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    What would you do with $737,000.00 a month?

    Just the other day, I saw a news item on-line about Britney Spears. It seems recently-released court documents pertaining to her child-custody battle with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, revealed that, among other things, Ms. Spears spends a lot of money on clothing, gifts, entertainment, etc., etc. They also revealed that she doesn't save, or invest, anything from her monthly income of $737,000.00!!
    Now that's far more than most of us make in our lifetimes, much less a single year. I was appalled, to say the least, at this news.
    I then got to thinking what I'd do if I were to come into such a princely income on a regular basis.
    For one thing, I'd buy a house of my own with plenty of room to put all my books on shelves, as well as display my various collections (Die-cast Volkswagens and other cars; models I've built down through the years; my "Kim Possible" merchandise, to name a few).
    I'd also pay off my car loan right away, as well as any other minor debts I owe.
    I'd then set about doing what I need to resume flying after all this time (remember, I'm a licensed private pilot who hasn't flown since early 1990). I need to get my FAA medical certificate renewed; I'd have to take a refresher course in flying to polish my skills once again; I'd have to take my biannual flight review (FAA regs call for this every two years, and it's been a lot longer than that since I last flew); and I'd have to rent an aircraft and get checked out in that particular type of plane by an instructor.
    Once all that's completed, I can resume flying and build up my hours again. Eventually, I could buy my own airplane.
    I'd probably also buy myself a luxury car, just for the heck of it (A Mercedes-Benz, or perhaps an Audi A8L).
    That's what I'd do with $737,000.00 a month. What would you do with that money? I started this thread to give you a chance to answer that question, so go ahead - let your imaginations run wild!
    Don't be shy now....

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    Pay off my house, build a recording studio, hire a bunch of graphic artists, make a Kim Possible Movie.......wait, I'm trying to do that already aren't I?.... sort of..... Ah, well. Pay for my nieces' college education. Set up a trust fund for their kids....Help some of my friends' kids out....RETIRE!.... get back in shape and lose this last 30 - 40 pounds I need to get rid of. The only vanity I would probably buy for myself would be a Steinway Grand Piano (at least a seven footer), and a miniframe computer running UNIX to run heavy graphics programs. Ah, the dreams.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    Ms. Spears spends a lot of money on clothing, gifts, entertainment, etc., etc. They also revealed that she doesn't save, or invest, anything from her monthly income of $737,000.00!!
    Now that's far more than most of us make in our lifetimes, much less a single year. I was appalled, to say the least, at this news.
    You don't expect to make 737 K in your lifetime? How many years do you plan to work?

    EDIT: Audi A8's a nice car, from what I hear. I'd rather have a Lexus LS460, though. I think of my Avalon (Maybe I should call her 'Lonnie' for short. ) as kind of the Poor Man's Lexus.

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    Uhhhh.... Hemi? I'm thinking a 71' Hemi Cuda which would probabaly cost 200-300k all depending the condition. Buy a house, next month pay my parents house of and buy cars, tvs, and other nice things for everyone in my family. Then start to bank the money. When I finally go union... I could make that in like 7 years... before taxes .

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    Fix our driveway, get the kitchen remodeled, get my dad a new SUV, pay off my college tuition in advance, pop some solar panels on the house roof, and get an electric Tesla Roadster for me.

    EDIT: Oh, and then bank the rest.
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    Pay for my sister's school, pay for mine and later, for college, pay my parents bills, take a ski trip during the winter to Whistler Mountain, buy my mom an iPod, get plenty of music and books, and plan lots of vacations.
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    Assuming that it was tax-free:

    First, I'd give 10% to my church, and another 10% to another non-profit I'm quite fond of, for all the good things that they've done: I'd drop it in the plate in an sealed envelope and wait for the screams...

    Then, I'd pay all my bills off, buy my mom's house (it's already paid for, but this would give her cash to live on and enjoy the remainder of her 77+ years), do the same for my older brother (his wife has the worst version of MS there is) and buy her the best scooter/wheelchair she wants, then I'd start talking to the researchers about funding research for a cure for MS. I'm selfish: I want to cure this thing that has haunted me for the last 17 years and hidden from me inside my body all this time, teasing me with the lack of knowledge.

    The next month...Well, I'd start sending some checks to some of the ff.net writers I know who are hurting right now (you'd be surprised how many who are writing and hurting). Somewhere in there would be a face2face meeting with some of my favorite writers: a little surprise ticket in the mail or via courier, sent by WadeLogistics LLC.

    After that (to quote Celler Fan, pointing at the sky) see that star up there? That's the limit of the imagination. BTW, Celler Fan, you'd get a load of cells from KP: you deserve them for all the trouble you've stirred up in the community with your stories: you sent me to them! There are some schools that need some help, and I'd get my book done, ad I'd likely take my wife on that trip to Egypt she said she'd like to go on...

    sorry, rambling and dreaming....

    There is one other thing to do: start the "Howerton Pay it Forward" fund, after the elementary school principal that gave me a brand-new violin when I was in the 6th grade and told me that it was mine as long as I promised to do something nice for someone in the future....

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    Quote Originally Posted by campy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    Ms. Spears spends a lot of money on clothing, gifts, entertainment, etc., etc. They also revealed that she doesn't save, or invest, anything from her monthly income of $737,000.00!!
    Now that's far more than most of us make in our lifetimes, much less a single year. I was appalled, to say the least, at this news.
    You don't expect to make 737 K in your lifetime? How many years do you plan to work?

    EDIT: Audi A8's a nice car, from what I hear. I'd rather have a Lexus LS460, though. I think of my Avalon (Maybe I should call her 'Lonnie' for short. ) as kind of the Poor Man's Lexus.
    Oh, I expect my lifetime income will probably hit that; however, please notice I said that most folks probably wouldn't make that much.
    And yes, the Audi A8L's a nice car; I got to test-drive her VW "sister ship", the W12 Phaeton, back in January 2004. Twenty-four hours with a twelve-cylinder, all-wheel-drive luxury gunboat....SWEET!
    I only wish I could have kept the car. *sigh*
    But then, high gas prices, and the H-U-G-E insurance premiums I'd have had to pay on the car, would've probably bankrupted me.
    Ah well, it was fun while it lasted...
    EDIT: BTW, nice answers, everyone! Just the sort of imaginative responses I was looking for!
    Anyone else have some ideas?

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    That's 294,000 pints of beer, hmmmm.......
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    Let me see. The first month would go to pay off my debts and... what the heck, it would pay off my brother's debts, too, with lots left over.

    Donations to a few charities I like. Trust fund to pay for my nieces' educations. I'd probably stop renting and buy a condo -- one with a secure garage for two vehicles, my daily driver and a new luxury car (either BMW, Audi, or Mercedes most likely).

    During my vacations I'd do more traveling and sight-seeing.

    Oooh. I just thought of something. I'd save up and see if I could become one of those space tourists the Russians are taking up.

    Ugh. This is getting a little depressing, actually. I think I'll go buy a lottery ticket....
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