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OT: What Would You Do With £750,000 ?
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Tricky Dicky
2005-03-17 08:33:43 UTC
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Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and buy
a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema system
and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL

Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?

Tricky
A Single Locust
2005-03-17 08:37:33 UTC
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On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 08:33:43 -0000, "Tricky Dicky"
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and buy
a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema system
and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
Buy a big TV, a better sound system, get a reasonable car and learn to
drive. I'd probably save the rest.
Dee
2005-03-17 08:40:31 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and
buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema
system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
Tricky
Go to Japan and fritter it away on gadgets and games - after buying a new
house and a few of cars (a TVR, a Beetle and a Porsche people carrier
thing).

Dee
Mike Plowman
2005-03-17 20:57:18 UTC
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On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 08:40:31 -0000, "Dee"
Post by Dee
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and
buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema
system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
Tricky
Go to Japan and fritter it away on gadgets and games - after buying a new
house and a few of cars (a TVR, a Beetle and a Porsche people carrier
thing).
Bit boring but pay off the mortgage, wouldn't want to move cos we like
it where we are, so that's 150k gone.

Buy a house in Stoney Creek Ontario where we are moving in 4 or 5
years time. That would be 100k or so for a three storey 4 bed with a
decent bit of land.

A new BMW 3 series would be nice, especially as some little b'tard
keyed mine a few days ago and one for her indoors too so she can stop
making me drive a 206 all the time!

The biggest plasma screen i can get for both houses or a roll down
projection system, and a bang on wireless home emtertainment setup.

A car for my eldest who is just starting his driving lessons. Driving
lessons for the younger one as soon as he's 17 and a car.

I'm more or less gadgeted out as I have just about everything I need
so I'd have to but some I don't need.:-)

That should leave me with about 400k maybe.

Then I think we'd just sod off and travel for a year to see all the
places I wish I'd gone and seen when I was young and had no ties.
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Dee
2005-03-18 00:01:28 UTC
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Post by Dee
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and
buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema
system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
Tricky
Go to Japan and fritter it away on gadgets and games - after buying a new
house and a few of cars (a TVR, a Beetle and a Porsche people carrier
thing).
Dee
I know, it's bad to follow up your own post but I forgot one important
detail - put the kids in boarding school.

Dee
Krustov
2005-03-18 00:08:09 UTC
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Post by Dee
I know, it's bad to follow up your own post
No its not .

Some idiot said that years ago and it makes no difference .
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Vince
2005-03-17 08:57:28 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and
buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema
system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
I would sponsor an episode of 'Joey'. I think it's about the right amount.
Post by Tricky Dicky
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
Only if "Donate it to" is underworld slang for 'Order a hit on'.
Von Gibbling
2005-03-17 09:03:10 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious
and buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home
cinema system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Hairdresser's car, sorry.
Post by Tricky Dicky
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for
instance?
Tricky
Tricky Dicky
2005-03-17 17:05:40 UTC
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Post by Von Gibbling
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious
and buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home
cinema system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Hairdresser's car, sorry.
I know. I just like them - it's not crime to have a feminine side is it? LOL

