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What would you do with a free $1,000?

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It’s funny how people talk about wanting to lose 10lbs, but when you ask them if they’ve changed their diet or hit the gym, they say, “Well, I was really busy last week…”

Same with money. How many people do you know who talk about what they would do with an extra $1,000/month…but if you ask them what they’ve done to earn more, they start mumbling about how they’re “still looking for an idea…”?

I decided to do an experiment.

What would you do with an extra $1,000? Would you use it to pay off debt? Take a trip? Sock it away in your savings account?

Let’s find out.

I’m giving away $1,001 as an experiment to see what one of you will do with it. No catch. All I ask is that you tell me how you spent the money.

(Why $1,001? Because Indian people always add an extra 1.)

I’ll pick the winner on Monday 4/23.

Here’s the link to sign up to get a chance to win $1,001:
http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/1001-dollars/

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Lenora
Lenora
4 years 3 months ago

I would send an extra payment on my mortgage!

Steve
Steve
4 years 3 months ago
My first impulse was the same, but, I decided I’d make a weblog out of reinvesting Ramit’s money back with Ramit’s stuff. Reason #1: taxes: If Ramit gives a check, he has to report it to the IRS (it’s over $400). If I get $1000 in free info, that saves me ~30% in tax, so I rocked an instant 42.8% return, tax free, without lifting a finger ($1000/$700 post tax = 1.4285). Reason #2: If Ramit gives me free info, there’s not an auditor in the world who can tax either of us for free advice. Double bonus! With this,… Read more »
jennifer
jennifer
1 month 17 days ago

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Denise
Denise
4 years 3 months ago

I’d pay off credit card debt. Maybe save 15 or 20% of it for a letterpress machine

Seth Engstrom
Seth Engstrom
4 years 3 months ago

Not the clearest form Ramit! You should label your fields.

Anyhow, I will be putting all $1001.00 into my Vanguard Money Market account. From there it will be used along with 3,999 other dollars to max out non-deductible IRA for Roth conversion. Thanks!

Rohit
Rohit
4 years 3 months ago

I would use the money to start a new (non-tech) business idea that I have in mind, and have completely chalked out.

Priscilla Yearwood
Priscilla Yearwood
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to start my business and get my web site up and kick off my new bz.

Elle
4 years 3 months ago

I’d send that money in to pay down my student loan.

Pete
Pete
4 years 3 months ago

I would use the $1000 to build my side business of providing professional style photos and videos to realtors. I don’t have the funds right now to market myself in any way. I haven’t even bought business cards yet. But if I can grow my side business from the 5 clients I have to 10 or more I will be able to nearly double the amount of money I bring in to my household monthly.

Carla
Carla
4 years 3 months ago

Pete,

I actually did this in the Birminham, AL area in 2000. It did not work well at the time because the Realtors all wanted to post the video on their websites and it just was not feasable. Now everyone has high speed internet and you can just link to Youtube.

Happy to talk more about it if you are interested.

Good Luck!
Carla

Nick LeRoy
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to fund content creation and links… um I mean advertisements to funnel people to my sites.

Kathleen
Kathleen
4 years 3 months ago

pay on a credit card

Gregory Ciotti
4 years 3 months ago

Invest in my own personal education, definitely.

I already do it, but for me, this $1,001 would be spent on books and “knowledge investment”.

Trizzzat
Trizzzat
4 years 3 months ago

This is post is funny since last week people were looking to strike millions on the mega millions drawing so I had already thought of an answer for lottery type winnings. The truth is if I won any kind of money without working for it I would just go and blow it on whatever I wanted…probably a 1001 dollar steak. The saying is “easy come, easy go”.

Ashley Baker
Ashley Baker
4 years 3 months ago

That would go towards Student Loans for Grad school of course.

Lesley Myrick
4 years 3 months ago

I would invest the $1001 in my freelance business:
– I’d use $200 to register for an art/craft show in LA in July to show and sell my work
– A little more would go towards buying/renting supplies for the show display to make my booth appealing to buyers
– The rest would go to paying off the iMac I just bought (with no interest financing, woot)

Dude. This is such a neat idea – looking forward to reading other responses and seeing where the money gets used. Thanks Ramit!

Terri R. Munro
Terri R. Munro
4 years 3 months ago

Ramit, I’d hire a business consultant I’ve been looking at who specializes in female financial planners business plans and accountability. She is also Indian and kicks ass, just like you!! 🙂

Noah Bradley
4 years 3 months ago

Fly out to a convention/workshop in my industry. Use the extra funds to try and take a few attendees/speakers out to lunch.

Camilo Oliveira
4 years 3 months ago

I would give it to my brother who will get married in five months, and I agreed to help him with some costs of the ceremony, that he needs to pay in advance.

Katy
Katy
4 years 3 months ago

I will use it pay off a credit card debt so I can cancel that card and stop worrying about it. I had about 5 credit cards and trying to cancel all but 2 of them (just down to 1 more now) because I really only need a Mastercard and Visa. Then after that, I can worry about other things like my freelance business which I plan to focus all my energy on since my last month was occupied with a huge move.

Mike
Mike
4 years 3 months ago

Hire a high end escort girl and probably do some drugs. If you’re paying.

Tra
Tra
4 years 3 months ago

Easy-peasy….I’m getting married this October. It would go straight into that wedding fund.

Joey
Joey
4 years 3 months ago

I would ask you to keep it and have it go toward your class for the next time you open up either Dream Job or Earn1K. No joke, not brown-nosing.

annabel gonzalez
annabel gonzalez
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use it to enroll on your next Earn1k course.

John
4 years 3 months ago

I would use that $1001 to pay the next month’s mortgage payment and have that much more breathing room per month.

annabel gonzalez
annabel gonzalez
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use it to enroll on your next Earn1k course. (Investing in myself)

annabel gonzalez
annabel gonzalez
4 years 3 months ago

Education! I’d use it to enroll on your next Earn1k course. (Investing in myself)

Mimi Plevin-Foust
4 years 3 months ago
I’d use it to invest in developing two new income streams: 1) offering part of my home as a vacation rental suite (already in progress, would pay for installing a new bathroom sink) – about $450 2) Creating a home voiceover studio for my daughter and I to begin a side business recording voiceovers, individually or as a mom & daughter team. I’ve gotten advice on how to set this up inexpensively, but still sound professional – about $500 3) $50 to give to charity – my current favorite is clean cookstoves to help improve family health in the developing… Read more »
gomezoscar
4 years 3 months ago

I’d buy your Earn1K course.

Cindy
Cindy
4 years 3 months ago

I’m turning 20 on April 23rd! I’m currently reading your book, and as a birthday gift to myself I’ll set up a Lifecycle fund on my IRA.

Erika Femrite
4 years 3 months ago

$195 – Minnesota Interactive Media Association membership
$629.95 – Adobe Photoshop CS5 so I can more efficiently do my freelance work
$158.00 – Shazzam Platform Shoes I’ve been wanting
$18.05 – Steak dinner at Chris Ruth’s

Marc
Marc
4 years 3 months ago

Adobe Photoshop C6 is available as a beta (that should work for about a year) to the general public. It’s awesome. You could use it for a year, and make more than enough over the length of the beta to buy it outright when it launches.

Go check it out:

http://download.cnet.com/Adobe-Photoshop-CS6-beta/3000-2192_4-75689052.html

Olivier Gingras-Audet
Olivier Gingras-Audet
4 years 3 months ago

Hey Ramith,

I would definitly use that money to get your course. However, since it’s not available right now, I would invest the money in the creation of my eBook and the plateform around it… And then get your course with the revenue! 😛

MikeW
MikeW
4 years 3 months ago

I’ve been paying off my credit cards for the past 2+ years. I started with a balance of ~$20K. I’m down to my last $4K, which should be paid off in about 6 months. I’m already going to max out my Roth IRA, so paying off my credit cards will get me closer to the point where I can start contributing my “credit card” payments to a second retirement account.

JR
JR
4 years 3 months ago

Fly to New York City. Drink your ass under the table. Go home.

Junice Hwang
Junice Hwang
4 years 3 months ago

Ramit, I would use $80 for new running shoes (includes 20% off coupon valid until June -What can I say? I am a frugal Korean girl). And gratefully put the rest to beef up my Roth!

Joe
Joe
4 years 3 months ago

I’d treat myself to a nice dinner ($50-100) and invest the rest, probably into my IRA.

Zach
Zach
4 years 3 months ago

definitely towards airfare for a (hopefully) upcoming interview in NYC

Tejas
Tejas
4 years 3 months ago

Setting up a website as a side project; to earn some money.

I will use $1001 for operating expense.

Domain Name registration
Hosting provider
Communication expense.

$1001 will cover my operating expense for few months if not entire year (subject to traffic on my site) and also some marketing expense.

MJ
MJ
4 years 3 months ago

i’ll give it to poor syrian refugees

GT
GT
4 years 3 months ago

I’d rent a Rolls Royce with a 29.99% APR credit card, go on a 4 day road trip where I stay at Ritz-Carltons (also on the credit card), and spend the entire 1,001 on winning stuffed animals out of a drop-claw machine in a Denny’s (that I pay the with my credit card). One day I’ll get around to finding a job to pay off all these credit cards. Gotta go… I need to get back to my video fames.

nyuck nyuck nyuck… jk

Kacie
4 years 3 months ago

I’m getting an error message when I try to submit.

For me, $1k isn’t a game-changing amount of money, but it WOULD be a welcome boost.

I’d put $100 to charity. I give 10% away of all my income.

I’d do something fun with $100 — maybe a nice dinner out and passes to the zoo with my family.

Then, I’d put $800 in my IRA as I’m not yet maxing it out.

Chris
4 years 3 months ago

I would use that $1001.00 to assist in researching prospective clients for my media design business. On a side note, great job on Chase Jarvis Live. Great advice.

Jyll Stuart
Jyll Stuart
4 years 3 months ago

Ramit, I would give the money to a group here in Henryville Indiana that is working on rebuilding the tornado-destroyed houses for those who were uninsured.

Jason
Jason
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use it to make an extra payment on student loan. That much closer to debt freedom.

Doug
4 years 3 months ago

Easy, I would put it towards my daughters college fund.

Samantha
Samantha
4 years 3 months ago

i’m sad i can’t win since i’m in canada. but if i did, i’d use the dough for a golf trip for me and my hubby. he’s turning 40 next month.

Mel Ryan
Mel Ryan
4 years 3 months ago

I never got a confirmation email. =/

Raul
Raul
4 years 3 months ago

The escort girl and doing drugs guy is so hilarious!

I´d buy your course, but before that I´d ask for a discount from you, using your scripts on negotiation and I would ask for a 2×1 discount on your next 1K courses, or I would pay 1,000 for the first one, and a dollar for the second one.

Cheers from México Compadre.

Bre
Bre
4 years 3 months ago

great answer (and hilarious too

Sweta
Sweta
4 years 3 months ago

Just wanted to say that the Indians adding an extra 1 thing is hilarious. When I graduated high school I got a lot of checks for $51/$101. Another number that Indians love is $1116. Sadly I’ve never received a check for that amount.

Erica
Erica
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to pay down my credit card debt so I can worry less about it and concentrate more on earning more.

P
P
4 years 3 months ago

I’m a debt free student. I’d transfer $200 to my long term savings account, 2x $100 to my short term savings accounts for my next trips, I’d buy a $40 German language learning guide which has great reviews to treat myself and with the remaining I’d buy highlining/climbing gear.

But that’s not going to happen because I’m not from the States.

infmom
4 years 3 months ago

I would put the money in our money market account to replace what we just withdrew to pay our property taxes.

If the email confirmation would ever arrive, that is.

Robert Redding
Robert Redding
4 years 3 months ago

The email confirmation function doesn’t seem to be working……

Omar
Omar
4 years 3 months ago

I will use it to pay extra to my mortgage since it would be my greatest leverage.

In Mexico the mortgage rates are significantly higher than in the US. Mine is 11.4%, so it doesn’t make sense to invest it to get 8% return.

Paying an extra $1,001 dls would mean to shave off at least 5 months at the end, so I would use it for that… before my wife finds out I have extra money. Her answer would be “shoes” …

Erin
4 years 3 months ago

All extra money is going into a house fund – saving to buy our first house and also to have a 6 month emergency account. We are getting so close!

Trav
Trav
4 years 3 months ago

I would add it to my savings, to be able to pick up a rock for my GF sooner!!!

