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Old 04-14-2010, 11:22 PM   #46
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I would keep the first month for myself. About half would go in taxes, with my blessing. The other half would pay off the mortgage, and our student loans, and the rest would get tucked into a combination of indexed stock funds, indexed bond funds, money market certificates and maybe some in a bog-standard savings account. Because our cars and stuff will break down one day and we will need new ones. (greedy look--maybe Priuses) Also we should have some money left over to fund the new library our county has been wanting since forever. Plus I will be able to fix the table on my Shopsmith, which is bent. And get a murphy bed for the guest room that I don't have to build. And go to Quetico on vacation.

OOOooo. Then I drop a million on the local free clinic, anonymously, so they can hire a doctor and a nurse for the year. Right now we have to turn people away because our doctors work there when they can afford to take a day off work and work for free. If we had a doctor working for us full time we could take patients every week day. That would be so cool.

Then I drop a second anonymous million on the free clinic to hire a dentist and a hygenist for the year. What I said above about having to turn people away goes double for the dentistry side.

Some people will point out that this is probably more than necessary. The excess can be used to buy prescriptions for those patients that can't afford their prescriptions, and the leftovers from that can go into the bank for next year.

Then I have about five friends I can think of who are in bad straits financially right now; I would arrange to drop a month's worth on each of them anonymously. So that would be eight months worth.

Then I would drop a million each on Planned Parenthood, Habitat for Humanity, and the Nature Conservancy.

I would use the last million to set up scholarships at the local state universities. Plus some left over for me to go back to college and take ANY CLASS I WANT. Kip too. Whatever he wants.

And for the entire year I would chortle myself to sleep each night, thinking about the sick children getting seen by the doctor and all the people whose teeth don't hurt, and how I can buy any book I want.

And for the next year, I like Steve Jordan's suggestions.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:15 AM   #52
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Buy a big house where I could live with all my relatives and all their connected people, and hire a nurse for those who need one.

Buy a nice recording and video setup.

Buy a top-of the line iPad with monthly service agreement, at least until I've had a chance to check out the upcoming HP Slate and Google Android Tablet (but none of these would replace my Kindle!).

And finally, maybe get a little something to use occasionally to help prevent glaucoma!
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:44 AM   #53
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Wait, I'm changing my answer........

I'd build one of these, make it as self sustaining as I could, invite a few friends and family over once in a while....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden_Project
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:50 AM   #55
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And finally, maybe get a little something to use occasionally to help prevent glaucoma!



and little bit for your friends?
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My oh my. I do not get it. Please explain. I see that kennyc is rolling out.
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http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/tc/glaucoma-medications

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