We have a winner!
Congratulations to J. Money, the winner of my “How would you spend $1,001?” contest.
Here’s how he said he’d spend the cash:
- The first thing I’d do is dump $500 of it into our baby’s 529 college fund. Which we have yet to still open, haha… though I reckon this would certainly help speed up the process! 😉 And I feel like $500 is a nice solid number to plop in for all future months too, but we’ll see how business and life continues… no matter what we’ll be putting in *something* every month!
- Then we’d use $300 for a nice trip out to a bed and breakfast somewhere in wine country, Virginia. Every year we try and do this for our anniversary, and those things are always so expensive in the time frames we want to go (mid to late May). It would be awesome if we got this year’s trip covered for completely!
- Then another $200 towards charities of my friends’ choice (since I don’t really connect with any myself). I’ve gotten pretty bad lately of donating money or giving time to any charities now that our own wrapped up in December, so this would be a great way to get back into the good habit of it all again. I miss not having a place I believed in 100% 🙁
- And the last $1.00 would go to a new lottery ticket! (In May, of course ;)) I figured if I got lucky enough to win this $1,001 in the first place, I should probably try and extend my good fortune!
And a big thank you to everyone who participated and helped spread the word. I’m mixing up some more crazy social experiments, so you’ll have more chances to win soon.
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