Marc
Marc
4 years 3 months ago
Hey Ramit, Over the last year, thanks to your material I’ve been able to: – Increase the rates I charge clients by 1000% (!) thanks to Find Your First Profitable Idea (FYFPI). After calculating my taxes, I’ve earned well over $7000 extra on the side. – Using free material you provided up to the launch of Find Your Dream Job on resumes, cover letters, interviews and the briefcase technique, I landed my a 6 month contract in addition to regular clients on the side. In counting just through the end of 2011, I was able to earn an additional $7000,… Read more »
hillarie
hillarie
4 years 3 months ago

I’ll follow my general rule for any “windfalls” (tax refund, gifted money).

25% to mortgage
25% to non-retirement mutual funds (retirement accounts are handled via other means, fully funded)
50% to fun times, most likely my travel account

Robert
Robert
4 years 3 months ago

$250 set aside to pay taxes on that $1000 when it comes in. The rest to save for a replacement car, since ours will break eventually.

Annabel González
Annabel González
4 years 3 months ago

I’d invest in my education: I’d use it to enroll in your Earn1k course.

Stacy McKenna
Stacy McKenna
4 years 3 months ago

Homeowners insurance (yes, I own my home – I got tired of landlords selling out from under me and forcing me to move!) and framing for some excellent artwork I recently acquired after 7 years of wanting it.

Eric
Eric
4 years 3 months ago

Spend it on a vacation.

Christopher Adams
4 years 3 months ago

Depending on what kind of investment I can get with the $1000, I would invest it or pay off my student loans.

Eric
Eric
4 years 3 months ago
I can’t help but feel late to the game… I know in the spirit of IWTY, I should say something sexy. credit cards! Savings! Investing! In all honesty, I would give it to my lawyer to continue my divorce. I have enough money for one more trial (child custody, this wednesday), and after that, I might have to do the assets by myself. if i don’t get custody (I didn’t last time), im going to have to just accept the courts decision, and go to trial without a lawyer later on… ah well
Lee
Lee
4 years 3 months ago

I’d like to use the money to invest in a continuing education course in order to make a career change. Specifically, I a’m hoping to use the 1k to put towards a certificate program in certified financial planning and eventually sit for the CFP, Series 7 and Series 63 exams so that I can transition from my current job into the financial planning/wealth management field. In the long term, I hope to someday open my own financial planning firm.

Caroline Hardy
4 years 3 months ago

I would put the $1,001 in my savings account.

Steve
Steve
4 years 3 months ago

take fifty potential mentors out for lunch or coffee

great way to keep on learning…

Daniel
Daniel
4 years 3 months ago

I would go skydiving and save whatever I had left over.

Sid
Sid
4 years 3 months ago

laddered CD.

Keita
Keita
4 years 3 months ago

I’ll be graduating from university this June so I’ll use the $1001 towards my student loan (100% of it).

Purvi Rajani
Purvi Rajani
4 years 3 months ago

I would throw an epic party with a band, fireworks, champagne and fantastic cocktails. The guest list would include my friends from the local start-up, tech, VC and media community. I would pay for the party myself and use the $1k to fly Ramit up from SFO first class.

Brian
4 years 3 months ago

I would spend $250.25 on 4 different advertising channels for my business, to try and figure out the best way to reach potential customers.

Stephanie
Stephanie
4 years 3 months ago

Ramit! I’d probably use $1,001 to max out my IRA which I just set up.

Ismail
Ismail
4 years 3 months ago

I’d buy a round trip ticket from NY to California and fly out to treat you to a lunch. I’d like to pick your brain on this business venture I have recently started as a way of earning more money on the side.

Anything left over will go towards paying for a booth at a small business conference in NYC in May. (small business owners in NY are my target market)

Sarah L
Sarah L
4 years 3 months ago

I would give away 10% to a couple of my favorite charities. I’d take $800 and put it towards my $5,000 roth contribution. I’d take the last hundred and consider it my “play” money.

Austin Wood
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to pay off my college loans.

sunny
sunny
4 years 3 months ago

When I click on “Read official rules” it doesn’t provide the rules. Ramit, are there no rules to this contest? Seems very shady.

sunny
sunny
4 years 3 months ago

It looks like you only get to see the rules when a link is sent to you via e-mail after you enter.

Based on the rules, it appears that he sells your contact information to those who offer “I Will Teach You To Be Rich affiliate content.”

I already regret signing up.

Charles-Eric Dessart
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use it to pay my first motorbike. American dream 🙂

Ed
Ed
4 years 3 months ago
Huh. 71 comments in, and nobody has confessed that they’ll use the money to fuel their raging online porn habit. This is the internet, and statistically speaking*, that’s the most likely outcome, so this is odd, to say the least. Then again, maybe this means that I should read and/or visit different websites . . . Jokes aside, I would just deposit the money into my online checking account. In a twist, though, I would create a separate account entitled “Ramit’s Gift” so I could watch it grow. Soon it would be $1,010, then $1,100, then eventually I would have… Read more »
Jacquelin
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use the money to buy Google Ad Words ads to test a couple of my Tim Ferriss-inspired “muse projects.” Haven’t had the ovaries (or the funds) to test them out yet, but I know at least 2 of them are gold, thanks to your free lessons you’ve been giving us the last couple months. Oh! And I’d save a little to order some glittery duct tape from England- I make hula hoops, and I’ve been eyeing this particular hoop tape for a while now, but it’s pricey! Thanks and good luck to all!!

BV
BV
4 years 3 months ago
Stick the money in a 5 year ISA at approx 3-4% interest (as its not enough to qualify for a bigger type of account with higher interest) and then forget about it. It’s the same policy as smoking – I’m halfway to quitting (using electronic cigarettes) but since the money saved already is substantial, I stick it into an account and ignore it. It’s as if the money doesn’t exist, as I don’t use it to pay down debt – it’s “invisble money”. Can be used if I crash a car or brake my leg or something incredibly substsantial like… Read more »
A-ron
A-ron
4 years 3 months ago

I’d piss 25% away on whatever I felt like, then take the other 75% and invest it in business experiments (i.e. more elaborate, and therefore more expensive validation tests).

OR, and I know he probably doesn’t need one, he does fine on his own, I’d get Ramit a nice “call” lady, which is probably what he wants us to do with the money anyway 🙂

Donna Freedman
4 years 3 months ago

I’d plug it into my Roth IRA. Just got hit with a nearly $2,000 co-pay for my recent surgery, so $1,001 sounds pretty tasty.

Philipp Ulrich
4 years 3 months ago

I would invest the money in medical therapy that isn’t covered by healthcare and if there’s something left it would go into technical equipment for my home office.

helena
helena
4 years 3 months ago

I’ll use it to pay back my “Unexpected things” account and my ultrasound!

francisco noperi
francisco noperi
4 years 3 months ago

Pay half of my $2000 ticket, so i could have my license valid, drive again, since i can’t afford it. My truck is just sitting there, & haven’t drove it since last year.

Pam
Pam
4 years 3 months ago

I signed up, but where do I fill in my response?? I keep expecting to get a fillable form, but haven’t yet, just requests to share the link… ??? Anyone??

John
4 years 3 months ago

I would pay down debt.

Interesting way to get valid email addresses of the target audience. If 1000 people sign up, that is 1 cent per email address. Plus you know they are a targeted demographic interested in financial matters. Nice job.

Phil
Phil
4 years 3 months ago

Your comment is spot on lol. Ramit didn’t get rich by accident 😉

Paul
4 years 3 months ago

John, actually if 1000 new people sign up with their email that would be at an approximate cost of roughly 1.00 per email since he is offering $1,001.00 to the winner.

steve
steve
4 years 3 months ago

Or you could put that money towards math class.

Chris
Chris
4 years 3 months ago

I’d pay my taxes…..

victoria
victoria
4 years 3 months ago

Recently decided to try to pay off the $21,000 left of my student loans by my birthday this October to be entirely debt-free. Planning to make a $3-4k payment each month for the next 6 months. That $1,001 would go straight towards being student loan free.

Ryan
Ryan
4 years 3 months ago

I don’t have any debt…..so, hmmmmm.

Let’s see, first I’d buy Ramit some Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers cause I want to see just big how big a pepper freak Ramit really is. Then I’d give $500 of it as a donation to Cal Poly Pomona where I received my first engineering degree. Lastly, I’d use the rest to buy some new tires and sign up for a track day at Laguna Seca.

Simone
Simone
4 years 3 months ago
$101 for a charity that gives out micro grants (kiva.org) $320 for a 10-pack of Thesis licenses for WordPress, which allows rapid development of great websites $80 for additional tech books to eval other web technologies (Joomla, Ruby, e-commerce) $500 for a professional painter to paint the interior hallway/exterior of my 4-family rental property. I do have both of your courses. I started with FYFPI last August. I have found my first profitable idea and have been working on it since and totally love it. I recently purchased EARN1K to bring my business to the next level. This month I… Read more »
Matthew McDermott
Matthew McDermott
4 years 3 months ago

My wife and I are in the process of purchasing a brick and mortar business from a gentleman who is retiring. This $1000 will go straight into our marketing budget to help drive sales during the off months (there’s some seasonality to this business). Great promo idea – good luck to your winner!

Francisco Soto
4 years 3 months ago

I will put it on an index fund and when it makes another $1001 I will give it away in a social experiment to find out what people would do with a free $1001 check.

briack
briack
4 years 3 months ago

I would probably use the money to get IT certification and gets some books on programming if i feel up for the task

DMC
DMC
4 years 3 months ago

Ramit,
Every time I read your blog I expect to see extraordinary material. This is the first post to disappoint me.

In the past you’ve recognized thoughtful and creative responses — I immediately signed up and started thinking of what I would do with $1000. But the contest seems to be based solely on referrals. This goes against your message of attracting people by providing lasting value. I gladly tell my friends about your advice and techniques, but not about $1000 sweepstakes.

Have fun with the experiment. It’s interesting to read what other people would do with the money. Good luck to everyone!

hlh
hlh
4 years 3 months ago

Either-
1. I would invest half of it in low risk mutual funds and then take the other half over to my friend Asadulah who works in securities…
or
2. I’ll tell you what I’d do, man: two chicks at the same time, man. Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I were a thousandaire I could hook that up, too; ’cause chicks dig dudes with money.

Jsubra
Jsubra
4 years 3 months ago

Why would anyone would pay me a 1K for free? All the posts just refer to what they have wanted to do even before the 1K.

Sol
Sol
4 years 3 months ago

I’ve been earning extra money with a side business and have been paying off my debt. Last week, found out that I need a repair to my house that will run about $900. I would use the money to pay for that repair so that I can stay on track with my debt reduction goal.

Whatever is leftover goes to a nice dinner with my wife. After all, I work hard, I’m paying my debt down, why not use a small part of the money for something for myself?

Ahmed Agiba
Ahmed Agiba
4 years 3 months ago

What I’ll do?!! What I’ll do?!! Hummm. I’m thinking!!! It’s confusing thing when we say about money. Honestly, it’ll be great to get 1.001$ for free, and it will be more excited when I convert it to my currency (1 Dollar equivalent to 6 Egyptian Pounds) So, when I win a 1.001$; I’ll pay a part of them to Somali children, and the rest I’ll use it to have fun 😉

Camille
Camille
4 years 3 months ago

From those $1001, I’ll
– take out $400 that are currently missing to pay our trip in Scandinavia with my wife in September. Note that I’m planning to do freelancing on the side to really get those $400.
– and probably put the rest aside because I actually prefer to have some money available if something breaks on my car (I still have a $1200 estimate for “minor repairs” from my garagist)
I won’t pay my loan with it, this is really not enough 🙂

Jess
Jess
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it together with savings to invest in a rental property to get our family a little closer to realising our dream home = )

April C.
April C.
4 years 3 months ago

I would open an investment account to mirror what my IRA is. Low broker fees! Whoop! I also need to hire an accountant/tax business advisor, my side jobs have replaced my income over the last 3 years. I just need to find out how to manage it all to my/our best interests. Change is coming – it’s all good!

Susan
Susan
4 years 3 months ago
I would use the money to help pay for a medical procedure that is not covered by insurance in our state (even though it is FDA-approved and may save my daughter’s life). I will save, earn, or borrow the money, regardless, but $1001 would certainly be a jump-start towards paying for this procedure. If I didn’t have this procedure to pay for, I’d use the money to: –Take a class in creative writing –Buy new wrist braces for my carpal tunnel (so I can keep writing) –Sign up for oboe lessons (I’ve always wanted to learn to play the oboe)… Read more »
Bethany Smith
4 years 3 months ago
If I win the $1,000 experiment, I will do three things with the money. First, I will set up a website and pay hosting for the year. Freelance writing clips should be online, and I don’t like advertising for my blogging company each time I give clients the link. I’m tired of looking like a beginner. Next, I will buy books that teach how to format and market eBooks so I can keep making extra money. Finally, with that extra dollar I will buy a coffee for my smart friend so she can tell me how she got her two-book-deal.… Read more »
Timothy J. Wedge
Timothy J. Wedge
4 years 3 months ago

My wife and I would use it as seed money for our next “business” venture based on Ramit’s classes.

