I've long thought about doing my day skipper qualifications but living so far from the coast and not having the financial wherewithall to make use of said qualifications has put me off it so far.
Another thought...go up to the person you always wanted to date,you know the sexy one that turned you down and show them this !!
Is there such a thing as a $1m bill? If so a hundred or so of those in my wallet would feel a bit light!
D'oh, they only do $100s now:
Large denominations of United States currency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There's a novelty item that LOOKS like a $1M bill, but the largest denomination of REAL money currently printed in the U.S. is $100. Any U.S. $1,000,000 bills you see are worth about as much as the paper they're printed on. The highest denomination that has been printed was a $100,000.00 bill. It was only printed from late 1934 to early 1935 and was only used to transfer money between government departments. It was never intended for circulation.
But the fake 1M bill would make them think twice.
Then of course if you won the 85 Million you can just show them your Ferrari F40 and page 3 girlfriend and drive away.
think id have to get my quad bike and hilux pickup truck with all the relevant things to keep it secure along with a lovely big house first :D
I'd buy some houses rent them out and then retire.
First thing first, put 10m in each of my kid's savings accounts/trust funds.
Second, house for us, my parents, my inlaws and make sure my nan has enough to tide her over for her rent & food & anything she ever wants to be comfortable & treat the rest of her grandkids/great grandkids.
Third, driving lessons and automatic car for my wife, new car for me. A runaround and something sporty for the weekends ;)
A million for each of my closest friends - thankfully it's a close circle and we've all helped eachother out enough in the past to warrant making sure they're set up for a good few years. I'd possibly do something like give them an investment (like property) however I trust them enough to make their own choices and judgement.
I'd certainly put some towards a couple of choice charities. Mostly childcare ones - they're the important guys.
Plenty put aside in investment for ourselves, make sure we're set for life and not left wanting. But nothing extravagant.
Buy an entire new ICT system for my school and fund the building of a new server room/workshop area.
And turn up for work the next day, and every day after until I have good reason not to.