Money. We all hate to love it. Making it takes longer than spending it – and bills seem to suck it up faster than we can put it towards vacations and shoes.
But what if money started showing up on the regular? Imagine it contently sitting in your bank account, increasing more and more each day – and you didn’t have to do anything at all.
This could be your reality. DAILY GRAND is a new national lottery game that gives people the chance to win $1,000 a day for life. Tickets cost $3, and if you match all five main numbers and the Grand Number, your life will be changed forever.
We’ve created a list of some of the ways Vancouverites could spend $1,000 a day – and the best part is, you don’t have to pick just one. With $1,000 a day for the rest of your life, you can pick your favourite now and save the other for a rainy day.
With $1,000 a day, you could buy your own island in less than half a year. For only $119,000, you could be the proud owner of La Cornelia Island, a one acre tropical oasis in Nicaragua. Or maybe you’re willing to save up a little more. In that case, you could be relaxing on Lignum Vitae Cay’s 75 acres of white, sandy beaches and listening to the exotic birds sing.
If the tropics are too far away for your liking – although it won’t be too far for your wallet – you can always buy an island closer to home. Lamb Island in Sechelt is only two hours away from downtown, but boasts a private dock, manicured gardens, a guest cabin in addition to the main house, and a hot tub with views of the inlet and mountains. Not a bad place to spend your weekends.
It might seem impossible now, but if you had $1,000 a day, you would be a lot closer to getting your fingers in the out of control housing market.
Prices are still so ridiculous that it would take you 11 years to save up for a two bedroom, three bathroom condo in False Creek – let alone the 5,848 square foot, six bedroom Shaughnessy home with gorgeous woodwork and an entertainment-sized patio. But there are tons of properties that would be well within reach. After a few months of saving, you would have your down payment. And from there your mortgage payments would be almost covered by your passive income.
Spending a week’s pay on a Marc Jacobs jersey dress or a Ralph Lauren leather jacket (only if it’s on sale) is inevitable. At some point, we’ll all feel the irresistible urge to slap down our credit card and pay more than is necessary for some fabric and a zipper.
But what if buying that jersey dress was just chump change? If you had $1,000 a day, you could buy the jacket, the dress, a Louis Vuitton purse, and a new pair of shoes and still have money to burn for the rest of your week. Or, you could just purchase the Oscar de la Renta sleeveless bateau neck feather dress straight from the runway. And do it again next week.
Post secondary education is one of the most expensive things you can purchase: four years of tuition at UBC would cost you around $30,000. But if you had a $1,000 a day, you could spend your whole life learning.
No need to worry about doing a practical degree or taking out student loans – you could enjoy learning all the things you love without any of the financial worry. You could literally be a student for life – take all the fun courses and don’t look back.
Spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on something that’s going to depreciate as soon as you take it home can sound like a painful plan. But with so much disposable income, why not indulge in some ludicrously expensive super cars? In fact, why not make your own fleet?
By saving for only 10 years, you could be the proud owner of the futuristic-looking Porsche 918 Spyder, the curvaceous Hennessey Venom GT, and the iconic Aston Martin One-77. Most people would leave these cars parked in the garage, polishing them with a diaper once a week. But with your daily income, you can afford to take these sexy vehicles out for a spin.
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Do you have other ideas for how Vancouverites should spend their $1,000 a day? Let us know in the comments.