Anthony
Anthony
4 years 3 months ago

I would completely pay off my credit card debt, and contribute what’s left over for summer classes

Brian
Brian
4 years 3 months ago
This is a pretty easy one for me. The first thing I’m doing is taking 201 bucks for just having fun and doing whatever the heck I feel like it with. Ok, it’s not a lot of money, but it’s a nice dinner or a plane ticket to see my girlfriend or a better iPod that I wouldn’t have before. something frivolous (or useful, like some new dress shirts and ties) but selfish nonetheless. I’m taking 200 and applying it to 2011’s amount in my Roth IRA, (note, not current year). And I’m putting 200 in to my savings account,… Read more »
Dana
Dana
4 years 3 months ago

I got married in August. My husband and I are both graduate students, so the wedding was a simple, DIY-filled affair on a small budget. Because of our financial constraints for the wedding itself, we were unable to afford a honeymoon after the wedding. We’re slowly saving up for a trip, so this money would go straight into the honeymoon fund!

Sarah
Sarah
4 years 3 months ago

It would definitely go to getting me a month ahead on my bills 🙂

John Evens
John Evens
4 years 3 months ago

I would use the money to cover closing costs to re-finance my mortgage. Reducing my rate by 1% would save me over $17000 in interest and would take advantage of the work I have done to improve my credit score.

Sarah R
Sarah R
4 years 3 months ago

I would send a $1000 payment to my credit card… paying it off. Another one bites the dust!

Michelle Verbeeck
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to first help a friend dealing with cancer and being out of work in paying for his monthly drugs, and part of it I would use to pay for my gym expenses in hiring a trainer to help me get my life and my body back on track. To help me lose my over 100 lbs, and have a new life! It’s time to change my life.

Pamela
Pamela
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use it to register for sign language courses at the college near me. This would be a valuable skill to make me stand out in my field. I’m in the first course now.

Shawn McAfee
4 years 3 months ago

I would invest that sum of 1000 back into training and course work to help me grow/launch my business and future businesses.

Keith Johnson
Keith Johnson
4 years 3 months ago

I would use $800 to pay off the remainder that I owe on my vehicle so that I can finally be driving for free until it dies. The remaining $200 I would just have fun with as I have always believed when you get something you didn’t expect you should have a little fun you wouldn’t normally have been able to otherwise life is too boring. Slowly plugging at this debt so I can get out of it.

Kaylene
4 years 3 months ago

I would invest it in my photography business that I set up last year, with most (if not all) going into marketing.

Alex Huras
Alex Huras
4 years 3 months ago

I would partition the money based on the 5 categories I’ve divided my life and spend it equally: social, financial, mental, spiritual, and physical. Socially, I’d buy a groupon I just saw for paddleboarding lessons for me and a friend. Mentally, I’d buy evaluations of a couple personality indices I took, (Kolbe A index, strengthfinder). Spiritually, I would find something relaxing to do. Physically, I’d put it towards an expensive crossfit instructors certification course. Financially, I’d put it towards my first investment property.

Cyril Figis
Cyril Figis
4 years 3 months ago

Well, just found out my wife is pregnant, so we’ll start a 501(b) for him/her

Angela
Angela
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it all on my car loan to knock it down to $7,000!

Cristina
Cristina
4 years 3 months ago

pay it all off on my auto loan. if by then i have paid my loan in full already, i would invest it on a Roth.

Marcus
Marcus
4 years 3 months ago

I would make an extra payment on my student loans ($300)
Pay medical bills ($300)
Take my wife to a nice dinner ($150)
Extra deposit in IRA ($200)
Blow it on books ($51)

Jen
Jen
4 years 3 months ago

Put toward student loan!

Spencer
Spencer
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it toward my savings account for a diamond engagement ring for my awesome girlfriend!

Susan Smith
Susan Smith
4 years 3 months ago

I’d fix my roof, that has been leaking for a few years and I just haven’t had the money to pay for it.

Rasmus
4 years 3 months ago

Invest in my business.

Joey Palma
4 years 3 months ago
Honestly, I find that the cracks at people not hitting the gym really get to me. Don’t get me wrong – I’m actually one of those people who decided to get off his ass and started to do something about my sad spare tire. Since joining the gym in Nov ’11, I’ve lost 15 lbs. Ha! How about that? (I’m just really proud of myself) Anyway, related to that – since the weightloss has plateaued — because going to the gym has simply gotten trickier these days because of the God forsaken traffic in the Philippines — I would spend… Read more »
Parag
Parag
4 years 3 months ago

I’d buy a lens for my camera, which would help me make $1500/mo on the side. Also, I’m Indian, so I’d save the extra $1.

Justin Hollender
Justin Hollender
4 years 3 months ago

I would definitely pay off some debt, maybe go ahead and pay off my car that will be done being financed this year.

Matt D
Matt D
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it into my plan. In the last 6 months I paid off all credit cards (12,000) fully funded my 2011 Roth IRA, emergency fund, maxed my 2012 401(k), secured a huge raise, and have averaged 815 dollars of income on the side

That means this goes onto the rest of my debt snowball, student loans (27k to go!)

Johann
Johann
4 years 3 months ago

I would put $700 towards my trip to Vegas in June. I already saved for it but an extra $700 bucks would be great. I would take the remaining $301 and put it in savings for next years trip to Barbados!

Dorothy
4 years 3 months ago

It would all go towards paying off my husband’s hospital bills. Luckily I’ve already set up automatic payments and we’re well on our way to being debt free!!

joyce
joyce
4 years 3 months ago

i’d buy the plane ticket for my cousins wedding.
i’d spend a quarter of it on clothes
and then save the rest. or pay off my student loans.

EJ
EJ
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to pay down credit card debt

Susan
Susan
4 years 3 months ago

I’d put half in my savings/investment accounts, and half towards a vacation trip (Peru or Hawaii)!

Jonathon
Jonathon
4 years 3 months ago

I would buy into a nice expensive camera for taking pictures to sell, and if enough money is left over I would buy a laptop.

Joshua Sokolow
Joshua Sokolow
4 years 3 months ago

I’d honestly invest half and throw the other half at freakin’ student loan debt.

Susie
Susie
4 years 3 months ago

I’d finally upgrade my computer monitor (yay!) then put the rest toward debt repayment.

Tom
4 years 3 months ago

I would use the money to enhance the web presence ( site, SEO, social networking )of my bbq sauce line. Producing it is no problem, getting access to new customers via the web is my stumbling block.

tom chris
tom chris
4 years 3 months ago

i would invest all into my business. Which will give me $100,000 by the end of june.

XL Tan
XL Tan
4 years 3 months ago

I’ll split it into a few portions:

1) payment of Matador travel writing course $350
2) $300 for part payment of a public speaking course I want to attend for self improvement
3) next $300 for part payment of my ACCA course fees
4) remainder goes to charity

unclesam
unclesam
4 years 3 months ago

I´m gonna be honest. I´d probably buy a couple pairs of Jordan´s with that money. Oh, and pay half of my mom´s speeding ticket, since it was slightly my fault that she got it (I told her not to drive as slow as she usually does, and well, she didn´t).

Jennifer
Jennifer
4 years 3 months ago

I would finish out my ferret shelter and buy a few new cages.

Andrew
Andrew
4 years 3 months ago

I would let it sit in my savings account until I reach my savings goal, at which point I would use that money to pay off the entirety of my student loans.

Giannis Chr
Giannis Chr
4 years 3 months ago
I ll buy some Shares of National Bank (Hellenic Rebublic) which are now up to 2,euros per Share, its cost was about 20euros per share before 2 years and more more before 4 years, i think that in about 3 years in the future the cost per share will be 10euros/share so i ll make 5×1000 = 5000dols some clues http://www.naftemporiki.gr/markets/quote.asp?id=NBGr.AT of course the amount you will give me ( 😀 ) is 1001dols so i ll have to use 1 more dollar (1000+1) , with this i ll buy a drink from a market and think how i would… Read more »
Robin
Robin
4 years 3 months ago

This is going in my Roth IRA.

Bre
Bre
4 years 3 months ago

How about your northern readers (Canadians–re: contest rules)? I am Indian too ((casino Indian (North American heritage) not computer Indian(Asian heritage)…heard that from a comedian)) and a free $1k+1 would be great. If I were eligible, I would put the prize in my TFSA (@ 3.25%) (the Canadian version of the ROTH IRA). When you offered the next “how to earn an extra $1K” course, it would be used for part of the tuition (with the other monies I am saving for your course).

Marianne
4 years 3 months ago

I’ve been unemployed for 10 months now so the 1001 would go straight to my savings account since I haven’t been able to put away any money since being laid off.

H.Y.
H.Y.
4 years 3 months ago

My son was diagnosed with autism and this will pay for 5 months worth of OT and Speech Therapy.

Dave
Dave
4 years 3 months ago

It ain’t sexy, but I’d use the money to pay down debt and get some peace of mind.

Kim
Kim
4 years 3 months ago

Sheesh, I would put the money towards a startup so I can leave this job I’m at.

Matt
Matt
4 years 3 months ago

I would put $1000 towards paying off my credit card debt so that next time one of your courses open up I could sign up, since you won’t allow people to enroll if they have cc balances. The other dollar would go to a package of gummy peach-o’s just to take care of my sweet tooth.

Tulio
Tulio
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it in my son’s 529k.

Brandy Stanwood
4 years 3 months ago

Hi Ramit.. I would invest that 1001 in my business to make more money, probably a nail course and product, although there are a couple different things I could choose to invest it in to make more money with it.

Nikos Kalyviotis
4 years 3 months ago

1000 euros; enough to start your own business in Greece 🙂

Lauren Peery
Lauren Peery
4 years 3 months ago

I’m graduating with my bachelor degree in May and I just lost my job. That $1,000 will most likely sit happily in my bank account, keeping me financially stable until I get a new job secured. If I’m feeling really spontaneous, I’ll use a couple hundred of it to buy a train ticket out to California to experience some new sites/culture before I get back into the dog-eat-dog world again.

Alex
Alex
4 years 3 months ago

1.) 10% to a charity that offers free training in accounting/buiness apps for out-of-work people
2.) Buy 2 copies of IWTMYR — donate one to the charity, and one to local library
3.) Join the professional organization for the buiness I started with a friend about 1 year ago after reading IWTMYR and joining Earn $1k (we’ve earned over $10k this year, made alot of mistakes, gained alot of experience, and are now ready to take our buiness to the next level in advertising, organizational leadership, and phone/web consultations)
4.) Put the rest toward debt

Aero
Aero
4 years 3 months ago

I’d save it up. In case I have to sign up a limited company

Andrew
4 years 3 months ago

I would use this money to fund a business idea I have and attempt to create an ROI on this money. That profit would then be split between reinvestment in the business and paying down my student loans.

lorenzo
lorenzo
4 years 3 months ago

I would spend the $1000 to found travels to travel a bit through Europe to meet the contacts I made recently, which could lead to possible work/collaborations. and $1 to buy a chocolate bar on one of the flights to get there.

Shelby
Shelby
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it toward a new computer – I’m working on a start up and my old laptop is slowing me down!

Ben
Ben
4 years 3 months ago

My $1000 would go straight to the emergency fund — it would put me over the halfway point to my goal!

joe
4 years 3 months ago

if i got this 1,001 dollar prize i would throw it in my ING direct savings account for the next year, adding to my current savings. When I graduate college in the spring of 2013 I will embark on a round the world trip and this will help in a massive way

Alex J
Alex J
4 years 3 months ago

It would go towards paying for my wedding.

Dee
Dee
4 years 3 months ago

Bills, a refurbished laptop and take ONE class.

Jonathan
Jonathan
4 years 3 months ago
I would first give 10% of it to my church, not out of obligation but a desire to do so. The rest would depend on how I received it. Coming from you, Ramit, I would use half to buy a Transformer Prime tablet with keyboard dock and the other half to fund the electric vehicle motor controller development that I have 80% designed. If it came from a family member, I would put it toward finishing my basement (currently about halfway through doing most of the work myself). If my wife received it, we would use it for college savings… Read more »
DanP
4 years 3 months ago

Since this is “unearned money” or “free money” as i call it sometimes, i would do exactly what i always do with this sort of money. Half goes to my savings, and the other half goes to items im saving up for. Currently im saving up for an engagement ring and a vacation. So $500 into savings, probably $200 towards my vacation fund, and $300 towards my engagement ring fund.

