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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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771 349
New Clothes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
New Clothes

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867 415
Paying Bills is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Paying Bills

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646 415
A Concert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A Concert

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685 410
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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630 398
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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514 441
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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489 464
Massage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Massage

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565 359
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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390 501
Museums is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Museums

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496 390
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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379 159
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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503 369
Animal Charity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Animal Charity

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306 577
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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378 258
Movies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
LanaYoshii added Movies

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335 464
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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370 336
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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304 247
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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191 142
Get an Education is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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185 166
Buy a Book is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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372 375
Cannabis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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270 446
Bungee-jumping is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Bungee-jumping

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251 467
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Kayaking

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146 142
Redecorate a Room in My House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
SheriLKangas added Redecorate a Room in My House

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210 80
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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218 478
Art Exhibitions is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Art Exhibitions

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272 460
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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227 490
Manicure is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Manicure

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206 250
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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199 279
Hair Salon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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262 348
Disneyland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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112 49
Date Night is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Siersha 2 added Date Night

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117 56
Pizza is listed (or ranked) 33 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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175 472
Wine Tasting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Wine Tasting

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96 53
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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90 49
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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121 511
The Opera is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
The Opera

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91 56
New Shoes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Siersha 2 added New Shoes

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241 507
Strip Club is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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104 90
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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70 44
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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260 410
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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230 539
A Prostitute is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A Prostitute

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124 493
Golfing is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Golfing

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146 497
Clubbing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Clubbing

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98 269
Human Rights Campain Donation is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
LanaYoshii added Human Rights Campain Donation

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90 101
Thrift Shop is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Kloe Saigwan Syroy added

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144 277
Musical Instruments is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Musical Instruments

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24 10
Eating Delicious Food is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
KendraJohnson added Eating Delicious Food

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79 103
Toys for Your Dog is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Dimos Dicoudis added Toys for Your Dog