Oh, how I love to daydream my life away about winning the lottery…
I think the first thing I’d do is buy a nice house on the beach…and then I’d immediately change my phone number so I could lay low with no distractions for about a month.
Not bad, right?
AskReddit users talked about the first things they’d buy if they had unlimited money.
Let’s take a look.
1. A new home.
“A new house. Currently displaced by a house fire and staying in a one room hotel room with three kids and one on the way (38 weeks pregnant) and a great dane.
Flat broke and waiting on gofundme to release funds which we’ve been waiting three weeks for now.
No idea how I’m going to even feed my kids this weekend, let alone for the hotel room for the next month until our new rental is ready.”
2. Pimp your house.
“I would buy a lot of stuff for my house.
Furniture, appliances, and I’ll fill up my pantry with a lot of supplies. I’ll be filling up my room though, will definitely invest on a workspace. I’m going to get a Herman Miller office chair and an Autonomous SmartDesk.
Then I’m going to get a really nice bed for my bedroom and a new bicycle. But generally I’ll buy a lot of things to fill my house.”
3. Sky’s the limit.
“A country. And then I’d:
Build and maintain world-class public infrastructure.
Fund universal healthcare, subsidise university education, and create a basic income scheme for everybody.
Open and fully subsidise first-rate public universities.
Fully fund scientific research, especially in critical areas like health sciences.
Build a modern army, navy, and air force for national defence and put money towards cutting edge research.
Create a train-to-work program for any existing homeless populations.
Sky’s the limit since I have infinite money.”
4. Live it up.
“I like the idea of a huge chunk of land and a house on it that’s just for me and the fam, but I want to travel too.
So, after I pay off student loans, car notes, etc… I guess live the life of leisure?”
5. Help them out.
“I would make sure the homeless have somewhere to stay and have food and get help for them to improve their lives then buy myself a house which isn’t too big and probably buy myself a few things I’ve always wanted but could never afford without being too extravagant.
I’d probably give a lot away to charities that money would really benefit them and would also help my family and friends out. Hopefully I wouldn’t turn into a rich arrogant a**hole.”
“A really nice steak with home made chips and char grilled asparagus and I’d pay for my electricity bill.
I’m super bloody poor and haven’t had a nice steak for months.”
7. Dreaming big.
“Buy the most heavily shorted stocks by hedge funds. Mainly just to f**k with them to the point that they all close down/ run out of cash.
That in turn drains a large portion of the planets total wealth and makes the wealth divide smaller. The joy is you could probably do this from a smart phone the second you found out.
Then just drift round the world looking for projects that need doing to bring certain cultures up or overthrow oppressors.
Probably then look at making my own space program and putting a space station in orbit.”
8. Not bad.
“Probably all the games on my boyfriend’s Steam wishlist.
It’s the easiest to achieve time-wise, and with all the games he buys his friends, he deserves it, too!”
9. Time to treat Mom.
“Take my mother on vacation
My brother and I always appreciated how our mom struggled so much to provide for the three of us.
We both promised each other once we have more money, we take mom on a nice trip somewhere.”
“I would purchase land to establish a homeless outreach program (and build said facility). We would have dorms similar to what you see in nursing homes (basically bedrooms with en-suite, and communal dining and social areas).
We would have on-site social workers and case workers to help residents transition from living on the streets. We would also have an on-site medical clinic to address health issues (both chronic and emergent). All residents would receive job training and placement, and we would have a “post office” with PO Boxes to allow residents a stable mailing address.
A computer lab would be available for people to take online classes with a local community college, and obtain degrees (or technical certificates). A rehabilitation unit would also be available for people to receive treatment for addiction and mental health issues. Specialists in the appropriate fields would also be on-staff.
I know I could just give money to people (given my limitless supply), but I appreciate the notion of “give a hand up, not a hand out.” A one-time check won’t go nearly as far as broadening someone’s career options, and giving them a stable, secure environment to get back on their feet.”
11. Back to the farm.
“A farm, I h**ed being from a small town as a kid but now I’m almost 30 & I dream of a farm and the freedom of being out in the middle of nowhere.
I miss my childhood and true friendships unlike now where everything seems like a competition.”
12. I like it!
“With Infinite money I would:
Buy all pharmaceutical patents and hand out medicine to everybody in need, free of charge
Hire an army of hackers and psychologists to counter Disinformation in the world
Create schools worldwide, and pay teachers a wage that is on par with doctors and lawyers
Fund research in all areas of science, not for profit but for humanity and preservation of this planet, including everything that’s on it
Create a worldwide organization that will immediately provide help when a disaster strikes (any natural disasters, collapsed buildings etc). The organization would have bases on every continent, with planes, boats and trucks to provide help and logistics as fast as possible. It will provide specialists, food, goods, medical supplies, logistics and whatever else is needed depending on the type of emergency.
Pay everybody a living wage, enough to lift everybody out of poverty
Advance the technology of vertical farms where it can be used worldwide, to eliminate hunger, and provide fresh food all year long. These Farms also greatly reduce the need for farmland, and need far less water to grow plants.”
Now it’s your turn.
In the comments, tell us about what you’d buy if you had unlimited money.
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