Things I’d Buy If I Were Rich

Everyone likes to daydream what it would be like if we won the lottery, what you’d do with all that money. People got really excited when the Powerball lottery got humongous last month, but even then I said I felt like I had already won the lottery.

That being said, I also like to dream what I’d do with more money than I knew what to do with. So I developed a top 5 list of things I’d buy if I had too much money.

  1. Home Gym & Personal Trainer – I have no problem going to a gym and working out, but I think it would be really cool to have a gym just a few feet away from where I sleep. It wouldn’t be a big trip, and I’d always get to choose what was playing on the TV.
  2. Personal Chef – I make great pasta (from a box) and a mean alphabet soup, but having a personal chef take care of me would be divine. I would love to have someone making me healthy food throughout the week. Plus, I am really slow when it comes to chopping vegetables, so it would be a big time saver if nothing else.
  3. Laser Back Hair – While I have a beautiful chest full of hair, I’m not sure what I would do with a back full of it. I’d like to spend a chunk of my change lasering my back. Is anyone attracted to back hair?
  4. A fresh pair of socks every day –  I recently heard about this one and absolutely love it. I don’t have a pair of socks newer than 6 months old, but I still remember the feeling of putting on clean, crisp socks. I’d like to pay for enough socks that every day I’d be able to put on a new pair and make my feet feel like a king.
  5. A Urinal – I have trouble putting the seat down (I grew up with 2 brothers), so even Lauren’s gentle reminder on the seat (a sign that says “put me down!”, I am sometimes forgetful. Having a urinal would both be easier, and keep me out of trouble. It’s a no-brainer!

Readers, what items would you buy if you had more money than you knew what to do with? I think everything on my list is truly a luxury, but would definitely be nice to have!

20 Responses to Things I’d Buy If I Were Rich

  1. Sherry says:

    Some good ones there- as for me- along with the put some up to make more money so my family & friends never have to worry about doing something JUST TO EARN A PAYCHECK and donating gobs of it, my luxuries would be:

    I’d hire someone to manage my home- you know, a wife. ;) He wouldn’t have to do all the work, just oversee and make sure it all got done in a timely manner. (No, I haven’t met him IRL, but I KNOW him, his name is David and he’s wonderful).

    I’d buy some property for our home and some guest cottages that my kids & other family members could live in if they desired.

    I’d have a home built with a super elaborate outdoor living area- the huge kitchen, the pool/spa/waterfall/rockwall dealio, the works. I LOVE being outside and playing- feels like vacation all the time.

    I’d go on road trips and international vacations whenever the mood struck- first class all the way- love to travel.

    I’d open my dream place (well 2 of them, but one will be on the beach and seasonal) a bookstore/cafe/new age shop and I’d have various loa groups and hold seminars with inspirational people who are inspiring so that we can spread the joy/love. Naturally I’d have the best ever managers and employees so I could roam the world and find interesting new merchandise.

    Fun article & question, thanks for posting it.

    • Daniel says:

      @Sherry, Thanks for sharing, sounds like family is a big pull for you!

    • Lena says:

      @Sherry,

      I’m with you 100%, down to the huge outdoor living space! Nothing is more important to me than family, too. My ultimate dream is to buy a second home somewhere tropical where we can all hang out and relax without a care in the world.

  2. Michelle says:

    A fresh pair of socks everyday would be wonderful!

  3. This Aggie Saves says:

    I’d love a personal chef!

  4. Eyelash extensions. My natural ones are thin and short. I’d love to have long, thick, luxurious eyelashes. And I don’t want to apply falsies every day. The procedure is like $200 for a full set and another $100 every 3 to 4 weeks.

  5. Eric J. Nisall - DollarVersity says:

    I’d probably buy the Miami Dolphins. The way they have been run into the ground, it would be so easy to turn it around like Steinbrenner did with the Yankees and McCourt (apparently) did with the Dodgers–at least based on the ridiculous price it sold for. Or maybe not.

    Maybe the triplex penthouse I used to check out on Ft. Lauderdale beach with the private elevator and dual balconies–one with a city view and one with an ocean view. The floorplans alone looked insane the first time I saw it.

    • Daniel says:

      @Eric J. Nisall – DollarVersity, Lol, buying an NFL franchise would be cool, but are you ready for all the responsibilities that come with it?

      • Eric J. Nisall - DollarVersity says:

        @Daniel, Based on what the guy who bought the Dolphins has done, it doesn’t seem like a lot of work to maintain the current status. I’d be smart, though, and surround myself with real football people who would take care of all the day to day operations since that’s what they’ve spent most of their lives doing.

  6. Frugal Portland says:

    I’d never clean again!

    • Daniel says:

      @Frugal Portland, Nice one, I need to figure out a way to not have to bring out the trash again, that’s easily my least favorite chore!

  7. I would hire a cleaning service for sure. I might not get a home gym but I’d spring for a membership at a luxury place that I could use. I’d upgrade our landscaping, I’d re-do our kitchen, I’d expand the finished area in our basement and probably re-do our bathroom as well. And maybe a new car :)

  8. Brilliant Finances says:

    I like the personal chef idea, I’d also like a housemaid and personal driver. See how your dreams fit in your budget with my Free Excel Budgeting Tool

  9. Oh, how you tempt me. I purposely gave up keeping an updated amazon wish list because it makes me want them too much. You have some great things – hilarious, but unique. A 2nd car would be one of the first things on my list. There, I said it…

  10. Don says:

    I’d pay for lawn maintenance services and a “once-a-week” or more often, housecleaner. :)

  11. John @ Married (with Debt) says:

    A new pair of socks and underwear every day would be amazing! I’ve seen that the super rich are starting to install emergency rooms in their own homes. My list has a helicopter!

  12. lbergs says:

    Can you add Live-in housekeeper, on staff masseuse, time share in Tahiti/Figi and water slide with pool to that list? k thanks.

  13. lbergs says:

    oh AND a time share in Fiji… that might be nicer than Figi…

  14. Squeezer @Personal Finance Success says:

    I’d probably buy a house and a boat in a tropical paradise.

  15. leslie says:

    For luxury things, I would have a personal shopper and driver.

    For dream things, I would open a bakery and travel internationally.

    And if I didn’t have to work, I would have time to write a book and have the money to “encourage” publishers to look at it!

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