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November 25th, 2008 at 01:18 am

If there is one silver lining to this bleak economy, it is that companies out there are just dying for your business.

My personal favorite is Bed Bath & Beyond right now. They used to send 20% off single item coupons, which isn't that bad in itself, but now, they're also resorting to $10 off for at least $30 of purchases, regardless of how many items you pick up.

That's a 33.3% return! Guaranteed!

I've already went on a happy little spree with the first one, buying up basic toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpastes, and shampoo. But seeing as how BB&B is nice to send another one of these coupons, I've decided to go back for more!

This time, I may hit the soaps, TPs, and paper towels if they have them. I don't know how long they intend to keep this madness up, but if they keep sending it, I'll keep buying! I'll stock the entire closet full of TPs if I have to. Woohoo!

What would you do with 100k?

November 3rd, 2008 at 03:21 pm

The was the question

Text is Smart Money magazine posed to the general public and Link is
Smart Money magazine posed to the general public, and here are some of the humorus answers:

Example 1:
$4600 - 4 Front Row Outfield Season Tickets, Tampa Bay Rays
$2400 - 1964 Fender Deluxe Reverb Guitar Amp
$2000 - 1996 Fender Relic '60 Stratocaster Guitar
$3000 - 1968 Gibson Dove Acoustic Guitar
$2000 - 1942 Gibson Banner Logo LG-0 Acoustic Guitar
$7000 - 1982 Fender USA Reissue 62 Strat, 57 Strat, 52 Tele, 62 Jazz Bass
$3000 - 1975 Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar, White
$2000 - 1993 Gibson '57 Reissue Les Paul Guitar, Goldtop
$2000 - 1991 Gibson Les Paul Classic Guitar, Cunburst Flametop
$3500 - 1968 Gibson ES-335 Guitar, Cherry
$3500 - 1964 Gibson SG Special, Cherry
$2000 - 1962 Hammond A-100 Organ
$40,000 - 1/3 Acre Lot w/Canal Access To St John's River, Florida
$15,000 - Used Houseboat
$2000 - Small Boat, 2 Kayaks, Fishing Gear
$1000 - 2 Metal Detectors
$3000 - 2000 Ford Windstar Minivan

Example 2:
Own a stake in some Asian massage palors in New York, New Jersey. They reap $4million a year Tax free!
Then buy the investments.

Example 3:
I would pay all my bills and take all the rest and bury it in my back yard!

Example 4:
Invest in a new prtfolio, last year's was up 137%. Thanks to your magazine.
Leave my wife and run away to a tropical island with my girlfriend.

Ok, maybe that last one isn't so humorous. In any case, there are also very intelligent answers, ranging from the conservative to the aggressive. So, if you were to receive 100k tomorrow, how would you manage it and why?