Lipstick Jane
Lipstick Jane
4 years 3 months ago

I would take $101 and put it in my wallet to spend however I wished. More than likely on these fab hair products I love but have been waiting to buy (don’t laugh). Then I’d take $450-and put it in savings and the other $450 to pay down my CC.

Jen
Jen
4 years 3 months ago

Savings.

Brianna
Brianna
4 years 3 months ago

Since I haven’t taken a vacation in a few years…totally going with a vacation. Just paid off all our credit card debt so I think my husband and I deserve it!

Aaron
Aaron
4 years 3 months ago
After setting aside the amount for taxes. I would go to the local turtle races, have each turtle represent a different outcome for the money. Turtle 1- take classes on how to set up a website that can sell products, and buy jewelry making supplies to start a jewelry business. Turtle 2- buy a 150cc scooter from a friend of mine. Turtle 3- take a trip to Hawaii to visit a friend of mine and sit in at a couple gigs. Turtle 4- turn my jeep into an rv and take a page from a friend in San Francisco and… Read more »
Karisma
Karisma
4 years 3 months ago

I vote for ice cream….but only if you have cones. Sans cones I vote nomadic life style, what better way to use a JEEP! Fun answer!

Alyssa
Alyssa
4 years 3 months ago

I’d make an extra payment on my private student loan with the insane interest rate. It would shorten my timeline for moving out of my parents’ house and becoming financially independent by a whole month!

Chi
Chi
4 years 3 months ago
Hi Ramit, I’m a fairly new reader of your blog. My question would be how you are going to choose the winner. 1) Is it the best answer? How could you decide? There are so many awesome ways to use this $1001 as shown by your readers. Also, if it depends on what they DO with the $1001 instead of what they SAY, how are you to hold the winner accountable? 2) Is the winner going to be chosen by chance? Then more comment entries the better. 3) Is the winner going to be chosen by how close *you* would… Read more »
Brenda
Brenda
4 years 3 months ago

Would allocate $300.00 to completing my emergency fund. The remainder $701.00 to open a Roth IRA (have to start somewhere).

Valentina
Valentina
4 years 3 months ago

I would book a spiritual retreat in Sedona immediately.

Mary
4 years 3 months ago

I would add the winnings to my emergency fund.

Daniela
Daniela
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it in savings towards my downpayment on a house.

Jean Moore
4 years 3 months ago

I would tithe $100.00 to my church. Then I would upgrade much need equipment I use in my industry, and the rest would go to a promotion much like this one.

NashMT
NashMT
4 years 3 months ago

I’d put the money toward my car loan.

Nathan
Nathan
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it towards my vacation fund!

Nick Fox
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use it to buy the backlog of lattes that all those “experts” keep telling me to cut back on.

That’ll show them!

Katie
Katie
4 years 3 months ago

I would pay off my car payment!!!

Karisma
Karisma
4 years 3 months ago
Impulsively, I wanted to answer BILLS, student loans, stock up on groceries and paper goods, running shoes, etc. But, after a day considering this question I decided I would purchase a new TV for my husband and me. Here’s my justification: My day starts with a trip to the gym before work at 5:00 am, I work 8-5 (often later), come home, enjoy some down time –reading a book or watch a movie with my husband- and go to bed. My husband is usually waking up about the time I get home from work; he’s a bartender and is on… Read more »
Michelle Mercurio
4 years 3 months ago

I’d spend $400 to pay off my highest interest credit card (which I had already negotiated the interest rate down and been paying off for a year now). I’d put $500 in my high-yield savings account which is designated for costs incurred related to adopting a child (www.mandkadopt.com). I’d donate $100 to a charity I’m involved with locally and I’d spend the $1.00 on a lottery ticket.

Rhonda Delgado
4 years 3 months ago

I would share it and also invest some…………….:)

jim
jim
4 years 3 months ago

I would use to help pay down the medical bills that seam to be stacking up.

Naima
Naima
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use it to pay down credit card debt, which I’ve been working toward paying off since I began reading your book 2 years ago (I actually haven’t moved past the first couple of chapters and wont until I pay my credit card debt). It will be paid in full no later than September 1, 2012 thanks to you!

Brandon
Brandon
4 years 3 months ago

Student loan interest payments! (Always try to pay off the interest on those!!)

Rob Nisters
4 years 3 months ago
In your e-mail you write: >How many people do you know who talk about what they would do with an extra $1,000/month But it doesn’t look like a $1,000 per month, what you’re offering, more like $1,001 just once, and that’s it Anyway, I’d use it to get my driver’s license I’m 56 years old, and I have only a motorbike license. I live in Amsterdam (Holland), and finding parking space for a car is really hard and expensive. So I’ve gotten along by bicycle and public transport. Up to now. I want to expand my company (webdesign, graphics design)… Read more »
alex
alex
4 years 3 months ago

I would use this as seed money for my new start up company!

Aliaksandr
Aliaksandr
4 years 3 months ago

it’ll AUTOMATICALLY go to my savings account towards a savings goal.

Will Mellor
4 years 3 months ago

Dear ramit,
I would Invest the money into my eBay funds..
At the moment I am selling a number of items on the site, but after buying a number of Chinese items online, and selling for twice the price on eBay I now need a lump sum of money to drive on my business. I hope you understand how much £1001 would help, after reading all your helpful guides, I’m still struggling to gain financial success, however I’m only just twenty years old so I think I’ve got time.

Sara
Sara
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it towards my college tuition!

Remy @MLISunderstanding
4 years 3 months ago

I’d pay for summer term tuition and let my savings bonds mature a little longer.

Stasi
Stasi
4 years 3 months ago

We just paid off our Credit cards which would have been my answer before.
NOW…after 10% tithe, I think $500 would go straight to an emergency fund and $400 divided among the list of things we’ve been saving toward/putting off doing till we have money. Gas for vacation with my family, dental work, fixing the dog, saving for a new car.

Jared
Jared
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use the money to help with my education costs. I’m currently enrolled in a program to get a bachelor’s in accounting and this money would allow me to avoid taking out additional loans.

Miek
Miek
4 years 3 months ago

My current daily account is about 900 euros in the red. I would use the money to pay that off, and then block my ability to go into the minus, so I can’t do it anymore! One less worry, and one less monthly overdraft fee!

Veronica Pardo
Veronica Pardo
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it for my trip this summer to hike through the Sierras. Sending food to the mountains is pricey. So are hiking boots.

Gimena
Gimena
4 years 3 months ago
Here is my plan… Take 2 days from work unpaid. This will allow me to go to the university during business hours. This is important because I need to get permission to post the flyers for my new business idea. I will post several of them in key areas, and use the rest of the time to meet with professors and counselors who can recommend my services to students. Second, I would use $50 to invest in materials for the side business. Forms, cards, free crap kids in college like, etc. Third, I would take several people out to lunch… Read more »
Luke
Luke
4 years 3 months ago

New golf clubs

Shelia Morris
Shelia Morris
4 years 3 months ago

I will pay off bills!

Caty P
4 years 3 months ago
I would use $1,001.00 to kick-start my pursuit of a lantern-rental business for weddings and events. I make tessellation lanterns: http://www.etsy.com/listing/91343961/tessellation-lantern?ref=pr_shop I think these things are magical as all heck, and I’ve always felt they would be an incredible presence at a wedding – but they’re complicated to make, and the cost of time and materials to make or buy any large quantity of them for a reception or party would be fairly prohibitive. Enter the Crooked River Fae Light rental company. Couples or event hosts who wanted these tesselanterns hung for one night from ceilings/trellises/trees could, instead of buying… Read more »
Collin
Collin
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use that money to help pay for some of my tuition, and probably to help fix up my car.

krantcents
4 years 3 months ago

I would spend it because I do not need it. I saved my entire life to get all the things I wanted or needed. I am trying to make the transition to be a spender, I think this is my opportunity!

Margaret
Margaret
4 years 3 months ago

I’d spend 1/3 on travel to my hometown so I can celebrate my 40th birthday with dear friends; 1/3 would fund a few “mental health days” from work (I don’t get paid for sick or vacation days) so I could work on my creative writing projects; 1/3 would go toward bills.

John @ Married (with Debt)
4 years 3 months ago

Because I don’t just believe in conscious spending, I live it, I would put the extra grand towards my European Vacation subaccount. This would fully fund that goal and allow me to focus on chopping the head off my student loan (4 more months to debt freedom).

Chuck
Chuck
4 years 3 months ago

I would give it to my daughter for her college graduation.

Mike
Mike
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it in the stock market to learn option trading

Jendi
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to outsource work that would build my business and help me create a reliable income.

Stephen
Stephen
4 years 3 months ago

I would initiate as many original science experiments as possible from my running list.

david petri
david petri
4 years 3 months ago

I have several hospital bills from nine operations,plus several ongoing medical problems and bills,that just keep on adding up.I am verry sick. That is what I would use the money for.

Jamie
Jamie
4 years 3 months ago

I would definitely pay off my last credit card with a sweet $1,001 check.

Denny Bulcao
4 years 3 months ago

1/2 to student loans, 1/2 to investments.

Bobby
Bobby
4 years 3 months ago

I would take an TEFL course.

nicole
nicole
4 years 3 months ago

i will spend half to refresh my wardrobe a bit so i can dress “as if” i am holding my dream job. i will spend the other half on professional development/business development activities (grant seeker/business plan workshops), purchasing supplies, etc.

Peter
4 years 3 months ago

I would put that 1001 dollars towards funding my Roth IRA for the year!

Matt carter
Matt carter
4 years 3 months ago

Half would go to paying off my credit card and the other half would go towards paying off my motorcycle 🙂

steve
steve
4 years 3 months ago

increase roth 401(k) contributions

Scott Grace
4 years 3 months ago

I would buy a new computer. Mine is old and slow.

Shana
Shana
4 years 3 months ago

I will use the money to buy plane tickets for my family to attend my graduation in NYC. Any extra money will be used to pay bills.

Janani
Janani
4 years 3 months ago

I would use that for travel. $1000 would pay for a nice weekend getaway at Door County, WI

Ryan
Ryan
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use it to pay off a good chunk of my credit card debt and put the rest toward credits to get my behavioral therapy licensure.

Cathryne H.
Cathryne H.
4 years 3 months ago

Pay off a credit card, catch up on my car payments, and buy my husband some very much needed work boots.

Aaron
Aaron
4 years 3 months ago

I would send it towards my student loan.

Eric
Eric
4 years 3 months ago

I would use this as the starter money for my daughters education. She is 9 months old and I am about to open a brokerage account, with automatic checking withdrawal, to ensure this gets funded monthly. Regardless if I win this is being opened, just with slightly less of an opening balance…

Brian Ging
Brian Ging
4 years 3 months ago

I would invest it in education such as Dream Job course or others, as they become available (I know it seems silly to give the money right back to Ramit) but that’s what I would do.

Nitra
Nitra
4 years 3 months ago

I’d put half towards my credit card debt and the other half towards learning materials (classes and books) for my freelance copyediting business, so I can work on generating an extra $1,000 EVERY month!

Tracey
Tracey
4 years 3 months ago

A portion would go to pay for the last medical bill I have (my only debt), a portion to a final edit on my book so it can be published and I’d probably throw the rest into savings. Nothing fancy but it accomplishes several goals.

Carina
Carina
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to get closer to my no-more-credit-card debt goal!!

Coop
Coop
4 years 3 months ago

Pay the IRS.

Brandy
4 years 3 months ago

I’d take a trip for my best friend’s 30th birthday – she’s been a lifesaver since I moved.

Gina
Gina
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to fund a mother/daughter vacation for my mom and I. We have never been on a solo vacation together, and it will help recharge our batteries to deal with all that we have going on.

Rachael
Rachael
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use it to help re-stock my emergency fund, which is lower than I’d like right now due to a breakup & job change.

Agris
Agris
4 years 3 months ago

I’ll be honest. I’d pay down some debt. It’s not “fun” but needs to be done.

Jose
4 years 3 months ago

Use to invest on the online marketing business I started last month.

Hope
Hope
4 years 3 months ago

Pay on a retirement loan.

Cassie Deford
Cassie Deford
4 years 3 months ago

I have a mountain of debt, so I’d use the money to pay down a credit card balance.

Lawrence H
Lawrence H
4 years 3 months ago

I would take half to pay off my credit card debt, half to Roth IRA, and that extra $1 towards a lottery ticket 🙂

Chris
Chris
4 years 3 months ago

I’d put it into our adoption fund. Happy wife == happy life

Louise Spence
4 years 3 months ago

I would subscribe to a personal assistant website and use the rest to pay off credit card debt.

