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When I was in high school, I got a consulting gig doing phone sales for a web hosting company. I remember the first time I got paid and realized I could actually live an awesome lifestyle. Of course, like most high-school students, I was stupid. I earned thousands of dollars, spent it all (I don’t even remember on what), and had basically nothing to show for it.

BUT THEN…

I started doing consulting during college. I learned how to position my services…find clients…charge more. Sometimes I got brutally rejected, but over the long term, I slowly learned how to build a “machine” so I could become a better and better consultant — and find high-value clients at each step of the process.

The difference was learning how to build CONSISTENT income on the side. I saved a ton. And despite finger-wagging frugalistas’ nagging, I also SPENT a lot of it — because I could! I learned about living a Rich Life, including flying to NYC once/month as a grad student to party with my friends…because I could.

I learned how even an extra $1,000/month can be life-changing. I could save a ton and still have money leftover to do whatever I wanted. I also learned how funny people’s reactions were: “Wait…you’re going to NYC…for the WEEKEND?” I would explain, it’s so cheap — tickets are $99 each way and I sleep on my friend’s couch.

But mentally, they couldn’t wrap their heads around (1) earning more and (2) using it to do things that seemed ridiculous. So they did none of it.

As I learned more about entrepreneurship, consulting, and monetization, I learned how most people believe “starting a business” means quitting their job, raising venture capital, and starting the next Facebook.

Nonsense. For most of us, we can keep our full-time job, start something on the side, and grow as quickly (or slowly) as we want.

This is exactly what I’ve taught thousands of people how to do in my Earn1K course on starting a side business.

One of the questions I love to ask is this: What would you do with an extra $1,000/month?

Here are some common answers:

  • “Save it so I can have the option of eventually quitting my job”
  • “Pay off debt”
  • “Travel more”

So to kickstart those options, I’m giving away $1,001. This is a one-time opportunity — I’m not giving it away every month, since to get that, you can take my course — but I think this will be fun.

I’ve given away $1001 before, but I’m doing it again because it gets right to the heart of what IWT is about. You don’t need to be a millionaire to live a Rich Life. In fact, money is only a small part of it! But there’s something amazing about seeing how a small boost can totally change the way you think about the possibilities of a rich life.

And, as always, there’s a limit to how much you can save, but there’s no limit to how much you can earn.

So for this month’s Rich Life Giveaway, I’m giving one person $1001 to show what it’s like to have an extra grand in your pocket.

NEW: If you join the contest and refer the winner, I’ll give you $1001, too, just to say thanks for helping me spread the word.

It only takes 5 seconds to join:

www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/rich-life 

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Jason
Jason
3 years 1 month ago

I’d fly to Moscow for a week

Richa
Richa
3 years 1 month ago

Duh – simple – I’d use it to sign up for Earn1K ! ie Invest it in myself

David Hunter
3 years 1 month ago

I like the way you think, Richa!

Investing in yourself always pays the best dividends.

Ryan
Ryan
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to pay for my expenses for moving back to my hometown now that I’ve graduated college.

Peter
Peter
3 years 1 month ago

Pay student loans

Katrin
Katrin
3 years 1 month ago

Like Richa I would invest in myself and join your braintrustprogramm. With the rest I would party hard and go shopping, just because I could. Ooh I want that life!

Andrew
Andrew
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to invest right back into my business lines I am working on to give it potential growth with exerted efforts and patience to get there.

Ingemar
Ingemar
3 years 1 month ago

I would invest the money in my online selling ventures so I can go BALLS OUT without worrying about having to save the money for a rainy day. In a word, I want to turn $1001 into $2000 or more.

Lele
Lele
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to hire a VA and outsource work so that I can get to live the lifestyle that I want quicker.

Ryan
Ryan
3 years 1 month ago

I took a job in TX. My wife hates TX. I’d use the money to send her to visit friends and get away every few months.

Diane
Diane
3 years 1 month ago

I’d give it to my husband so he can use it to start his consulting company (lawyer fees, etc) and then enroll him in the Earn$1k course to get him started on the right foot.

ruben cantu quiroga
ruben cantu quiroga
3 years 1 month ago

i will split it 3 ways, first part i will use it to pamper myself, second part y will either invest it or save it and third part i will donate it to some asociation

Kristen
Kristen
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to pay down our mortgage

justin
justin
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to take a chunk out of the last major debt I have (other than student loans, those are another story). This would free up additional cash flow which gets leveraged into additional investing.

Stephen
Stephen
3 years 1 month ago

pay off my credit card. take a vacation.

Katrina
Katrina
3 years 1 month ago

Use it to help pay for some of the legal fees to apply for my husband’s green card.

Pam
Pam
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to book a private tour guide to go bird watching in Hawaii – and to help with some of the travel.

Marc
Marc
3 years 1 month ago

Use it to pay off student loans!

Sunil @ CPA Coach
3 years 1 month ago

I’d turn around and do something similar for my readers and coaching students to give them the opportunity to advance their careers or get started on the right track with a CPA license.

Heather O
Heather O
3 years 1 month ago

I would take my family to Florida with $1001 for a chance to see my grandpa. I haven’t seen him since I was 4 and he’s never met my children. My father is taking a trip at the end of the month to see him and while we were hoping to join him, finances got in the way. I just don’t want to put it off until its too late, tomorrow’s never promised.

Cl
Cl
3 years 1 month ago

I remember that Jmoney last time forgot about taxes, so I’d pay the taxes first. Then I would put it into my vacation fund for Siesta Key when I actually become eligible for vacation time.

Eric Murphy
Eric Murphy
3 years 1 month ago

I’d stick it in the bank. I’ve never actually had a steady job in my life and I regret not showing initiative, getting a job and saving money earlier in my life. Right now, I’m looking for a job, teaching myself how to start a business, and I’m excited!

Clint White
3 years 1 month ago

I have two options with it…

1.) I would buy my wife a share of Tiffanys stock to put on the wall and a pair of small Tiffany gold earrings.

2.) Stick it in the bank and spend it in Vegas later in the year when I got to the annual NBAA convention.

Being a married man I believe option one might benefit me more than option 2.

Julie
Julie
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to pay for a bunch of medical expenses that unfortunately aren’t covered by health insurance.

Ingrid
Ingrid
3 years 1 month ago

Pay some bills, invest some, and take a trip to the beach.

Lois
3 years 1 month ago

I have a chance to show my clothing line at London Fashion week, (which would help grow my business!). Everything would be paid for except my travel and lodging. I would use the money for the flight and a place to stay!

Bonnie Wilks
Bonnie Wilks
3 years 1 month ago

I would save it to pay bills.

muhammad danial rusdi
muhammad danial rusdi
3 years 1 month ago

Well, I will buy ba ii professional calculator online and sell it in my college since this calculator are very rare at my country and actuarial students need it in my college…and then I will continuous this project until I graduate

Johnna
Johnna
3 years 1 month ago

I would start to refinish my basement.

magdalena zawislak
magdalena zawislak
3 years 1 month ago

Definitely pay off my student loans!

Agnes Kowalski
3 years 1 month ago

Definitely use it to register for Earn1K, that would transform into $12,000K in a year!

Harrison
Harrison
3 years 1 month ago

Pay my bills, invest the rest.

Kristyna
Kristyna
3 years 1 month ago

Without question, I would purchase your Earn 1k course.

Ivy
3 years 1 month ago

I’ve started my own film production company this spring. Of course I personally believe myself to be a creative genius, but in order to make potential clients feel comfortable hiring me, I need a bigger portfolio.
I’d spend the money on creating another film for my website to showcase a previously unseen side of my work and then become rich and famous etc.
😉

Lindsay
3 years 1 month ago

I would take that $1000 and start a savings account — something I am working so hard for, and can’t get my head above water enough to begin.

Veronica
Veronica
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy a new couch for my parents. They gave me money when I started my little company, and now I’d like to give them back a present for their help.

Christina
Christina
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to pay my property taxes.. 🙂

Katrina Wolfgang
3 years 1 month ago

I would spend some of it on new glasses or contacts (finally) and invest the rest into other things for my business, etc. Maybe get some business cards. Definitely get some good books (both dystopian and to help writers)…

Donniee
Donniee
3 years 1 month ago

My partner and I are moving. I will use my winnings to cover moving expenses surely.

Benjamin Finnerty
3 years 1 month ago

I would use that $1000 to invest in myself. For the last few years, I am doing a lot of study about business, marketing and promotion, and coaching. It is very close to being a finished education, but not quite yet. This $1000 would put me to the almost finished point.

Gerard
Gerard
3 years 1 month ago

I am currently unemployed, and am not entitled to any benefits from the government, so the money would come in handy. Very handy.
But I would not use it for myself. I would give it all to my best friend. He is also unemployed and raising a son on his own since his divorce a couple of years ago.

Julia
Julia
3 years 1 month ago

I would invest it in my education and take a marketing class

charles
charles
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it as startup money to start my own brand of “illteachyoutoberich” since that’s clearly what so many people want to buy.

Beth
Beth
3 years 1 month ago

I would put half on the mortgage (my only debt) and use the other half to take a weekend trip to NYC with my husband. Broadway here I come!

Joycelyn
Joycelyn
3 years 1 month ago

I will use 50% to pay off my debts. 30% to get my new website going which is to empower 25-35 year old mummies in a journey of wellness purpose and abundance via usage of natural therapeutic essential oils starting from their baby, $150 to start an investment, $30 for a dessert for the family and $21 donation

Jennell Burke
Jennell Burke
3 years 1 month ago

Enroll in the Earn 1K month course; the rest down payment on my kids tuition for next school year (they are in private school).

Stefanie
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to pay off debt.

Rocco Privetera
Rocco Privetera
3 years 1 month ago
The last month for me has a been an absolute nightmare. And it’s the worst kind of nightmare – the one where it’s all your own damn fault. For years I’ve been following Ramit and reading the book and missing every single one of the courses or not following the advice because “I can handle it” or “it’s not a good time” or “I just need to figure out how to make this work”. Meanwhile I: 1. continue to spend all the money I get – and considering that 2/3rds of it is 1099 consultant income with no taxes taken… Read more »
Reilly Beard
Reilly Beard
3 years 1 month ago
I would use the money and put it in a high yield savings account and leave it there for years to come. My fiance and I recently started trying to improve our finances last year by paying off our debts before we get married on June 22nd. We are in the process of paying off additional loans and increasing our savings by putting 20% of our income back. We would like to purchase a house due to our plans to continue living here for many years. Based on the rent or buy calculator that you mention in your book on… Read more »
Therese
Therese
3 years 1 month ago

My youngest daughter who lives in Australia will be home this summer, so I would use the money to fly my oldest daughter home from North Carolina while she’s here and have a big party in Ohio where my middle daughter and most of our families live to have fun and catch up!