If I was being really silly though I would get an Aston Martin Vantage
Post by Von Gibbling
Post by Tricky Dicky
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
Tricky
Sam Nelson
2005-03-17 20:10:13 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Post by Von Gibbling
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious
and buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home
cinema system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Hairdresser's car, sorry.
I know. I just like them - it's not crime to have a feminine side is it? LOL
I quite like the recent-model MX5, although given 750K it would have to
be a TVR, I reckon. Porsche Carrera GT? Dunno.
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Izo
2005-03-20 01:01:51 UTC
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Sam Nelson complained about this attribution, before splurting "What
Would You Do With £750,000 ?"
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Post by Von Gibbling
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious
and buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home
cinema system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Hairdresser's car, sorry.
I know. I just like them - it's not crime to have a feminine side is it? LOL
I quite like the recent-model MX5, although given 750K it would have to
be a TVR, I reckon. Porsche Carrera GT? Dunno.
TVR's are relatively cheap. I saw a Modena Spyder today, lovely looking
car. Also one of those Porsche Cheyennes the other day that Dee
mentioned - even with 750k I wouldn't waste it on such a butt ugly
thing. Porsche 911 Twin Turbo, that's more like it.
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Dee
2005-03-20 02:53:15 UTC
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Post by Izo
Sam Nelson complained about this attribution, before splurting "What
Would You Do With £750,000 ?"
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Post by Von Gibbling
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious
and buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home
cinema system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Hairdresser's car, sorry.
I know. I just like them - it's not crime to have a feminine side is it? LOL
I quite like the recent-model MX5, although given 750K it would have to
be a TVR, I reckon. Porsche Carrera GT? Dunno.
TVR's are relatively cheap. I saw a Modena Spyder today, lovely looking
car. Also one of those Porsche Cheyennes the other day that Dee
mentioned - even with 750k I wouldn't waste it on such a butt ugly thing.
Porsche 911 Twin Turbo, that's more like it.
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Izo
You can't fit 2 adults and 3 kids in a 911 though.

Dee
Vince
2005-03-20 06:49:48 UTC
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Post by Dee
You can't fit 2 adults and 3 kids in a 911 though.
Which is probably part of its appeal.
Izo
2005-03-20 16:59:13 UTC
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Dee complained about this attribution, before splurting "What Would You
Do With £750,000 ?"
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Sam Nelson complained about this attribution, before splurting "What
Would You Do With £750,000 ?"
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Post by Von Gibbling
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious
and buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home
cinema system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Hairdresser's car, sorry.
I know. I just like them - it's not crime to have a feminine side is it? LOL
I quite like the recent-model MX5, although given 750K it would have to
be a TVR, I reckon. Porsche Carrera GT? Dunno.
TVR's are relatively cheap. I saw a Modena Spyder today, lovely looking
car. Also one of those Porsche Cheyennes the other day that Dee
mentioned - even with 750k I wouldn't waste it on such a butt ugly thing.
Porsche 911 Twin Turbo, that's more like it.
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Izo
You can't fit 2 adults and 3 kids in a 911 though.
So, what's the downside?
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Izo
Owen
2005-03-17 10:44:39 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and
buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema
system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
Tricky
Boring I'm afraid, just pay off the mortgage, say byebye to mortgage lender,
good riddance to my job, hello to the rest of my life.

I'd fritter away loads of it on stuff i want but don't need. i would donate
a fair bit to animal charities and cancer research (well, maybe a couple of
grand!)

lets say i was left with 600k after all that frittering away, I would have
to sit down and work out if I could afford to retire. Let's see, 600k /
30yrs = 20k per year for the rest of my life up to age 61, with no mortgage
to pay. That'll do nicely thanks. :o)

Owen
B.G. Finlay IT Services
2005-03-17 15:06:23 UTC
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Owen (***@spam.com) wrote:
: lets say i was left with 600k after all that frittering away, I would have
: to sit down and work out if I could afford to retire. Let's see, 600k /
: 30yrs = 20k per year for the rest of my life up to age 61, with no mortgage
: to pay. That'll do nicely thanks. :o)