Aron Rodrigues
4 years 3 months ago

With extra 1001, With 50%I would reduce the value of my mortgage, and with the rest, I would begin a small business to earn extra income.
with less mortgage, the money that I got from my job would be injected in the business. Something about cooking at parties.

Jennifer
Jennifer
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it into savings so that every time something goes amiss in my life, I don’t freak out because I don’t know how I will pay for it.

Zachary Fruhling
4 years 3 months ago

Since I just bought a house, I would either make an additional mortgage payment, or I would use the money to help set up my home office and ham radio room.

Adam Fletcher
Adam Fletcher
4 years 3 months ago

I have so much debt and very little money coming in – I would use $1,001 to help pay some of my debts off.

Aleksandar Krzavac
Aleksandar Krzavac
4 years 3 months ago

I would invest it in promotion of my Humor E-book of Aphorisms and Cartoons – “Close Your Eyes The Future Has Just Begun”.

Yanina
Yanina
4 years 3 months ago

$100 to charity – to support One Brick.

I would use the rest towards attacking the yoke of my undergrad student loan debt. I would hit the one with the highest interest rate.

Julia
Julia
4 years 3 months ago

I’d visit my sisters in Budapest and Kenya!

Mike
Mike
4 years 3 months ago
Being an unemployed dad of 2 daughters, trying to finally finish my first step of my college education, I’d have to split it. 25% would pay for my last few life credits and graduation costs so I could start applying for jobs as a College graduate. 25% I’d save to increase my “emergency fund” 25% for some bills to eliminate late fees and interest, and the last 25% as a fun investment for my kids. A trip to Washington DC to hit the museums they’ve been asking to visit this summer. It would be a great use for “found” money.
George
George
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use it to pay for a conference I plan on attending this fall

Daniel Moyer
4 years 3 months ago

$300 for a pair of nearfield powered studio monitors.
$300 to my wife for whatever she wants to do with it
$400 into savings, or maybe our emergency fund. We really want a car, so it’ll probably end up going into the car savings.

Phillip Martin
Phillip Martin
4 years 3 months ago

I’d put the majority to some student debt I have left over and spend the rest taking my wife and some friends out to celebrate winning this awesome contest! Balance is key in life 🙂

Kevin
4 years 3 months ago

1. Buy all books from The Personal MBA reading list in the Behavioral Change, Decision Making, and Problem Solving sections.

2. Purchase copywriting course I’ve been eyeing for a while

3. Set aside $156 to renew my Toastmasters membership for 2nd half of 2012-2013

4. Purchase books that I think would help all of my existing clients and give them away as gifts.

Cool experiment, Ramit 🙂

Miriam
Miriam
4 years 3 months ago

With an extra 1001 dollars I would use half of it for my credit card bill, another 500 for savings and the extra buck to get myself an ice cream cone from a Mr. Softee Ice Cream truck as a treat.

Richard
Richard
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it help expand my sidejobs and create more opportunities to get more $1001 checks.

Trang
Trang
4 years 3 months ago

I would put away 5% to my Roth IRA, 20% percent to my savings, 50% to my credit card debt and 25% to my guilt free spending. 🙂

Rob
Rob
4 years 3 months ago

I would pay off the credit card debt I carelessly accrued after buying a new home.

ray lee
4 years 3 months ago

After reading the book and all the blog posts (and emails), I have decided to start a business with my wife to make some side income. The $1k will go towards all the fees for the paperwork (application for LLC, etc) and whatever leftover will go towards some equipment we will need.

-ray lee

Jonathan
Jonathan
4 years 3 months ago

Honestly, I would use that 1,000.01 to join your classes and learn on how I can multiply that money!!! invest in myself and future!

Jonathan
Jonathan
4 years 3 months ago

I’d put it in my ING savings account to sock away for some moving expenses coming up later this summer.

Hana B
Hana B
4 years 3 months ago

I’d pay off an extra payment on my student loans.

Cynthia Delgado
Cynthia Delgado
4 years 3 months ago

Hey 🙂

Well I would spend around $200.00 on a bicycle. Ive been wanting to get bike to stop using the cta! The rest I would save it and pay off a part off my credit card. Maybe spoil myself to some sushi, been craving it! lol
Thanks!

Casey Camilleri
4 years 3 months ago

I would use the extra $1,001 to help launch a travel blog I will be starting in August 2012. Half of the money would go into traveling the other half would go into getting some design work done for the new site since that is my weakness in launching a site.

Jacq Davis
Jacq Davis
4 years 3 months ago

I would use the money to learn a new skill that interests me. Let it be welding, glass blowing, wilderness survival, play the guitar.

London
London
4 years 3 months ago

Pay off my Bills

Ariadni
Ariadni
4 years 3 months ago

It’s not a lot of money we are talking about! Not that I would mind effortleslly winning it though 😀 I would probably spend it with my friends… Unless I have an epiphany for an investment.

Rachael
Rachael
4 years 3 months ago

I recently was divorced and have been working hard to pay down student loans and my car. I’d put it towards that

simpulton
simpulton
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to make a pancake suit.

Beth
4 years 3 months ago

I’d spent $6 on a nice bath bomb at the LUSH store, as a very fun treat and then put the rest in my rainy day account.

Tom Pinit
4 years 3 months ago

Well, I’d deduct $3.49 from the total to go buy a Mexican pizza, although it’s really not as good as before when they put green onions on them. You’ll have to trust me on that Ramit. Then, I’d use the remaining funds to pay off half of my FYDJ investment!

Niki
Niki
4 years 3 months ago

I will use it to take the Earn 1K class.

Niki
Niki
4 years 3 months ago

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Patti Strong
Patti Strong
4 years 3 months ago

I would put half into my savings and use the other half for traveling expenses for breast cancer treatment at a state-of-the-art center with a multi-disciplinary team. 🙂

K
K
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it towards my credit card.

Norman Horn
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to help send my wife to the academic conference in Greece she wants to attend, but that I cannot afford right now. It would definitely help her career. If not that, then I would put it toward taking her to London when I go to an academic conference later this year.

Alex G
Alex G
4 years 3 months ago

Hey Ramit,

You sent this at a great time. I’ve got an appointment set for a consultation with a patent lawyer so I can take the first real concrete steps toward an entrepreneurial endeavor. This would help with the fees.

Big fan,
Alex

Joe McG
Joe McG
4 years 3 months ago

I would definitely apply it to debt.

Not the highest interest, but debt soon to be paid off.

This is to free up capital.

– Joe

Mark
Mark
4 years 3 months ago

hire a gtd coach to help me drill on processing “knowledge” tasks under 2-minutes.

Lynn Root
4 years 3 months ago

I got selected to speak at a tech conference in Europe this summer. It’s my first speaking opportunity since I’ve [recently] found what I am absolutely passionate about. I would pay for the trip there since I’m otherwise just starting out in my career! ya!

Buz
Buz
4 years 3 months ago

I’d drop half in savings and use the rest to register a few domain names I have my eye on.

Izzy
Izzy
4 years 3 months ago

1. Save half.
2. Pay some debt.

Rachel
Rachel
4 years 3 months ago

Simple. I would pay down my credit card. $1001 would pay down nearly half of my balance.

Christine Cloud
Christine Cloud
4 years 3 months ago

Invest it in me

Kitty
Kitty
4 years 3 months ago

Pay for the court cost to file for divorce, divesting me of my biggest expense – a spouse whose was unemployed for several years. Awful but true.

Rebecca
Rebecca
4 years 3 months ago

I would spend it on a romantic weekend with my sweetheart in San Antonio! 🙂

Bipasha
Bipasha
4 years 3 months ago

Double it. I host events:)

Mario
Mario
4 years 3 months ago

pay down my 6% student loan

Molly
Molly
4 years 3 months ago

I would take two extra trips to visit friends in DC and Raleigh this summer.

Deirdre
Deirdre
4 years 3 months ago

High interest savings account towards a summer trip with my sons…

Fayola
Fayola
4 years 3 months ago

US $1001 is over $6000 of my dollars. so I would throw myself a decent 30th birthday party next month with $3000 and put $3000 in my freedom fund ( 8 months of living expenses to give me the courage to leave my hated job and freelance fulltime).

Rebecca
Rebecca
4 years 3 months ago

I would finish paying off my credit card. Yay me!

Amy
Amy
4 years 3 months ago

I’d put $450 in each child’s college savings account and use the rest to become a member of my local public broadcasting station.

Cameron Miller
Cameron Miller
4 years 3 months ago

I will turn the $1,000 into $10k,$100k,$1M and beyond$$$ via penny stock trading, marketing awareness campaigns, creating many newsletters and stock pick websites and partnering with hedge funds.

Lisa
Lisa
4 years 3 months ago

Next December I will be turning 50. My goal is to pay off my mortgage by the time I reach 50. Once accomplished, I will have paid it off in 3 years. The money will go to the mortgage. I am a single mom and trying to teach my kids about managing debt!!!

Melissa Jean
4 years 3 months ago

I’m boring. I’d just pay down my loans.
I have a 5 year goal of buying my childhood house. Year 1 is to get debt free, years 2-5 are to make and save a ton. I know I’ll make it.

Dan
Dan
4 years 3 months ago

I’m deciding on putting it into a 2nd checking account for automatic payments ($1000 cushions are nice) or buying a life size, autographed, Suze Orman poster to hang from my ceiling. If there happens to be 2 available, then I’ll have one signed to my friend “To Amit Ray Ethi Say with love, Suze Orman”.

Jeyaprakash
Jeyaprakash
4 years 3 months ago

i am designing a simple product and will use $1001 for the patent search and apply for provisional patent.. Thanks

adrienne
4 years 3 months ago

I would put $500 toward paying down credit cards. The rest would go to savings.

Matt
Matt
4 years 3 months ago

I’d pay down my credit card balance. Working hard to get down completely to zero. Only have a few thousand left to go, and I can start using credit cards to my advantage. 🙂

Erica
4 years 3 months ago

I would buy a 7d Canon camera, tripod, and mic to produced videos to make more money on the side. And then I would send you a nice gift:)

Aaron Biller
Aaron Biller
4 years 3 months ago

Go for the 5D! If you’re going to spend the money, better to get a full-frame camera. The 7D is nice though… at least get some nice glass for it!

Chris Vander Meulen
Chris Vander Meulen
4 years 3 months ago

Use it to start my cooking class business and cookbook!

James Neal
4 years 3 months ago

I just received an offer to put my self-made (but un-published) comic into a collection with three other local artists. Bill, the gentleman putting the event together, plans on holding a comic convention, showcasing this collection, in October. I will use this check to help him advertise/furnish the convention…making his, and my, experience that much more fantastic.

Aaron Biller
Aaron Biller
4 years 3 months ago

I would not pay off my student loan because we’re already paying 3x’s the minimum each month. We’re relocating to NC, so I would invest the money for a few years from now when we’ll need to buy a new car.

bc
bc
4 years 3 months ago

I’d go visit my girlfriend in AZ. I live in MN. Roundtrip airfare is about $300 the other $700 we just use to have a good time.

YW
YW
4 years 3 months ago

I’d save $888.88 and take the $112.12 and pay my utility bill. Why $888.88? Chinese people love the number 8 because it sounds like the chinese word for fortune!

Juan
Juan
4 years 3 months ago

I’d buy tulips to send daily a bouquet to my wife.

Joe
Joe
4 years 3 months ago

I would buy my wife a plane ticket to Paris and buy mine with the $1000/mo extra income I’ve earned as the result of iwillteachyoutoberich.com!

Kate
Kate
4 years 3 months ago

Start something to make more money … a little business venture into making clothing that I have always wanted to do.

Louis
4 years 3 months ago

I’d put it in a Mongolian savings account where it could earn about 15% interest.

Anthony
Anthony
4 years 3 months ago

I would open up a college savings plan for my daughter who will be born in August.

Sarah Evans
Sarah Evans
4 years 3 months ago

Since my boyfriend and I just bought a house, my answer is easy…our first mortgage payment. I would say to help boost side income business, but I’m focusing on looking for a new full-time culinary event management job first.

Lonnie
4 years 3 months ago

I have two teeth waiting for crowns. The sooner the better. That would be just enough to land me in that dentist chair, combined with what I have saved, to get the job done before I can’t save them.

Leigh
4 years 3 months ago

701 toward debt, 300 toward my portfolio book.

