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What would you do with an extra $10,000?

My DH has applied for an extended contract, which would mean an extra $10,000 before taxes. It's pretty likely that it will be approved, and we are trying figure out what to do with it. What would you and your family use it for?


Asked by mommy_jules at 9:23 AM on Jan. 7, 2013 in Money & Work

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Answers (28)
  • I would get a 500.00 cd for each kid and bank the rest. I don't like to spend to for no reason.

    Answer by funlovinlady at 9:26 AM on Jan. 7, 2013

  • Put it in the bank.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:25 AM on Jan. 7, 2013

  • Save it.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:26 AM on Jan. 7, 2013

  • Pay off Christmas & bank the rest. Congrats BTW! :)

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:27 AM on Jan. 7, 2013

  • Take $5000 and get my livingroom upgraded
    then put $2000 in each of my kids accounts for college
    and $1000 saved for the family summer vacation

    Answer by madmueller at 9:28 AM on Jan. 7, 2013

  • Lump sum or spread out? Spread out, nothing. Lump sum - it would be hard to decide, there are a few things in that price range we need - dentist, or pay off our car and do a little fixing on it, or some windows for the house (which could potentially lead to more work & money), or a "new" work vehicle for DH, or a new mattress for DH & I...

    Answer by idareyou at 9:34 AM on Jan. 7, 2013

  • Pay off my credit card and the rest into savings.

    Answer by kmath at 9:35 AM on Jan. 7, 2013

  • Pay off debts if you have any, and save if you have any left over.....there is nothing like being debt free!

    Answer by older at 9:38 AM on Jan. 7, 2013

  • Pay off my mortgage.

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 9:47 AM on Jan. 7, 2013

  • Move...and congratulations!

    Answer by ohwrite at 10:21 AM on Jan. 7, 2013