Paul
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to fund another trip to Cambodia to continue my personal documentary project!

Andrew Tapp
3 years 1 month ago

Simple. I would use it to pay down the debt I have with my mom. I could use it to pay other debt, or to use as seed money, but while I can be blazé about oweing money to the impersonal corporate overlords, I hate owing my mom.

Mary Dowdy
Mary Dowdy
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to bring in a consult to the office I work. This way not only could I receive some coaching help….I could share with those that I work with.

Tim
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it for 4 things: 1. Invest in a specific lens for my camera in order to increase my product’s quality. 2. Pay for my website for a year. 3. Purchase office supplies and permits needed to sell my work. 4. Invest in myself via mentoring or workshops.

Julia
Julia
3 years 1 month ago

I would use some to improve my home for my daughter and me, since her dad left I haven’t kept up with repairs. And invest the rest in my freelance business.

Damon
Damon
3 years 1 month ago

I would use some to pay down debts and put the rest in the bank for a rainy day. Then, with the *time* the money gave me to get off the treadmill as an underpaid freelancer, I would spend more time networking and landing much better gigs.

JUNE ASKEW
JUNE ASKEW
3 years 1 month ago

I would pay down debt

Katie
Katie
3 years 1 month ago

We’re buying a new house within the next few months. I’d add it to the downpayment.

Shannon
3 years 1 month ago

If I had $1000, I would spend it on a mini vacation with my husband. We’ve been married 10 years and have never taken a vacation for just the two of us!

David Longsmith
3 years 1 month ago

no points for this one but hear me out:
Alchemist Heady Topper IPA for influencing and retaining friends with this hard to get brew…and vinyl records to boost my library and support my fledgling on-the-side DJ business.

Bob
Bob
3 years 1 month ago

Easy – pay off debt!

Corey
3 years 1 month ago

I would divide it into 3 chunks – 1 would go right into a savings account, another would be a larger payment on my student loans, and the last would be split between taking potential clients and contractors out for coffee or a meal, and socializing.

erica bag
erica bag
3 years 1 month ago

i would set some aside, but i would also take a very well budgeted trip that is long overdue

Claire
Claire
3 years 1 month ago

I would use $1001 dollars to travel to Turkey and put it toward my first set of goods for resale in the US. This would allow me to take a slightly larger financial risk and put me on track to start a side business that I can grow over time.

Joy
Joy
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to buy Earn 1K.

nazir
3 years 1 month ago

I would purchase 2 rolls of silver, about $800 & invite done friends over to brainstorm ways to increase the money! Likelykely play Cashflow 101 while brainstorming.

Gaurav
Gaurav
3 years 1 month ago

First, I would like to thank you for the interesting and money making/saving tactics articles to send me. It has definitely helped me grow smarter and better person. With that being said, I would like to take my knowledge and skills, and advance it even more with your earn 1k program. Looking forward to it and good luck to all.

Laura
Laura
3 years 1 month ago

I’d ask your advise.

Vivian
3 years 1 month ago

Hey Ramit,
Well since I’ve paid off all my debt last year and don’t owe anyone anything, for me that is just awesome!
So let’s see with an extra $1001 I would first pay myself first, then put 20% into my savings, 10% into my investment account, save some for an emergency fund, and spend some of it on a nice night on the town in New York to reward such good behavior. I may throw in a bit of shoe shopping in the mix.

Cheryl
Cheryl
3 years 1 month ago

I would take my mom on vacation! She’d be so happy!

Neo
Neo
3 years 1 month ago

I will invest to make even more money!

stephanie
stephanie
3 years 1 month ago

Add it to the emergency fund I’m building to have six months of salary on hand just in case.

Angela
Angela
3 years 1 month ago

July 1 just happens to be my 40th birthday, so I’d use $1001 to take my closest friends out for dinner so that we can really celebrate without them having to worry about paying for it!

Lori Reeves
3 years 1 month ago

I would invest it back into my business! Probably by buying your Earn $1K program. You have great advice, and I appreciate how helpful you are!!!

Mimi
3 years 1 month ago

I would pay my credit card off and put the rest towards other small bills.

Cheng Shun Ling
3 years 1 month ago

I know that in order to help others, I have to help myself first, be it financially or mentally, physically. That’s why if I have this extra 1k, i will donate it all to the local pet and wildlife shelters. It’s something i’m already doing but it will be much easier on my finances if i have the “extra” to spare for my furry friends every month.

Dana
Dana
3 years 1 month ago

hire a designer for my business website, buy a couple good shirts to upgrade my wardrobe, travel to NY and TX to promote my jewelry and sculpture.

Layne
Layne
3 years 1 month ago

I would be heading to the Caribbean for a Mommy-only getaway with friends after a seriously busy first half of the year, and I’m hoping once I finish Earn1K next month I’ll be managing to do that regardless of whether I win here! Thanks, Ramit.

I’m giving myself 4 months to Earn my first 1k 🙂 I’ll let you know how it goes. Sign up people, it’s an investment in yourself – so worth it.

Kami Rogers
Kami Rogers
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to send my son to the science/engineering summer program that he desperately wants to go to. Our family has been working very hard to save money, pay off our debt, and start a business. We are saving regularly, the dept is almost gone, and business is picking up. 🙂 We are just not to the point yet where we can afford the summer camp, almost but not quite. My son is very gifted in math and science and I know it would be an excellent opportunity for him.

Kourtni Mason
Kourtni Mason
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money towards a vacation to Italy

Shelbi Herndon
3 years 1 month ago

If I won $1,001, I would put it towards my education. I would buy books for next semester, put it towards next year’s summer program (I’m an aspiring opera singer and find myself fundraising every year to do summer opera programs), and use the leftover for applying (and traveling) to grad school auditions.

Timna
Timna
3 years 1 month ago

I would use some of it to make an additional payment on my mortgage, and the rest to travel.

Jamie
Jamie
3 years 1 month ago

I would take my kids on that trip to Disney we had to cancel because funds had to go elsewhere. It would make us so happy!

Riot
3 years 1 month ago

I would do what I usually do with unexpected money – split it among the following categories: Emergency Fund, Car Loan, Other Savings/Roth IRA, Nice Dinner with Girlfriend.

Josh
Josh
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it on the course, but need to pay down some CC debt first 🙁

Deneice
Deneice
3 years 1 month ago

I would use some of it to go on a stress relieving holiday with friends and invest the rest in a business – to make an income (I’m currently unemployed). The ROI would help me return to college in Sept and pay my bills.

Martin
Martin
3 years 1 month ago

Hi Ramit and community,

I would first give 10% away
Then I would catch up a few past due bills.
I would save at least 10% of it
I would buy my daughter a tablet ($200 or less)
I would take my sister to her favorite restaurant.
If there were any left I would put it in the bank.

Thanks!

RLR
RLR
3 years 1 month ago

It would go directly into our adoption fund – and probably soon go right back out for expenses! We’ve started the process, but still have a ways to go!

Ashley
Ashley
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to move. Moving in less than a month and still need to buy all the new stuff.

Sharon Walling
Sharon Walling
3 years 1 month ago

This money would come in so handy right now. I’m in the process of packing to move, should I say more! I currently don’t own a washer & dryer, so I need to get them and I am so in need of a new bed.

Thanks so much for the chance

Mohd muttaqin
Mohd muttaqin
3 years 1 month ago

Im setting up a company and i need at least rm5000 for that…i have some money with me but seriously not enough..with usd1000 (rm3100+) i can start it now n let u see the progress..the money given to me will be more than worth it

Leah Damman
Leah Damman
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to kick-start my emergency fund so I would no longer have to rely on my credit card for unplanned costs/crisis and thus be able to get out of debt quicker.

Sarah K
Sarah K
3 years 1 month ago

I’ve been working hard through a nonprofit (Credability) to pay off credit card debt I accumulated in my 20s. I’m 2/3 of the way there. I’d use the $1k to pay off the next card in line!

John Nash
John Nash
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to pay down the loan I took out to send my daughter to college.

Ben
Ben
3 years 1 month ago

Ramit,

I would buy my wife a year’s worth of massages, roughly 1 a month, which in doing so would give me some killer brownie points and it would relinquish me from having to do it!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
3 years 1 month ago

I would spend it to upgrade my upcoming trip to England.

Cathie
Cathie
3 years 1 month ago

Such a great opportunity Ramit! I am paying off my debt. My goal is to be completely debt free by end of July 2013. I was actually wondering how I would come up with the money because I’m actually $937 short … Thanks so much!

Adam Lipkin
3 years 1 month ago

Our daughter’s going to college this fall. Needless to say, $1001 would help with that tuition bill.

Mohd muttaqin
Mohd muttaqin
3 years 1 month ago

Ramit, please see my comment above…i fear u might overlook it due to number of comments n im taking step to make sure u read my comment..thank u ramit

Alex
Alex
3 years 1 month ago

I would put it towards buying a car. Public transportation is so stressful and limiting.

Gladys
Gladys
3 years 1 month ago

I will use the money to catch up on some past due bills,due to the loss of some income.I get social security benefits every month.I also have 2 great grand children who are with me 90% of the time that I take care of.

Duane
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the $1001 to market my art photography business.

Kate
Kate
3 years 1 month ago

I would visit my cousin and her new husband in CA, I’ve never been to northern CA and would take them on a big Napa trip!

chris craine
chris craine
3 years 1 month ago

finish my short film

Lisa Shears
Lisa Shears
3 years 1 month ago

Invest/Spend/Save:
I would invest in my jewelry design business I am starting by setting up a studio at home, use part of it for my 6 year old, and the rest save.

Tony
3 years 1 month ago
A $1,000 bucks huh? As a doc student I juggle teaching, research and a side project I have started for other athletic training students. A $1,000 bucks would be a great way to hustle a little more knowing that I have rent paid this month. It would give my wife a chance to focus on her side business for growth instead of the bottom dollar. It really is crazy to think that such a relatively small amount of money to some people could make such a huge difference to others. Thanks for the opportunity Ramit. -PS it would barely pay… Read more »
Rebekah
Rebekah
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to pay for some of my college classes!

Stephen Schmitz
Stephen Schmitz
3 years 1 month ago

Take a picture of it in my money clip and paste it to the desktop of my cell phone and computer, and have a frequent motivator. After I double it I would then deposit it into my sons bank account. And take another picture of that and post it. My focus is not to purchase more items, but to provide the freedoms from the negative distractions in life, then role model it and teach the same to my son and anyone else who expresses an interest.

Amanda
Amanda
3 years 1 month ago

Put it into my “Learn German” fund. I have a tutor who I work with and this would get me about 25 lessons–about 3 months at my current rate of consumption.

Sarah
Sarah
3 years 1 month ago

I’d put half toward debt and use the other half to start a tutoring business!