I don't think 20k will go very far in 30 years time.
Blair.
Sam Nelson
2005-03-17 15:18:06 UTC
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Post by B.G. Finlay IT Services
: lets say i was left with 600k after all that frittering away, I would have
: to sit down and work out if I could afford to retire. Let's see, 600k /
: 30yrs = 20k per year for the rest of my life up to age 61, with no mortgage
: to pay. That'll do nicely thanks. :o)
I don't think 20k will go very far in 30 years time.
Not to mention wondering what the rest of Owen's life will run on, after 61.
If Owen is 31 now, he stands a fair chance of living into his late 80s.
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Julie
2005-03-18 22:40:44 UTC
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Post by Owen
lets say i was left with 600k after all that frittering away, I would have
to sit down and work out if I could afford to retire. Let's see, 600k /
30yrs = 20k per year for the rest of my life up to age 61, with no mortgage
to pay. That'll do nicely thanks. :o)
You're forgetting about interest - £600K invested would bring in a
nice income. Even at a measly 4% it would be £24K per annum, before
tax.
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g***@yahoo.co.uk
2005-03-17 10:49:44 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and buy
a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema system
and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for
instance?
Post by Tricky Dicky
Tricky
I've wondered what would happen if you walked into a bank with, say, 1
million in cash and asked them to deposit it in your account. Would
they do it and not ask questions? Would they call the police?
Sam Nelson
2005-03-17 11:45:03 UTC
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Post by g***@yahoo.co.uk
I've wondered what would happen if you walked into a bank with, say, 1
million in cash and asked them to deposit it in your account. Would
they do it and not ask questions? Would they call the police?
A major cash transaction like that would require notification, yes, and you
can be sure the relevant authorities would be very interested indeed.
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Halmyre
2005-03-17 12:03:56 UTC
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Post by Sam Nelson
Post by g***@yahoo.co.uk
I've wondered what would happen if you walked into a bank with, say, 1
million in cash and asked them to deposit it in your account. Would
they do it and not ask questions? Would they call the police?
A major cash transaction like that would require notification, yes, and you
can be sure the relevant authorities would be very interested indeed.
My brother was trying to open a savings account with a building society.
From the amount of questions he was asked you'd think he was trying to
launder the proceeds from the Belfast robbery! As he said, I'm trying to
give *you* the money - I'd get less hassle if I was trying to *borrow*
it, FFS...

Halmyre
Sam Nelson
2005-03-17 12:21:42 UTC
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Post by Halmyre
Post by Sam Nelson
Post by g***@yahoo.co.uk
I've wondered what would happen if you walked into a bank with, say, 1
million in cash and asked them to deposit it in your account. Would
they do it and not ask questions? Would they call the police?
A major cash transaction like that would require notification, yes, and you
can be sure the relevant authorities would be very interested indeed.
My brother was trying to open a savings account with a building society.
From the amount of questions he was asked you'd think he was trying to
launder the proceeds from the Belfast robbery! As he said, I'm trying to
give *you* the money - I'd get less hassle if I was trying to *borrow*
it, FFS...
Probably. Credit's ludicrously easy to get these days (which is why there's
more than GBP1E12 of it out there) but money-laundering is shit-hot business.
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Paul Hyett
2005-03-17 18:28:21 UTC
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Post by g***@yahoo.co.uk
I've wondered what would happen if you walked into a bank with, say, 1
million in cash and asked them to deposit it in your account. Would
they do it and not ask questions? Would they call the police?
They'd accept it, *then* call the police... :)
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robin lithaborn
2005-03-18 11:00:58 UTC
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Post by Paul Hyett
Post by g***@yahoo.co.uk
I've wondered what would happen if you walked into a bank with, say, 1
million in cash and asked them to deposit it in your account. Would
they do it and not ask questions? Would they call the police?
They'd accept it, *then* call the police... :)
Then sell you a massive loan while your account was frozen.
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Bob Moore
2005-03-27 19:13:47 UTC
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Post by g***@yahoo.co.uk
I've wondered what would happen if you walked into a bank with, say, 1
million in cash and asked them to deposit it in your account. Would
they do it and not ask questions? Would they call the police?
I believe banks are required to notify "the authorities" (whoever the
hell that is) of any cash transaction in excess of 10K. That amount
might have changed by now, though.

jules
2005-03-17 10:55:12 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and
buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema
system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
Tricky
If someone handed it to me today, I'd put all our stuff in storage, grab the
husband and piss off to Italy for a 6-month house-hunt. Once we found the
perfect "wreck" we'd do it up exactly how we want, tend to the land and live
the rest of our lives drinking wine, farming, and drowning our faces in the
sun.

Yes please.

