Prompt: If you found a million dollars in the morning and had to spend it all by that night, what would you do with it?
I like to think I’d be frugal and just take care of the essentials then donate the rest, but I know myself. I’m a spender. And, I like nice things.
Do I have many nice things? Not really. I get a lot of things second hand and buy what we need, aside from food, as cheap as possible. We splurge here and there, and are gifted nice things, but I generally try to make my dollars stretch as far as possible.
If I found a million dollars?
First, I would pay off our debts. $200k for the house we can’t sell, $25k for our remaining car loan, $10k for student loans, and $3k in credit card debt.
$238,000 of debt. Youch!
A truck for Captain.
Book a nice family vacation.
New wardrobes for everyone.
And last but not least, I would buy a nice piece of riverfront property, 10 acres, and pay a contractor to build my dream house: modest, but spacious. 7 bedrooms, 4 baths, a craft room, a sun room, a huge utility room, 2 living spaces, and a large, open kitchen. A greenhouse and shed for gardening, big enough to accommodate the drying of herbs. Outbuildings and chickens, goats, a diary cow, rabbits, and maybe a pig or two. Add in a small guest house for visitors or as a place for my parents or in laws to live as they get older and start needing help.
Debt, new house, a truck, vacation, furniture, and clothes. I’m actually kind of shocked at how fast my imaginary money was spent! But, to live without a mortgage or car payments…
Now, where can I find a million dollars?!