Say you won $2,000,000

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    Would you keep working, or quit?

    I'd quit, and go to school.

    However, my first reaction was "I'd invest, and keep working."

    $2,000,000 just isn't that much money.
     
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    after taxes, its about $1,000,000. but you'd have enough to go to school for sure.
     
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    I would have preferred the thread title to say "Say, You Won $2,000,000!" :tongue:
     
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    You did! You did win $2,000,000! But - it's in Nigeria. Can you help me get it out?
     
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    After so long on the unemployment line, I would keep working. After that time, I don't think I will ever retire.

    However, I would put a large portion of it away until I only wanted to work when I wanted to work and play with the rest.

    Immie
     
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    OMG --- that's what she said! :lol:
     
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    Quit current work, start new work as a small business owner.
     
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    I would keep working and buy a red fire truck and a few AK-47's and eight cases of slim jims and 12 cases of beer and several hundred rounds of ammunition. I would sit on the fire truck, get shit faced and shoot at my mail box and drink beer until I passed out.
     
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    I never answered the question! lol

    What Ragnar said. Except for the quit work part cause my work has all shriveled up and gone away so . . . start a small business.
     
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    $2,000,000 is a lot of money depending on where you live and how you live.

    I would look into moving to the cheapest part of the country I could (while still being ok with weather, surroundings, etc.), live cheaply as I already do, and try to find the best way to invest most of it with as little risk as possible.

    If I spend little enough on frivolous things or maybe find a roommate(s), I could live fairly comfortably on less than $20,000 a year in the right area. It wasn't that long ago that I stretched about that much in savings slightly over 2 years, while living with a couple of roommates in a house we rented.

    Of course, I'm happy enough as long as I have my computers, and internet connection, and some cereal and tv dinners. :lol: My first thought with these kinds of big money hypothetical questions is for the security of not worrying about bills, rather than the toys I might spend it on.
     

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