Johnny Mean
Johnny Mean
4 years 3 months ago
Being that I have read your book:- I have NO DEBT. Being that I took your Earn 1K course-I already make money on the side and close to maximizing my investment ladder. Being that I took your Dream Job Course-I am lining up my next role in the field I want at a negotiated salary that fits for me. I’ll take the thousandand one and either 1)Put it towards enjoying the next 3-6 months in Thailand with the wife before starting my new role at my Dream Company. Or 2)Put it into personal development to increase my value to my… Read more »
Manuel
Manuel
4 years 3 months ago

Invest it in building a prototype for a web service. It’s a risk but I’m a risk taker 🙂 (with my own money and if you give me yours ha)

Andrew Wiecek
Andrew Wiecek
4 years 3 months ago

It would go directly to pay down my 25k second mortgage, which I plan to have paid off completely by this time next year!

Elsa
Elsa
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to pay outstanding medical bills that I just don’t have the money (or insurance) to take care of.

Lauren
Lauren
4 years 3 months ago
I would spend the $1001 dollars on expanding my side business. Some of the cash would be dedicated to putting together professional materials packages to provide free-of-charge to potential clients. I would use a portion to take out referees to lunch or coffee, and do the same with some people in my city from whom I am seeking informational interviews. There are a couple of targeted workshops coming up from our provincial small business body regarding pitching services to our provincial government, and I would register for those workshops. Lastly, I would get myself a compact data projector (many of… Read more »
Adam Schuster
Adam Schuster
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it in savings toward my house down payment.

Scott Boyer
Scott Boyer
4 years 3 months ago

This will probably be the last “family” vacation as our daughter is 17. The money would help ease the burden of having to drag one of her friends along so she’s not bored to death!

Zach G
Zach G
4 years 3 months ago

$500 would go towards spending a week in Playa del Carmen next winter with my girlfriend and our friends.

$500 would be used on a course or some other materials that would help me further my web development/programming skills (i.e. invest in my career).

$1 would be used on a package of celebratory Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Amit
4 years 3 months ago

I would invest around $200-$250 on tools and equipment for my side business. I would also save around $400 to get my car fixed (which is due soon). and the rest on vacation soon. coz I’v been dying to go on vacation for the past 6 months.

Matt
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use it for PPC to drive traffic to my new business http://www.notifymenow.com

We provide text and voice appointment reminders and also allow text/voice marketing blasts.

Kimberly Guevara
Kimberly Guevara
4 years 3 months ago

Let’s see im a single mom, so I would use the money to put towards my 9 years old son down payment for private school in the fall.

Wendy Strain
4 years 3 months ago
Honestly, I feel I’ve already benefited about $650 worth just because Marc (above) posted the link to the Adobe Photoshop Beta download. Now I don’t need to buy that program for my business – at least not for a while. The free training I’ve received from Remit is easily worth the remaining $351 and more. There are so many places where I need to put money right now that’s it difficult to prioritize. I would likely pay off a $550 loan I had to take out to finish out the last month of grad school without freaking out about bills.… Read more »
Kristina
4 years 3 months ago
Hi Ramit, I’m a freelance writer and press consultant. About 3 weeks ago, the hard drive failed on my 1 1/2 year-old Dell. I already have two jobs, so an extra $1,001 would allow me some flexibility to pay my New York Sports Club membership, have dedicated transportation to both of my employers and the payment for my laptop’s recovery. A check such as that would allow me to continue growing my Bank of America Savings Account and my Zecco Trading Account with my own paychecks, and continue to reach my goal of being debt-free by age thirty (I’m 28).… Read more »
Alicia Whittaker
Alicia Whittaker
4 years 3 months ago

I would take some of it to move back home and then put my kids in daycare. I would stick the rest into a savings account and go back to work. Just know it would go towards me starting my new life with my kids.

Stacey
Stacey
4 years 3 months ago

I would spend the $1001 on my summer school class + bills, the fun never stops :p

Ria Megnin
4 years 3 months ago

I’d split up the funds the way I automatically do with all incoming dollars: 1/2 to tax savings, 1/3 divided among other savings accounts (health, emergencies, big purchases, gifts/donations, travel/adventures/entertainment), and the rest to my checking account for “life” — bills, groceries, and random purchases. And right now, that $1,000 would really mean a lot to replenishing all those accounts!

Dan
Dan
4 years 3 months ago

I will put it towards my debt.

Zach
Zach
4 years 3 months ago

Probably blow it all this weekend on booze and dancing girls.

Akosua A. Manu
Akosua A. Manu
4 years 3 months ago

I will invest in a business venture that I have begun…

Kristi Bailey
Kristi Bailey
4 years 3 months ago

I would use the $1001 to put towards my husbands student loans. He graduated from college 2 years ago and since then we have put any extra money (tax returns, bonuses, gifts of money etc.) toward it. With 4 kids and one income (I’m a stay at home mom) it has been tight, but we want to get that loan payed off as soon as possible!

Jocelyn
Jocelyn
4 years 3 months ago

When it comes to unexpected income, I tend to like the 50/50 rule. So 50% would go into my Roth and 50% toward something I can enjoy a bit sooner. Right now that would mean it would go toward my puppy savings account – I’m planning to get my first puppy within the next year!

Thierry
Thierry
4 years 3 months ago

$334 on SP500;
$334 on bonds;
$333 on gold;
Thanks.

Andrea of I Assist Your Biz. - Adminstration & Language Services
That’s a tricky question… 1/3 I would save away into something generating moderate interest. 1/3 I would like to invest into something with a bit more risk. 1/3 I would spend for my budding VA business (a new computer comes to mind). Have I done something about it to get $1000? Yes! I’ve switched from unemployment to self-employed. I’ve asked for lessons by someone who does invest into property and I will go to training seminars soon. And I opened a savings account to hide a few bucks away for rainy days or for future investments to come. Oh, and… Read more »
Robin
Robin
4 years 3 months ago

I’d probably go out to a few really nice restaurants. Frankly, I’ve got a good system of saving and investing in place. So hey, lets be honest – i’d have fun with it.

Jill
Jill
4 years 3 months ago

I’d put it toward taking my boyfriend and I on vacation; we both have jobs we love, and tons of paid time off, but not a lot of money to spend getting or staying somewhere. I work at a methadone clinic, he’s a special educator, so we make just enough to get by, but it’s worth it to both of us for the jobs we do. Taking a real vacation would be such an amazing break for both of us!

Delys
Delys
4 years 3 months ago

I would invest my money into a freelance business

Chris
Chris
4 years 3 months ago

I would give $101 to a local charity that I donate items to occasionally and the other $900 would go straight to the credit card.

Rya
Rya
4 years 3 months ago

I would fly from Bulgaria to the USA to meet you in person.

Sherry
Sherry
4 years 3 months ago

I’d invest in my business!

Sunny Gonna
Sunny Gonna
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to buy a DLP projector and some UV-curing resin to start a 3D printing company!

Emily
Emily
4 years 3 months ago

I would divide the cash in 3 ways:
$100 = Buy 3 J Crew shirts on Ebay’s “buy it now”
$100 = Dinner at my favorite restaurant in Berkeley
$801 = Buy shares of VWELX

mukesh
mukesh
4 years 3 months ago

I will give the whole amount to some one

Nick
4 years 3 months ago

Columbia Journalism Graduate School Tuition: $23,538
Money I’d have left to raise by August 2nd: $22,537

SunshineNotCanines
SunshineNotCanines
4 years 3 months ago
Ramit – you crazy guy – I would buy some stationery and write you a splendid letter saying thanks – ($ 4) then, enroll for drivers’ ed – I am 26 ($ 500) Next, I would pay off my credit card debt by 1/4th ($ 250) and get tickets to my college best friends wedding ($100 bus tickets, $ 100 hotel room) because she is the only one who sent me a box of food when I ran out of money last Christmas. I am all for Roths and patent searches, and shoes and stuff, but really, I would do… Read more »
mukesh
mukesh
4 years 3 months ago

I will forward these amount as u did

Simon
Simon
4 years 3 months ago

I would spend 500$ on cocaïne and hookers and I would donate 501$ to a charity…Why 501$ ? Cause I think charity is that much more important 😉

Delys
Delys
4 years 3 months ago

I would invest some of it in a IRA and the rest, I would pay my rent.

Dave
Dave
4 years 3 months ago

I’d build another 3D printer and use it to make more stuff to sell.

Michael Yamamoto
Michael Yamamoto
4 years 3 months ago

I am trying to get together a down payment to buy my first home. I would use this to continue adding to that pile. Every extra bit will help to keep my interest rate and monthly payment low!

Ali Lotia
Ali Lotia
4 years 3 months ago

$250 – Towards Student Loans 🙁
$250 – A few outstanding Medical Bills 🙁
$250 – 529 Saving plan for 7 month old Daughter 🙂
$250 – Emergency Fund 🙂
$1 – Lottery Ticket 😐

DaveSchell
DaveSchell
4 years 3 months ago

I would pay to get the clutch fixed on my car.

gates
gates
4 years 3 months ago

Easy. Since this is “free” money I will designate it as risk capital. Upon receipt of payment I will deposit this into my online brokerage for trading in the intermediate term to take advantage of recent volatility. Either that or I’ll donate it to the city of SF so they can widen the sidewalk on Chestnut, so I can get past all of those strollers.

brittney
brittney
4 years 3 months ago

Whether I win or not I will put the $1000 towards a secured credit card so i can continue rebuilding my credit.

The $1 I’ll give to my nephew as i started teaching him the value of saving & balancing his money!

kchan
kchan
4 years 3 months ago

I’d have a sick party and hire a midget (http://www.rentamidget.com/) to perform. Everyone loves midgets and I believe the networking benefits of hosting a great party will be worth my 1001 dollar investment.

Michelle N
Michelle N
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use that $1,001 to pay off my student loans

Kandarp
Kandarp
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to invest in my art business (buying materials, vendor payments, shipping art pieces, etc).

I make (and just started selling) abstract art and need to get it noticed, so I need money to be a vendor at fairs, to showcase art at galleries, and for travel.

Send me $1001 and it will help me immensely. Plus, I’ll send you one of my creations. It will add as a nice backdrop in your web chats.

Joseph Bothwell
Joseph Bothwell
4 years 3 months ago

I would use the money to help fund a startup. The money would speed up what I am already working towards.

Jay
Jay
4 years 3 months ago

I’d give it to DonorsChoose.org.

Pamela
Pamela
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it in my emergency fund.

Ellen
Ellen
4 years 3 months ago

I would add it to my Emergency Fund to get closer to my 3-6 months’ worth of living expenses.

Kerri
Kerri
4 years 3 months ago

Since $1001 would do almost nothing for my obscene student loan debt, I would use the money to follow your recommendation and open a Roth IRA.

John
John
4 years 3 months ago

I will use it to invest in a drip plan. Either PEP or COP.

Chad
4 years 3 months ago

I would buy my kids a jungle gym.

Kartik
4 years 3 months ago

Buy a cool set of bose speakers.

Anna
Anna
4 years 3 months ago

I would give the money to my mom to help pay off her mortgage. My dad was sick for most of his life and recently passed away. She raised four children on one income (making $8 dollars an hour). She now makes $12 an hour. Nonetheless, she was able to send all of us to college, and I am now proud to say we are all college graduates and better people because of her and her sacrifices.

Ashley
Ashley
4 years 3 months ago

Since I am a student in Boston, I would use $300-$400 to buy a plane ticket for my mom in the midwest to come visit me in Boston since she has not been to the east coast yet, and I would use the other $601-$701 for much needed visits to the chiropractor that my insurance company will not pay for.

Carla McCasland
Carla McCasland
4 years 3 months ago

Since we’ve got our retirement accounts maxed out, a year’s living expenses saved up, and I am paying off my student loan like gangbusters, I’d use a $1,000 windfall in two ways: I’d donate half to mitigate the guilt of splurging the other half on fine dining. I’ve never been to a three star restaurant.

Aly
Aly
4 years 3 months ago

I would put it towards paying off my credit card debt!

Robert Sepeda
Robert Sepeda
4 years 3 months ago

If I won 1,001.00, I would stick it straight into my savings account to help my cost of living if and when my salary decreases or when I am not employed. I would also by myself a watch for work and a pair of prescription sunglasses for the summer.

J.M.
J.M.
4 years 3 months ago

Put it toward paying off my husband’s debt.

Dana
Dana
4 years 3 months ago

Easy one for me, Pay Down Debt, getting me a little closer to joining earn1k debt free.

