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What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?

 
Sick-Of-It-All
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08/31/2010 11:10 AM
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What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
I don't want to be in this matrix anymore. I'm considering quitting my job, selling everything I own, paying off all remaining debt, and leaving the system. I think within two months I can get rid of what I own, and owe, and end up with about 25 grand in cash. What would you do?
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08/31/2010 11:21 AM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
If it's just you, no spouse/family, in good physical health, then I'd do it. I'd sell it all and travel. Maybe like Matt did:
[link to www.wimp.com]
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08/31/2010 11:25 AM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
If it's just you, no spouse/family, in good physical health, then I'd do it. I'd sell it all and travel. Maybe like Matt did:
[link to www.wimp.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1080584

Single, no kids, never married... in my mid-twenties... very healthy, perfect weight to height ratio, perfect blood, pressure, etc. I do want to leave the US. Thanks for the link.
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08/31/2010 11:31 AM

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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
5-10 acres high land with quartzite composition, more than a gas tankful away from a major city.

Hand-pump well and a buried airstream with large trees felled over, then a dirt cover over the tree canape.

Good luck!

It's not easy finding desirable land in that price range that would meet my needs.
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08/31/2010 11:43 AM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
I don't want to be in this matrix anymore. I'm considering quitting my job, selling everything I own, paying off all remaining debt, and leaving the system. I think within two months I can get rid of what I own, and owe, and end up with about 25 grand in cash. What would you do?
 Quoting: Sick-Of-It-All 1080169


Depends on where your at, and exactly how far of the grid you want to go.

If you simply want a life of leisure out of the way of the maddening rush, perhaps consider a isolated lake lot, they are usually cheap. I would specifically look for property that offers a power supply such as a live stream or creek where one could install generators to accommodate electricity.

With electricity you could power things like free to air satellite, relieving yourself of another bill and taxes, plus benefit from the ability to get coverage from around the world and not be limited to time warner's view of life.

If you still wished to partake in society, and perhaps even profit, I would study the amish methods, perhaps there's something in their way you too could build without pollution that could enrich your and another life's. (I personally have a affordable building plan)

Just remember to be "off the grid" requires land. You then have the ability to grow food stocks, generate energy, and to build your dreams. 25K is not a lot, however if you go inland, you would be amazed at what you can purchase for 10K or less as the rest of the nation suffers at 150K to 250K. You will be further amazed at the lower cost of food.

To be truly free and no longer a slave, you must remain debt free. If not you will always have to get on that 9 to 5. The right property will provide all your needs and leave you with excess food, energy, and $$.

Good luck.
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08/31/2010 12:46 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
Thanks for the detailed replies. I like these ideas, but I'm not ready to settle down yet, nor do I want to be isolated. I was thinking more of moving to an island, like some tourist destination, and being a bar tender maybe. Or, I could cross the Atlantic and travel Europe, Asia, the mid East, and/or Africa. Maybe I could find a small society of people who live a happy simple life, life where money and possessions mean little to nothing. I need to be around people, at least for now until I find a life-long partner. If I can find this soul mate, I might consider settling down in the woods or mountains or somewhere else away from the rest of the world. Right now I just want to wake up from the American Dream. It's an illusion. I want something real. I want to be free.
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08/31/2010 12:57 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
If I wasnt working and had all that free time to "have fun". 25K would last me about 3 months.

Do you seriously think 25K is enough to retire on and live?
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08/31/2010 01:00 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
Hah,... many, many years ago when I was in my mid twenties I sold everything I had and got a one way ticket to India to live in an ashram. Lived there for many years. Best thing I ever did!
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08/31/2010 01:03 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
[link to www.ic.org]
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08/31/2010 01:06 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
Hah,... many, many years ago when I was in my mid twenties I sold everything I had and got a one way ticket to India to live in an ashram. Lived there for many years. Best thing I ever did!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1079627

This really appeals to me. Thanks for sharing.
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08/31/2010 01:07 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
I would get a small bike about 350cc and road trip and see what you can find stay away from the interstates and see the world at ground level. Camp and just be.