Alessandro
Alessandro
3 years 1 month ago

I’ll use it for my company.

Have a great day!

Donna
Donna
3 years 1 month ago

Pay off some debt!!!!!!

Malik
Malik
3 years 1 month ago

i would invest it in my Spanish tutoring business by printing more books and audio lesson CD’s plus i would also market myself by making posters and flyers to give out.

Clay
Clay
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to grow my music consulting business!

Maryann Miceli
Maryann Miceli
3 years 1 month ago

Buy an Ipad, get new business cards and buy killer shoes. Trust me everyone looks at your shoes!

Pauline
3 years 1 month ago

Probably a kick ass design for the new website I am about to launch.

Michelle
Michelle
3 years 1 month ago

I have been struggling to pay some overdue bills so it would be a huge relief to get those off my back.

David K-L
David K-L
3 years 1 month ago

Fly myself and the girlfriend for a fun engagement weekend.

Drew Curtis
3 years 1 month ago

I would take my girlfriend home so she could meet her best friend’s baby that was born yesterday. My girlfriend is her God mother.

Ashley Rayner
Ashley Rayner
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to travel to San Francisco and also save whatever is left over for an HTML/CSS class I want to take. (The class is only $125)

Don Jacobsmeyer
Don Jacobsmeyer
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to go and visit Austin, TX. I’ve been wanting to move somewhere that aligns with my Dream Job. I’ve never been but hear it’s an awesome city. So this money would fund business and pleasure at the same time.

Annie
Annie
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use the money to pay off bills accumulated since my divorce

Frank
3 years 1 month ago

Pay my rent – my business is starting to take off and need 2 more months of runway before the revenue covers expenses. But there is revenue!

Katie
Katie
3 years 1 month ago

Pay off some debt, of course.

Kylie Bayer-Fertterer
Kylie Bayer-Fertterer
3 years 1 month ago

My husband and I were invited to a wedding this fall in Nicaragua. We’d use the $1,001 to pay for our flights and maybe a surf camp while we’re down there.

Amy Kalinchuk
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to take a family vacation this summer.

R.C
R.C
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to improve my self image, and fold the rest into some investments.

Jessica
Jessica
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the $1001 to pay for Japanese language lessons. My dream is teach English in Japan and through the internet and learning the Japanese language is the first step in becoming qualified to teach Japanese people. And besides that, I love learning languages so it fulfills my passion as well!

Brian Perry
Brian Perry
3 years 1 month ago

I would take my wife on a vacation to the Caribbean.

Gerry Purnomo
Gerry Purnomo
3 years 1 month ago

I am going to divide it into 4 things:
1) $300 will be for charity for other needy people of $10 each
2) $300 to try my luck in investment/stock
3) $400 for my parents’ holiday

and another $1 for me to buy McD ice cream cone haha 😀

Chelsey
Chelsey
3 years 1 month ago

If I had an extra $1,001, I’d put it in my savings account for college. I’m determined to be a success in life. I’m going to manor in Journalism and Psychology. I could definitely use the extra money.

Todd
Todd
3 years 1 month ago

I’d give half to my wife for her to spend however she wants.

With my half, I’d use it to buy bottle service at Aria Gold Lounge in Vegas in October.

Daniel Brown
Daniel Brown
3 years 1 month ago

Definitely use it to help move into a better apartment. Getting deposits and whatnot together can be tough!

Katie McGinnis
Katie McGinnis
3 years 1 month ago

I would put the $1001 in an online savings account, which I would then use to set up automatic payments for all my student loan accounts. This would give me an interest rate reduction, saving me money over the long-run, and help me feel secure that money would always be available to make the payments should something weird happen with depositing my paychecks.

Torpad
Torpad
3 years 1 month ago

I will use $1,000 to pay my credit card debt. Then I will keep $1 and put it on the wall as a reminder of what 1k could do to my life and start earning more. Maybe my next 1k will be used to enroll in one of your courses.

Shawn
Shawn
3 years 1 month ago

New outdoor playground for my son in the backyard.

Tessa
3 years 1 month ago

I would put it towards my (first) trip to Europe to partake in a photography course of my dreams.

Te
Te
3 years 1 month ago

Get a massage guilt free – invest the rest!

Jeff
Jeff
3 years 1 month ago

I would invest it in a company under my tax free account.

Suzy
Suzy
3 years 1 month ago

Invest in software to grow my side business, which at present, can not reach its full potential.

Jackie
Jackie
3 years 1 month ago

If I had an extra $1,001.00, I would save it to add to my financial “cushion”.

David
David
3 years 1 month ago

Just had a baby and the wife and I are swimming in student loan/credit card debt. 6.5% interest seems like such a low number when they hook you on those student loans, but then you do the math and find out that compound interest makes it so if I take the entire 300 months to pay it off, I’ll end up owing 105% on the priciple!!

Danial Faizsal
Danial Faizsal
3 years 1 month ago

I would put $200 to savings, $300 to pay off any debts I have and the rest as seed money to kickstart 3 separate online businesses.

Mario
Mario
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use the money to pay my tuition for summer

Katy
Katy
3 years 1 month ago

I’d invest in my investment portfolio.

Lawrence Edmondson
Lawrence Edmondson
3 years 1 month ago

Hi Ramit,

I have all the skills needed to start my own tech company and over the years as a Senior Tech professional in the Advertising world I’ve contributed to making a good share of other people wealthy. I would use the money to get my software development business off the ground quickly by securing ads on social media sites. I expect to v

Tanya
Tanya
3 years 1 month ago

I would take a bunch of my friends for a fun day of river rafting together.

Pete Springer
3 years 1 month ago

$1001 would get me a round trip ticket to Miami, a rental car, and a week staying at a budget motel near the airport. Who needs to sleep while in Miami?

Crystal C
Crystal C
3 years 1 month ago

I’d make an extra principal payment on my student loan!

Meg
3 years 1 month ago

I’d put it towards a website re-design for my biz 🙂

Sarah
Sarah
3 years 1 month ago

Everyone always wants the answers to this to be sexy: Travel, buy something amazing, etc.

Honestly, for me, I would pay down my highest interest student loan by $1K. Not really sexy or exciting, but for me — that’s the biggest thing standing in the way between me and my wife being able to live the lives we want.

Emily
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to pay rent. My little business is taking off, but not quite fast enough!

kt
kt
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy myself a $200 pair of shoes for my upcoming interview; sign up for a woodworking class so I can execute all the cool ideas I have; and, of course, treat myself to a Latte every day for a month!

jasmine Burns
jasmine Burns
3 years 1 month ago

I would invest in my business. Thank you for offering the 1001.00 to me 🙂 have a blessed day!!!

Anna Pollock
Anna Pollock
3 years 1 month ago

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200691397505606&l=3961707301555370169
This little video was made by my very creative 8 year old daughter. I’m a single mommy and I will use your very kind gift to bring me one step closer to starting my own business (an organic juice bar). Once I start my business, and staff it up with great peeps, I will be more free to help my daughter to follow her own bliss as a dancer, artist, and budding videographer. Thanks so much for creating this wonderful opportunity!

Linda
3 years 1 month ago

I would travel to several African countries and organize tours for people to join my adventures around the world 🙂

Mari
Mari
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy that NLP-course I’ve wanted to participate for years now. This is the only time they organize it in my town, so it’s like one-of-a-kind opportunity.

Rachael
Rachael
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to pay down credit card debt.

Alice
Alice
3 years 1 month ago

Hi Ramit, I would pay off the remaining installment on my yoga teacher training, take gong training (*for those healing sound vibrations man!*) and then visit my lovely twin sister who lives in sunny Spain. Maybe we would even drink a glass of cooling Sangria!

Michael
Michael
3 years 1 month ago

It would go into our IVF fund. That stuff is expensive.

Debbie Gilbert
Debbie Gilbert
3 years 1 month ago

I too would use to take the course!

Keith
Keith
3 years 1 month ago

Use the money to join Earn1K. I watched you on Creative LIVE, I know it would be worth it.

Pete
Pete
3 years 1 month ago

I would take a trip to somewhere fun with just my wife and leave our kids at home with the grandparents. 🙂

Betsy C.
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to pay off some debt, but also to take my mom and boyfriend to Mexico (my favorite place) because it’s something that’s out of our financial reach at the moment. I want to use the trip and it’s natural beauty as inspiration in building my illustration portfolio, and sharing an unforgettable experience with my family.

Melissa
Melissa
3 years 1 month ago

I’d give 10% to charity, invest 10%, get a Pug from a rescue, and the rest would go towards purchasing the ‘Earn 1K’ Course.

Manuel
Manuel
3 years 1 month ago

I would get a relooking in Paris (I live in France). It is something I have been willing to do for a long time. I don’t really know the basics of french fashion for men, and I want someone to teach me. Though I have always been reluctant to spend that kind of money on something that I also consider as a bit futile.

Ellie
Ellie
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy baby items for my daughter who is expecting twins the end of June and needs a little help.

Thaly
Thaly
3 years 1 month ago
Hi Ramit, With $1001, I would: 1. Buy a donut with $1 to celebrate (no kidding, that would be the very first thing I do). 2.Open a bank account and save $500 (after 1 year, I should have $550, according to current interest in my country). 3. Start a business online with $300 (a handmade shop, I can make craft) 4. Buy ingredients to bake with $200 (I can make cookies and sell, people love them very much). After 1 year, I would have $2000 (that’s my target) to fly to Europe for a volunteer trip. OR I would come… Read more »
Heather
Heather
3 years 1 month ago

I am pregnant with my first child. And I want to make sure that child has the best life possible. I would pay off as much of my debit as I could.

Ben
Ben
3 years 1 month ago

I’d go to southern Utah for a week to ride my motorcycle through the state and national parks

Chewy
Chewy
3 years 1 month ago

Buy ammo.

Philip W
Philip W
3 years 1 month ago

Failed university in my final year, so i’d use it to get my butt on the Dream Job/Earn 1K program and see if I can’t overtake my graduate classmates in the years to come!

Linda
Linda
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use the money to pay off my final remaining credit card balance!

Alex
Alex
3 years 1 month ago

I would start a health and fitness website that I have been thinking about. I have ideas on how to add value to users, monetize, and ultimately recoup investor capital. I just need some seed money to retain a developer (I have ideas but I’m not much good at coding, need someone who is).

Ellen
Ellen
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to pay debt.

Nick
Nick
3 years 1 month ago

Invest in myself, (marketing classes, books,) and use it to get some paid
traffic for my consulting business.

Graham Fitzpatrick
3 years 1 month ago

Simple, join the Earn1K course. I’ll turn that $1,001 into a lot more. But I have a feeling you expected a lot of people to say that. Thanks

Cecilia
Cecilia
3 years 1 month ago

I would invest it until I had some startup capital, for my business producing quality toddler clothing locally here in SA.

