The Fun Monday Assignment - In the spirit of an early television show, The Millionaire, in which a fabulously wealthy man gave away a million dollars anonymously in every episode, imagine that you are the recipient of a large sum of money, say 10 million dollars (to account for inflation). Tell us what you would do with the gift and how would your lifestyle change.
I adored the Millionaire Show. Each episode chronicled what the recipient did with the tax-free gift and how the large sum of money impacted the life of the recipient. As you can imagine, not all were able to respond wisely and gracefully to the large increase in their bank accounts.
For me, I would like to live my life in a way similar to our current style but on a bigger scale. I would like to have some luxuries, to provide gifts and security for the ones I love, and to donate to worthwhile charities and political action groups.
As for luxuries, I would add a weekly pedicure and manicure to my beauty regimen and perhaps an occasional massage. We might choose to stay in our current home but a second home near our children and grandchildren would be great. As I owe my husband a Corvette anyway, we would buy a desired year and model. Of course, we would need a heated pole barn to store the new vehicle. Additionally, we would increase travel plans to see more of the country and the world.
Providing for our loved ones would include paying off mortgages and setting up trust funds for our grandchildren's college education.
Finally, as we do now, I would look for worthwhile and responsible charities to share in my
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