:)
jules
Sam Nelson
2005-03-17 11:43:20 UTC
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Post by jules
If someone handed it to me today, I'd put all our stuff in storage, grab the
husband and piss off to Italy for a 6-month house-hunt. Once we found the
perfect "wreck" we'd do it up exactly how we want, tend to the land and live
the rest of our lives drinking wine, farming, and drowning our faces in the
sun.
What would you do when the money ran out? D'you really think a) you can make
a decent living that way, or b) 750K would last you a lifetime?
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jules
2005-03-17 11:57:55 UTC
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Post by Sam Nelson
Post by jules
If someone handed it to me today, I'd put all our stuff in storage, grab the
husband and piss off to Italy for a 6-month house-hunt. Once we found the
perfect "wreck" we'd do it up exactly how we want, tend to the land and live
the rest of our lives drinking wine, farming, and drowning our faces in the
sun.
What would you do when the money ran out? D'you really think a) you can make
a decent living that way, or b) 750K would last you a lifetime?
Not at all. But it depends on your definition of "decent living", really.
For me, having a roof over my head and food on the table is "decent" and
acceptable (I've been doing it for years!). We'd chose a house/villa with
outbuildings for holiday accomidation. Perhaps a bit of farming (organic
produce, olives) And, in all honesty, we would probably study those areas as
well as a trade. Building conservation/restoration for example.

The 750k wouldn't *have* to last me a lifetime. It's personal, but I know
this already. The 750k would simply be more than enough to get us started
living a life we want.

:)
jules
Ken Bolley
2005-03-17 11:46:58 UTC
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Post by jules
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and
buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema
system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
Tricky
If someone handed it to me today, I'd put all our stuff in storage, grab the
husband and piss off to Italy for a 6-month house-hunt. Once we found the
perfect "wreck" we'd do it up exactly how we want, tend to the land and live
the rest of our lives drinking wine, farming, and drowning our faces in the
sun.
Yes please.
:)
jules
Just to prove that people can have multiple IDs in this forum. I am a reg
but who am I?

Kenneth
Jeff Lawrence
2005-03-17 11:49:53 UTC
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Reg or Kenneth?
Cheers
Jeff
LJM
2005-03-17 12:38:29 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious
and buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home
cinema system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
I was gonna say, you'd keep it invested. I'm sure there are other
property owners here who've seen the value of their bricks and mortar
quadruple over the past five/six years - and surely £750,000 properties
aren't uncommon amongst you south-easterners? I'd never have dreamed a
decade ago that my estate could be affected by inheritance tax, which is
why I've decided that - if diagnosed with a terminal illness with no
chance of living past x number of years - I'm going to sell up and go on
the most hedonistic world tour imaginable. ;)

[..]
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garry parker
2005-03-17 22:49:43 UTC
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I'd spend it on a stretch limo with a jacuzzi full of Japanese nymphos in
the back.

Garry
Krustov
2005-03-17 12:54:12 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Anyone anything more imaginative?
I would tell a undercover reporter to get a job with the bbc and do some
hidden camera filming to see what really goes on .

I would get 500,000 dvds made and give them away for nowt .
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The Mullen ®
2005-03-18 00:30:25 UTC
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I would sponser a charity bash at Hefner's Playboy Mansion, with a
generous endowment - maybe 150k should do it..., the rest I would put
500k in conglomerates, and leave remainder for a lifetime of plastic
surgery for Mrs M.