Ealasaid
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it toward a fairly pricey piece of equipment (about $1200-$1600 used) for my side hustle: a Kwik-Print foil stamper. It’d really take the look of my product up a couple notches.

Harry
Harry
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy a nice sofa or a bed.

Kemberlee Bonnet
Kemberlee Bonnet
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it for a (daunting) student loan payment.

Leeann
Leeann
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to buy warm mountaineering boots, specialized ice axes, and a better alpine backpack for my upcoming summit attempts of the Mont Blanc (the highest peak in the Alps and the EU) and Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous US). 🙂

Dan
Dan
3 years 1 month ago

I’d turn the $1,001 into $1,000 a month income, and then once a month have a kickass $1,000 weekend!

Sabrina Depestre
3 years 1 month ago

1. Pay for flights to two weddings I’m a part of
2. Build and maintain a kick-ass website to show who I am to the world & generate more income with my services

Alicia
Alicia
3 years 1 month ago

I would spend it on my friend and her three children since her husband is deployed once again. I would give her three sons the best summer ever in their new state of GA

Paul
Paul
3 years 1 month ago

I’d save it for upcoming medical school expenses

Cecilia
Cecilia
3 years 1 month ago

I would invest it TOWARDS startup capital, is what I meant.

Molly Davis
Molly Davis
3 years 1 month ago

Bali, baby. Right now it’s a dream but an extra grand will buy one of the plane tickets for me or my husband. 2 weeks of sun, surf, yoga, snorkeling, curry, and experiencing a culture unlike any other.

Tony
Tony
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it on a business class. I’ve wanted to start a business and really have no idea where to start. I work in the medical industry as an imaging technologist and don’t know how to apply my skills and experience to starting something on my own.

Ramit, can I trade the cash for a lesson?

Cecilia
Cecilia
3 years 1 month ago

NO! Before anything, I need it to attend the 1k course!

Sonja Gregorowicz
Sonja Gregorowicz
3 years 1 month ago

I’d pay for Rosetta Stone language learning and services on this website.

Rudiano
3 years 1 month ago

I’d go spend the winter somewhere warmer and recharge my batteries!

Mohammed AlAli
Mohammed AlAli
3 years 1 month ago

Buy a new DSLR camera.

Marcus Taylor
3 years 1 month ago

– $200 on learning (books) on these topics: sales, investing, economics
– $200 on helping: surprise friends / family with things that’ll help them
– $200 on experiences: do some things that get me out of my comfort zone
– $200 on on charity: ~50x mosquito nets = save 50+ lives.
– $201 on the future: pop it in the bank 🙂

Kathryn
Kathryn
3 years 1 month ago

put it towards my travel funds–to visit the world and volunteer while I am there!

Susan
Susan
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use the money to buy a new laptop to start my own business and do my Masters degree….

micha
micha
3 years 1 month ago

I´d sign up for your brain trust group and take wall climbing classes

James
James
3 years 1 month ago

With an extra $1000/ month I will travel to LA where I can stay with friends and enjoy the freedom to pay for the simple pleasure in life. I would enjoy eating out at fancy restraunts and traveling to fun beautiful places.

Andrea
Andrea
3 years 1 month ago

How convenient – I just spent $993 on an MRI for my knee.. darn high-deductible insurance! 😉

Janet McCarthy
3 years 1 month ago

Hi,
I sign-up for your course Earn$1k, teach each of my kids your principles and use the rest to invest in an asset that would help me pay for my sons college, build my retirement and allow my husband to retire early because he has Parkinson’s disease.
I know that $1k isn’t enough money to accomplish all my goals, but I do know that if I am smart, make good choices and work consistently, I can build that $1k.
Thank you for the opportunity.

Trevor
Trevor
3 years 1 month ago

I’d buy a high-end dust mask and go to burning man.

Matthew
3 years 1 month ago
I would build my business by investing the $1,001 into people and services who could turn my X hours of available work time per week, into X times ten! A friend recently asked me, “How would you operate your business if you broke both of your wrists?” My consulting business relies on my ability to perform the work, so the reality is my business would come to a screeching halt if I was not actively doing the work myself. That wont cut it!! I want to create a predictable and sustainable source of monthly income, that operates even when I’m… Read more »
Hollie Jahnke
Hollie Jahnke
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to catch up on our bills. Seems like we can never get ahead!

Susie
Susie
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to pay for the new office that I’m setting up in my house… Because I used Ramit’s advice to score my Dream Job, and now I work from home!

Of course, there would be some left over. I would put the rest into my high-interest online savings account, or use it to max out my Roth IRA for the year. 😉

Thanks for the tips, Ramit — and for the chance to win some extra cash!

Carol
3 years 1 month ago

Disneyland!!

Kyle Aldous
Kyle Aldous
3 years 1 month ago

We are about to have a baby and I’d let my wife use the money to decorate the nursery of her dreams!!

DK
DK
3 years 1 month ago

Put it towards participating in the Rickshaw Run, a rickshaw race in India: http://www.theadventurists.com/the-adventures/rickshaw-run

Michelle
Michelle
3 years 1 month ago

I am currently a pastry cook and baker looking for ways to generate extra income. With your $1,001, I will apply what you have been teaching about earning 1+ K. I will buy rings and molds to make desserts, baking tools such as linens, bannetons (basket which cost up to $30 a pop), scoring knives, and much more. $1,001 will make a big impact on my kitchen and my future income!

Kelly
Kelly
3 years 1 month ago

With an extra $1,000 – I would use it to pay for the extravagances I’ve already bought myself (travel, dining out, gifts for friends) and pay down my debt.

Erin
Erin
3 years 1 month ago

I’d knock out a chunk of my student loans! Currently in grad school and haven’t had any income this year, so there goes diverting other funds into a Roth IRA. This would at least let me knock out some of the interest accruing on my unsubsidized loans from undergrad.

Kevin white
Kevin white
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to pay down debt, or buy some minor repairs on my house. Or both, depending on how much the repairs are.

Terry Lange
3 years 1 month ago

I would give 1/3 to charity 1/3 to pay off debt, 1/3 to save to move to Dallas -Fort Worth area to attempt to advance my career.

Nana
Nana
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the 1001 dollars to pay off my credit card and save the rest to reinvest on my side business (freelance translating from English to Brazilian Portuguese), probably to but a second monitor for my computer.

Nathan Okuley
3 years 1 month ago

I’d buy a flight to Australia and use the flight/trip to continue working on my long-term business plan to develop LTDdaily.com. This is my personal brand, focused on sharing adventures in travel, food, and entrepreneurship; encouraging authenticity and excellence in everything that we do.

Jen
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to invest in my life coaching business. 🙂

PK
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to uplevel my wardrobe to get out there and get more clients. I’ve been working from home in yoga pants for too long!

Matt
Matt
3 years 1 month ago
I’ve become much more fashion conscious over the last few years. Until recently, I never really noticed how much more confident I feel when I know that I look good. I’ve been gradually remaking my wardrobe by buying new items and donating older clothes that I never wear anymore. I’d use the $1,001 to speed up the process by buying lots of new, high quality clothing that looks good on me and finally ditching some of the stuff that I have that is “just ok.” The timing would be perfect as I’m starting a new job in July and would… Read more »
Norma
Norma
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to pay down debt!

Mike
Mike
3 years 1 month ago

I’d take my family out for a nice dinner and use the rest of the money on some weight lifting equipment.

George
George
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to take courses to learn Korean so that I can communicate with my in-laws.

Elizabeth Chevrie
Elizabeth Chevrie
3 years 1 month ago

Pay credit cards and apply for more credit cards!

Improve credit, start new projects…

Andrea
3 years 1 month ago

I would use part of it to get my family and I a trip to visit my uncle, who is sick in oversea. As for The leftover, I will definitely want to do some investment, which can get me more and more $1,001 extra/month. It shall includes investing on myself, to enroll to the earn1k program. And yea, quiting my job is one of my main objective once my side income is able to cover my current expenses.

Sandra
Sandra
3 years 1 month ago

I would use 75% to pay off debt and the other 25% would go into a savings that would be used so I could travel more. I just graduated college and want to get rid of the debt but I don’t want to live like a hermit while paying it off.

Maia
3 years 1 month ago

I’d invest in myself, to better my business. There is a training course I’ll be taking in July for wholesale success. 🙂

Joshua
Joshua
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it towards allowing my wife to work less hours. We plan on having children soon and I don’t want them raised by others. We are moving towards leaving our 9-5s and an extra 1000 bucks would be a huge boost to our plan. Like most people on here, we have a few projects that we both are working on to get us the income and lifestyle we want (time with family and friends, freedom to pursue our interests, all that jazz).

Thanks in advance for the 1k! 😉

Daniel
Daniel
3 years 1 month ago

Vacation and time!! Probably South America or Eastern Europe

Anna
Anna
3 years 1 month ago

I would take my boyfriend out ziplining . . . then use the rest to pay off debt.

Stephanie Leece
Stephanie Leece
3 years 1 month ago

I’m a freelance web and graphic designer. Recently I’ve been having a harder time finding work, and I’ve attributed this to my lack of formal education in the field.
If I won the $1001 I would use it towards tuition for the graphic design program that I’m applying to. 🙂

Edward Hausle
Edward Hausle
3 years 1 month ago

Pay off debt

Reese
Reese
3 years 1 month ago

The “check engine” light just came on in my car, so I’d use the money on car repair. Thanks for the opportunity!

Robert
3 years 1 month ago

$200 – not trying to brown nose but I would spend this on ramit’s scripts because it’s the best investment I can think of for my business at this range.

$200 – buy a weber gas grill off craigslist, which I’ve been wanting for about a week but will probably settle for one that’s about $120.

$600 – put towards upcoming trip to veitnam in december – friends wedding.

Zawdie
Zawdie
3 years 1 month ago

I would start a Black Library (library with Afrocentric/Afro-caribbean literature) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Johnnie Bruce
3 years 1 month ago

Give 10% to my Church family and then have a really nice catered dinner there for our senior citizens and of course their families too.
And then I would tell them all how this really came about as a challenge and encourage all of them to join and live a less stressful life, from going to how can I buy groceries, medicine, and still pay the electric and water bill. To wow let me tell you about this book and the author of it, I will Teach You How To Be Rich. And age doesn’t matter you can do it too!

