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If I Had A Million Dollars -- or Just An Extra $100

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I play the lottery sometimes. When the numbers get big...as they say here in New York, "You have to be in it to win it." And when I do play the numbers, the mind drifts to what I would do with a million dollars - or $25 million or what ever the pay out would be. 

We all have a better chance of hitting a hole in one, becoming president or getting struck by lightening than winning a Mega Millions jackpot, but what about having an extra $100? Much more realistic, right? We can all put away $10 a week for 10 weeks and "win" $100. 

Now, just for kicks, for fun, let's play "What would you do with $100?" Budget and bills and worries and stresses aside, what would you do with this "win'? Here are a few somewhat frivolous things I'd get.

-- New dinner plates. I am a sucker for new everyday dishes. I would have some for each season if I could. Right now, we have basic white dishes we got when we married almost 11 years ago. Ones I am digging: these cool earthy ones at Crate and Barrel or a matte black set from Bed Bath and Beyond.

-- Stock. Just for fun, to see where I goes, I'd buy some shares in stocks for a company I like (and use). Maybe Starbucks that hovers about $51 per share, or Green Mountain Coffee Roasters that make our Keurig, which is about $21 per share -- or Gap (we need to stock up on back-to-school clothes), it hovers at $28 per share...again, for fun...

-- Boots. Mama loves her boots, and I would have a closet full if I could. Though temps are rather hot right now, I'm envisioning fall weather as I look for my chosen footwear. With my $100 winnings, I'd nab these black ones or a cool cognac pair, both from Piperlime.

-- New artwork for Kiddo's room. I would totally redo her room with a variety of prints and quotes like this one (she loves cats) or this inspirational poster. Both under $20 at Etsy -- and there are many more to choose from.

-- New mommy necklace...I don't have one, so maybe I'd get a cool, hip dog-tag-inspired style necklace. Love this stainless steel sleek one, but also dig the more typical stamped kind in sterling silver. With my $100, I could get both!

What would you buy with your winning $100? This is purely for fun, folks, no bill-paying or saving allowed! 

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by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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michiganmom116
by Gold Member on Jul. 22, 2012 at 6:55 AM

I honestly don't know what I would do.  Probably buy more crafting kits that I DON'T need!  LOL

michiganmom116
by Gold Member on Jul. 22, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Or maybe I'd buy more lottery tickets....

erienne06
by on Jul. 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Batting for sewing, Lani another swimsuit, shorts for Jason, 5X7 picture frame (one broke during the move), and something I can wear in public from VS (a jacket or shirt).
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Jenni_Lynne71
by on Jul. 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Lol! I've spent so much money renting the games from family video that I probably could of bought the game by now.

Quoting jbyrd898:



Quoting Jenni_Lynne71:

This is a hard question. Lol. I think I'd buy me some romance novels to read, sims3 for the Wii, and get me a pedicure.

I used to love to play the sims!

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jbyrd898
by Jessica on Jul. 27, 2012 at 8:04 AM

Yea, it sort of takes over once you start playing it.

Quoting Jenni_Lynne71:

Lol! I've spent so much money renting the games from family video that I probably could of bought the game by now.

Quoting jbyrd898:



Quoting Jenni_Lynne71:

This is a hard question. Lol. I think I'd buy me some romance novels to read, sims3 for the Wii, and get me a pedicure.

I used to love to play the sims!


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chenard79
by New Member on Jul. 27, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Where do you go to invest in these stocks? That is a smart idea about investing the money. Because it can blown so easy.

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