Calling All Broke DLers: What Luxuries Would You Indulge In If You Had Money?
If you had a ton of money and assuming all your bills are paid/you've made some wise investments for a large chunk of your wealth, what luxuries would you use your remaining cash for?
For me: I'm not into the crazy stuff like 13 bedroom houses, yachts and Bentleys. I'd probably just get a year-old Altima, a motorcycle, and a road bike. But what I really like are luxury hotels. I have a feeling that if I had a ton of money, I'd pull a Keanu Reeves and just live in nice hotels for a couple of years. I'd also spend a shit ton of money just traveling around. I would love to be able to just fly to the airport and buy a ticket to somewhere without worrying about cash.
What about you all?
I'm with you. I'd spend it on travel. Big houses require so much upkeep - not worth it.
Sorry, I didn't mean fly to the airport. The original post should read "I would love to be able to just GO to the airport and buy a ticket to somewhere..."
I'd move into a dermatologist's office for a month and have every procedure done that I "need."
I'd move back to Greenwich Village and buy my $375/mo. apartment back for the $1+ million dollars it was listed at last year. How I regret leaving NY.
Dysentery-free water. *Two* meals a week, not just one. Clitoris replacement. Parents.
I would hire a full time driver.
I'd have the Kardashians killed.
OP, that's always been a dream of mine to have a real shitty week and on Friday, just head to the airport and book the evening nonstop to London for the weekend. First class, of course...
Topher DiMaggio for the weekend.
Um, travel, nice clothes, good restaurants, a small house in Palm Springs (with a pool, spa and room for a pony,) a cabin in the Cascades, and small flats in New York and London.
Me too, r8.
A house at the beach - probably the Jersey shore but in one of the quieter communities rather than one with amusement parks and boardwalks. I'd also consider Long Island but not the Hamptons.
It doesn't have to be big or luxurious but it does have to be right on the beach.
Offering "indecent proposals" to hot male celebrities!
I'd travel on long trips, months in Asia.
I'd buy jewelry, many many ounces of 22 and 24 kt gold!
Private jet travel.
I few nights at my favorite hotel.
A humble little two-bedroom house, in an insanely expensive location like Santa Barbara or Sausalito. Big houses are a tremendous amount of work; a small place I could keep up myself, or have help in once a week.
Other than that, a lot of travel, a bit of art for my darling little house, a bit of expert rejuvenation, and some generosity.
Personal trainer. Bespoke everything. Art. Gas-guzzling, powerful dream car and bare-bones,rough-and-tumble SUV. Travel across the seven continents (including some gritty day trips, but always returning to a nice hotel at night). Erasing friends' and family's debts. Establishing a foundation.
Those are the luxuries. My day-to-day life probably wouldn't change too much.
I'm with r9.
I'd also like to do some home improvement stuff - like have the hardwood sanded and resealed and paint the living room.
I'd also indulge in a trip to our local candy shop and get my mom a huge box of chocolate covered cherries since she loves those.
Art supplies, good camera and woodworking tools and a Studio space.
House: I don't want a big house but I want a at least 2 bedrooms (one guest) and an office space, a good kitchen and a fireplace.
Obnoxious luxury: I would have a full bar room. With all kinds of liquor to make cocktails with. Wine cellar and beer fridge.
I would have a full spice pantry and green room for herbs and veggies.
I would have an amazing kitchen.
Oh, and whores. How the hell did I forget that?
A nice little place in Cape Cod, nothing ostentatious, not too far from good restaurants and bars, or a nice village in Maine, ideal for New England in the fall. Also a bolthole in Europe, Portofino in Italy? handy for everywhere central in an hour or two - so one could hop to Paris or London quickly for nice hotels and long weekends.
Escorts, Escorts, Escorts!
Massages daily. Real ones.
Whenever possible I would stay at an Aman or Oberoi Hotel.
Anyone answering this question is (hopefully) not a gay male. There is no excuse for a poor gay male.
When I was broke I thought of a lot of things I'd want. Now that I'm not broke I don't spend my money because of the fear I'll be broke again. I'm comforted more with the thought of money in the bank than I am about material possessions.
I'd create a PAC to field true progressive candidates in both parties.
R29, I ain't gonna lie: I'm a woman. And I've actually been wondering for some time how gay men end up with such high average salaries compared to other demographic groups. Serious question: how do you guys do it? I've got my pen and paper out.
Bel Ami models on my yacht, like Elton does.
A fully tailored wardrobe, a power boat, a membership to a nice country club or gym, fully restore my car.
R33, two men, (who typically get a higher wage than women for the same work) no kids, no child support. You do the math.
A house with a big back yard. A gardener so I'd have fresh fruit and vegetables. A driver. I'm not a bad driver but I'm still scared like I was when I was 15 and learning to drive 22 years later.
This is easy. A lot of you are quite right that big houses aren't the answer. I'd get a couple of reasonably sized penthouse apartments (one in London and one in New York), a flat in Soho, and a modestly medium sized 1930s executive home here in Kent, property-wise.
I'd sort out any financial issues people in my family may have, and make sure they were comfortable.
Tailored Saville Row suits and shirts. Nice shoes.
My lifestyle would err on the decadent but I'd keep anything illicit down to a minimum. I'd probably drink a lot more fine wines, cocktails and champagne.
Some sort of creative small-business venture to keep me from getting bored.
A nice car and a chauffeur. World-travel.
Nothing too over the top. Property is always the best thing to invest in. I might put a small amount into ethically-minded investments, perhaps ecotech. Do something for the gays, and something for animal charities. Most likely cats.
Perhaps some sort of literary vanity project, just because I can. I've some things to say, not much, but some things of interest I hope.
We can but dream.
They don't. It's a myth. Urban gays make 20% or more less than their straight counterparts who are comparably educated.
I have money, maybe if all you AIDS infested 'mos weren't spending all your cash on AIDS meds, you'd actually have amounted to something.
Well I mean something your parents would be proud of.
A massage 1x a week
someone to clean my house 1 x a week
a dog walker every day
These alone would increase my quality of life alot!