Pankaj
Pankaj
3 years 1 month ago

Due to some financial problems, i have not taken a dinner with my mom dad in a nice restaurant for like years now…i am from India and would love to take my mom dad to a nice hotel for a dinner 🙂

Carlos Ponce de Leon
Carlos Ponce de Leon
3 years 1 month ago

I will use it to pay debts…

Krista McDermid
Krista McDermid
3 years 1 month ago

First, I would buy four tickets to Schlitterbahn (a badass local waterpark in central TX) so my husband and I could take the kids there. Then, since you say that paying off credit card debt is one of the most important things to do in order to start making yourself rich, I would put the rest toward my highest interest credit card, which has been carrying a balance from a fence we had to build (but couldn’t afford). Thanks for the opportunity!

svimal
svimal
3 years 1 month ago

i have pay the fees of collage …. and my sister…
so this money will be very helpful to me and my family…

if i had a good luck then i will win…
lets see wat happens

Deb
Deb
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use the bulk toward work on my house in prep for putting it on the market.

Maria
3 years 1 month ago

I think 3 things,
1) 400 towards my student loans as I’m currently paying that beast off.
2) Buy 10 books from my 500+ book wishlist
3) Get that nook! While I still prefer physical books I got tons of pdfs I want to read comfortably.

Dave Huss
3 years 1 month ago

I’d spend the $1001 to pay off part of my 2012 tax bill. I used Ramit’s Earn1K tactics to grow my freelance consulting income while I travelled in Southeast Asia, but I forgot to set aside some of that for tax time. Doh.

abby
abby
3 years 1 month ago

I’d buy some new equipment to jump start my dream side job – a freelance graphic design business.

Eike
Eike
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use most of it to get someone to design me an awesome site to sell my excel video courses I’m writing atm. I am going to do that anyway, but with your 1k I’d spend some extra bucks on it. Apart from that it will go to my savings and be used to travel new Zealand in a camper next year. Cheers from Germany!

Socialkenny the Pick-up Artist

You’re always too damn generous Ramit; when is it gonna end lol!

Pretty hilarious too with the Indians always add an extra $1 to figures.

linda Giella
linda Giella
3 years 1 month ago

I’d go to Italy to participate in the Global Women Project (art as catalyst for change…). Had an opportunity to go in June but in the end didn’t have money for the ticket. It was a huge disappointment and wake-up call that I’m not earning enough to live the life I want.

Thanks Ramit.

Shane
Shane
3 years 1 month ago

I’d definitely pay off my current debt and take a long weekend to see my buddy in San Fran.

Angelo Crisostomo
Angelo Crisostomo
3 years 1 month ago

I would travel the world and join many tournaments to become a professional MTG Player.

Maria
Maria
3 years 1 month ago
I am 57 and have worked in a 9-5 environment all of my life. I know age isn’t or shouldn’t be a factor in moving forward with other opportunities to better oneself, but it’s a Catch-22: You’re deep in debt, two kids in college, third one soon to be, and your creativity just kind of gets blurred with the feeling that you are moving ever so slowly in quick sand. “Extra” money never seems to be extra because there are so many things which have to be paid, etc. But with my $1,000 I would buy a professional juice press… Read more »
Gar
Gar
3 years 1 month ago

Buy a pool/aquatics club membership for my wife to help her with rehabilitation to health.

Lauren
Lauren
3 years 1 month ago

I would put it towards a downpayment on a CPO 2010 Lexus hybrid

Mari
Mari
3 years 1 month ago

I’d put about half of it in my Roth IRA, use some to pay off bills, and have enough left over to make a contribution to the Prison University Project in San Quentin.

Joseph
Joseph
3 years 1 month ago

Pay off some debt, and use the rest for a mini-vacation.

Socialkenny the Pick-up Artist

Realistically though, with a $1,000 extra monthly, I’d wish to put it aside for some future use which is unclear @ this point. Probably to build a house from scratch…literally. I’m a New Yorker, but I currently live in the Caribbean (place of origin), and it’s very typical for guys in their early 30’s to won their own homes which they’d built from scratch.

Carolyn S
Carolyn S
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use the money to take me, my husband and son on vacation to Oregon and visit some good friends who live there.

Charlotte
Charlotte
3 years 1 month ago

I would give it to my husband so he could go on a holiday. He has never earned enough money to pay for one himself.

Nathan Perry
Nathan Perry
3 years 1 month ago

Pay off some debt

Ariel
Ariel
3 years 1 month ago

Use $500 towards student loans, invest the other $501.

shayne
3 years 1 month ago

I’d buy a fancy-pants $3,000 camera and make a video with it to thank you publicly for buying a third of it for me (using 1/3 of the screen just to be cheeky!).

Katie
Katie
3 years 1 month ago

At first I thought I’d pay off debt, but then starting making $1000 extra/month on a side job recently but I’ve instead been saving it to pay for my budget wedding! After that it’s use it to pay off debt and then move to Belize!

Karina
Karina
3 years 1 month ago

I would use half of it as a student loans payment and the other invest into my startup.

Maria
Maria
3 years 1 month ago

I’m already saving and investing, so though I’d take part of it and sock it away, I’d absolutely blow the rest on something awesome with my family – a weekend trip whale-watching, or something outdoorsy that we keep saying we’ll do but never seem to sock away the money for (like kayaking or white-water rafting).

Then, I’d take whatever’s left and buy great wine and food and share it with my friends on my back deck at a massive summer blowout party. (And send you pics.)

Frank
Frank
3 years 1 month ago

Hey Ramit,
the answer is as boring as it gets:
Some combo of killing debt and build up our rainy day fund… 🙂

Julia
Julia
3 years 1 month ago

I would put the money toward my student loans!

aNCA
aNCA
3 years 1 month ago

I’d quit my second job and give myself a month to create the website and write the ebook I have already created and written in my mind. I already know exactly how to promote it, who it is for and why it’s better than others, the trouble is that I am working far too much to do quality work when I’m finally after hours.

Zach
Zach
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the funds to kickstart my “brown box” e-commerce site and would have enough left over (after initial website costs, LLC creation fee, etc) for a Florida Gulf coast weekend getaway with my bride of 9 years.

Kara
Kara
3 years 1 month ago

$100 long-term savings
$100 financial education
$100 investing
$100 charity
$100 dinner out
$500 bills

Angelina Moreau
Angelina Moreau
3 years 1 month ago

I will save $500 and spend the rest on getting the nursery ready for my baby arriving in a couple months!!

Scott
Scott
3 years 1 month ago

Interesting that there’s a post up there from a “CPA Coach.” I’m just starting a highly intensive program to pass the CPA exam in under three months. With $1,001 I would buy additional CPA review materials so I can ace that s**t and get on with my life.

Gemma
3 years 1 month ago

GAH! It’s always for United States residents only. But hey, if the rules change at some random point, it would be a part-payment for a new computer for my business. Mama needs to migrate from XP…

Jennifer
Jennifer
3 years 1 month ago

I’d invest it in the Earn 1K course and towards start-up costs of getting a personal training certification.

Meg
Meg
3 years 1 month ago

I would take a spontaneous weekend trip.

Griscel Diaz
Griscel Diaz
3 years 1 month ago

All the money would go to my student loans! Sallie Mae owns my life right now, this money would come in handy! 🙂 Thanks!

Thomas
3 years 1 month ago

I would enroll into the E1K course so I can start making additional income for my family and be a better provider for them.

Lian
Lian
3 years 1 month ago

I’d take a REAL vacation

Angie Moreau
Angie Moreau
3 years 1 month ago

I will save half and spend the other half on a trip for the hubby & I!!

Corey Freeman
3 years 1 month ago

I would pay off my student loans, top off my emergency fund, and either start my investment account or get my dog a checkup at the vet. She’s fine but I worry and she has terrible knees.

Michael
Michael
3 years 1 month ago

I would use most of it to pay off debt

Amber
Amber
3 years 1 month ago

I would pay off my last student loan.

Sheila
Sheila
3 years 1 month ago

I would put it in my emergency account to hit my goal of having 6 months of expenses covered.

Chris Desatoff
3 years 1 month ago

I would pay down our credit card.

Matt
Matt
3 years 1 month ago

I would use this money to add towards the savings that i have already started after reading your book “I Will Teach You To Be Rich”.

brian
brian
3 years 1 month ago

I would get someone to design my training course for connecting people to plans.

Danielle Dow
Danielle Dow
3 years 1 month ago

I would pay for my EMT courses so that I can finally move to Maryland to take care of my grandmother.

samantha pollack
3 years 1 month ago

I’d re-invest the money into myself and my business. I’d love to attend Marie Forleo’s b-school!

Rich
3 years 1 month ago

My wife are in the process of adopting a child and are trying to raise the required $28,000. So this would be a huge help!

Anne
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to take my 6 year old grandson on holiday. He’s a huge fan of lego, so I’d love to take him to Legoland near Windsor, UK, then spend some time in London doing the natural history museum, London Eye, Buckingham Palace etc. We’ll take my towing caravan, stay on a wonderful site with freedom to play, run around and finally learn to ride his bike! Have lots of fun and adventures plus learning too. I want him to grow up remembering all the wonderful experiences we’ll share.

Jill
Jill
3 years 1 month ago

I’d split it up:
$500 would go to my acting career (specifically, a body/movement class I’ve been wanting to take for years)
$400 would go to travel/events at my upcoming college reunion
$100 would go to my Roth IRA

Eric
Eric
3 years 1 month ago

I would break it up into a few areas to help my/family’s present and future:

1) Take my parents and girlfriend out to dinner – ~$175
2) Invest in stocks – $300
3) Add to Retirement Funds – $250
4) Put the rest in emergency savings fund – ~$176
5) Donate to charity (Most likely for Cancer Research) – ~$100

It’s not much in all areas, but every little bit helps to each of those.

RV
RV
3 years 1 month ago

I’d give the money to my partner so he can fly out to an academic conference on the East Coast for which he has been invited to present a paper. He hasn’t located funding for the trip, which is making him hesitant on whether it’s worth it to go, but I think he would truly benefit from the experience both personally and professionally.

Rand Herz
Rand Herz
3 years 1 month ago

With $1001, I’d incorporate a business in Hong Kong. I had been waiting for a down payment for a business development consulting contract, but negotiations fell through. With the company, business in HK and Asia (where I am loving and working) would be greatly facilitated, as most laws here favor companies over individuals.

Zahiyya
3 years 1 month ago

Plain and simple, I would take the earn 1k course…

Bryn
Bryn
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to pay my girlfriend’s half of the rent so she can spend her money on physical therapy for a torn ACL (ouch!)

Emily Knox Caldwell
3 years 1 month ago

$1001 would help my clothing line start running (rather than crawling). I could finally buy the equipment I’ve been needing. My website wouldn’t be blank anymore and hopefully I could start generating a bit of income so I can live a rich life!

Neelam
Neelam
3 years 1 month ago

I will donate the entire amount to my place of worship. That’s where I find peace & I spend a good amount of time there!

Gisele Nelson
3 years 1 month ago

I work for a small non-profit. I’d give 1/2 to the organization [Plywood People] and 1/2 I’d put in my IRA.

