Tuesday, September 22, 2015

If I Had a Million Dollars

I don't know about you, but sometimes I think about what it would be like to win the lottery. Not the mega millions or anything, but a more modest (haha) sum, you know, like a million dollars. I guess I'd have to win more than 1 million to actualy have a million after taxes, but whatever, here's what I'd do if I had a million dollars (you're welcome for getting that song stuck in your head).

First, I'd pay off my student loans and credit cards (thanks college and especially thanks law school). I'd also pay off our cars and our mortgage, plus my parents mortgage. It'd feel so good to be completely debt-free right off the bat, so that's why that would be the first thing I'd do!

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Next, I'd hire a fancy trainer to come and train the dogs. The dachshunds are potty-trained and that's about it, and that took me over a year and a half. Not for lack of trying, those German dogs are stubborn! They are super well-behaved though, I just want them to do a few cool tricks and a couple behavior modifications (like Schnitzel not barking his head off when the doorbell rings). I want some tricks taught to Oatmeal too, but she does know how to sit, come, drop, and she was potty-trained pretty much as soon as we got her (labs are great with that!). I also want prettier dog cages than the wire ones we have. Plus I'd buy them like a bajillion more toys. #spoiled

Then, I'd buy like 5 more vineyard vines long sleeve pocketed men's shirts (they're so comfy and my favorite) and some more shep shirts. Plus I'd get Brian some stuff from there even though he doesn't like to dress super preppy.

Oh, and then I'd buy like 6 bras at once. I have a few nice bras I like, but I hate buying them because they cost so much money! So I would definitely buy a bunch at one time if I came into some money.

I think then I'd put aside some money to hire a cleaning service. I hate cleaning, so yea, that'd be nice.

I know that Brian really wants an outdoor movie projector, he thinks it'd be super cool, so I'd get him that and a hot tub to sit in while watching it next to our fire pit that we already have on our patio.

I'd probably then do a few house improvements we are planning to do over the next few years, like hardwood floors for the bedrooms (better for my allergies), remodeling the upstairs bathrooms, and putting some more stone on the front of the house. Nothing extensive, just some projects we've been wanting to do.

Then I'd donate to ALL the sick dachshunds I see on my Facebook news feed. I belong to a dachshund lovers group and I try to donate as much as possible when I see a sick or hurt dog that needs help, so I'd love to have more moolah to be able to donate way more!

Last, I'd invest the last $100-200K. Definitely necessary plus it's the responsible thing to do!

I know money isn't everything, but man, having some would make things a heck of a lot easier, huh? What would you do if you won, or if someone gave you a million dollars? And hey, if you know someone giving out money, give them my name won't ya?!

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  1. i think about this all the time! i'd pay off debt, help my mum out, travel etc etc. i love that you would get dog training lol.

  2. The song, 'If I Ruled the World' popped into my head whilst reading this.

    Maybe I want world domination > a million dollars.... muhahaha.
    But really, can I please have a million dollars?

  3. I'd do anything to win the lottery right now. So many things to pay off, do, and places to travel to!

  4. I'm with you on paying off my debt. That would be such a huge relief I think I'd go to heaven right then and there. And I'd definitely help my folks out too. And I'd travel. SO MUCH!!! Love dreaming like this...

  5. Life would be so much easier if someone would just give me a million bucks, you know?!?!? I would basically be like you....pay off debt, buy a nice house (nothing crazy) buy a nice car (nothing crazy) and spend lots of money saving dogs and getting some basic pieces that I deny myself now haha.

  6. I want to win a million too, I think if I did I could spend it wisely enough so I only ever needed a minimum wage no responsibility job again.

  7. YES to paying off debt/bills. How bad ass would it be to have NONE! And yes to helping animals!!!!

  8. Yes, yes, yes. I'd do the same with all of my debt. School loans + me not understanding credit cards = lots of debt. Then I'd get myself a reliable car, some clothes because none of mine fit and try to put a lot in savings. I have to be honest that I'd probably buy a bunch of fun stuff (yet still cheap lol) since I'm so careful with my money now. I just want some ankle boots, dammit! ;)

  9. The very first thing on my list is paying off student loans also!!

  10. The title reminds me of the song! I agree that debt would come first, because just paying off your debt would be such a stress relief everything else seems secondary. I know a lot of people who went to school in Canada just because it was cheaper for a similar education.

    Naomi Cruz @ 4 Pillars

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