Today, I am linking up with Holly and Kristie. We all fantasize about what we would do with lottery winnings. Here are my plans for my fake fortune. I think you will find there is just enough charity involved to offset the greed.
Pay off my mortgage then donate the house: I would pay off the mortgage on our current home, fix it with things like a new roof, windows, and carpet. Then, I would donate it to an organization who could place a family in need in the house they may not have otherwise had. In my line of work, I work with homeless families on a near daily basis. I would love to be able to give something nice to a deserving family. I would also make sure they were set up with some kind of assistance for costs like utilities, etc, until they get on their feet.
Buy my family our dream house: I wouldn't buy anything so huge that it would not seem like home, but it would have at least 4 bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen,a finished basement, huge closets, and a toy room. The backyard would have a lovely privacy fence and an in-ground swimming pool. I may also have guest house out back for when our family visits. I would hand pick the neighborhood and make sure that it is near the best schools.
Hire a male maid: Why a male? Well, in my mind, seeing a man clean (and clean well) is good for the soul. (hehe) It won't matter what he looks like, because men who clean are instantly attractive. He could look like Mr. Bean, but appear as hot as George Clooney as long as he has a feather duster in his hand.
Pay off Debt: Kind a boring one and a no-brainer. My biggest pay off would be my student loans for my Master's Degree. My edumuhcation was 'spensive.
Personal Trainer: I would pay Jillian Michaels to come to my house and train me her damn self instead of using the DVDs. At least that way, I could tell her where to stick her plank ups in person. It would be much more satisfying.
Personal Chef: I would have someone come and help me plan my healthy meals. I still like to cook, so they wouldn't have to do ALL the work. Just do all my planning for me. Cause I obviously suck at it...
Scholarship Fund and College Fund: Charity time! I would set up a scholarship fund for students in need. I would also set something up for adults who want to go back to school or attend for the first time. What can I say? I am a guidance counselor. I eat, sleep, and breathe scholarships during the school year. I see how they impact lives. I would love to be a part of that. I would also put back a bunch of money for my own kids and their college education.
Vacation, vacation, vacation! I would go every-freakin-where. I would probably start with a tour of Europe. I would rent a car and drive around the round about in London repeatedly, just so I could say, "Hey, kids look! It's Big Ben, Parliament..." multiple times.
Voicemail Message: I would pay Morgan Freeman to do my outgoing voicemail message. I would make sure he worked in the phrase "titty sprinkles" somewhere...just because.
Those are the best things I could think of. It would just be really nice to buy whatever the hell I want, when I want it and not have to have buyers remorse.