Delaine Ross
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to purchase the initial set up for InfusionSoft to take my marketing to the next level. Right now I’m using a contact management system that isn’t terrible, but isn’t as automated as infusionSoft and I believe that with InfusionSoft, I wouldn’t miss out in dollars on the table lost because an email wasn’t delivered or a task was missed. 🙂

Kate
Kate
3 years 1 month ago

With an extra $1,001 I would put that money towards learning! I have been so eager to take one of Ramit’s courses and this would help. The rest can go towards my GMAT course, or perhaps something that catches my interest on skillshare.

Kay
Kay
3 years 1 month ago

Half would go into my retirement account. Something always seems to sap any extra cash I have on hand before it makes it to the account. The other half would be divided three ways between myself, my daughter and my husband. I’d use my $167 a little at a time, to buy myself little things I’d normally do without. My husband would use his for something for the truck project he is restoring. My daughter would put some in her college fund and spend the rest on fun things this summer.

Pranab
Pranab
3 years 1 month ago

I will use it redo my startup workspace!

Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza
3 years 1 month ago

I would fly to paris.

Shayra
Shayra
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to surprise my mom by putting wood flooring in the living room.

Rupa
Rupa
3 years 1 month ago

$99 23andme genome seq, student loan payment & self-pay health insurance for July

Meagan
Meagan
3 years 1 month ago

use it to pay off some credit card debt! every bit helps.

Erin Taylor
Erin Taylor
3 years 1 month ago

I would put 500ish of it in my daughters savings. The rest would go towards making weekend trips more fun and possibly bills. Things like that.

Cheryl LoMaglio
Cheryl LoMaglio
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money, to fly my best friend and her family to NYC. They are in much need of a vacation and do not have the resources.

Heidi W.
Heidi W.
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to start a college fund for my daughter. She is one!

Jana
Jana
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it pay off my credit card bill and to invest in writing classes and my new book!

Sara
Sara
3 years 1 month ago

I’d send my son to summer camps in nature.

Shannon S
Shannon S
3 years 1 month ago

Hookers and blow.

Jon R
Jon R
3 years 1 month ago

I will pay my accountant in advance to help me get things in order nicely 🙂

Mario Alvares
Mario Alvares
3 years 1 month ago

Prepay my car loan 🙂

Andres
Andres
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy a few pieces of camera equipment to expand on my car detailing shots (provide car “glamour shots” with their detailed car).

The rest would pre-pay the mortgage.

Andie
Andie
3 years 1 month ago

I’d put half toward my student loans that never seem to shrink, and I’d give the other half for my sister to use for her son (3y/o) however she sees fit.

Michelle
Michelle
3 years 1 month ago

The smart thing to do would be to use the first $1K, to join “I will Teach You to be Rich”. And from that program, I will learn how I should handle all subsequent $1K’s so I could eventually make more by doing less. Hopefully after I make enough to quit my job, I would like to make my life “richer” by traveling around the world and teaching others how to live a “rich” life.

Craig
Craig
3 years 1 month ago

Great diversity of ideas in this list… always amazing what we can collectively come up with. I might just finish my art studio so I can begin painting again after decades of neglect.

maureen b
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to expand business with targeted advertising for a new product. And to buy my husband some much needed clothes!

Stephanie
Stephanie
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy all the things I can’t afford now for my new baby boys, which will be born on June 27th.

Victor
Victor
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to throw an amazing party for all of my friends and family.

Eryka
Eryka
3 years 1 month ago

I’d put half in my emergency fund and do some traveling with the rest.

Meara
Meara
3 years 1 month ago

1q`

Justine
Justine
3 years 1 month ago

Step 1 of I will teach you to be rich!

Melanie
Melanie
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to start saving for a nice tombstone for my mother who passed away last year. Right now, all we can afford is a temporary marker we made out of a stepping-stone kit from A.C. Moore.

Wrushali
Wrushali
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to sign up for Earn1k.

I’ve been wanting to, but haven’t got the money.

Thanks Ramit.

Adam p
Adam p
3 years 1 month ago

My first home is being built as we speak, I would use it to purchase a ring for my girlfriend to propose to her on our first day in the home.

Rebecca
Rebecca
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use the money to take a trip to the beach and buy some really beautiful notebooks and pen to write all of my creative inspirations I would get by being next to the sea

Elyse
Elyse
3 years 1 month ago

I’d buy a ticket to Bayonne and walk the Camino de Santiago pilgrimmage route!

Meara
Meara
3 years 1 month ago

I’m in High School so a $1,000 bucks is like a million dollars. I would love to say I would save it all for college, but that would be a lie. I would probably blow through $300 and TRY to save the $700 leftover. I’m not bad at saving but my parents always borrows my money and I usually don’t get it back until a year or so.

Helene
3 years 1 month ago

I’d buy a powered stand up/sit down desk. My body doesn’t like all this sitting I do in front of the computer!

Jacky
3 years 1 month ago

Put it towards going back to a school

Ayana
Ayana
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money towards my student loans.

clif
clif
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to enroll in one of your courses since I still have some cc debt that I have been trying to pay off…

Anna Thompson
3 years 1 month ago

I’d give a percentage (20%?) to a green organization (WWF, Arbor Day, etc).

I’d use some for hiring someone to build a fence for my garden and for tilling it, etc.

And…I’d use the rest for taking a few days near (on, in) the ocean.

Debt Blag
3 years 1 month ago

This is easy — with $1000 extra a month, I’d be able to pay off my $130,000 in student loans four years faster than I would otherwise

Fel
3 years 1 month ago

For real, I would whack away the rest of my student loan which is minuscule right now and open up my individual 401k. With that taken care of, booking a weekend trip to Seattle to explore and go skydiving. 🙂

Santhanam
3 years 1 month ago

Dad and Mom’s grand wedding anniversary.
Down payment towards getting my house.

Tim
Tim
3 years 1 month ago

It’s simple. I’d put it toward investing in Estate Sales like I currently do. The amount of items you can find that give a massive ROI are incredible. To be able to expand the amount of items I purchase is a mandatory step.

Trace
Trace
3 years 1 month ago

Save it for my daughter’s college education

Lauren Grace
3 years 1 month ago

1/2 would go towards debt and the other half I would use to invest in myself and put it towards coaching.

Maital Guttman
Maital Guttman
3 years 1 month ago

I’d submit my films to more festivals!

Maria
3 years 1 month ago

My business is growing and I earn more money every week, but with a family to support (youngest one is 11 weeks) I can’t yet afford a vacation. And a vacation is what we really need, so I’d go away for a week or a weekend with my family to relax and be together and load our batteries.

Allison West
Allison West
3 years 1 month ago

Hey Ramit; love your work! I’m working in Colorado this summer and my family always takes a July 4th trip to the Grand Tetons – I’ve done it for 20 years (I’m 21). Usually I drive, but I’d have to fly from Denver and that’s pricey! With an extra $1001 I’d get to spend that time with family in our favorite place!!

Keet
Keet
3 years 1 month ago

Travel. Either to a soccer match of my favorite team, or to fly a friend of mine and I someplace to just get away for awhile.

Masha
Masha
3 years 1 month ago

Well, I most likely would spend the bigger part to complete my education and become certified so I can start working. The rest I would spend on my little 7 month old daughter.

Liberty
Liberty
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the $1,001 to pay off my debt to my college so that I can begin attending classes again this fall. I have scholarship money to pay for my classes, should I find a way to pay off the $1,090 that I still owe from last semester. I’m done with my first two years of college; I just have to finish the last two years for my Finance degree.

Chris
Chris
3 years 1 month ago

Add to my M.U.S.C.L.E. Men collection.

Earl G.
Earl G.
3 years 1 month ago

I’d save it for a new car, or use it toward furthering my computer programming education.

Ashley
Ashley
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to help pay off my student loans

Vincent
Vincent
3 years 1 month ago

I’d visit my friends in NYC 🙂

Angela
Angela
3 years 1 month ago

I’d put it towards my LASIK fund.

Erin (aka #Broke Millennial)
3 years 1 month ago

Add it to my seed money for a start-up business so I can pursue my dream job.

Renata
Renata
3 years 1 month ago

I would go see Tony Robbins in Chicago this July.

Jael Amador
Jael Amador
3 years 1 month ago

Use it to start a “Widow’s portfolio” so that when I’m done with graduate school, I can use the money to pay off my student loans!

Michael
3 years 1 month ago

It would help me to hire a web designer for my new business !

Mac fahan
Mac fahan
3 years 1 month ago

With an extra 1,001 dollars I would make my already flashy yet incredibly slow car a bit more fun to drive and perhaps a little safer

Stephen Wilson
3 years 1 month ago

Hi Ramit,

With an extra $1000 a month, I would use it to develop an Internet Marketing buisness I have recently been working on part time so that eventually I can quit my job and finally live out my dream of working for myself!

Andy
3 years 1 month ago

At the risk of sounding like a brown noser, I’d pay you Ramit, $500 for one hour of your time in a one-on-one interview (the other $500 I’d use for travel expenses to meet you).

Tanya
Tanya
3 years 1 month ago
I may use it to purchase more of your courses, I should pay down my credit card debt. I am still on the fence about you Ramit, but I took the bait and bought your First Profitable Idea Course having read your posts for awhile now (you have Charlie Hoehn to thank for that). Still on the fence. One thing I like is that you do not encourage people to purchase your stuff while in c/c debt, that is damn ethical. One dislike was the serious upselling that you tried when I purchased the course…sheesh. You are one wordy Indian… Read more »
Eduardo Almonte
Eduardo Almonte
3 years 1 month ago

I’d stick it in the bank! Then use it for extended travel next year.

Chel Woong Kim
Chel Woong Kim
3 years 1 month ago

I would make more 1001s

DSchmidt
3 years 1 month ago

I would take my first actual vacation – not just a trip to visit family – since 2004.

Justin
Justin
3 years 1 month ago

I’d put it towards Earn1K next time it is offered!

Laura
Laura
3 years 1 month ago

I am 24 and a recent undergrad graduate. I would use the $1,001 to invest in a $3,700 Translation and Interpretation course at CUNY Hunter in NYC to become a certified Interpreter and Translator so that I can offer my professional consulting services.

C
C
3 years 1 month ago

We’d get our air conditioning fixed and go on vacation!

claire stone
3 years 1 month ago

I would spend the $1001 on some new glasses so that I start to look like the successful person I am about to become. My vision is terrible, so I have to have extra strong lenses – to get the thinned lenses here in the UK costs a bomb, so I’d probably spend a good $750 just on the glasses. Then I’d spend the rest on some wicked new clothes so that I rock my new look.

Jonathan
Jonathan
3 years 1 month ago

I’d take my girlfriend to the Netherlands as a college graduation celebration.

Pat
Pat
3 years 1 month ago

I would pay off debt and then take one of your courses! Even it was starting small with Earn 1K it would be a step in the right direction.