Last Edited by Nikki_LaVey on 08/31/2010 01:07 PM
How Can You Be Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere at all
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
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Thanks, I'll check it out.
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08/31/2010 01:08 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
I'm in the same boat, I do not see myself in the United States 20 years from now.

I think it would be Awesome to leave and start a new life in a new land.
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
I would get a small bike about 350cc and road trip and see what you can find stay away from the interstates and see the world at ground level. Camp and just be.
 Quoting: Nikki_LaVey

I like this idea also.
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
join the Marines
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08/31/2010 01:10 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
Been There, Done That.... I relocated to a small town and live cheap
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08/31/2010 01:11 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
I don't want to be in this matrix anymore. I'm considering quitting my job, selling everything I own, paying off all remaining debt, and leaving the system. I think within two months I can get rid of what I own, and owe, and end up with about 25 grand in cash. What would you do?
 Quoting: Sick-Of-It-All 1080169

Methinks that I would do this
[link to cheaprvliving.com]
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phizzycyst

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08/31/2010 01:13 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
Move to Switzerland and find a job

[link to www.about.ch]
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08/31/2010 01:13 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
join the Marines
 Quoting: Mr. Predictor

rofl
Anonymous Coward
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08/31/2010 01:16 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
DON'T pay off any debt, just sell everything and get off THE GRID.
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08/31/2010 01:18 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
Move to Switzerland and find a job

[link to www.about.ch]
 Quoting: phizzycyst

bsflag The Swiss can't keep their own employed.
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08/31/2010 01:20 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
I'd buy at least one more months' membership to GLP.

Let's see, what else.......
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Anonymous Coward
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08/31/2010 01:20 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
Spend every cent trying to explain the Catholic/Masonic/New World Order to everyone!

No-one can ever un-learn what they have been taught.
Anonymous Coward
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08/31/2010 01:22 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
Spend every cent trying to explain the Catholic/Masonic/New World Order to everyone!

No-one can ever un-learn what they have been taught.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1079289

You left out The Jews.
Lord Ergo

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08/31/2010 02:32 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
I would get a small bike about 350cc and road trip and see what you can find stay away from the interstates and see the world at ground level. Camp and just be.

I like this idea also.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1080169

Depending on your weight I would go with something like a 650 though... gas wouldn't be bad and it would carry you around a little bit better...

BTW the bike idea is what I would do... something about a open road and a bike...
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08/31/2010 02:41 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
Eat Rayman noodles the rest of my life.
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08/31/2010 02:46 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
Here is a link you may find helpful:

[link to www.wwoof.org]

You can travel around the world staying on organic farm co-ops, in exchange for a few hours work. Just think of the network of friends you could develop!
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08/31/2010 02:51 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
Here is a link you may find helpful:

[link to www.wwoof.org]

You can travel around the world staying on organic farm co-ops, in exchange for a few hours work. Just think of the network of friends you could develop!
 Quoting: Windsage4 nli 858876


Ha!
was goin to suggest that.
cheap and cheerful.
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
BTW, look into Panama as a place of refuge. It has a lot going for it. [link to www.businesspanama.com]
[link to internationalliving.com]
Anonymous Coward
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08/31/2010 02:53 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
DO IT!

You will feel soooo much better.

I remember the day I quit the job/matrix and it was the best day of my life.

And I didn't have near 25,000.

Get out of debt, sale what you don't need, get a cheap apartment, wait for TSTHTF...

That's my advice...then again I'm considered crazy by most.
Anonymous Coward
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08/31/2010 02:54 PM
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Re: What would you do if you had $25,000 and nothing else?
well there's three wooded acres out here in the country.
going for $12,500. No neighbors, decent plot.

couple grand to get a well dug.

some sort of structure (those storage container houses are intriguing).

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