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13 People Share What They’d Buy First if They Came Into Serious Money

The possibilities are endless, people!

I’m talking about what any of us could and would buy if we suddenly were flush with money, money, money.

Hey, it’s a lot of fun to think about…

What would you buy first if you came into a lot of cash?

AskReddit users shared their thoughts.

1. Wouldn’t that be nice?

“House cleaner and personal assistant.

Then I could spend more time with family and friemds doing the things I enjoy.”

2. Let’s go!

“I’d buy a whole apartment building/really big house and let my friends live in it with me while charging them only the bare minimal needed to keep the house bills paid with no mark up.

Because living in New York is kinda tough especially as college students.”

3. Make some music.

“Fully fund my own recording studio, buy all the gear I want for it, all the instruments, the best space, dump money on making the atmosphere amazing, high quality acoustic treatment, a private bar, a s**king area, and a lounge.

And then run it as a business. Primarily it would be for my own projects, though.”

4. The high seas.

“Some kind of sailboat I can live on for weeks at a time.

Solar panels, water filtration, plenty of storage for food.

Then I quit my job, and start collecting stamps in my passport.”

5. Turn it around.

“I’d buy the Astros and rebuild as a classy organization.

Take down the 2017 banner and trade the remnants of that team.”

6. The compound.

“A retired missile complex in the Rocky Mountains, those usually include about 100 acres of land and well over 200k sq ft of underground base.”

7. Smart.

“Spend money on a top tier financial advisor so I ever have to worry about money again.

After that, probably a new house for the family.”

8. This is gonna be good.

“A fleet of private investigators to start tracking down scammers.

Sick of those phone calls.

Let’s see how you do when I open a call centre to call you 24/7.”

9. I like this…

“I’d buy my own island.

I’d build homes for a select group of friends and family members, along with a cafe, gym, and pub.”

10. Nice and slow.

“Buy property in Wyoming or Montana – near the Rocky Mountains – and put a small or reasonably sized cabin on the land, have a barn built, grow crops, build furniture…. basically live off of the land.

The foolish thing to do when you come into money, is to start spending it like crazy. Always have money incoming, when you have money outgoing. I lived off of a trust fund, and had budgeted money for a while, but did not save that money, and then when the trust account was closed out, the remainder of the money which was allotted to me was $100,000 but subtract about $20,000 paid to the government in taxes.

The money was spent within 2 years. Stupid people spend all their money, and all we have are cautionary tales to give at the end of our bank accounts.”

11. Family.

“My sister’s house. I used to live there.

It’s a property owned by my parents. They told me they were selling so I needed to move out.

Except they didn’t sell, they let me sister live there because she committed a felony and lost her job.”

12. Interesting…

“I’d fund three aquariums/ zoos.

All of these would be designed with the highest regard for animal welfare and conservation.

One would be best, most state-of-the-art aquarium/zoo/amusement park ever. Admission as cheap as I could economically make it (free ideally, but even with a ridiculous endowment from me and generous donations, you probably need some recurring revenue to cover operating costs. Generous discounts for students and those of limited means).

Snatch a bunch of people from the Georgia Aquarium and Disney to run it. To staff it, I’d try to find kids like me who always loved nature, the ones who would have majored in marine biology if they thought it’d pay at all. Provide a magical experience that’s both educational and fun.

One would be a super fancy event venue, except I’m not renting it to the jet set. It’d be for Bar Mitvahs, proms, and fraternity formals. Luxury hotel attached. Incredible bar and kitchen. Great DJs and cover bands on retainer.

And one would be in my house, for pure James Bond villain vibes.”

13. I’m on board with this.

“I’d buy a roller rink to skate in anytime I want to.

It’s my thing, and I don’t like dodging people’s kids when I practice my tricks.”

Now it’s your turn!

Tell us what you’d buy first in the comments.

We can’t wait to hear from you!