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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?
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Paying Bills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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New Clothes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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A Concert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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A Dining Experience is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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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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At the Bookstore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Date With Wife is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Date With Wife

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Massage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Massage

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

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Donation to Charity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Go to the Grocery Store is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Animal Charity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Animal Charity

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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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Movies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Stand-up Comedy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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A New Video/Board Game is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Video Games is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Get an Education is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Buy a Book is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Bungee-jumping is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Cannabis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Art Exhibitions is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Hire a House Cleaning Service is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Redecorate a Room in My House is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Manicure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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NOT Spending is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Musical / Play is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Hair Salon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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

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Pizza is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Date Night is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Wine Tasting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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The Opera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
The Opera

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Day Trip is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Strip Club is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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A Prostitute is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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New Shoes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Basket Full of Kittens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Golfing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Golfing

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Treats for Your Pet. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Human Rights Campain Donation is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Clubbing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Thrift Shop is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Home Improvement Items is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Musical Instruments is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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Drugs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Drugs

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Sex is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Sex