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How much money would change your life?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by iamdjdz, May 13, 2019.

  1. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,429

    £500,000 would do it as that's a decent house, mortgage free.
  2. JOSH


    Joined: Oct 23, 2013

    Posts: 9,593

    Location: Surrey

    £25,000 - £50,000 would be nice and would enable a nice change, £250,000 - £500,000 would be pretty huge, anything above £3,000,000 would be a utterly bonkers.
  3. Chojin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 2,171

    Enough to "be" LLoyd Christmas.

  4. billysielu


    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

    Posts: 11,031

    Location: Oxfordshire

    - 150k for mortgage-free
    - about 1m to retire
    - about 3m to never have to think about money again
  5. Kermit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 27, 2002

    Posts: 2,201

    Location: UK

    £500k would do it, just enough to sell up and buy a reasonable £200K property in Spain with the rest as savings. My Mrs is Spanish and she wants to move back asap but I keep reminding her we haven't saved enough yet, pensions are another 15 years away and we need at least 4 more years for son to complete School @18.

    A million would make it all the nicer :D
  6. Diddums


    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 17,618

    Location: London

    Didn't we have this exact thread recently? :confused:
  7. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 11,842

    TBH just paying my mortgage off would be enough. I don't really care that much about having a mountain of money.

    Sudden wealth changes people and usually not in a good way.
    Last edited: May 13, 2019
  8. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 28,410

    Location: Welling, London

    You haven't got enough until you can afford to wipe your arse on fifty pound notes when you run out of bog roll.
  9. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,238

    As long as they don't go like the new £5/10 notes they just smear it all over
  10. kindai


    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 6,211

    Location: Bromsgrove

    Anyone remember what what greasepaper type of bog roll was called? Medi-something?
  11. Diddums


    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 17,618

    Location: London

    This. Anyone who says they don't love money hasn't experienced real wealth. Not "let's go to a posh restaurant" wealth, "I drank a bottle of £300k wine last night and bought a £30m private jet to sit alongside my other private jet" wealth.

    Yes, I know someone who did this. He also just blew £9m on a house in which he'll spend no more than two months a year. Literally walked in, looked around and said "I'll take it".

    I'll get him to adopt me one day.
  12. builder22

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2005

    Posts: 2,354

    a bit like a roll of brown wrapping paper??
  13. kindai


    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 6,211

    Location: Bromsgrove

    Found it, izal.

    Could you imagine millennials being given this in the work/school/public toilets :D:D:D

  14. cheesyboy


    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 10,985

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Pretty much this, although about £200k for the mortgage.

    £500k and I'd look to switch to temping or freelance and only work for 6-8 months a year. Or maybe get a slightly better house (don't need bigger, but wouldn't mind detached rather than semi, plus a few other features)
  15. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 62,628

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    The amount that would make any financial meltdown irrelevant.

    That means not rely working to feed myself to pay bills.

    I’d take my current life style, multiply it by 10...then by 20 again...just to be safe.
  16. builder22

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2005

    Posts: 2,354

    ffs, I don't think I ever knew what it was called or saw the wrapper, thankfully!
  17. Megahurtz400


    Joined: Jun 5, 2007

    Posts: 7,493

    Location: Colchester

    £500k would be mad, would buy two/three flats locally to rent out and a little place for mum to live rent free. With enough left to buy and convert a LWB van and live in that travelling around riding my bike and living off the rent from properties.

    £250k would buy one property to rent out and and the van.

    £25k would clear debts and get me the van which would be nice :)

    Anymore than £500k would be bonkers and if I didn’t spend it on more properties I’d probably just waste it and it would ruin me.
  18. Jasoncmor


    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 306

    £20k would be really nice for me, I could finally clear all my debts, go on a fairly decent holiday, spend maybe 2k on my car on upgrades, and a little bit on small things I want, and put away 5k for the future, and take 6 months off work so I can actually spend time on myself, deal with my health both physically and mentally.
    At that point I would be finally free from debt that I have been working mindlessly for so long just to pay off which takes ages, and have a nice amount saved away so I can use in the future. I should be going to college so that I can study to become what I always dreamed of until corporate life took over. Because my outgoings would be minimal, I could afford to live off a lower income. Then with lower outgoings, I could actually afford to save money.

    I've always believed you should live to work and not work to live, unfortunately I haven't reached that stage in my life yet.
  19. Jean-F

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2017

    Posts: 1,345

    Location: London

    San-Izal comes to mind, but back on thread, probably 7 mill.
    One mill to give my wife to buy the house somewhere in the Whitstable, Kent area that she’s constantly yearned for.
    2.5 mill for me to buy a mini mansion in Kent, Sussex, or Surrey, just in case I pull the trigger on an ex from years ago, who’s resurfaced over the past year, and promises me enough carnal delights to ensure that I die with a huge grin on my face, or at least die trying.
    One mill each for my two sons, and 1.5 mill for walking around money.
    If I had to, I’d sell the 1.2 mill house that I own outright, and give my wife 50%, or I’d rent it out, and use that for more walking around money.
  20. Devrij


    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 13,010

    Location: Bath

    £40k to put a deposit on a house and sort out all the legal fees etc. £50k if I want to clear out some of the more egregious debts.

    That would make a big difference. A bigger difference would of course be paying off the whole house. That seems to be the common thread in this... Thread. We are all being rinsed by rent.