15 September 2016

Money Management - If I Won the Lottery...


Each week when checking my little pink ticket I always hope for a big win, I mean who doesn't? I imagine seeing the numbers appearing on the screen, glancing down at the piece of paper between my fingers and realising that they actually match would be so unbelievable. I'm not sure how I would cope with the excitement! 

Money is such a big part of life, whether you worry because you don't have enough or because you never know what to spend your bank balance on, and receiving millions would alter your lifestyle forever. It could even have a huge impact on the lives of important family members and special friends that mean so much to you too - you could help loved ones or your community out financially.




If it was my lucky day and I scooped the jackpot, after the initial screams of delight and recovering from the shock, I think I would have a long sit down and plan my spends. Having such a lot of cash to play with could be a bit overwhelming and I would probably seek out a wealth management company to help me manage my newfound wealth sensibly. There are however a number of things I would definitely have on the top of my 'to buy' list that I'd be eager to shop for ASAP....


Travel
Travel is already a big passion of mine, well the whole family really, so I would arrange a long break to explore the world. We would enjoy relaxing days in the Maldives, a safari through Africa, some retail therapy in Dubai and of course a trip to Disney World to see Mickey and co. It would be lovely to jet off without needing to think about the costs and really indulging while taking in the sites and making some unforgettable memories.

New Home
A new home would be a must and I'd have several acres of land to go with it. I'd have an indoor heated pool, a cinema, a huge soft play area (I do love diving into a ball pond) and of course a big gym so I can finally burn off this baby weight, even if it is 10 years too late. On that note, I'd also have a nutritionist and personal trainer to get into great shape - it would be nice to focus on little old me for a change and have the time to do so.

New Car
My Fiesta is nearly 17 years old now and even though the Mr has a sleek and modern family car I would really like to have a Range Rover to get from A to B in comfort and style. It would be lovely to get the Mini Mes their own vehicles in just a few years time when they begin lessons too and possibly have a sports car in the garage for some convertible fun in the summer months.

Properties 
Property development is something I've always been interested in and although I wouldn't need to earn money or work if I won millions I think I would certainly want something to keep me busy day in and out or as an investment. Therefore, I would purchase a few houses, renovate them and let them out/sell them on to keep me occupied.






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49 comments :

  1. travel would be a big thing for me too! Though my first trip would be to Bond Street for a shopping spree! ;)

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  2. I'd do some sensible stuff like pay off the mortgage and then I'd look to buy a new car. I don't think it would be too fancy though as I prefer smaller cars, but I'd get the top of the range.

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  3. We don't play the lottery so sadly it won't ever happen for us but if it did then I'd invest a massive chunk of it in some of my favourite charities and then have a fab family holiday. Mich x

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  4. How incredible to think that there are people who DO spend their money like that! If I won the lottery I'd send my parents anywhere they wanted to be, buy a house that would fit us all in instead of being cramped and overcrowded, and take the money stresses off everyone I could. The Dogs trust and GOSH would get most of my money.

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  5. I would definitely spend a lot on travel, probably a yacht, set up a charity and treat my family.

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  6. For us the first thing would be an amazing family holiday whilst we decided what to do with the rest. We give a % of our salaries to charity anyway, so would do the same with a win.

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  7. We are in the middle of moving into a new house so that is off the list but if I won the lottery I probably would stop working.
    I might buy the newer Passat as well.

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  8. If I won the lottery I would pretty much do the same.........Bigger house, new car and travel the world......Perfect

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  9. Travel would be my big thing too - I'd plan as many trips as possible x

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  10. i always datdream about what i would spend a lottery win on! A house in the country would be first on my list.

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  11. I think I would buy lots of awesome houses in wonderful places and then travel the world xx

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  13. This is one of the most fascinating lottery winner's to-do-list, especially the info-graphics! If I were lucky to win France Lotto I would do the same things by far! Carry on!

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  14. If I won the lottery I would buy a nice country cottage in the countryside and a couple of ponies, goats and hens!