Good luck!
Jeff Lawrence
2005-03-18 07:01:03 UTC
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Post by The Mullen ®
I would sponser a charity bash at Hefner's Playboy Mansion, with a
generous endowment - maybe 150k should do it..., the rest I would put
500k in conglomerates, and leave remainder for a lifetime of plastic
surgery for Mrs M.
Good luck!
Yes, that money would buy a lot of puncture repair kits.
Cheers
Jeff
Paul Hyett
2005-03-18 06:32:48 UTC
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Post by The Mullen ®
I would sponser a charity bash at Hefner's Playboy Mansion, with a
generous endowment - maybe 150k should do it..., the rest I would put
500k in conglomerates, and leave remainder for a lifetime of plastic
surgery for Mrs M.
I thought 'Mrs M' *was* plastic? :)
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Izo
2005-03-20 01:05:41 UTC
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Post by The Mullen ®
I would sponser a charity bash at Hefner's Playboy Mansion, with a
generous endowment - maybe 150k should do it..., the rest I would put
500k in conglomerates, and leave remainder for a lifetime of plastic
surgery for Mrs M.
I thought 'Mrs M' *was* plastic? :)
LOL!
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Izo
Izo
2005-03-20 01:06:07 UTC
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Post by The Mullen ®
I would sponser a charity bash at Hefner's Playboy Mansion, with a
generous endowment - maybe 150k should do it..., the rest I would put
500k in conglomerates, and leave remainder for a lifetime of plastic
surgery for Mrs M.
Is she that ugly?
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Izo
Major ChrisB
2005-03-18 02:39:18 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and
buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema
system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
I'd try and find some way to invest it so it would make me like a guaranteed
£20,000 a year and never every do any work again....ever....
Tricky Dicky
2005-03-18 09:25:41 UTC
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Post by Major ChrisB
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and
buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema
system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
I'd try and find some way to invest it so it would make me like a
guaranteed £20,000 a year and never every do any work again....ever....
But it would have to be index linked as £20,000 per annum will be an average
monthly wage in 25 years time. I understand inflation all too well: my
grandfather left me £1000 when he died in 1969 and I could not have it until
my dad died - a £1000 was a lot a money 36 years ago!

Tricky
Major ChrisB
2005-03-18 10:11:19 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Post by Major ChrisB
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and
buy a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema
system and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
I'd try and find some way to invest it so it would make me like a
guaranteed £20,000 a year and never every do any work again....ever....
But it would have to be index linked as £20,000 per annum will be an
average monthly wage in 25 years time.
oh of course that will happen but I'd probably "invest" by putting up some
money as a silenct partner in a business that way the product will increase
it's charges over the years and so the inflation will carry over. As you
can see I havn't reall thought this through....but my ideal situation would
be to never have to work....theres these people who win lottery who say it
wouldn't change their lives and they go back to work the next day....I say
take if off them....if they aint gonna use it right dont let them have
it....take it off them and draw the numbers again....

If I had that kind of money I'd be sitting doing absolutly no work all day,
I'd live life and have fun....probably leave this stank hole and go to
America and just travel around for a few years till I've seen everything
then sit and do nothing for the rest of my life....that'd be a lot of fun,,,
Post by Tricky Dicky
I understand inflation all too well: my grandfather left me £1000 when he
died in 1969 and I could not have it until my dad died - a £1000 was a lot
a money 36 years ago!
that seems like a bizarre rule. I''ve currently got a great uncle who was
expected to die about two years ago who's left me his flat and it's bizarre
everytime I get a credit card bill I can't help but think "ach I'll pay this
off when Kenny dies" I feel horrible about it but it just keeps popping
into my mind....
Thanatos
2005-03-18 12:19:18 UTC
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On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 09:25:41 -0000, "Tricky Dicky"
Post by Tricky Dicky
But it would have to be index linked as £20,000 per annum will be an average
monthly wage in 25 years time. I understand inflation all too well: my
grandfather left me £1000 when he died in 1969 and I could not have it until
my dad died
You inherited your sound understanding of inflation from your mother's
side, I take it? :-)
Post by Tricky Dicky
£1000 was a lot a money 36 years ago!
In 1969 it could have bought you a modest house. These days it would
probably stretch to a couple of mortgage payments.
Tricky Dicky
2005-03-18 19:58:06 UTC
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Post by Thanatos
On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 09:25:41 -0000, "Tricky Dicky"
Post by Tricky Dicky
But it would have to be index linked as £20,000 per annum will be an average
monthly wage in 25 years time. I understand inflation all too well: my
grandfather left me £1000 when he died in 1969 and I could not have it until
my dad died
You inherited your sound understanding of inflation from your mother's
side, I take it? :-)
Post by Tricky Dicky
£1000 was a lot a money 36 years ago!
In 1969 it could have bought you a modest house. These days it would
probably stretch to a couple of mortgage payments.
My grandfather wrote his will so that my dad could not get hold of the
£1000. My grandfather also used to own a shop in a prime location and ....
(on second thoughts don't get me started on what happened to the family's
wealth)