John
John
4 years 3 months ago

I’d invest in myself by putting it towards one of your programs!

anand
anand
4 years 3 months ago

Invest in a side business ( custom graphic tees) that I set up recently
The $1000 will roughly be used in the following way
a. $700 to pay a creative guy for 2 graphic designs.
b. $200 towards sample t-shirts – 2 different sizes and 2 colors.
c. $101- towards mochas and lattes to fuel late night creative sessions with the designer

Elaine
Elaine
4 years 3 months ago

Initial desire is to go splurge BUT I woul actually pay down my student loan.

Caitlin McAllister
Caitlin McAllister
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to help fund my dream of living in South America for a year.

KL
KL
4 years 3 months ago

I will use it to pay off debt, since that’s your rule before using money to take your classes! I would save for that! Thanks for all you do!

Camila
Camila
4 years 3 months ago

If I won $1,001 I’d put it towards paying down my last two credit cards. I am looking to buy a house within the year and want to improve my credit score :).

Matt McGunagle
Matt McGunagle
4 years 3 months ago

Hi Ramit!

Here’s the breakdown of how I would spend the $1,001:

$500-to outsource several programming jobs for a website idea I validated using your techniques.
$200-Much needed new clothes (college student).
$100-into my ING savings account
$100-Appsumo courses that I have been wanting to purchase.
$100-into my rothIRA I started summer 2011 after reading your book.
$1 on a bomb carnitas taco tuesday $1 taco.

Cheers!

-Matt

Rob
Rob
4 years 3 months ago

Very simple: Deposit the check to my ING direct savings account. Then when Earn 1K opens up for the next time I will use this check to pay for the course.

Rob
Rob
4 years 3 months ago

Better yet – Just waive the cost of the Earn 1K and send me $1!

Maya Gaddie
4 years 3 months ago

Hi Ramit,

I would spend all $1,001 on advancing my passive income business. I have the next steps laid out to be completed over the next 3 months and this would allow me to speed up the process. Looking forward to reading more comments as well!

Erin
Erin
4 years 3 months ago

I would use the money to finally try and invest in the stock market! I have been scared to take the leap but this money would give me the courage 🙂

Daniel Salazar
Daniel Salazar
4 years 3 months ago

$200 for any given charity. (I always say, sharing is better)
$200 for fb ads for my company
$200 for a trip to ny
$200 savings account
$200 I will do the same experiment on facebook and tell you how it goes
$1 I will save it as a souvenir of the day I got $1001 check from Ramit Sethi

Jessiree
Jessiree
4 years 3 months ago

I would put some in savings and pay down debt.

S.B.
S.B.
4 years 3 months ago

I would use $1001 dollars to start a virtual law and consulting practice so that I could work from anywhere in the world . . . and then I would go anywhere in the world . . randomly . . . keeping everyone guessing as to my whereabouts . . . until I blogged about it in a state of the world topic blog that might exist if I wasn’t so spent working my current job. 🙂

Linsey
Linsey
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to go on a trip to Fiji to assist with some of the disaster relief from their recent floods and look for social entrepreneurship opportunities on how I could continue to assist the relief.

Michelle Brasil
Michelle Brasil
4 years 3 months ago

I would put the $1,001 toward my credit card debt! I’m working toward becoming debt-free so that I can be a stay-at-home mom.

Michelle
4 years 3 months ago

I would give $101 to charity. Buy two plane tickets to attend a business and networking event in San Diego, CA. and if I have enough $ left over a new pair of walking shoes.

Ashley Kropp
Ashley Kropp
4 years 3 months ago

I would put the $1,001 towards a honeymoon in Italy…

Amanda
Amanda
4 years 3 months ago

I would pay down debt so that I can have more options in the future (like say taking a Ramit class).

Carmen
Carmen
4 years 3 months ago

I would so pay off debts… but my validation link was not found by chrome. 🙁

Ryan W
Ryan W
4 years 3 months ago
So I would use the money to help my sister and her 3 kids with a summer of fun. Oh but don’t worry I would still benefit. You see, my sister wants to join a local beach club. Its exclusive and costs just about $1,300 for the summer. With the $1,001 and her $299 we would all get a nice summer vacation. The kids would have something to do all day and my sister would finally be able to relax! I would also be on the membership and get to bring my wife along. This particular beach club is not… Read more »
Jason
Jason
4 years 3 months ago

I would use $991 of the $1001 toward paying down debt I had accumulated as an irresponsible college student. $10 would then go toward a picture frame where I would frame the bill it was going toward and the story behind how I racked up this debt irresponsibly.

Ben Culbert
4 years 3 months ago

I’ll use the $1001 to help fund some materials for my DIY remodel of my front porch!

Joan
Joan
4 years 3 months ago

I would do a promotional video for my start up! That would be a great push for success

Jessica
Jessica
4 years 3 months ago

I would pay off bills!

Ivana G
Ivana G
4 years 3 months ago

First of all, I don´t believe that money makes people happy, but you can´t live without it so I would split this money on one dollar bill and gave it to 1001 person.
But to be one of chosen person you would have to gave value to this money by buying plant and put it all into garden where everyone can learn and see where really money grooves. In effort of mans hand.

Collin Messer
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to get my Crossfit Certification so I can teach Crossfit classes at my gym.

Maureen
Maureen
4 years 3 months ago

I I won $1000 I would be like most people and pay off some of my acquired credit card debt!

Rob Jacques
Rob Jacques
4 years 3 months ago

I’m going to pay off a credit card! (and use the rest to go to a fancy dinner…maybe Bobo’s on Lombard)

HeidiW
HeidiW
4 years 3 months ago

I have about that much credit card debt, I would pay off my cards and credit card debt free!

Andrea M
4 years 3 months ago

I’d pay off credit card debt

Abigail Bruley
Abigail Bruley
4 years 3 months ago

I would put half towards my credit card and the other half, I would split between my savings and vacation fund.

xian
xian
4 years 3 months ago

Travel to some top food spots to explore different dishes and bolster my recipe book.

Megumi
Megumi
4 years 3 months ago

I will be putting $1001.00 all toward my consumer credit card debt. Putting me that much closer to (1) improving my credit score and (2) winning my new year’s resolution to pay off my $10,000 worth of credit card debt before 2013.

Daniel
Daniel
4 years 3 months ago

$100 – Find your first profitable idea course.
$500 – long-term savings (ING account holding for 2012 IRA).
$200 – ING travel fund (planning for a few trips this summer).
$100 – ING fund for new car (a couple years out, but starting to save for it)
$100 – charity donation to GPA-WI.
$1 – lottery ticket.

Ryan Ulrich
Ryan Ulrich
4 years 3 months ago

I would be able to pay off my credit card! Its hard having debt in college ya know?

Horacio C
Horacio C
4 years 3 months ago

I would put $250 in my savings account, “Money to Move out of Virginia.”

I would spend $150 on gas/train fair for interviews in the jobs I am applying for.

I would give $200 to my brother, as he is heading down to Florida for his Americorps position starting in May.

I would use the last $400 to pay down my credit card balance. It would definitely help a lot.

Les
Les
4 years 3 months ago
While my knee jerk reaction is, “OMG use it to pay down some bills!”; considering the reality of our current debt that would really only be a drop in the bucket. Savings would be nice too! But I think it would make the most sense to use the money to increase my earnings capacity…i.e. go back to school, take a specific course, etc. which would give me the tools to pay my debt down much — quicker than an immediate $1001 would be able to do. You know, that whole “give a (wo)man a fish (s)he eats for a day,… Read more »
Liz
4 years 3 months ago

I’d send $100 to my emergency fund, go ahead and get my airline ticket to see my grandmother now, then send the money that I was saving for that ticket to different places in my savings account (e-fund, new furniture accounts, future travel accounts)

Mary
Mary
4 years 3 months ago

Buy a fucking handbag.

Mcbain
Mcbain
4 years 3 months ago

It’ll go into savings towards my wedding this year!

Michelle
Michelle
4 years 3 months ago

I’m currently working on my startup for my company, so I would invest the money into my company.

Dawn King
Dawn King
4 years 3 months ago

Pay towards child’s college education.

Lauren Holcomb
Lauren Holcomb
4 years 3 months ago

$500.50 toward my credit card debt.
$500.50 in my travel account, towards taking my family to visit my brother in LA.
Boring, but true.

GIO
GIO
4 years 3 months ago

I would pay off my friend’s medical debt.

Fortunately, I am not sick but a close friend of mine is sick. The extra 1K1 will help me pay off a portion of the medical bills.

Our health should be our number one priority. Sometimes we take this important topic for granted.

With the extra 1k1, it will help me greatly at this time.

ivy
ivy
4 years 3 months ago

Hello,
My answer is different. I am getting married this weekend and going on our honeymoon in 2 weeks to Ireland (my dream) and Italy. We have budgeted very well for the wedding and I negotiated pretty well to not go into debt.

I would love the money for our honeymoon (for nice wine, tours, hotels, romantic dinners, etc) to enjoy a nice trip together as husband and wife!

Thanks in advance and hope to hear from you soon,
Ivy

KOSTAS
KOSTAS
4 years 3 months ago

i will by drugs….

ugoh faith
ugoh faith
4 years 3 months ago

i ll invest half of the money in buiness, the rest i ll pay my school fees in university buy drugs cos am asmatic, and any interest from d business i ll use to support other things tanxz.

Jason F
Jason F
4 years 3 months ago

$800 to my IRA, $201 fun money!

--JOsh
--JOsh
4 years 3 months ago

I would use the money to buy a lathe, allowing me to start doing fabrication work on the side.

–JOsh

flicka47
flicka47
4 years 3 months ago

I have a friend that needs to buy a new car. I’d give it to them.

Elise
4 years 3 months ago

I would invest in the “little things” I need to make my budding freelance/Earn1k project OVER-deliver to clients. I’ve already identified several of these, and $1001 would make it happen now instead of later!

Sal
Sal
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to start paying my parents back after all the help they gave me throughout college. They deserve it more than I do.

Jim E.
Jim E.
4 years 3 months ago

Too bad this is more like a lotto random drawing. I will say that the timing is perfect for wagering on the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby cards at Churchill Downs. $1001 is about the amount I bankroll for those two days so if I win it’ll be my cash for that.
Good luck to the rest of you.

Norm
Norm
4 years 3 months ago

I would invest 1000$ and keep the 1$ (good luck of course!) in hopes that in the future I would have enough to pay Ramit back 1002$ (1001+1$…..Thanks Ramit!) and pay for my childs school loans.

Joanna
Joanna
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use $400 towards my business (branding, website design) and the rest toward my massive student loan debt!

Sylvia
Sylvia
4 years 3 months ago

I recently checked my credit report for the first time and discovered that my parents never paid for my tonsillitis years ago AND I was unaware that the bills were in my name. So I would put every dollar towards paying this off ASAP… that would be lovely. 🙂

sp
sp
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it towards paying off my medical bills.

Ben Summers
Ben Summers
4 years 3 months ago

I would add it to my emergency fund (matching the 1,000 I have managed to save since I started it in February)

Oscar
Oscar
4 years 3 months ago

half for debt, half for investment

Chris M
Chris M
4 years 3 months ago

Well after reading I will teach you to be rich! I would definitely get my brokerage account started and run that Lifecycle Fund. I would Automatically contribute to my new fund by rerouting some of my savings. I was actually saving for the lifecycle fund minimum so that money could be allocated for the fund and my money could start growing.

Ryan
Ryan
4 years 3 months ago

I would pay off a couple of small debts, pay myself and put the rest in savings.

Esther
Esther
4 years 3 months ago

Hi I would give you 10% of the $1,001 and put the rest on my ING account so that in 2 years I will be able to have built 2 studios to rent in the Caribbean…

Mary Ellen
4 years 3 months ago

I would put the $1,001 into the student travel assistance fund for a symposium I’m planning. That way, I’d be assured of having the brightest graduate students and their academic work on the conference program!

Stephen
4 years 3 months ago

I would use $500 to use in Facebook advertising for my business fan page (which is doing VERY well). I would then use the rest for backlink building to my products that are ranking on the first page of Google, but to push them even higher to position 1!

Cam
Cam
4 years 3 months ago

I gave 10% to a worthy charity, and put the rest in a savings account. When that particular account reaches a certain point, I am using the money to begin my real estate investing.

Alex
Alex
4 years 3 months ago

I would buy 15.3846154 Chipotle burritos (assuming a cost of $6.50 per burrito)

Emily
4 years 3 months ago

Our baby’s crib is slowly falling apart, so I’d buy him a new one first off. Then I’d take my husband on a date and put the rest in savings.

Sean
Sean
4 years 3 months ago

I would spend it on your Earn1K course – planting a money seed that would grow into a mighty money tree.

Howard
Howard
4 years 3 months ago

I would save the money to put towards starting my own business.

Stacie Parker
Stacie Parker
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it to pay bills. Nothing exciting there.