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  15. If I won the Lottery, I would get my Dad a nurse's aid so I do not have to do all the work in taking care of him. It is a full time job taking care of an elderly parent. I would also buy a new house with everything in it brand new! I would also travel. That is something that I love doing!

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  16. I think everyone has this dream, my biggest dream is travel, to visit the US, my biggest wish is to visit Japan, Korea and China, i'd do anything to visit those places! I'd love to take driving lessons and get a nice car. Have my own nice house and to look after my parents and family so they never had to worry about struggling for money again!

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  17. I don't play the lottery, but I still dream. I'd love to go back to university to do a doctorate, have a house with lots of land for animals and travel a bit too!

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  18. I'd buy a small farm and keep loads of animals.

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  19. Firstly sort out all my family, pay off their debts, buy them houses etc, then like you a nice house with indoor pool for me plus a villa in the Canaries. Buy a few properties to rent out as a long term income for retirement.

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  20. A house would be at the top of my list

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  21. If I won the lottery I want a bigger house and bigger car!

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  22. I would travel a lot visiting all the wonders of the world

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  23. If I won the lottery, I would take care of my family and friends and do good things with the money.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  24. If I won the lottery it would be travel and new cars for all the family

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  25. If I won the lottery my dreams and others would come true

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  26. If I won the Lottery, I sure would get a bigger house and car. I also would give to charity and help others during the Holidays!

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  27. It would have to be investment, then looking out for my loved ones' needs and then travel as my pure spending.

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  28. If I won the lottery I would pay off my mortgage and move to the coast somewhere, rather than stay in the Midlands.

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  29. These are really interesting infographics. Not splurging isn't something that gets discussed much by anyone other than people who actually play the lottery.

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  30. I have spent my lottery win in my head a few times! :)

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  31. oh goodness I like the idea of drinking the champagne on Friday lol!

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  32. I would go on holiday, buy new sofas, help my daughter buy property, if she wanted. Might need a Euromillions win though, she lives and works in London.

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  33. I would absolutely LOVE to own our house in North Wales ... Nothing particulaly lavish but a modest 4 bed detached on a village estate... dreams !!

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  34. A new home would do me. Plus one for each of my kids.

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  35. I would definitely move house, not to a mansion, but somewhere that would give us more space and have at least one "spare" bedroom, and hopefully a study so I could work in peace. It's important to make sure the children are well looked after financially too, but other than that I'd just make sure we enjoyed life :-)

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  36. If I won the lottery I would buy a big family house next to the sea.

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  37. We are buying a three bedroom house that we are going to turn into a 5 bed! With a lottery win we could do so much more!

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  38. Take early retirement and travel lots, plus get the house extended

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  39. If I won the lottery I would pay the mortgage off, go on a nice family holiday and look after all my family and friends.

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  40. Lottery Win :- Would be spent, obviously depending on amount won :- Priorities etc. I would like a Comfortable, Practical, Safe Home, much needed services would be welcome, such as :- cleaner, House Keeper etc who could order food, toiletries etc. Maybe a Chef / Cook. Chauffeur maybe, to take us out for the day, or for an evening at the Theatre etc. Beginning to seem like the life of Royalty.

    Maybe we would need to consider Investments. As we need to continue to have a good regular income to support Quality Lifestyle for remainder of life. So maybe Land, Property, Gold, Antiques,etc,etc

    I'd like to give to the Community also. Maybe provide a Community Centre where individuals, groups, families etc could attend to keep warm, get some healthy food, exercise, entertainment. They could maybe participate with the decor, naming, organisation etc. As aim would be for it to be a place for individuals to come together to maintain health, welfare and Wellbeing of the whole Community.

    Rachel Craig

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  41. I would buy a house by the sea and help others.

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  42. If I won the lottery I would definitely buy a bigger house, preferably a farm house with lots of land where I could rescue animals :) I'd make sure my family and friends were ok and give to charity.

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  43. I've given up doing the Lottery and save the money instead to buy Premium Bonds

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  44. regardless of how much money I had the only way anyone would ever get me to spend that much on one drink would be if I was dying of thirst (and even then, I'd probably think twice)

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