(WASHINGTON) -- There really is no such thing as easy money unless someone leaves you a windfall or you somehow get lucky and win a lottery jackpot. And once the dough starts getting delivered to you by the truckload, then what?
CouponCabin.com asked about 2,500 adults what they would do with wealth beyond their wildest dreams and the answers, if not particularly earth-shattering, at least suggest that the newly rich would do more than just fill their garages with Ferraris.
Some of the things they’d consider doing include:
- Start my own business.
- Get a divorce.
- Get rid of my student debt.
- Find a job that I really want to do.
- Endow a scholarship at my college.
- Buy my parents a home closer to me so I can take care of them.
- Donate 10 percent to my church.
- Makeover my home and hire a maid.
- Buy a Steinway D Concert Grand piano.
- Pursue my dream job of teaching.
- Purchase a large RV and travel the country visiting family and friends.
- Hire a hairdresser and masseuse daily and have a chauffeur.
- Take my family to Disney World.
- Work for free for a nonprofit.
- Establish a charitable foundation.
And yet even after winning tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, 60 percent of people said they’d remain frugal in their spending habits and 55 percent would actually keep using coupons to make purchases.
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