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View Poll Results: what should I do with 20000 euros?

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  • Sensible; put it in my reserve savings account

    6 25.00%
  • Fun; buy a sports car for Mrs Tester

    2 8.33%
  • More fun; buy some top class Burgundies

    1 4.17%
  • Romantic; take Mrs Tester to the Riviera for a week

    3 12.50%
  • Stupid but might win favours; buy Mrs Tester some shoes

    0 0%
  • Uurgh; a dirty weekend with AndyW and a lorry load of chutney

    8 33.33%
  • Something else; specify

    4 16.67%
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    Default How to spend 20,000 euros

    After a protracted battle involving debt collectors and lots of phone calls, my last clientco, a small software house, has finally paid the 20,000 euros he still owed me, even though I’d actually given up hope of receiving it.

    How should I enjoy this windfall?
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    Spend it all on the wife, you know she deserves it.
    I am not qualified to give the above advice!

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    Step back, have a think and adjust my own own attitude from time to time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    After a protracted battle involving debt collectors and lots of phone calls, my last clientco, a small software house, has finally paid the 20,000 euros he still owed me, even though I’d actually given up hope of receiving it.

    How should I enjoy this windfall?


    Treat yourself to a really expensive case of wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    Spend it all on the wife, you know she deserves it.


    Is that you Mrs Tester?

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    Hmm... buy experiences, not perishable things.
    Stow a bundle in some shares/investments long term, and have an all-expenses trip somewhere for some quality time with your wife.

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    Get yourself a mountain of coke, vodka and hookers!
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    Thanks, but when I'm dead they can just shove my dead body through a shredder and leave me in the green bin; I won't care.
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    Assuming your wife helped you collect said dosh, definitely spend a good chunk on her.

    Create a holiday fund with the rest. As RH said: "buy experiences, not perishable things."

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    Whenever I get an unexpected windfall, I save half and spend half.

    Spend the 10k on what ever floats your boat. For me it would be a new (well secondhand) boat.
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