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MartinH Aug 23rd 2009 9:02 pm

What do you want?
 
Ok, so here is the scenario, I have just unexpectedly come into a small sum of money (about A$100,000) and I wanted to buy myself a present (not spending it all). But......do you know I could not think of a single thing that I really want (or need) that either I don't have already or which would cost considerably more than the cash I have.

My main hobby is cycling (but I already have four bikes). I don't really wear jewellery so if I bought something it would sit in a cupboard. I have a nice car. Good telly. Computer which is fine for my needs etc. etc.

So what should I do?

sonlymewalter Aug 23rd 2009 9:17 pm

Re: What do you want?
 

Originally Posted by MartinH (Post 7869380)
Ok, so here is the scenario, I have just unexpectedly come into a small sum of money (about A$100,000) and I wanted to buy myself a present (not spending it all). But......do you know I could not think of a single thing that I really want (or need) that either I don't have already or which would cost considerably more than the cash I have.

My main hobby is cycling (but I already have four bikes). I don't really wear jewellery so if I bought something it would sit in a cupboard. I have a nice car. Good telly. Computer which is fine for my needs etc. etc.

So what should I do?

Pay some of your mortgage off mate

MartinH Aug 23rd 2009 9:45 pm

Re: What do you want?
 

Originally Posted by sonlymewalter (Post 7869399)
Pay some of your mortgage off mate

Can't - I can only pay 5% max extra off per annum

Toe Dipper Aug 23rd 2009 10:24 pm

Re: What do you want?
 
Be benevolent and give it to a worthwhile charity. You will feel good inside for the philanthropic action you have taken.

May I be as bold as to suggest a charity. One does come to my mind easily as curiously it has the same initials, .... in fact the same name as me. :p

TD

sonlymewalter Aug 23rd 2009 10:27 pm

Re: What do you want?
 

Originally Posted by MartinH (Post 7869447)
Can't - I can only pay 5% max extra off per annum

Then put it into a long term investment account with the highest interest and pay off whatever you are allowed whenever you can. Alternatively change mortgage accounts whenever you are able and do it then.

Alternatively, look at investing in a business maybe?

iamthecreaturefromuranus Aug 23rd 2009 10:39 pm

Re: What do you want?
 

Originally Posted by MartinH (Post 7869380)
Ok, so here is the scenario, I have just unexpectedly come into a small sum of money (about A$100,000) and I wanted to buy myself a present (not spending it all). But......do you know I could not think of a single thing that I really want (or need) that either I don't have already or which would cost considerably more than the cash I have.

My main hobby is cycling (but I already have four bikes). I don't really wear jewellery so if I bought something it would sit in a cupboard. I have a nice car. Good telly. Computer which is fine for my needs etc. etc.

So what should I do?

World cruise or round the world airline ticket?

Brisben Aug 23rd 2009 10:48 pm

Re: What do you want?
 

Originally Posted by MartinH (Post 7869380)
Ok, so here is the scenario, I have just unexpectedly come into a small sum of money (about A$100,000) and I wanted to buy myself a present (not spending it all). But......do you know I could not think of a single thing that I really want (or need) that either I don't have already or which would cost considerably more than the cash I have.

My main hobby is cycling (but I already have four bikes). I don't really wear jewellery so if I bought something it would sit in a cupboard. I have a nice car. Good telly. Computer which is fine for my needs etc. etc.

So what should I do?

If it was me, I would be that old car I always wanted for weekend cruising, probably about 40,000 spent.

I would do a couple of big jobs around the home I always wanted to do.

Or I would stop work for a year:lol:

comet555 Aug 24th 2009 12:06 am

Re: What do you want?
 
I'm the boring sort. That money would be sitting in a bank account earning as much interest as possible to offset the mortgage. Then when the mortgage terms allow you I would pay a chunk off.

As for someting fun, I'd probably keep about $10k-20k to the side for a nice trip or something.

AlliF Aug 24th 2009 12:58 am

Re: What do you want?
 
[QUOTE=MartinH;7869380]Ok, so here is the scenario, I have just unexpectedly come into a small sum of money (about A$100,000) and I wanted to buy myself a present (not spending it all).

Gosh it must be really nice to consider 100k a 'small' amount of money...

asprilla Aug 24th 2009 1:02 am

Re: What do you want?
 
Buy some shares in a decent company. Or buy a nice fishing boat.

moonpig Aug 24th 2009 1:30 am

Re: What do you want?
 
Vintage vw spilt screen combi punked up!!!!!:D

Zambia Aug 24th 2009 1:37 am

Re: What do you want?
 

Originally Posted by MartinH (Post 7869380)
Ok, so here is the scenario, I have just unexpectedly come into a small sum of money (about A$100,000) and I wanted to buy myself a present (not spending it all). But......do you know I could not think of a single thing that I really want (or need) that either I don't have already or which would cost considerably more than the cash I have.

My main hobby is cycling (but I already have four bikes). I don't really wear jewellery so if I bought something it would sit in a cupboard. I have a nice car. Good telly. Computer which is fine for my needs etc. etc.

So what should I do?

Leave it in a high interest easy access bank account ...there is a great sense when you know no matter what little bump life throws at you, you have got decent shock absorbers.
:thumbsup: congrats

Burbage Aug 24th 2009 1:51 am

Re: What do you want?
 

Originally Posted by Zambia (Post 7869743)
Leave it in a high interest easy access bank account ...there is a great sense when you know no matter what little bump life throws at you, you have got decent shock absorbers.
:thumbsup: congrats

Change your mortgage account and then use the 100k to pay it off.

Forget high intererst accounts, you have to pay tax on them, so in the end the interest rate you save on your mortgage is always better than the anything you can gain from a deposit account.

Also, every time you reduce the amount of interest you're paying on your mortgage, you give yourself a tax free pay rise.

TiddlyPom Aug 24th 2009 1:56 am

Re: What do you want?
 
I'm a bit short this month.

Send it to me.

:D

scottishcelts Aug 24th 2009 2:43 am

Re: What do you want?
 
Either put it in the bank - or live a little and splash out on a dream holiday. :thumbup:

There, simple.


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