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What is the best way to spend $100? It's really a simple question, but the answers can be... conflicting. Sure, there are practical things you can and probably should do with a $100 windfall, but it's tempting to blow it all on something super fun, too. This list includes some of the greatest suggestions for how to spend 100 bucks, so vote up what you'd do with the cash money and vote down what you wouldn't waste it on.

Also, if you have a suggestion that isn't listed, by all means, add it. And don't be shy: there is no judging here. What would you do if you suddenly found yourself with an extra $100 lying around? If you're a practical person, you'd probably at least consider paying some bills with the cash, even though this particular activity is probably pretty high on your list of tasks you loathe the most.

But really, there are so many fun things you could do with 100 dollars, too. While it's not like you've won the lottery and need to decide what to do with instant financial wealth or anything, it's still something that should be thought through.So what if you like thinking about having an extra $100 lying around... but you don't? No need to despair: many of the greatest simple pleasures in life don't cost a dime.
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Traveling is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Traveling

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817 365
New Clothes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
New Clothes

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912 428
Paying Bills is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Paying Bills

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684 432
A Concert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A Concert

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718 427
A Dining Experience is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A Dining Experience

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658 422
Gifts for Other People is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Gifts for Other People

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542 468
At the Bookstore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
At the Bookstore

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514 490
Massage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Massage

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595 382
Date With Wife is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Date With Wife

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408 531
Museums is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Museums

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525 412
Donation to Charity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Donation to Charity

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419 170
Go to the Grocery Store is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
smed1964 added Go to the Grocery Store

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537 384
Animal Charity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Animal Charity

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328 601
At a Bar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
At a Bar

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409 277
Movies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
LanaYoshii added Movies

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353 490
Stand-up Comedy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Stand-up Comedy

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389 359
A New Video/Board Game is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A New Video/Board Game

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217 161
Get an Education is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
-1456082551498 added Get an Education

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329 266
Video Games is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
DevinScawthorn added Video Games

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204 191
Buy a Book is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
-1456082551498 added Buy a Book

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416 402
Cannabis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
polocatfan added

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169 156
Redecorate a Room in My House is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
SheriLKangas added Redecorate a Room in My House

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288 471
Bungee-jumping is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Bungee-jumping

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241 94
NOT Spending is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Allyson Cuper added NOT Spending

Make a financial goal $

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265 488
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Kayaking