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  • #589680

    Broker
    Participant

    Hey everyone,

    Imagine winning the jackpot! What would be the first thing you’d do, or buy?

    Honestly…..

    #859729

    Anonymous

    Of course… You would give it to the hardworking YW CR Mods!

    #859730

    an open book
    Participant

    broker: i think we mentioned something like this before. i said i wouldn’t spend it immediately, i’d keep it until i figured out what i really wanted to use it for.

    mod-55: have you checked your email since before pesach?

    #859731

    22OldGold
    Participant

    Well don’t you have to give half of it to taxes? Then you have to give Maaser. So afterwards you put a ton in the bank and then go shopping with your friends and buy whatever you feel like.

    #859732

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    The first thing you should do is thank Hashem. Then think long and hard about what you want to do. Seek advice from Rebbeim and Financial Experts.

    The Gemara in Bava Metzia 42a

    says to invest 1/3 in real estate, 1/3 in business, and 1/3 in cash.

    #859733

    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    Broker, maybe I would buy two or three YW Coffee Room screen names…

    #859735

    shindy
    Member

    I would use the money to help my elderly parents. Get them a nice condo near me.

    #859736

    Anonymous

    3 mods have posted on this thread in the past hour. Couldn’t resist making that 4 – even though I have nothing to add to what has been said so far. 🙂

    #859738

    Jax
    Member

    for starters, at the seudas hodah to Hashem i would have a Hachnasas Seferei torah! i would love to donate a bunch of sefrei torah all at the same time, like Mishaskim did a few years back!

    #859739

    kapusta
    Participant

    Jax, why do you have to imagine, didn’t you win already? Hows the mansion in Ireland? 😉

    *kapusta*

    #859740

    Jax
    Member

    kapusta: very intuitive! good one, good one!

    #859741

    aussieboy
    Participant

    I dont know what I would buy first but it would be a lot 😉

    mod55: Maybe I would but I dont know your real identities. Oh well.

    #859742

    nameless
    Member

    I like what Shindy wrote:

    The obvious fact is that money cant always buy what we need or want, as the following parable will prove:

    There were two families in a town both named Klein. One was a very wealthy entrepeneur who did the finest shidduchim with his children and provided them with the best money could buy.

    The other was a poor man who always was struggling for Parnosoh(lets call him Yankel).

    The town always provided for him so he can offer dowrys for his daughters to marry.

    One day, the wealthy man’s wife took very ill. She was constantly in the hospital undergoing treatment and suffered a lot of pain. As her husband once left the hospital, someone approached him and asked his name. He answered’Klein’. Assuming that

    people with problems always have more, the man asked ‘are you Yankel Klein?’

    to which he quickly responded, ‘Leider nisht'(unfortunatley not)

    #859743

    moish01
    Member

    oh and i’m deciding between a Lamborghini and a trip to Hawaii.

    #859744

    mdlevine
    Member

    I would settle my tuition bills. if there was anything left over…

    #859745

    kapusta
    Participant

    maybe an apartment in Israel…

    *kapusta*

    #859746

    welcome back nameless!

    #859747

    mdlevine,

    I can soooooo relate to that! 🙂

    Also, welcome back!

    #859748

    aussieboy
    Participant

    moish: Just 2 out of many things I would get 🙂

    As much as you want to say that money cant buy everything it can sure buy a lot.

    #859749

    moish01
    Member

    auss, if we BOTH win the lottery we can do hawii together. that’ll leave some money for our cars. (by the way, which lottery are we talking about?? it’s not all that much money anymore with inflation and all. and now with this new plan of obama’s inflation is gonna go through the roof.)

    #859750

    aussieboy
    Participant

    Im talking about the mega millions. With the pot being at over 300 million.

    #859751

    yankeelover
    Member

    ha ha ive been dreaming to win FOREVER! if i won well ya aftere taxes and masser i would buy a massive gorgeous house in florida!

    #859752

    moish01
    Member

    ah – ok. in that case i have other people to go with- as much as you’re my buddy, i’d rather go with someone else… 😉

    #859753

    aussieboy
    Participant

    “A dollar to dream”

    #859754

    believer
    Participant

    hey everybody. i have a good joke on this topic:

    “Money cant buy happiness, but its definitely more exciting to cry in a BMW then on a bicycle!!!”

