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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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849 396
Paying Bills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Paying Bills

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736 342
New Clothes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
New Clothes

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625 402
A Concert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A Concert

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664 397
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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605 388
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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492 426
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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477 443
Massage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Massage

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542 353
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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380 481
Museums is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Museums

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475 379
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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359 146
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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481 359
Animal Charity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Animal Charity

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293 559
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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356 248
Movies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
LanaYoshii added Movies

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320 452
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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354 323
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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289 233
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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177 128
Get an Education is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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170 153
Buy a Book is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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263 430
Bungee-jumping is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Bungee-jumping

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345 360
Cannabis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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241 456
Kayaking is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Kayaking

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214 462
Art Exhibitions is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Art Exhibitions

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190 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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132 133
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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270 443
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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221 478
Manicure is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Manicure

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200 243
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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255 341
Disneyland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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190 275
Hair Salon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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102 51
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 48
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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172 461
Wine Tasting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Wine Tasting

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89 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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120 499
The Opera is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
The Opera

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76 46
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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80 53
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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239 493
Strip Club is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

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96 87
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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63 41
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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254 405
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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229 526
A Prostitute is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A Prostitute

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121 484
Golfing is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Golfing

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88 92
Thrift Shop is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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144 486
Clubbing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Clubbing

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95 260
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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141 270
Musical Instruments is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Musical Instruments

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75 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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137 493
Hunting is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Hunting