Sunday, October 5, 2008

Quick question

If you had $1,000 and you HAD to spend it, how would you use it?

The rules are:

No saving or investing the money
No paying off bills
Nothing for your children/husband/anyone else

You just have to spend it on something fun for yourself or something that would improve your life. Give me all your ideas!

43 comments:

Carrisa said...

If I could get lasik for $1000 then I would do that. Otherwise I would use it to add a couple of upgrades to my car (power locks, windows, cruise control). I have a 2002 Ford Focus that I love but it has no features!

Jenni said...

I would RUN to my local camera store and buy the DSLR I've been coveting for a while now. (The new Rebel, thankyouverymuch.)
Oh, that would soooooooo improve my life right now!

Momma to LG said...

Hm, this is a good one. I might use it on a housekeeper for the year. If I was being frivolous I would buy a really expensive purse, go to a spa and shop!

Sara! said...

I ran across a Cannon 40D for $1041 (with lenses!!!). I would definately get that. Shoot- I might get it anyway...

brainella said...

Two things...new Canon digital SLR (the one I want is about $550) and a really great bag. My $30 Marshalls cheapo is about to give up the ghost.

Elizabeth said...

I think I would buy myself some really really really overpriced something or other at Pottery Barn. Maybe a very fancy haircut, a new coat, and some SUPER expensive shoes.
The hubs says he would buy a record player and $800 dollars worth of records.
Fun!

March said...

I'd pay for as many sessions with a personal trainer as possible... it would help me focus on feeling better about myself and be healthier and more flexible.

Erin said...

I'd spend every single dime on sweet, sweet cocaine.

Not really, obviously, but man, it made me laugh to type that.

If I had a thousand dollars to spend on anything, I'd buy a ton of stuff from Smith and Hawken. Like these pots. LOVE.

Jaime said...

I can never find time to do housework, so I would definitely put some of it towards a cleaning service.

The rest would go towards my fancy coffee addiction. :)

Salome Ellen said...

Sewing/crocheting/crafting supplies! Which might just feed my addiction, but might turn into a nice little home business....

Anonymous said...

I'd buy myself a new wardrobe because mine is pitiful, worn out, doesn't fit, and pretty much consists of 2 pairs of jeans and about 20 t- shirts. Now if only I could find somebody competent to help me shop so I didn't end up buying more jeans and fancier t-shirts.

Sally said...

Didn't mean for that to be anonymous. It's me! Charlie just bumped me before I could put in my name.

PaintingChef said...

I think I would spend it on a good fall wardrobe. Nice things instead of the junk I usually buy from Old Navy and whoever else is having a good sale.

karen said...

I would buy a Blendtec Connoisseur blender (life is definitely better with a well-made margarita) and take my best girlfriends out for mani/pedis.

Rebecca said...

Oh this is so easy! I would buy a spinning wheel. I've been dying to try a new hobby. I would probably spend the rest on clothes. My closet is so bare.

Janssen said...

I'd buy a real bed frame. And then a new set of sheets and pillows.

Jackie said...

I would take a trip to the beach, NYC, Disney or wherever. As long as I was traveling. I love to get away.

Nicole said...

My first thought was to pay part of a student loan off, but then I read the no bills part. My next thought was to add it to the insurance money to buy a new car (stupid Memphis drivers), but then I thought that isn't very helpful. So how about a plane ticket!

TamiC said...

I'm going on a fun trip to Seattle with a friend at the end of the month. So I would use it for shopping, nice restaurants, etc. while we're there. Maybe hit Ikea in Renton!

sha said...

A spa day and new clothes (new bras that actually fit!!!). That would make me so very happy!

Abby said...

Without a doubt, straight towards my abdominoplasty.

bacioni said...

Laser hair removal: I would negotiate a deal for armpits, lower legs and eyebrows. Throw away that razor FOR GOOD!

scissorbill said...

$100-new lounge pants and matching jacket
$75-new fall/winter shoes
$25-new bathrobe
$100-nursing shirts
$150-new nicer prepaid cell phone with minutes
$150-date night including babysitter
$200-car detailing
$100-Sephora spree
$100-prenatal massage

Rhiannon said...