Bipasha
Bipasha
4 years 3 months ago

Oh no lemme out

Kenneth Walters
Kenneth Walters
4 years 3 months ago

Pay bills!

Jeremy Davis
Jeremy Davis
4 years 3 months ago

In process of buying a house, since I have all bills covered plus paying extra, no cc debt, and auto payments to all my retirement and investments and long term contracts and revenue streams going, most likely I would literally just use it toward some of the appliance costs for the new house. Need a fridge and a toaster oven and washer/dryer.

Jules
Jules
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it pay off my credit card debt and any leftover money would put towards my student loan payments

Mkat
Mkat
4 years 3 months ago

Hire a sitter to watch my kids so I could do something more productive.

Michael Enquist
4 years 3 months ago
I would would apply it to the Earn $1K tuition for one of these other people who have already posted here. He or she would then pay me back $2,000 over the first one year of their new business. I would then use the $2K to fund two more people into Earn $1K. Why would I expect such a high return? To weed out the dweebs. I bet there are many people who take the Earn $1K course, funded via credit card, and one year later only have the credit card debt to show for it. A person who is… Read more »
Kelly
Kelly
4 years 3 months ago
I would use the money to help fix my boyfriend’s teeth. His teeth are in pretty bad condition, and we have been meaning to get a start on fixing them for several years. He has been working very hard in school, and I think it would be great for his self confidence (and health!) to have nice teeth for when he starts looking for a job once he graduates. 1,000 dollars would be a nice start to all the work that needs to be done. And it would be a good incentive to get with the program and start fixing… Read more »
Mey
Mey
4 years 3 months ago

I would like to spend the money on paying the credit card debt..

Barry
4 years 3 months ago

I would stop screwing around with trying to redesign my store’s website myself and hire someone on elance who actually knows what they’re doing!

Tina Pruitt
Tina Pruitt
4 years 3 months ago

Hire my first team member so I can start leveraging my time more….

Matt Regan
Matt Regan
4 years 3 months ago

Realistically I’d spend about half on a night out in NYC with my girl and close friends and then transfer the other half into my savings/retirement accounts.

Boring yes but Ramit your invited on the night out if this happens.

Aaron
Aaron
4 years 3 months ago
It would be dumb to waste it paying for some expense. Because then the $1K remains $1K, is consumed, and disappears forever. I’d crack the whip put it to work! I.e., use it in a way that multiplies its value. I guess the best way to multiply the $1K will be different for each person. It will be important to identify the point of greatest leverage in your business or personal life. I believe that whatever wealth I can attract right now is limited to whatever state I allow myself to be in. So to get more wealth, it’s always… Read more »
François
4 years 3 months ago

I will take holidays this summer with my 2 kids and wife.

Jacqueline
Jacqueline
4 years 3 months ago

BUY 1000$ WORTH OF GOLD! 😀 and spend the leftover dollar on that awesome chocolate truffle bar from Trader Joes… mmmm… And stash them both together… because when the world ends ( 😉 ), cash will be useless, and I’ll still be able to have my favorite chocolate on my birthday! and to think I could have wasted all that money paying off my debt that is no longer existent 😉

Juli Denike
4 years 3 months ago
I’d take the first $300 to buy a shrink wrap system for my business making soaps & other products. Would save me HOURS per week in wrapping as opposed to using Seran wrap. The next $200 would go to develop my own website so that I can create a more streamline site to sell my products where. Then, I’d split the last $500 into two, put half in my Roth IRA and the other half in my high interest savings account to bulk up my “emergency fund”. That $1 goes towards a Snickers, because after all that stuff, I deserve… Read more »
Eva Bramwell
4 years 3 months ago

You should win. Seriously.

Brett
Brett
4 years 3 months ago

I’d quit my awful day job and fly out west to become an entrepreneur.

Kevin
Kevin
4 years 3 months ago

Pay off some debt!

Adam
4 years 3 months ago

I’d put the money into my ING direct savings sub-account for paying off interest free credit cards (two at the moment), to let it earn some interest, while being automatically debited in order to pay off my credit cards before I start being charged interest.

Mark
Mark
4 years 3 months ago

Pay down debt.

Kenisha
Kenisha
4 years 3 months ago

I’d use it to buy my 10 year old daughter a bedroom set and put the rest in a bank account for her schooling.

Suzette
Suzette
4 years 3 months ago

I would buy a treadmill.

Nathan
Nathan
4 years 3 months ago

At least 10% to an orphanage I support

Invest the rest into a business idea my business partner and I are developing.

Miranda
4 years 3 months ago

I’d replenish my emergency fund, as I had to deplete it last week due to an emergency.

Joel Bethepu
Joel Bethepu
4 years 3 months ago

I’d put it in my currency trading account and grow the money via trading.

Rachel Boyd
Rachel Boyd
4 years 3 months ago

I would convert it to UK pounds using xe.com then use the funds to make an overpayment on my UK mortgage. (I’m British, and living in the US for work currently.) An overpayment (in British terminology) is paid against purely the capital of the mortgage, meaning the interest as calculated daily will decrease (a little!) from the day I make the payment, though my regular monthly bills will remain the same.

Sam Nay
Sam Nay
4 years 3 months ago

I would Use the money to pay off my car

AP
AP
4 years 3 months ago

I will take you on a spicy food tour so that I can have your consultation time “for free”.

Anand Arumugam
Anand Arumugam
4 years 3 months ago

I will use it to buy the productivity suite you recently had on sale. If I can get that on the same sale price, then use the remaining money on the preliminary earn1k course.

Bipasha
Bipasha
4 years 3 months ago

I’m getting spammed lemme out

Caroline F. Lee
Caroline F. Lee
4 years 3 months ago

I would pay off the last of my student loan. I have been aggressively chipping away at it for over 5 years and I only have $1886.01(as of today) to go! I’m so close to being rid of this ball and chain and with the extra 1001$ I could be done in in 2-3 months. Thanks!

Garrett Matthews
Garrett Matthews
4 years 3 months ago

Honestly, I would spend it to go visit friends across the country. Some, who I haven’t even met yet! I would buy a plane ticket (or train depending) to visit friends in California, North Dakota, Oklahoma and other places depending.

If I had any money left I would save it up so after college is done I will have a little money to try and live on my own. 🙂

Catheryn
Catheryn
4 years 3 months ago

I would donate 10%; use another 10% for something fun – I have my eye on a beautiful B&B on the ocean and would drive there for the weekend; I would put 50% against some small debt I have; 20% would go into savings; and another 10% would be put into my RRSP contribution. Win-win all around.

Chris
Chris
4 years 3 months ago

I’ve been aggressively paying off my student loans, knocking 1/3 of them out in my first year out of college and paying at least twice the minimum monthly payment since then. This would take another significant chunk out from them, taking me significantly closer to being debt-free.

Mark
Mark
4 years 3 months ago

I would definitely use $500 it to pay off my line of credit debt two months early! With the second $500 I would buy a used kayak that I saw for sale – it’s a ridiculous price and I would then flip the kayak for an extra $500 – put it toward the debt. With the last $1 I’d buy my son a slurpee . . .

Kevin C
Kevin C
4 years 3 months ago

Not to sound like a sycophant, but I would put it into the Vanguard Roth Ira I just opened thanks to reading your book.

I’ve been saving up to buy another fund ($3,000 minimum) and this would help a lot.

Matt
Matt
4 years 3 months ago

I would contract with a company I found online to make 2-3 30 second videos that I would upload online to improve my company’s (a cremation service) SEO and also use to create a new squeeze page program to enhance my existing pay per click advertising for my exiting campaign.

Lionel Low
Lionel Low
4 years 3 months ago

I will save it for my new born’s expenses in a few months! 😀

Tara
Tara
4 years 3 months ago

I would pay of some of my evil creedit card debt!!

Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard
4 years 3 months ago

Give 101 to a children’s home we donate to.
Spend 900 on paying off bills.
Invest 100 in necessary materials for my business.

I’m looking forward to seeing your findings!

Tony Morris
4 years 3 months ago

I would add to my emergence fund

lisa
lisa
4 years 3 months ago

Pay off my son’s tutoring

Marcella
Marcella
4 years 3 months ago

Hi Ramit, this is funny since I was just talking about how can I put the money together to build a first “prototype” of a new product that I would like to market;
And also to get a patent.

Ashley Parker
4 years 3 months ago

I would use this to pay down debt! I have a plan to be debt-free by Spring of 2013 and this would help advance me towards that goal much faster than I can currently manage. Thanks for the contest opportunity!

James Oldfield
James Oldfield
4 years 3 months ago

500 to savings plan
98.90 to start up a web design business
101.10 to charity (Mended Little Hearts)

James Oldfield
James Oldfield
4 years 3 months ago

800 to savings plan
98.90 to start up a web design business
101.10 to charity (Mended Little Hearts)

Rose
Rose
4 years 3 months ago

I have a couple weddings that I’m attending this summer — one involves flying across the country and driving to Yosemite, so I’d definitely use the $1000 to travel for it.

Monique
4 years 3 months ago

Mr. American Express would get an instant payment of $1001.00

Lisa
Lisa
4 years 3 months ago

I would send it right to the credit card I am working on paying off by the end of the year. I hate being in debt, but we had some medical expenses that we are now paying off. I am going to pay it off by the end of the year, and I won’t have paid any interest on it!
Thanks!

Bret
Bret
4 years 3 months ago

I moved to a new state recently and have a mortgage in my old state on a home I can’t sell and now a rental home to pay for monthly. I also have a student loan with $1,100.00 remaining which runs me $200.00 per month. I would pay off that student loan and not be broke every month.

Leanne Nurse
Leanne Nurse
4 years 3 months ago

Thanks to all for the new learning! I will make my next rent payment, then buy services & products ** to complement the new time management systems I learned via IWT. These things will further improve my presence/performance at my latest job assignment, special assistant to a high-level political appointee. **Two suits, two pairs of shoes, grooming services.

j a shimel
j a shimel
4 years 3 months ago

i would do two good things for my health

Maheen
Maheen
4 years 3 months ago

I would use that money towards the next course you will be teaching!

Melissa
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it pay rent, or – depending on my work situation, spend it on my wedding.

Craig Deakin
4 years 3 months ago

I would use it for a idea I have for a product.

I would test the market to see if there is interest in my product idea, if there is and I receive confirmation by driving traffic to a “mock product page” or landing page I will set to work and create it!

Tony
4 years 3 months ago

I’d hire a sales person to make 1001 sales calls to my 1001 hottest leads.
That would no doubt return way more that $1001 in short order.

T

Andrew
Andrew
4 years 3 months ago

I would use 900 to pay credit card debt and 101 to support my church.

Michael Enquist
4 years 3 months ago
continuing my comment from above: I left out a paragraph: After I fund two more people into Earn $1K, I will use the $2K each gives back to me to fund four more, etc. until the chain finally breaks. Not only does the high rate of return that I am asking for weed out the dweebs, it also “pays forward” to help more people more quickly to earn $1K, and ultimately break free of their J-O-B (should they choose to) or to transform their employment into something more beneficial to themselves and others. What do I get out of it?… Read more »
Abey T
Abey T
4 years 3 months ago

Use $801.00 to pay off my car loan. Keep $200 to use as spending cash for food, clothes and entertainment for the month.

K. Jones
4 years 3 months ago

Put it towards more world travels with my lovely girlfriend.

Chuck
Chuck
4 years 3 months ago

$1000 = ~ 15 days of mortgage. Paying now reduces term by >1 month. Guess what I plan to do!

David Zeibin
4 years 3 months ago

I’d split it with my wife. $500 for her, $501 for me. My portion would probably go about $301 into savings/investments, and $200 into books or courses.

David Herdrich
David Herdrich
4 years 3 months ago

I would use $901.00 to help pay down the debt on my highest interest credit card and send $100 to my high interest on-line savings account.

Jeff
Jeff
4 years 3 months ago

It would temporarily join my emergency fund and later this month or next, be used to help pay to have my house painted.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
4 years 3 months ago
Hi Ramit – I would use the $1,001 to buy a plane ticket out to SFO and personally deliver a huge breakfast to your office… one that would make your arteries cringe. Why breakfast at your office? Because execs like you are always booked morning, noon, and night with meetings but hey – a man’s gotta eat! I’ll even pay you the balance of what’s left from the $1001 as a consulting fee. As a 27-year old cleantech entrepreneur, I aim to pick your brain and eat your discarded muffin bottoms. So, do you take your coffee with cream or… Read more »
Em
Em
4 years 3 months ago

That’s roughly what I earn a month, so living one step in front of my paycheck would be great

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