What would I do with a million dollars?

If you got $1,000,000 cash, tax-free.. what would you do with it?

I’d just save it.

Other people replied:

  • Quit their jobs / Work part-time / Start a business
  • Buy a home / New Car / Stuff
  • Pay off their Debt / Mortgages / Credit Cards

You get the idea.

Then it got me thinking: Why couldn’t I think of anything to buy or do with the money?

I realized that it was because:

I am already living the life I want to live.

I get time off to do what I want.

I have no debt and I don’t owe anyone a penny.

I eat the food I want to eat.

I cook at home because I have the time and enjoy doing it.

I work when I can, but I don’t need to work very much due to low expenses.

When I want or need something I buy it.

I’m a minimalist, so I already pretty much own everything I REALLY want and need.

I travel as much as I want, and I wouldn’t start staying at 5-star hotels.

Everything with that million dollars I could think of doing, like taking a tour of Asia or Europe, was already in my plans “To Do”.

What would you do with a million dollars?

It forces your subconscious to reveal what it is you want to do.

Your priorities will automatically come out.

After you find out what you want to do, then  you could start planning out how to achieve what you want to do.

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.