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    or came into a big inheritance, got a huge bonus at work, etc

    What would you do with it? I like to dream a little

    The first thing I would do is call the Department of Education to ask how much my student loans are and pay them off! And then perhaps take some time off of work so I can finish my Ph.D As it stands now, with 1 class a quarter, I feel like I am never going to finish!

    I always hear people talk about how they would quit their job and not work. Not me! I happen to love my job (especially where I am now) and I need health insurance. It's very expensive to not have it and I imagine one bad thing would take all of my money away! Plus, I would get bored not working. I think












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    I think it'd have to be an around the world trip. I love Florida and so with limited holidays, I tend to always want to spend them there but with sufficient resources, I'd love to see as many other places as I could.

    Work is an odd one. My current role is extremely stressful and I'm not sure I'd really opt to keep doing it if money wasn't a motivation but I wouldn't want to have absolutely nothing to do every day. Perhaps something completely unstressfull even if it paid peanuts just to get out and about

    oh and I too would finish my phd or more likely, I'd restart it on a newer more relevent topic
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    Ah yes, I would love to travel the world! That would be an awesome and amazing adventure

    Well, I don't think I would work nearly as much. But, it would be wonderful to have KMA money!!












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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnie, post: 305384
    Ah yes, I would love to travel the world! That would be an awesome and amazing adventure

    Well, I don't think I would work nearly as much. But, it would be wonderful to have KMA money!!
    Tell me something, doing a phd over in the states, is it a matter of having the money to pay, applying for it and doing it? So many folks seem to do one these days. Over in the UK you have to find a supervisor who's willing to take you on and generally THEY specify the topic.

    I'd be really tempted to see if I could do one remotely with an american university if it were possible for me to specify my own research topic
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    As far as I know, you get to pick your topic. You do have to get a dissertation team together and they help guide you. I haven't gotten to that point yet












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    Travel to every place i wanted to first class of course





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    First class is nice

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    Well according to Chris if he won the lottery he wouldn't tell me he said that I would tell everyone and then when people wrote to us asking for help, I'd feel sorry for them and give them money

    If I won the lottery, I'd have 2 new knees and make a big donation to the local Hospice that looked after my Dad in his last days. I'd then take a holiday and decide what to do with the rest









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    if you don't talk to me now, don't talk to me after I win the lottery!

    I want to change my answer, the very first thing I would do is hire an accountant!












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    First thing I'd do is pay off ALL the bills. Whew.

    If there was anything left... :D

    Put a "bunch" away for retirement, and for inheritances for family. Also, for some family, pay off their bills, that sort of helping thing.

    Then I'd set up a foundation. I've had many ideas through the years, but it would have something to do with supporting students who wanted to study law, languages, animal husbandry... all in memory of those who are no longer with me.

    I would share some with certain people. There is a housekeeper at work and it truly breaks my heart that she has to work. She's struggling to breathe for Pete's sake. :( It would be wonderful to make her life easier, wouldn't it?

    Then travel of course! It would be wonderful to have the time and money to travel to all the places I've always wanted to see.

    I'd enroll in all sorts of language classes and focus on that PhD in linguistics... I'd love to study Irish in Ireland, and further my education in French in France, Italian in Italy, you get the idea. I'd like to learn some Native American languages. I have this theory, you see... well, we'll save that for another time. :D

    I might actually try to open that ALF, or the bookshop (with Herself's cookies :D) or buy that goat farm and make cheese, caramel, fudge...

    Many options.






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