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First let me win.
Like Jill Murty, Realtor I would invest it also. A
I'd invest it. Boring and responsible, but true!
Invest in my company.
Invest in Real Estate.
Shanna, I would donate half of it to the Wounded Warriors Project and the other half to a college fund for children/spouses of slain police officers.
Shannon after witholding for Federal, State, and local taxes it would be: $70,500. :(
I wouldn't spend it. I would start investing, for the later years, when it will come in handy.
I would pay off debt, take my family on a vacation, invest about $5,000 in my business, and invet the rest in stocks.
I did not earn the $100, 000. Therefore, it is not mine.
The forces of the universe that delivered such good fortune to me very likely trusted me to think bigger.
Would I use a portion of that $100,000 to enable the woman's shelter to teach computer and living skills to those sheltered there?
Would my heart lead me to create an anonymous donor fund to pay the water, gas or electirc bill for a household in an unfortunate, temporary situation.
Would I use that $100,000 to defy the values of the society in which I live and provide food for the hungry.
Would I use that $100,000 to be an incubator for those who need an entrepreneurial victory?
Would I, could I, dare I use $100,000 to help the family of those who stood on the wall to protect us, and paid a very, very, very dear price for their duty.
Oh No! I'm beginning to realize I might need more than $100,000.
I would invest the money in real estate and leverage it as much as possible.
I would probably put it into an investment. Though, if you won, you should send it to me!