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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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845 395
Paying Bills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Paying Bills

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733 341
New Clothes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
New Clothes

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624 399
A Concert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A Concert

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661 395
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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604 386
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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490 424
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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476 442
Massage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Massage

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542 350
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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379 479
Museums is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Museums

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474 377
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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358 146
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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478 358
Animal Charity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Animal Charity

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292 556
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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355 247
Movies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
LanaYoshii added Movies

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320 450
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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352 322
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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287 232
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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175 128
Get an Education is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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169 152
Buy a Book is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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262 429
Bungee-jumping is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Bungee-jumping

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345 357
Cannabis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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241 455
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Kayaking

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214 461
Art Exhibitions is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Art Exhibitions

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189 70
NOT Spending is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Allyson Cuper added NOT Spending Make a financial goal $

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131 133
Redecorate a Room in My House is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
SheriLKangas added Redecorate a Room in My House

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270 442
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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221 477
Manicure is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Manicure

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200 242
Musical / Play is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
LanaYoshii added Musical / Play

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254 341
Disneyland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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189 275
Hair Salon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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102 50
Pizza is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Siersha 2 added Small pizza party for the kids, with friends, big family, etc.

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96 47
Date Night is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Siersha 2 added Date Night

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172 460
Wine Tasting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Wine Tasting

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88 47
Day Trip is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Siersha 2 added Day Trip

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120 498
The Opera is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
The Opera

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80 52
New Shoes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Siersha 2 added New Shoes

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75 46
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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239 492
Strip Club is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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254 404
Basket Full of Kittens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Basket Full of Kittens

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229 525
A Prostitute is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A Prostitute

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95 87
Treats for Your Pet. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Dimos Dicoudis added Treats for Your Pet.

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62 41
Home Improvement Items is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Siersha 2 added Home Improvement Items

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121 483
Golfing is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Golfing

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88 91
Thrift Shop is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Kloe Saigwan Syroy added

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144 485
Clubbing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Clubbing

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95 259
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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141 269
Musical Instruments is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Musical Instruments

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74 96
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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137 492
Hunting is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Hunting