Tricky
Thanatos
2005-03-19 04:27:25 UTC
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On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 19:58:06 -0000, "Tricky Dicky"
Post by Tricky Dicky
My grandfather wrote his will so that my dad could not get hold of the
£1000.
Yeah, but he must have realised that by the time you got it, its value
would be seriously diminished. Couldn't he have invested it in some
way, and left the investment to you?
Post by Tricky Dicky
My grandfather also used to own a shop in a prime location and ....
(on second thoughts don't get me started on what happened to the family's
wealth)
You should be on the next series of "Who Do You Think You Are?"

;-)
Tricky Dicky
2005-03-19 20:37:00 UTC
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Post by Thanatos
On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 19:58:06 -0000, "Tricky Dicky"
Post by Tricky Dicky
My grandfather wrote his will so that my dad could not get hold of the
£1000.
Yeah, but he must have realised that by the time you got it, its value
would be seriously diminished. Couldn't he have invested it in some
way, and left the investment to you?
I never really met him - I was only two when he died. I always thought he
was financial astute - he should have been owning a shop. According to my
solicitor inflation was amazingly low back then people just did not
comprehend that value could be eroded as badly
Post by Thanatos
Post by Tricky Dicky
My grandfather also used to own a shop in a prime location and ....
(on second thoughts don't get me started on what happened to the family's
wealth)
You should be on the next series of "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Too many skellingtons for that <LOL>

Tricky
Michael F Gordon
2005-03-18 11:57:58 UTC
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Post by Major ChrisB
I'd try and find some way to invest it so it would make me like a guaranteed
£20,000 a year and never every do any work again....ever....
20,000 is below the current average wage - around 26,000 - and probably
won't be enough to live on in a few decades. Putting 750,000 entirely
in safe investments will probably limit you to around 5% return per year,
which is 37,500; comfortable for quite a while, but still not enough to
be set for life unless you're over 40 now.


Michael
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Vince
2005-03-18 15:38:10 UTC
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Post by Major ChrisB
I'd try and find some way to invest it so it would make me like a guaranteed
£20,000 a year and never every do any work again....ever....
20,000 is below the current average wage - around 26,000.
Yeah right. I take it that's the 'arithmetic mean' - not a lot of use here.
Paul Hyett
2005-03-18 18:21:10 UTC
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Post by Michael F Gordon
Putting 750,000 entirely
in safe investments will probably limit you to around 5% return per year,
which is 37,500; comfortable for quite a while, but still not enough to
be set for life unless you're over 40 now.
But don't forget you'd still have the capital to fall back on.
--
Paul 'US Sitcom Fan' Hyett
robin lithaborn
2005-03-18 10:57:49 UTC
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Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and buy
a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema system
and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
Anyone anything more imaginative? Donate it to Lenny Henry for instance?
Tricky
Tell the landlord where he can stuff his rent (we like it here), learn
to drive, get all the debts paid off and make it last as long as possible.

And if someone happened to mention a couple of nice cars, a few nice
holidays, one of them there 90 petabyte hard disk arrays and a lifestyle
to die for...well, you'd have to , wouldn't you?
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Julie
2005-03-18 22:42:36 UTC
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On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 08:33:43 -0000, "Tricky Dicky"
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and buy
a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema system
and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
After watching last night's place in the sun, I think I'd buy a Fijian
island (there was an 11 acre one for sale for £148,000), build a house
on it and invest the rest of the money and live on the interest.
--
Julie S

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Dee
2005-03-19 01:12:08 UTC
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Post by A Single Locust
On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 08:33:43 -0000, "Tricky Dicky"
Post by Tricky Dicky
Not that I have got that sort of money. Sadly I would do the obvious and buy
a nice suburban property and install a top-of-the-range home cinema system
and buy a posh car - probably a Mercedes SL
After watching last night's place in the sun, I think I'd buy a Fijian
island (there was an 11 acre one for sale for £148,000), build a house
on it and invest the rest of the money and live on the interest.
--
Julie S
(if you love the idea of free books click on www.bookcrossing.com)
I saw that. Want to go halves?

