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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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856 404
Paying Bills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Paying Bills

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752 345
New Clothes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
New Clothes

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674 403
A Dining Experience is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A Dining Experience

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632 410
A Concert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A Concert

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614 394
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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498 437
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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482 454
Massage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Massage

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553 356
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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383 492
Museums is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Museums

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481 386
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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369 151
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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490 365
Animal Charity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Animal Charity

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300 567
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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366 253
Movies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
LanaYoshii added Movies

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326 458
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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360 329
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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297 239
Video Games is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
DevinScawthorn added Video Games

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182 136
Get an Education is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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175 161
Buy a Book is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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265 438
Bungee-jumping is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Bungee-jumping

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358 367
Cannabis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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245 461
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Kayaking

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216 470
Art Exhibitions is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Art Exhibitions

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138 137
Redecorate a Room in My House is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
SheriLKangas added Redecorate a Room in My House

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197 76
NOT Spending is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Allyson Cuper added NOT Spending

Make a financial goal $

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270 453
Hire a House Cleaning Service is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Hire a House Cleaning Service

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223 485
Manicure is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Manicure

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202 246
Musical / Play is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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195 275
Hair Salon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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257 344
Disneyland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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109 51
Pizza is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Small pizza party for the kids, with friends, big family, etc.

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104 48
Date Night is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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92 49
Day Trip is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Siersha 2 added Day Trip

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173 466
Wine Tasting is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Wine Tasting

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120 504
The Opera is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
The Opera

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83 46
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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87 53
New Shoes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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241 499
Strip Club is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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100 88
Treats for Your Pet. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Dimos Dicoudis added Treats for Your Pet.

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66 42
Home Improvement Items is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Siersha 2 added Home Improvement Items

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257 407
Basket Full of Kittens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Basket Full of Kittens

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230 532
A Prostitute is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A Prostitute

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123 486
Golfing is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Golfing

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145 492
Clubbing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Clubbing

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89 96
Thrift Shop is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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96 264
Human Rights Campain Donation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
LanaYoshii added Human Rights Campain Donation

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141 274
Musical Instruments is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Musical Instruments

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77 98
Toys for Your Dog is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Dimos Dicoudis added Toys for Your Dog

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18 8
Eating Delicious Food is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
KendraJohnson added Eating Delicious Food