Life of Luxury: What's your job worth?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
Poll Title: How much money would you have to win on the lottery to give up work forever?

A. Less than 1 million
B. £2-5 million
C. £5-10 million
D. £10-20 million
E. More than £20 million
F. No amount of money, I love my job!
G. I'd give still work and distribute the money between family/friends
H. I'd give up my current work and try to get my dream job
I. I'd give up my current job, and work for free for charity

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  • nearlyrichnearlyrich Forumite
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    I love my job I think I have said on here before that it is my dream job, BUT I think I could manage to live on the interest from about half a million, I am mid 40s. I suppose if I wanted to live a jet set millionaire lifestyle I would need more. As buying a ticket is a pre-requisite for winning the lottery I had better get some work done:rolleyes:
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  • newfunknewfunk Forumite
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    If I won 750k, id buy a house that needed renovating and modernising, and do all the work myself!! then id live off the interest of the remaining money, as Id have no mortgage, id find that pretty easy i think....Probably would have to get a part time job, to stop me getting bored!
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  • zodiaczodiac Forumite
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    I say 5-10 mill but I could live on less ( :rotfl: )
    I suppose it matters more if im happy.
    I remember when this was just a little website! :money:
  • Jacster_2Jacster_2 Forumite
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    I think with around 1 million, I'd pay off my house, pack in my job, make gifts to friends/family/charity, invest some wisely, and build a new career working part time doing my dream job (which would pay a small amount), write a book and work with charities for free.

    Oh, and lots of travelling.:T

    Ahhh.....bliss!
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  • Stoney_BrokeStoney_Broke Forumite
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    Errr, how can I vote for 1.5 million? ;-)
  • I earn 21,000 pa before tax, I get by on this ok.

    1,000,000 in a CTF savings account currently 6% with Ipswich Building Society (so the main man tells us) would give me 60,000 pa.

    I think I'd be laughing :j . . . Don't you?
  • nearlyrichnearlyrich Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker Hung up my suit! Mortgage-free Glee!
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    I earn 21,000 pa before tax, I get by on this ok.

    1,000,000 in a CTF savings account currently 6% with Ipswich Building Society (so the main man tells us) would give me 60,000 pa.

    I think I'd be laughing :j . . . Don't you?



    Absolutely, I would happily retire on £30k per year, the problem is most people winning £1million would want to buy a big house, car(s) and live the lifestyle of a celebrity. If you kept your aspirations and spending levels the same and didn't spend the capital you would be fine.
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  • RoxieRoxie Forumite
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    I agree with previous poster. I could happily survive on the interest £1m would produce and can do without the big house, expensive car, and materialistic lifestyle.
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  • i'd never give up working i'd get bored stupid. I'd want to win a stupid amount though so i can have the big house and every supercar going
  • gallygirlgallygirl Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Mortgage-free Glee!
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    Thanks for advice. Will bear in mind once I have checked lottery ticket.....
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
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