Lydia
Lydia
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to visit my sister in Berlin before she moves somewhere else!

Kim
Kim
3 years 1 month ago

I would use most in a serious way..debts, savings etc and then I’d be frivolous with some with contacts and a birthday celebration.

Charles
Charles
3 years 1 month ago

I would put the money toward starting my online presence which is one building block I will use to attain time freedom!

Alex
3 years 1 month ago

I guess the best spent for any extra income is EDUCATION. In our fast moving world education & experience is the only thing that not devaluate over the time but increase its value.

If I win this $1001.00 cheque I will take a course on time management (the area where I feel need to improve).

Sincerely,
Alex

Estelle
Estelle
3 years 1 month ago

Hi Ramit,
I’d buy a plane ticket to visit my sister in Boston (from France).

Thanks,
Estelle

Lydia
Lydia
3 years 1 month ago

Unfortunately, that $1K would be earmarked for medical bills. I would love to be at the point where it would be an expendable $1K, but – there you have it. 🙂

Okrah Franklin Kofi
Okrah Franklin Kofi
3 years 1 month ago

I will invest it in an INTERNET CAFE business that will bring more money day-in-day-out.

Sarah
Sarah
3 years 1 month ago

I would invest it in my new side business so that I have the flexibility of quitting my current job and doing more of what I want to do.

Tasha
Tasha
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy embroidery sewing machine and serger to start a upcycled kids clothing business.

Tricia
3 years 1 month ago

I’m in the process of expanding my studio, and the extra money would be beneficial for replacing supplies I’m running low on (markers in particular). The rest would go toward travel expenses, taking a nice chunk off of student loans, and buying my husband a nice dinner 🙂

Saumya Gumidyala
Saumya Gumidyala
3 years 1 month ago

One of a few things:

1. Use it to pay for expenses related to Start Up Weekend Next.

2. Pay off bills.

3. Have a mini adventure some random place.

Jessica
Jessica
3 years 1 month ago

I’d spend a weekend in a different city, stay in a nice hotel, take my honey out to some great meals, and play lots of mini golf!

Sweta
Sweta
3 years 1 month ago

Update my wardrobe with high quality items that will last.

Julio
Julio
3 years 1 month ago

I will donate 10percent , save 20 percent, spend 30 percent and use 40 percent to pay down debt.. Thank you

Sofia Garces
3 years 1 month ago

With the 1001$ I’d use them to pay off a major portion of my debts completely eradicating one of them and making a serious dent on the others. This would allow me to save more money every month and eventually become debt free.

Rachel Moshe
Rachel Moshe
3 years 1 month ago

I’d throw a party, take a trip, make some memories!!! … and get a massage

Kyle
Kyle
3 years 1 month ago

I would use 900 to pay off my credit card and use remaining 101 to take my wife out for a nice dinner.

Alfonso
Alfonso
3 years 1 month ago

I’d fund my Roth IRA.

Rob
Rob
3 years 1 month ago

I would pay for my incorporation fees and website construction costs for my new company.

Emily
Emily
3 years 1 month ago

Pay down the car 🙂

Adam Kerr
Adam Kerr
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to climb out from under my damn credit card debt

Jeraline Singh
Jeraline Singh
3 years 1 month ago

I would spend it on my Wedding expenses probably for my jewelry and gifts for family

Karyn
Karyn
3 years 1 month ago

I plan to take your course, of course!

Elias
Elias
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it as a down payment for a home

Daniel
Daniel
3 years 1 month ago

I’d put to the Earn1K, and use the other money I have saved for it to actually doing my business.

Francisco Granizo
Francisco Granizo
3 years 1 month ago

I would use 25% on personal expenses, and would invest the other 75% in the stock exchange.

Jimmy
Jimmy
3 years 1 month ago

Pay off my debt and buy your products.

anna
anna
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use the money to take care of some unexpected health concerns I have right now. Not glamorous, but necessary.

Ward
Ward
3 years 1 month ago

Put it towards mentorship

Peggy
Peggy
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy the supplies I need to launch my side business venture. I have 3 small children and won’t spend the money just yet to start it, but if I won the money then I wouldn’t hesitate one bit.

Kristy
Kristy
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to pay student loans OR use it towards a travel fund for a trip to South America 🙂

Lizzie
Lizzie
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to go on holiday to Italy with my best friend – we both work really hard and could do with a break!

Berta
Berta
3 years 1 month ago
$1,001 I’d spend it on: -Hormonal imbalance treatment I need but always feel like I have to pay my bills first… -Took my twin to the Lion King musical I promised her on our Bday but we couldn’t make it as we felt too ashamed of spending around $200 on a single night of entertainment.. (and now I feel very guilty knowing how badly she wants to go) -After all above I would still have around $500 and I would invest that money to educate myself so I won’t have to be hoping that I’m gonna win next Ramit’s giveaway… Read more »
Cameron
Cameron
3 years 1 month ago

I’d go to Japan for a week.

Alex
Alex
3 years 1 month ago
I’d spend the $1001 on what I believe is living a rich life. I’ll start by flying my mum and dad to me. We’d share a nice bottle of champagne before we take the taxi to the airport and fly to Rome, Italy for a weekend trip. I’d make sure that dad and I go watch a football match and buy some souvenirs to the game to make sure that we blend in nicely. We would then pay a local “grandma” to show us how to prepare the most delicious fresh pasta dish that we would then enjoy with not… Read more »
Emily H.
Emily H.
3 years 1 month ago

I’m still mulling it over, but chances are my computer is going to die soon, so I may have to start a fund to replace it. Or I’d split it between that and a vacation fund.

Timothy Moser
3 years 1 month ago
I’d use the money to hire a professional to redesign my blog. Not long ago, I used to think that investing $1000 in a retirement account, as a rule, is wiser than spending it. I no longer hold to that view. If I invest the money in a retirement fund, it might double five or six times before I retire. It might grow to be as much as $50,000… 45 years from now. On the other hand, if I use that money to invest in myself and my own business now, that has a more immediate, as well as ultimately… Read more »
Timothy Moser
3 years 1 month ago

(But, of course, if I had a few hundred dollars left over after that, I’d run to Chicago and have dinner at Alinea.)

Amu
Amu
3 years 1 month ago

If I won the $1001,
1. I’d invest a some of it to enroll to your Earn1K course.
2. I have, may be, a hundred books in my Amazon wish list, I’d buy some of them.
Investing in education and books.

matt soflarsky
matt soflarsky
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it as a start on my side business.

Paxton
Paxton
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to pay my Doctor/ Teacher who has been working on and teaching me without payment for months now. He has and is transforming my life, investing in him and at the same time, myself, is a worthy cause, I feel.

Camille Hernandez
Camille Hernandez
3 years 1 month ago

I would spend some on clothes/shoes/handbags that I simply like, and would save the rest.

Denis
Denis
3 years 1 month ago

I’d pay off the birthday weekend I created for my girlfriend. NYC fun isn’t cheap!

Tena Moore
3 years 1 month ago

Definitely pay off my brother for his kind generosity when I needed it. 🙂

PawelM
PawelM
3 years 1 month ago

I will spend a glorious weekend with my wife in Paris for our wedding anniversary.

JD
JD
3 years 1 month ago

I would use most of it to pay off debt, and thereby, improve my credit. I would invest the rest in career-related literature.

Joseph
Joseph
3 years 1 month ago

pay for college

Chris
Chris
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to pay down my debts

jp
jp
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy shares. For a long time now I am interested to start investing in stock market and for a while I’ve been watching some stocks that I saw grow over the year and now I wish I bought those. Could of made some extra money.

Ronnie
Ronnie
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to pay off my school loans.

Allison L.
3 years 1 month ago

Go on a vacation with my husband before the baby comes.

Ashley
Ashley
3 years 1 month ago
I would use it for kids who r In need of a better life for fun food and a place to live I wouldn’t give it to ppl who have money cuz I don’t have anything but my family and a phone I would rather see a little boy or girl have a fun trip or to spend time with someone they care for there is a girl who went broke completely and has nothing so me and my family try r best to give her something for her brithday and holidays she is only 10 and loves animals so… Read more »
Courtney E.
Courtney E.
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to pay for the California Bar Exam, which costs approximately $750. The remaining $251 would be spent on study aids and hotel charges (it’s a three day test in another county, so getting a hotel is a must).

Jeff Freeman
3 years 1 month ago

I’d buy some extra gear for my photography business 🙂

Jenny
Jenny
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to pay down credit card debt!

Sacha
3 years 1 month ago

As corny as it sounds I would do the E1K course as not having that extra 1K is the only thing stopping me from doing the course – ironic!

Viv
3 years 1 month ago

I’d spend it on much needed new camera; as the camera I have can’t blow up as large as I would like for clients.

Lona Hardy
3 years 1 month ago

I’d invest it back into my own small business.

jessica marshall
jessica marshall
3 years 1 month ago

i would give my daughter an amazing 7th birthday party (she wants to go ice skating as she has never been) and put the rest into our savings

Kim
Kim
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to help me save for a down payment on a house. Being a teacher I find it hard to save my pennies, so I had to get a second job. This would at least help me get started!

Lucca
Lucca
3 years 1 month ago

I´d fly to thailand for a month.

Olivier
Olivier
3 years 1 month ago

I would invest it in my education to learn how to earn more 😉

Dean Green
Dean Green
3 years 1 month ago

I will reinvest it, and use it to fund my ongoing infomercial product. 🙂

Lis
Lis
3 years 1 month ago

I’d visit my close friend who moved to Berlin. I’m in Oregon. It’s far! Life is short! Saving that kind of money is challenging for a yoga teacher.

John
John
3 years 1 month ago

I’m currently paying off a low-interest car loan. I would put half of the thousand towards paying that off, and put the other half in my Roth IRA.

Leonna
Leonna
3 years 1 month ago

Just finished your book.
I would put $800 in an investment account as my first step toward living a richer life and becoming more financial stable, something I, as a homeless college student, really worry about.
And then, because I’m a huge geek, I would go out and buy myself some books I’ve been wanting, replace my worn sneakers, and treat myself do a tasty sushi dinner.
🙂

Corie
Corie
3 years 1 month ago

I want to say I would put it into savings, but if I’m being realistic I would take half of it and put it into our vacation fund and use the other half to begin furnishing our newly renovated downstairs.

Ryan Gunteski
Ryan Gunteski
3 years 1 month ago

Easy! I would beg Ramit to let me take the Earn 1k course in spite of my credit card debt, so I could earn on the side enough to pay off my debt! Win-win!

Mason
Mason
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy a car

Dolores
Dolores
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to work on my shell hosting and web design business. It would really help jumpstart my business and make more money in the future.

Nhi
Nhi
3 years 1 month ago

I would send half back to my family in Asia and put the other half towards getting my MSW.

