||[Jul. 14th, 2005|09:29 am]
I'm not one to talk about money much, but hey, why not. Meme taken from faheud.
1. How much money is in your wallet right now?
About $18.00 plus some change. I seem to have more quarters than a person really needs, since I got an apartment with a washer/dryer in it.
2. How much money would you need in the bank to feel secure? Rich?
Secure: I feel fairly secure right now. Rich: about $500,000 more.
3. If someone gave you $100, no strings attached, what would you do with it?
First, thank the person. Then, it would be my spending cash for the next couple of weeks. Always happy to avoid a trip to the ATM.
4. If someone gave you $1 Million, no strings attached, what would you do with it?
First, REALLY thank the person...!
My parents' house is paid off, so the obvious answer is moot. I guess I would:
--Pay up the neglected Northshield Endowment Fund to its intended level so it'd be a viable income source.
--Buy a pavilion...and store it until the day I have a boyfriend to help me put it up.
--It's new car time in about a year, woohoo. This one would actually be new.
--Send Lawrence U. enough to bring the Estelle Ray Reid Library Science scholarship benefit up to current UW-Madison SLIS tuition costs. (It paid for my first semester in 1993. It wouldn't do anywhere near that anymore.)
--Finally frame the rest of my scrolls. (Those are damned expensive to frame.)
--Reimburse my folks for the airline ticket they bought me for the France trip.
--Put enough in easily-accessible savings to pay my rent for the foreseeable future.
--Sock the rest away in my investment account.
5. How much does something have to cost before it starts counting as "real" money, as a purchase to be considered and evaluated, but below which you'll buy without really thinking about it?
I think about anything I buy, but I have different serious-thought levels for different items, i.e. about $3.99 for foodstuffs, $22 for clothing items, $50 and serious placement plans for furniture items, $15 for something I plan to donate to a raffle, etc.