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The Book of Questions 003 + Giveaway!!

If you knew of a way to use your estate, following your death, to greatly benefit humanity, would you do it and leave only a minimal amount to your family?

Yes, I would. I think my family would understand me, and I would hope that my family would be proud of me doing that. I don’t think my family is very materialistic, so the tangible things we’ll leave behind aren’t the most important.

Would you accept a guaranteed, lifetime allowance of $50,000 per year (adjusted annually for inflation) if accepting it meant that you could never again earn money from either work or investments?

No, I would feel useless and without purpose. I think it’s much better to know that you’ve earned your own money and have done well for yourself, through your own hard work.

Would you be given $10,000 for your own use or $100,000 to give anonymously to strangers? What if you could keep $1,000,000 or give away $20,000,000?

Knowing me, I think I would save a big sum and then use the rest to spend on others, but I wouldn’t give away money so willingly. The reasoning behind that is I wouldn’t know what that money would be used for. If it ended up being used for something bad like drugs; alcohol; something I morally disagree with, I’d feel like I contributed or supported those things and that would make me feel extremely guilty.

For $20,000 would you go for three months without washing, brushing your teeth, or using deodorant? Assume you could not explain your reasons to anyone, and that there would be no long-term effect on your career?

That’s one big HELL NO! I wouldn’t be able to live with myself.

What would you do for or with “free” money?

This blog series takes and answers questions from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, PhD.

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  1. I would spend the money to buy a makeup brush set and makeups, I really need those for my graduation since I’m planning to do my makeup 🙂 I’m hoping to win this contest ♥

  2. In regards to the $50k question: I feel like it would also suck to only be able to ever have that much at a time, because there would be no room for growing it, in the event that you wanted to. Idunno, trips, bills, etc. can all get quite costly. 😡 And then there are taxes…:p

    Anyways, if I won the giveaway, I’d use the money for my phone bill, as well as toward my trip to Austin circa April…or May. I’m really not so great with calendars.

    • I totally agree, Liz! I feel like $50,000 a year is still barely making it, and depending on your lifestyle it could be gone before you know it!

      Thanks for joining Jae’s giveaway! Good luck to you!

  3. Yay for free money!! First off, I’d tithe the ten percent, then, I’ll think of what to do with the rest. Haha! There’s so much to do with a huge amount. I could give some to my single mom, start a business, invest in myself and study again, travel longer or engage in volunteer work. If I have enough to sustain myself and my family, I could offer more of my time and service for free to other people in need. I could start teaching the less fortunate on life skills so they can start to make something out of their own hard work and feel better and confident about themselves too. <3

    This is such an interesting question. #PangMissUniverse

    I joined the giveaway. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • hahaha #PangMissUniverse talaga ng series neto eh! I like that you would use the money for a good cause! That’s something I want to do with what I’ll earn in my life, too. Thanks for joining the giveaway! Hope to see you around, Melai!

  4. OK, onto a proper comment! I loved this set of questions, Yen, particular this answer:

    No, I would feel useless and without purpose. I think it’s much better to know that you’ve earned your own money and have done well for yourself, through your own hard work.

    Earning something from your own sweat and blood is so much more fulfilling, no matter how little or big of money we’re talking about here. I may have lived a quarter of my life where Dad provided me with most of the things I need (and some of my wants) to survive, but I definitely learned the true value of money when I started working after college.

  5. This set of questions related to money is interesting haha I would want to choose the money for myself, because I don’t know how people would use it, even if these people are the ones I know. You’ll never know. At least if I use it, I’ll be sure that I would spend it wisely. Or hoping to. Haha

    I also don’t want to get fixed amount of money, in an instant. It’s better to earn it and work hard for it because that’s when you’ll really know the worth of it.

    I have already joined the giveaway! Hoping I’d win hahaha

  6. HOMG AT THE LAST QUESTION. Would anyone do that?! I can’t imagine the horrible smell emanating from the major lack of hygiene. Ickkkk!

    Like you, I wouldn’t be willing to give money out willingly, either. I’d certainly not want it be spent on questionable things, either!

    I have to admit that the 50,000 paycheque from not working really appeals to me, HAHAHAHA! I actually would totally accept that providing I can still volunteer!

  7. These are good questions! It made me think of it as well. I would answer the same for the 2nd and 4th questions. And I’m still thinking about the First and the third. haha!

    I joined the giveaway earlier through Jae’s blog! Goodluck to me!

    • Yay! Good luck to you! Thanks for joining the party! I think I’m pretty set with my answer to the last question. Haha, I just couldn’t do it!

  8. You are amazing, Yen! Love you! I’ll write another comment later when I’ve actually read what you’ve written! I’m still cooking dinner as I write this. Bahaha! Thank you for everything!

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