    #859755

    moish01
    Member

    😉

    #859756

    I would help the yeshivo’s that I learnt in, and move to Eretz Yisroel. As well, help out family members who might need it, and the local community.

    Of course, there are the luxuries that one would want in life, but they don’t bring true happiness – that is brought by helping others – a true smile of thanks is worth so much more then a gadget or toy.

    #859757

    22OldGold
    Participant

    Whoever said money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to shop. Just think even after everything that you have to pay the left over money (a couple of millions) is sure more then you have left over lying around now, so why not splurge? I was thinking of getting a Rolls Royce and buying a house in Israel.

    #859758

    kapusta
    Participant

    believer, just brought up one of my faves…

    “A lot of money is tainted. It taint yours and it taint mine.”

    *kapusta*

    #859759

    an open book
    Participant

    ha ha 🙂 nice kapusta

    #859760

    kapusta
    Participant

    It’s nice doing the cheering again…

    *kapusta*

    #859762

    mepal
    Member

    kapusta: u should just know that your comments put a smile on my face-usually!

    #859763

    seeallsides
    Participant

    reminds me of the joke –

    winner – first i’ll pay off the money i owe –

    friend – and what will you do with the rest?

    winner – the rest will have to wait…..

    #859764

    noitallmr
    Participant

    “oh and i’m deciding between a Lamborghini”

    Yeah but you can’t buy a driving license!!! 😉

    #859765

    mepal
    Member

    noitallmr: at least you’ll have the money to pay for the tickets you’ll get for driving without one!

    #859766

    moish01
    Member

    noitallmr, thanks but i HAVE a driver’s license already. except it’s a DJ so i gottta wait till my birthday before i can legally drive 😉

    #859767

    moish01
    Member

    yeah and mepal, i could even pay off the cop to get me off the hook 😉

    #859768

    mepal
    Member

    moish: wow. You’re efficient.

    #859769

    mepal
    Member

    moish: that’ll be OK cuz your charm will get you out of any trouble either way(!). So instead, you c/d use the rest of the money to fill ‘er up!

    #859770

    Feif Un
    Participant

    The Mega Millions is now $130 million. Imagine having to give $13 million to maaser! (Yes, I know, taxes, etc it’s not $13 million).

    I’d build myself a huge house, with lots of bedrooms. My wife and I love having guests over, but unfortunately our apartment is kind of small, and we can’t fit too many people. If we had a lot of bedrooms, we could have guests sleep over for Shabbos without a problem!

    If I really had a lot of money, I’d start an exclusive kollel for the elite, the way it’s meant to be. I’d support them properly, so their wives wouldn’t have to work 3 jobs each.

    #859771

    yros
    Member

    feif un: same to me!!!

    #859772

    aussieboy
    Participant

    A guy in lakewood made 400 million over night, thats 40 million that goes to maaser.

    #859773

    kapusta
    Participant

    aussie, if you happen to see him around town, (maybe in BMG) you can tell him to head over this way…

    *kapusta*

    #859774

    Jax
    Member

    you know what i think i’ll give some of the money to the mods & the reast i’ll share with all of my CR buddies! ok it’s official i’m the best CR member!

    #859775

    Anonymous

    Jax – when I have cold hard cash in my hand then I’ll vote you best member.

    #859776

    Jax, It is so easy to give away theoretical money. Good luck giving actual money away as easily

    #859777

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    lets ask this- what would you do with all that masser???

    Honestly- I wouldn’t know the first thing on what to do with so much money! so that’s why I changed the question 😉

    PS- Isn’t it a relief to be able to make a decision of where to put the masser vs. taxes you just hand over like a lemmelah and never see it or the results of it ever again ;(

    #859778

    mepal
    Member

    areivim: you do see it again. Tax returns. 🙂

    #859779

    Ma’aser?!?

    If all you’re going to give is ma’aser then that’ll be a true loss to klal yisroel

    #859780

    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    whats your problem mod39- who said they wouldn’t give anything else in addition to masser to tzeddakah? We’re first tackling the masser part which is a must- and also happens to be $13 mil now! so one tiny little part of this mess at a time, wouldya? 😉

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