Clara
Clara
3 years 1 month ago

Put half towards a trip to tour Europe post college graduation and the other half would go towards a college trip to volunteer somewhere in South America

Joe
Joe
3 years 1 month ago

I’d invest it in index funds. Boring.

c
c
3 years 1 month ago

I would go to Spain or to Jerusalem as they’re both trips I’m planning

Bridget
3 years 1 month ago

Right now, I’d have to put it into savings – more specifically, paying myself back money I borrowed from accounts I shouldn’t have touched when my biggest client had no work for me for an extended period. (Now I have more clients, but I haven’t dug out of the hole yet).

Mala
Mala
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to go on dates with my husband, which is substantially more expensive now that we have to pay a babysitter. Investing in our relationship is important to me.

santos Gregorio
santos Gregorio
3 years 1 month ago

pagaria todas mis deudas y la carrera de mis dos hijas recuperaría la casa que esta hipotecada

Ilona
Ilona
3 years 1 month ago

Go do some travel, visit friends. Or maybe buy the new Macbook Air

Lauren
Lauren
3 years 1 month ago

I would put it towards earn1K and my business to help me earn more to support my family

Tary Taylor
3 years 1 month ago

hookers & blow

Lauren
Lauren
3 years 1 month ago

Half donation and half savings (and a little extra for a nice dinner) #payitforward

Maria
Maria
3 years 1 month ago

I would save some, buy opera tickets, fly to Berlin for 3 days with husband and son.
Thanx for asking 🙂

best,
Maria

Edith
Edith
3 years 1 month ago

I would save half of it in a college fund for my daughter and use the rest to visit family and friends this year.

Jesse
3 years 1 month ago

$500 goes to Roth IRA savings goal (boring, I know…)
$200 goes to a new Samsung Galaxy Note
$250 goes toward getting a special gift or a certain someone.
Remaining $51 goes toward paying the toll to cross the bridge, train tickets, and subway, to give the person the gift.

Jesse
3 years 1 month ago

$500 goes to Roth IRA savings goal (boring, I know…)
$200 goes to a new Samsung Galaxy Note.
$250 goes toward getting a special gift or a certain someone.
Remaining $51 goes toward paying the toll to cross the bridge, train tickets, and subway, to give the person the gift. Cheesy I know.

Neo
Neo
3 years 1 month ago

I would:
– Use 10% to do something fun with my immediate family
– Invest 35% in shares
– Put 25% towards flights to see extended family and friends
– Put 20% towards further education
– Seed 10% as “Happy Money” for someone else

Karina Nagin
Karina Nagin
3 years 1 month ago

Trip to new Orleans for voodoo fest!

CT
CT
3 years 1 month ago

Lapidary equipment, probably. Any remaining dough goes to my IRA.

Donna
3 years 1 month ago

invest it in marketing efforts on my website I’m relaunching with a whole new look, feel, brand and approach at the end of the month.

Matt
3 years 1 month ago

I have a Sharebuilder account, but haven’t invested in it for quite some time. I think I’d use the money to restart that process.

Ryan
Ryan
3 years 1 month ago

I’d make it the first investment in my daughter’s college fund.

Joshua
Joshua
3 years 1 month ago

I’d split it. Half would go into my Roth IRA, one quarter would go into saving towards building my boat, and the remaining quarter would go into fun!

Brandon
Brandon
3 years 1 month ago

I’d register my car in my new state, and pay down a credit card bill.

Joshua
Joshua
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to move out of my father and mother-in-laws house an pay off bills to get out and have a house for my family and my new daughter

Stephen
Stephen
3 years 1 month ago

I’d save 100 for fun stuff and use the rest on school.

Sana
Sana
3 years 1 month ago
Hi Ramit, My name is Sana and I have been a fan of your work for a while. I remember a few months ago, you had the dream career course and I really wanted to take the class. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to enroll because I couldn’t afford it. If I received the $1001, I would save a percentage of it for the first payment of your next class. I’m sure that the knowledge you would give me in those first few classes would help me come up with a plan to generate s good source of income. I’d probably… Read more »
glennji
3 years 1 month ago

Invest/waste it speculating on stocks, FX, markets. I’ve always wanted to try that, but the idea of (inevitably) losing my starting capital until I figured it out has just been too steep.

Alexandru Simescu
3 years 1 month ago

I’d save it for a new car. The old factory on wheels that I have now is gulping gas like Homer is gulping donuts. And cheers for the opportunity 🙂

Sheila Garey
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to file for non profit status for my organization and to fund the things we want to give to bereaved parents.

Nicola D
Nicola D
3 years 1 month ago

I would like to get this 1,001 to invest in marketing for my company that is not doing good because i don’t have money to put on marketing….

Gilly
3 years 1 month ago

Hello Ramit!
Outstanding marketing idea! Would LOVE to win, as would any normal person. I would take the $1,001 dollars and I would invest more in my business, marketing, promotions, maybe a junior sales go getter. I would not spend it on any debt or preschool tuitions or even save for 3 kids college tuitions. I would take action NOW! I would also leave over about $50-$75 to take you to lunch to say thanks! Least I can do really… 😉
Thanks for the opportunity and inspiration!
Gilly

Robyn
Robyn
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use the money to help cover the costs of moving to a new city when my current contract ends.

Natalia
Natalia
3 years 1 month ago

Definately pay off debts! and save some to take my mom on a beach get away for her bday in july!

Benj Moser
Benj Moser
3 years 1 month ago

I’d fix my car’s front axel ($250), and put half the remainder ($375) in savings, and use the other half to get ahead on my school loans.

James
James
3 years 1 month ago

First, I would use $100 to go out for my birthday. Then I would put $250 on my student loans. Then I’d use the rest to get a CPT (certified personal trainer) from the NASM.

Christopher Robinson
Christopher Robinson
3 years 1 month ago

We’re struggling with credit card debt. This would be a help to pay it down some

Gian
Gian
3 years 1 month ago

Use it towards my dream in life of running a unique cafe concept

Jenn
Jenn
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it toward a French immersion course abroad and finally get fluent in French.

Josh
Josh
3 years 1 month ago

I would put the $1,001 towards s down payment on a house. My fiancee and i have been renting for the past few years and for about the same amount of money per month we could but a house… it’s just that down payment that is holding us back. This would help fulfill our American dream of homeownership

Glyna Joy M. Espino
Glyna Joy M. Espino
3 years 1 month ago

I would pay all my debts and my house and then invest the money in stocks….and spent some of the money for a vacation with my husband….

casey
casey
3 years 1 month ago

Buy a plane ticket for my girlfriend and I to come home from Spain for Christmas and propose to her with my family. Not with them, but they will be there shortly afterward, with her parents skyped in from Valencia.

Alicja
Alicja
3 years 1 month ago

I would save the money for my property taxes !

Jason
Jason
3 years 1 month ago

pay off debt

Luisa Zhou
Luisa Zhou
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use the money to fly to Europe, where I’ve always wanted to visit.

Rose
Rose
3 years 1 month ago

I’d invest $500 building my website and paying liability insurance for my new fitness and nutrition business. Then I’d use $300 towards a long overdue vacation retreat for myself to return to my dormant writing project. The remaining $201 would be given freely, lovingly and without strings as a tithe, handed out to 4 random strangers in $50 increments at my local dollar store.

hughman
hughman
3 years 1 month ago

i live on disability and i would use it to get my sweet dog some medical attention she needs.

Katie
Katie
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to invest in an elliptical trainer. That way, I could spend less time commuting to the gym and more time working on my side business!

Tracy
Tracy
3 years 1 month ago

I would put it toward my mortgage! Thanks for the chance to win $1001! 🙂

LaDawn
LaDawn
3 years 1 month ago

I’d pay down some debts. My husband recently had heart surgery so we are a young couple with a lot of medical bills.

Jake V
Jake V
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy myself a hundred and some Chipotle Burritos.

Anureet Gill
Anureet Gill
3 years 1 month ago

I would fly to Punjab to see my family.

Janelle
Janelle
3 years 1 month ago

To tell you the truth, if I won $1,001, I would not really know what to do with it. There are so many things I want to do or get if I had some extra money. Right now, I’m saving up for a car, school, and a trip somewhere around the world. A trip would be nice. It has been 5 years since I went on vacation. At the end of the day, I would put that money in my tax free savings account and wait till I figure out what I could really use it for.

Jeremy
Jeremy
3 years 1 month ago

I would give 10% of it to some people in need in our city. Then i would take my wife out to dinner at a nice BBQ place in town. Then I would put about half of it towards debt. The rest we would take off for the weekend and go to a hot springs and rent a cabin. 🙂

Nicole
3 years 1 month ago

I would take my herbal board, buy an estem machine, grt dental work for my kids and make car payment…

Elise
Elise
3 years 1 month ago

I’d use it to help buy the motorcycle I’ve been wanting because my car is decrepit and sounds like Dori trying to speak whale….along with a few other animals all at once.

Therese
Therese
3 years 1 month ago

I’d tithe the first 10%. Next, I’d put the next 10% in savings. Then I’d invest in education in Environmental Studies so I can contribute to the healing of the planet and humanity.

MA
MA
3 years 1 month ago

Pay next month rent

CMC
CMC
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to start a savings plan our child’s college fund

Erik
Erik
3 years 1 month ago

I would start buy buying some books, to increase my collection, I would also use it to take a course in Korean. I would of course buy a nice pair of shoes too!

Sridhar
Sridhar
3 years 1 month ago

I ll use 50 % of it to buy a bike for my wife and donate reaming 50% to a child for his medical expenses..

Jess
Jess
3 years 1 month ago

Combo of payoff some debt, get some accountability coaching and website assistance.

Phil
Phil
3 years 1 month ago

Invest it to turn a profit and help pay back for undergrad debt when I graduate.

Jennifer Hunt
3 years 1 month ago

I would buy myself a new computer that didn’t have all its parts discontinued from Apple.

dylan old
dylan old
3 years 1 month ago

I would use the money to pay down my student loan, as debt is not something I wish to be in.

Charlene
Charlene
3 years 1 month ago

I know what I should do with $1001 extra and that’s invest it. Unfortunately due to my husband being our only source of income and illness causing him to lose his job of 19 yrs 2 yrs ago. His long term disability has just ended and now we are in a waiting period to see if ssdi will approve him. So with no monthly income coming in I would have to use it to keep a roof over our heads. Then if we make it threw this, i would invest when we can afford to.

Cosmo
3 years 1 month ago

I would use it to take my roommate/co-worker/best friend with me to Cambodia and to explore a part of the world that we have never been to. We would film a video of our adventures, explorations, flips, and tricks on our way there and back.

Life is meant to be explored, and the exploration shared to inspire others.

venkanna
venkanna
18 days 19 hours ago

;GIVE AND SPEND GOD GIVE YOU’

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