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What Is the Best Way to Spend $100? 

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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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Paying Bills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Paying Bills
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New Clothes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
New Clothes
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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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Go to the Grocery Store ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
smed1964 added Go to the Grocery Store
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A Concert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A Concert
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Date With Wife is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Date With Wife
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Gifts for Other People ... is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
At the Bookstore
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Animal Charity is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Animal Charity
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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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NOT Spending is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Allyson Cuper added NOT Spending

Make a financial goal $

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Museums is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Museums
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Get an Education is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
-1456082551498 added Get an Education
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Video Games is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
DevinScawthorn added Video Games
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Massage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Massage
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Movies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
LanaYoshii added Movies
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Buy a Book is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
-1456082551498 added Buy a Book
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Cannabis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
polocatfan added
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Day Trip is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Siersha 2 added Day Trip
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Redecorate a Room in My ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
SheriLKangas added Redecorate a Room in My House
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Date Night is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Siersha 2 added Date Night
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Pizza is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
Siersha 2 added
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A New Video/Board Game ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
A New Video/Board Game