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What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?

Updated April 25, 2020 26.6k votes 2.5k voters 61.6k views49 items

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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    Go to the Grocery Store is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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    Go to the Grocery Store

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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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    454

    Paying Bills

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    Traveling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    970
    426

    Traveling

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    New Clothes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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    New Clothes

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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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    A Dining Experience

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    A Concert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    729
    485

    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?
    590
    405

    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?
    702
    443

    Gifts for Other People

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    NOT Spending is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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    145

    NOT Spending

    Make a financial goal $

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    Day Trip is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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    84

    Day Trip

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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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    Donation to Charity

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    Get an Education is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    284
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    Get an Education

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    Date Night is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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    96

    Date Night

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    Animal Charity is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    570
    404

    Animal Charity

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    Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
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    87
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    Pizza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    210
    113

    Small pizza party for the kids, with friends, big family, etc.

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    Weed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    528
    528
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    At the Bookstore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    562
    509

    At the Bookstore

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    Eating Delicious Food is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    101
    35

    Eating Delicious Food

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    Buy a Book is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    264
    245

    Buy a Book

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    Video Games is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    354
    310

    Video Games

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    Massage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    568
    531

    Massage

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    Movies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    407
    297

    Movies

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    New Shoes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    156
    100

    New Shoes

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    Redecorate a Room in My House is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Is the Best Way to Spend $100?
    214
    201

    Redecorate a Room in My House

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