I'd either buy a new mattress set or do laser tattoo removal. Because I really didn't make the best choices at 18.

1hottiredmama said...

Massages for a year and a babysitter so I could actually go get the massage!

HeatherK said...

I would buy myself a fabulous new desk and ditch the Ikea computer table on wheels. Custom drapes for the bedroom. A few pounds of really, really good chocolate. Shoes. Expensive socks to go with. More shoes.

Ms. Molly said...

Travel, travel, travel! Probably a beach vacation to Mexico. Or a fabulous new bed.

Kelly said...

Fix the fence in the backyard, so I could let the dog out to run around, not have to take her out in the backyard on a leash. She hates that, and so do I. It is falling down almost, so I would have to replace nearly all of it.

Garnigal said...

a PS3 and some BlueRay movies to watch on the projector. Books and yarn stash enhancement (yes, I'm a knitter), and maybe some clothes.

Alison said...

Are you going to pick one of us to receive this $1000 and then we get to put our plan in action? :)

I would buy myself front row tickets to see New Kids on the Block and backstage passes (if you can purchase them) because I'm a dork like that.

Kristy said...

I would give it to charity.

Kristy said...

Specifically I would give the money to Stephanie Nielson and Christian Nielson who survived an airplane crash and are recovering from serious burns via
http://web.me.com/andrewtbagley/NieRecovery/Home.html
I would split the money and give the other half to Carol Decker who lost limbs and her sight after complications giving birth to her second daughter.
http://auctionforcarol.blogspot.com/
And that would be the best $1,000 I ever spent. I am blessed. Material things cannot make my life better but $1,000 can help these families piece together a world where they can manage tragedy.

Jackie said...

Kristy,
I think yours is the best answer. I have been following Stephanie and Carol's stories. So sad. I have no idea how they and their families are dealing with everything that is happening in their lives.

ktjrdn said...

either Lasik or if that as too much, I'd use it to fund next year's blogger trip. plane tickets and hotel. i had so much fun in 07, but I didn't make it this year becasue of money.

Denise said...

I would take a trip all by myself. I could handle a couple of days without anyone hanging on me.

jessica fantastica said...

Oh I think I'd have to get a fancy TV to go with a Wii! My current TV was part of a move-in promotion deal from some apartments I moved into over 5 years ago. It still works but I think I'd need something bigger if I ever got my hands on a Wii.

megan said...

Hire a personal chef for cooking classes

Elizabeth said...

There's an $800 secretary at Pottery Barn that I want but I refuse to spend that kind of money on, so maybe that. Until you said nothing for anyone but us, I was thinking that I would spend at least part of it on putting together my daughter's room. Which is really sort of for me, since at 21 months she's still in our room! Or I might spend it on monthly spa trips over the course of a year.

C M said...

$1,000 would be best used on a cleaning lady for however long that money would last. (I would replenish the money when spent.) Could be once or twice a month. That would be most beneficial to me because of some inabilities I now have. Ordinarily I would give to certain people but I am the needy one now.

Andrea said...

I would spend $500 to update my wardrobe since I am almost done with pregnancy #2 and haven't bought anything new and great since the birth of #1 two years ago. I would spend $250 on a facial and massage because my skin is screaming for some help. The last $250 would be spent to hire a cleaning service to come and do a super deep clean of the house. After our remodel this summer I am still finding dust in remote places and my protruding belly makes it hard for me to reach them.

Carol said...

My teeth. They are starting to really give me problems. Any extra cash in the house always goes to the kids and husband and my needs are always last on the list. There is never any left when it comes to me time.

Nikki said...

I, too, would spring for a cleaning service. I want someone to come and CLEAN THE HELL out of my house. I can't imagine how awesome that would be.

Kady said...

I'd spend the first $500 on new clothes (since it's fall and b/c of the economy, I've put a moratorium on my own wardrobe) and the second $500 I would donate to Obama. I know you said it can't be for anyone else, but it isn't. Trust me, getting Obama into office would bring me more joy than pretty much anything that money could buy right now.