You bought the $20 million lotto ticket. At first, maybe you apportion some to give away to family, friends or charities.
Now, let’s say you now have $10 million you have kept to set yourself up nicely. So, what would you do?
What in your life would change? What would stay the same? Coronavirus would limit some of your options. For instance, there’d be no first class flight to Europe. No house in Provence – not for a few years at least.
So what then? A farm? A boat? A luxury mobile home? Buy out all your neighbours so you can live in peace and quiet? What selfish indulgences would you like?
And what would you have done with your first $10 million? The $10 million you shared, gave away? See, when you spend your winnings in your head, you at least get a little trip down Fantasy Lane for your money.
I’ll start. Off the top of my head: I’ll share my first $10 million with family, friends and donate toward the protection of native bushland, flora and fauna. I’d also donate toward Aboriginal education.
Since coronavirus has stomped on my travel plans, I think I might buy a nice mobile home to drive around WA.
I’d buy more plants for our garden, and I’d put money aside for Woolif and me to have a gardener, housekeeper and, later on, a nurse so we can stay living where we do.
Ask me next week, and my answer might be different.
What’s your imaginary spending spree?