View Full Version : $20,000

12-17-2007, 01:42 PM
What would you do with $20,000 if you got it today?

12-17-2007, 01:52 PM
Put half in savings, and use the other half to buy a decent used car.

12-17-2007, 02:00 PM
I'd buy Microsoft and put them out of business.

12-17-2007, 02:03 PM
Ipod Touch, Macbook pro and cheap run around car.

12-17-2007, 02:10 PM
I would buy lunch for everyone at work tomorrow.

12-17-2007, 02:32 PM
I would put allot of it in the bank, finish my tattooing, buy a macbook pro, and then give some to a few charities, probably for animals, and I'd give some to help fight blindness. I'd buy my lady a ring (maybe) give some to family, pay off some debts and get an apartment and pay it off for a year or two.

Pay for my certifications and then i'd be good i think. maybe help start college, i'd probably have a good change at getting a job then haha.

12-17-2007, 02:37 PM
I'd go on a trip around the world, no doubt.

12-17-2007, 02:43 PM
Pay off ALL of my debts.. Buy a decent used car.. Digital SLR, and whatever's left put towards school for the Fall.

Brown Study
12-17-2007, 02:54 PM
Fill up the gas tank. I could put the rest of the cost on my Visa card.

12-17-2007, 02:56 PM
I'd buy Google and/or Apple stock and hope for another good year for both.

12-17-2007, 03:08 PM
Quit my job and buy my plane ticket to Australia...

12-17-2007, 03:10 PM
Pay off debts, the rest in savings.

12-17-2007, 03:42 PM
id pay rman ta stop puting http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/mac_images/images/icons/icon6.gif before all his post

...im willin ta bet alot of us already have 20Gs

12-17-2007, 03:57 PM
Immediately it would go in the bank. Then it would go probably for home improvements.

Finally I'd buy Apple and double Steve Jobs' salary.

12-17-2007, 04:14 PM
Put most of it in the bank. Use a little bit to maybe buy a Wii accessory or two. Use a little bit more to buy a nice TV.

12-17-2007, 04:14 PM
Pay off some of my debt and put the rest in the bank.

12-17-2007, 04:16 PM
pay off all my debt, put a little in savings and give the rest to my parents to pay off some of their debt.

12-17-2007, 04:31 PM
id pay rman ta stop puting http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/mac_images/images/icons/icon6.gif before all his post

...im willin ta bet alot of us already have 20Gs
It helps me to see what I am doing and what is wrong with a smile. :)

12-17-2007, 04:36 PM
i would buy a nice tv, a new imac, pay some debts and put the rest towards a european cruise for the wife and myself.

12-17-2007, 05:35 PM
Finally I'd buy Apple and double Steve Jobs' salary. = $2.00 per year. :o

12-17-2007, 05:42 PM
= $2.00 per year. :o
Yes! Double is still double. O:)

12-17-2007, 06:21 PM
I would invest it all. A savings account would probably let you break even, considering inflation. At least get bonds!

EDIT: To explain...I would invest it because I am so young. That would be a big portion of my retirement in 40+ years.

12-17-2007, 06:24 PM
I assume you mean after I buy my new iMac?? :D

12-17-2007, 07:31 PM
Sell my car and buy a used Insight. I'd buy a couple new 23" ACD's (and the X1900 XT to support them), a bigger TV, and a new bed. The other $10,000 I would put in the bank.

12-17-2007, 07:35 PM
Well, first, I'd use it to get rid of the huge tree that collapsed under the weight of the ice in my backyard over the weekend. :Angry:

Then, I'd put the balance into a long-term investment to save for college for my kids.

12-17-2007, 07:41 PM
I'd buy a 1989 Honda CRX and mod it a little. Exhaust, body kit, rims. Maybe a paint job. Maybe not. I'd probably need to get it changed to an auto since I can't drive a manual (legally) =P

12-17-2007, 08:05 PM
pay the hospital bills from the baby, pay off the last few grand on my forester, and about 10K on my wife's odessey. having the extra money from those car loans every month would be really nice.

if there was about 500 bucks left, i'd buy a ps3. :D

12-17-2007, 09:08 PM
Go to college with it.

