If money were no object...

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  1. CDGator

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    If you won the lottery and money were no concern, what's your very first purchase?
     
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    2-5K acres of rolling woodlands as far from people as possible. My second purchase would be a log cabin in the middle of it, and third would be whatever it took to pay the cable company to run fiber to my door.
     
    • MJMGator

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      I’d buy a round or 20 at the closest bar.
       
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        A security system and maybe a lake house to go with it.
         
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          This guy had his answer ready . . .

           
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          • CaseyGator

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            I’m really not interested in buying things. I’m more interested in doing whatever I damn well please with my time.
             
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                I would do nothing...

                Well you don't need money for that. My cousins broke, doesn't do sht!
                 
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                • Detroitgator

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                  You get it
                   
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                    Use my time to be with the people/experiences I want to spend my time with.
                     
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                      Wouldn't it be great that when you met someone and they asked, "So what do you do?", you could answer, "Whatever I want to."
                       
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                        Even better, if the person asking buys you a beer! ... or two! ;)
                         
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                            @Seedy’s first purchase would be a boat
                            Then we would be off chasing 70 (degrees) somewhere.

                            Always saw us retiring with a big RV and visiting all the SEC stadiums. Losing interest quickly with all the politics in sports.

                            I’m with Casey in that I want the experiences. A beach house would be great but I want to travel.
                             
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                              I can't say. Even outlining in vague terms could get me arrested at a later date. :suspect:
                               
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                              • Detroitgator

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                                All those activities are indicative of what Casey is talking about... having control of ones time.

                                Time is finite for everyone, you can't buy time. The only thing you can try and control is the utilization of the time you have. I've posted a zillion times about this over the last 20 years on GSMB and here.

                                When I (wife and I) decided that I was getting out of the Army, I knew then that I wanted as much control over my time as possible. I only know two routes to achieving this, and either one were fine with me (because with option 1, it's about what you do with the time you do have control of):

                                1. Low(er) risk approach: Accept "less" (relatively speaking) now, possible really nice payoff down the road. Under this route, and I'm dead serious, the best options are things like firefighter or pilot (think Zambo). You have a schedule, you work that schedule. When you are done with your "shift," you are DONE (no paperwork, need you to do this...) until your next "shift." You can then choose to do "whatever you want" in that time off, or you can start other things that will give you even greater independence/control over your time down the road. This is the "low risk" route, and I seriously considered the firefighter route at age 31 when getting out (pilot route a better option to start when younger for a bunch of reasons). One of my very few true friends is also a UF/Army alum. After his four years as an officer in the Army, he went firefighter route. He's getting close to retirement, and because of the choices he made with his time off (started lawn cutting business, sold it, started another one... a couple of rental properties...), he now lives in a killer house on a canal, on a cul de sac in Boca next door to multi-millionaires (because he bought his as a trashed zombie house and rebuilt the insides). Zambo has a similar life, but is able to enjoy Betty and Baja due to the higher income level and wife's income. Both my examples are living what appear to be pretty phenomenal, relatively stress free and secure lives. Oh, and NEITHER of those jobs require a college education (but don't hurt). The key with these jobs is that when you are off, you are OFF.
                                2. High risk approach: Go full tilt building your own businesses/multiple revenue streams and achieving financial independence and thus control of your time. But the key here is that you have to build them to a point where you don't have to be present to generate the income. I have local friends that are doctors, dentists, eye docs... all with their own practices and all doing well financially, but they can't even take spring break with there kids because they have to be in their office when all the other kids are on vacation and need dental/eye appointments. This is called being "self-employed" and gives you very little control of your time during your working year. The potential upside of the "high risk" route is that this is the only route that will give one near total independence and control over their time, and can do so well before the age of 40.
                                So, to recap, I'd buy a bigger lake house than previously planned, and my party barge will be tricked out like you cannot even believe.... like maybe a helipad on top of my party barge! ;)

                                Something like if these two mated!
                                yacht.jpg
                                pb.jpg
                                 
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                                  • Detroitgator

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                                    My boys and I always throw in "Prestige Worldwide" comments to each other if we are working on a presentation for something... "Investors? Possibly YOU!"
                                     
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                                      A ridiculous beach home on PB or Jupiter Island where I could relax with family.

                                      But first, some guy’s buying everyone drinks at some local bar. Probably check that out.
                                       
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                                        Big house in a calm cove at Lake of the Ozarks...and a big ass boat to go with it. Spend all summer there and travel to warmth during the winters.
                                         

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