and turn over the 5grand whenever the bank finally got it's head out of it's ass. The interest it earned was hers, legally, as she had certified letters proving she tried to give the money back. It took 3 years for them to ask for it. Guess what had expired 1 year earlier?
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    Jan 12, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    JHunter saidHefty downpayment for the house Im looking at.


    Yea, same... I'd love to rent my condo out and buy another in a different neighborhood. A downpayment would help to that end. icon_biggrin.gif

  • LuckyPierre

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    Jan 12, 2010 6:55 PM GMT
    Buy $25,000 worth of Citibank Stock...
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
    pay my student loans
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:07 PM GMT
    Add it to our home construction joint account.
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:12 PM GMT
    Fun Stuff: Throw a kick-ass party for friends, take a trip to Berlin, Brazil, and the Caribbean.

    With left overs I would do:

    Lame Stuff: Pay off portion of student-loans, invest.
  • Sparkycat

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    Jan 12, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    Buy some of that really cool, expensive underwear some of you guys like so much.
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    Provided it belonged to me, and not another.


    I'de buy "Garden Art."


  • DanBasil

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    Jan 12, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    Pay off debts!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    pay off debts and help buy a home for my parents
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    Jan 12, 2010 8:54 PM GMT
    I'm fully paid up, no debts or mortage anymore I think I'd like to take a trip on the Queen Mary 2 from NY to the UK and back. Caribbean cruises hold no interest for me.
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    Jan 12, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    Spend $5,000 on makeup so I can build my freelance kit.

    Take the other $20,000 and move to new york.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 12, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    Move downtown. Suburbs suck so bad