12-17-2007, 09:56 PM
Buy a black MacBook (No pro for me; It would be wasteful) max out my mini's RAM, then maybe put away $1000 for myself, rest would go in the bank.

12-17-2007, 10:09 PM
Invest it.

12-17-2007, 10:49 PM
Get my Mustang painted black with white stripes, have the new hood scoop grafted, rebuild the block.

Then invest the rest.

12-18-2007, 07:52 AM
Gosh I wish I could give you all 20k LOL

12-18-2007, 11:51 AM
I would pay off my xmas debt on my credit card, and then the rest into investments. 10g's in to a retirement fund and the other 9g's in to a higher yield savings account

12-18-2007, 12:54 PM
(Off topic warning) sanity1082, your 'tar reminded me of a quote.

"The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."


12-18-2007, 03:38 PM
probably invest it, since i really don't have any debts, and school is already paid for. I'd probably put it in technology stocks.

I Can Has Mac!
12-18-2007, 05:23 PM
Macbook pro, new camera, and a bmw gs adventure enduro bike to tour with in europe.

12-26-2007, 05:17 PM
DESTROY my student loans :)

12-26-2007, 09:57 PM
Get myself a fully pimped out Mac Pro, and run outside naked.

You might be askin, "Why can't you go run outside naked without 20G?"
But you'd be surprised how much money you have to invest to competently run outside naked.
Believe me, I tried... thats why I'm so broke right now.

12-26-2007, 10:09 PM
Strippers, alcohol, and 3 crazy nights.

12-27-2007, 01:41 AM
I'd do anything and everything I can to save our house from foreclosure...
But that's pretty much a lost cause living in the state with practically the worse economy (MI),
if thats too far gone i would secure an education :-)
Still don't know what i want to do with my life yet though.........
i would also tell some friends how much they mean to me.
Not with money though.
That's good to do once in a while :-)

12-27-2007, 02:00 AM
I have a job that I like that brings in decent money and I have all the Apple stuff I need. I mean want. So it would go straight into the same type of investment account that my dad has and I would be able to retire in 15 years.

Oh I might use 30$ of it to put some gas in my car :D and maybe a mini fridge for my room.

01-01-2008, 10:34 AM
i'd pay off my car and then buy a nice old school VW...possibly buy a mac mini depending on how much was left.

01-01-2008, 12:54 PM
If I got 20K today? Hmmmm,

I'd sped 1/4 of it visiting all my friends from all over the place and put the other 15 in an investment account. Cause I already have all the apple products I need at the moment.

01-01-2008, 02:02 PM
Decked out Mac Pro w/ 30in ACD--- $7100 :D
Decked out MBP--- $4400 ;D

8,500 left for savings account. Maybe a down payment on the Concept Camaro :D

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01-01-2008, 06:07 PM
Strippers, alcohol, and 3 crazy nights.

Id buy the biggest TV i could, a 60" Plasma screen for my room
Blu-ray player & Bigger surround sound

Then i would order pizza for everyone in my college

invest what i have left into apple shares
or start my own company :)

01-02-2008, 11:44 PM
Buy a macbook. Take a portion and send my whole family on vacation to the Philippines, send my mom on her dream vacation to Scotland also. Put the rest towards a down payment for a house, also if there is left over invest the rest for the future.

01-03-2008, 12:05 AM
Strippers, alcohol, and 3 crazy nights.

Hahha, you'll need more than 20G :P :D

01-03-2008, 12:06 AM
Invest it and hopefully have enough money to pay for most of grad school.

01-03-2008, 03:14 AM
macbook, video camera, spain.

01-03-2008, 10:08 AM
Get an entire new kit, a new bass setup, a new pa, buy a mac setup and possibly some new recording gear.
Whack the rest away, possibly buy a nice car.

01-04-2008, 11:52 AM
id buy you guys whatever you wanted. and as for me, id like to help people who i know need some financial help.
and id treat myself to some perfume but not paris hilton. who wants to smell like her! lol :P