Dee
Thanatos
2005-03-19 04:02:41 UTC
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On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 01:12:08 -0000, "Dee"
Post by Dee
Post by Julie
After watching last night's place in the sun, I think I'd buy a Fijian
island (there was an 11 acre one for sale for £148,000), build a house
on it and invest the rest of the money and live on the interest.
I saw that. Want to go halves?
I should point out that I'm thinking of buying the island next door
and building a brothel....

;-)
Dee
2005-03-19 11:45:54 UTC
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Post by Thanatos
On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 01:12:08 -0000, "Dee"
Post by Dee
Post by Julie
After watching last night's place in the sun, I think I'd buy a Fijian
island (there was an 11 acre one for sale for £148,000), build a house
on it and invest the rest of the money and live on the interest.
I saw that. Want to go halves?
I should point out that I'm thinking of buying the island next door
and building a brothel....
;-)
Ah :(

Someone put her front window through last week - fortunately I have an alibi
as I was in America at the time.
Dee
Izo
2005-03-20 01:09:16 UTC
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Thanatos complained about this attribution, before splurting "OT: What
Would You Do With £750,000 ?"
Post by Thanatos
On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 01:12:08 -0000, "Dee"
Post by Dee
Post by Julie
After watching last night's place in the sun, I think I'd buy a Fijian
island (there was an 11 acre one for sale for £148,000), build a house
on it and invest the rest of the money and live on the interest.
I saw that. Want to go halves?
I should point out that I'm thinking of buying the island next door
and building a brothel....
;-)
Will The Mullen get a frequent flyer discount?
--
Izo
Thanatos
2005-03-20 06:13:57 UTC
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Post by Izo
Thanatos complained about this attribution, before splurting "OT: What
Would You Do With £750,000 ?"
Post by Thanatos
On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 01:12:08 -0000, "Dee"
Post by Dee
Post by Julie
After watching last night's place in the sun, I think I'd buy a Fijian
island (there was an 11 acre one for sale for £148,000), build a house
on it and invest the rest of the money and live on the interest.
I saw that. Want to go halves?
I should point out that I'm thinking of buying the island next door
and building a brothel....
;-)
Will The Mullen get a frequent flyer discount?
I was thinking of installing video cameras in the rooms, and sending
the footage to The Mullen. A sort of "self service" option, if you
like. :-)
Izo
2005-03-20 17:00:12 UTC
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Thanatos complained about this attribution, before splurting "OT: What
Would You Do With £750,000 ?"
Post by Thanatos
Post by Izo
Thanatos complained about this attribution, before splurting "OT: What
Would You Do With £750,000 ?"
Post by Thanatos
On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 01:12:08 -0000, "Dee"
Post by Dee
Post by Julie
After watching last night's place in the sun, I think I'd buy a Fijian
island (there was an 11 acre one for sale for £148,000), build a house
on it and invest the rest of the money and live on the interest.
I saw that. Want to go halves?
I should point out that I'm thinking of buying the island next door
and building a brothel....
;-)
Will The Mullen get a frequent flyer discount?
I was thinking of installing video cameras in the rooms, and sending
the footage to The Mullen. A sort of "self service" option, if you
like. :-)
You could stream it over the net. Oh, the possibilities!
--
Izo
Julie
2005-03-20 21:31:33 UTC
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On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 01:12:08 -0000, "Dee"
Post by Dee
Post by Julie
After watching last night's place in the sun, I think I'd buy a Fijian
island (there was an 11 acre one for sale for £148,000), build a house
on it and invest the rest of the money and live on the interest.
I saw that. Want to go halves?
Absolutely :-)
--
Julie S

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