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    Congratulations! You've won £1m!

    Daydreaming time now.

    If you won a million quid what would be the very first thing you would buy and why?

    Myself? I'd pay off my parents' mortgage.

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    A house in Colorado (Keystone or Breckenridge to be exact) in preparation of emigration

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Daydreaming time now.

    If you won a million quid what would be the very first thing you would buy and why?

    Myself? I'd pay off my parents' mortgage.
    I'd buy myself a new bum. I have a hole in mine.....

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    sod my parents mortgage I'd pay mine off.



    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I'd buy myself a new bum. I have a hole in mine.....
    Rofl

    Typical of you Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    sod my parents mortgage I'd pay mine off.



    Ben
    Mine would be the second thing I'd do ;-)

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    I'd pay off mine.. dont have to worry about parents as they dont have any expenses.

    Heres another question... how many would continue working...

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    Quote Originally Posted by apeo View Post
    I'd pay off mine.. dont have to worry about parents as they dont have any expenses.

    Heres another question... how many would continue working...
    I would - at least for a few months. I'd make sure I parked my Porsche next to the HT's car every day.......

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    I'd definately never work, or get bored of not working. (til the cash runs out)
    I'd build a recording studio with a bar or something..

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    I wouldn’t buy a house right away instead wait to I get 500k interested then put that towards a house. You don’t want to spend the million you want to spend the interested from the million. That’s where most people go wrong then run out of cash.

    £100 to £200 on horse tack and stuff. Lots of little things I always wanted to try or have. Perhaps another £100 on a saddle.

    Depending on when I won the cash £2 to £3k on building a new PC. If I won today I wouldn’t do a rebuild until next gen.

    5 to 10k to play around with shares. 100k to 500k on a small house with a large field for horse’s. Some sort of barn conversion would be perfect for me.
    Rest in a high savings E-tradeing account and a bit more in a ISA.

    Would put another 1k aside to just have fun with. You know to buy that DVD you just spotted in the shop e.c.t

    EDIT: I would continue working but I might reduce my hours a bit. I would totally forget about BSF and everything to do with losing the job and stress. If I lost the job to BSF I or something I wouldn’t get another one I don’t think. Would I be working 5 years down the line? I dont think so. I wouldnt want to give up my job till the money had been in my bank a long time and I was sure had a plan to live off the money for life without running out.

    Who would tell other staff members?
    Last edited by Pottsey; 19th February 2008 at 04:00 PM.

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    I'd pay off my debt. Begone!!

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    My aunt/uncle came up VERY big on the pools a few years back...they paid off their mortage, bought another couple of houses (rented to the kids..heh), and did some home improvements..the rest in the bank, and both continue to work.

    I'd have to say I'd look at buying a house/bungalow (no stairs! Perfect for me), and paying off mum's mortgage. I don't want much - I can't think of anything I need/want, TBH..strange but true.

    Cars are a waste of cash..I'd possibly get the Astra a new engine, maybe buy myself an E-Bay 2.0 Turbo Rover Maestro (stop laughing) to restore..that's it. Vauxhall for day to day, Rover for fun.

    Everything else - bank. No debts to pay off, so it can sit and be useful.

    Can't speak for the missus, mind you.

    and Yes, I'd keep working..I can't sit all day..it drives me dotty. One of the reasons I'm so pleased to be moving on Friday to somewhere with a garden! Lots of things to do.

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    and Yes, I'd keep working..I can't sit all day..it drives me dotty
    I'd be diving in the Caymans, so no sitting about. If you're bored, you're spending it wrong!

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    Buy mum a house here and then move to New Zealand.

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    Pay off my mums equity release mortgage. Pay off my mortgage. Invest money to pay the children through university.Buy a new car, do up the house, go on a lovely world tour.
    A million isn't that much anymore and you would have to carefully invest it to get enough to live on for ever.
    I probably would go on working - but maybe not at the same thing!

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