Actually, in the spirit of NOT being greedy, I'll say, if I had $100k. That's less greedy for sure. I know they say money can't buy you happiness, and I know it can't buy you COMPLETE happiness. However, it can buy you things that can lead you to happiness. This I know. And because there's no such thing as free lunch - you need money to buy you things. (Okay, sometimes you can swing a free lunch, but I don't think you can swing a free house. Free car? Probably not.)
I should also mention that while I had a fabulous time in Minneapolis this past weekend, it may or may not have further reinforced this desire for $100k. Not that I would've turned it down before, but now I'm all, "I just NEED it."
So without further ado, my list of things I'd do right now w/ $100k or that I'd be able to do in the aftermath of getting $100k.
- First - I'd take my parents on a vacation. God knows I owe those people buttloads of money - so if I magically came upon that much, I'd give some to them in the form of a trip so they couldn't spend it on boring things that they *have* to....as a down payment on what I owe them over the course of my life. And really, if anyone deserves a vacation - it's those two. (thanks Mom & Dad!)
- Make my house sellable. It's a nice house, really it is. But I know there's somethings I could do to it to make it more attractive to buyers (namely, new appliances - my fridge is older than I am).
- Sell my house. I'd be slightly more comfortable with lowering the cost of the house if I knew I had some back up money for purchase of new house.
- Buy a house in Tosa. Okay - seriously. I've been talking about this for pretty much ever now. Just let me have a house okay? And if I can hand select it, we'd like the house on 84th & Stickney. Yes, the one I've been looking at the same 10 pictures of every day since Christian spotted it two weeks ago.
- Pay off any and all loans and debts related to cars and school. Pretty self explanatory on that one.
- Give Christian a handful of dollars so he can do what he sees fit with it. (*cough* buy a ring *cough*).
- Save a nice little chunk of said $100k for any upcoming events in which we invite all of our friends and family, buy them dinner and then dance and drink. You know, just in case.
- Put aside a smaller chunk of money labeled "Fly me to the Minneapolis." So that I can just hop a plane and see my MN friends any time I want without having to worry about how much a flight is or how long the drive is.
- Finally, I'd go to Disney World. C hasn't been since he was a kid and I love that place so damn much I'm always down for a trip to Disney. But as I've learned, all that magic costs some serious bills - so when we decide on vacations, it's usually moved to the bottom of the list.
*For those of you worrying that I may cause C and the girls to become homeless because I'm rocking great heels - fear not. I always err on the side of paying my bills, just sayin' SOMETIMES it's really hard to make that decision.