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If I had a million dollars?


LawnSite Silver Member
if you won the lotto, got an inheritence, or just started taking bobbys advice and came across a million $$$.... what would you do.

keep mowing as normal
mow fewer yards
use money for new truck/mowers or for your biz
vacations/personal use
just put in savings and dont touch

or buy a kit car and build a tree fort

you wouldnt have to eat kraft dinner... but would you?

bobby, please dont say youd buy a monkey. i know you always wanted a monkey. lol :p

Lawn Masters

LawnSite Senior Member
Hudson Florida
I'd buy a few newer mowers, a top notch truck, brilliant lookin trailer, custom paintjob for truck to make it unique, and put the rest in a savings account to build interest while I mow and make more money. thats a pretty well planned idea to think about, cause when you retire, you'll have some extra money in the bank, and if you need extra for a mower, you've got plenty.


LawnSite Senior Member
So. New England
I'd buy a new truck and mower. Cut a few less lawns. My wife would be able to stop working. And I'd bank the rest. $1,000,000 isn't enough to retire on at 40.


LawnSite Bronze Member
New Hampshire
put the kids through college, pay off the house, go to Disney World, and put the rest away...the business can sustain itself.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Well I am already retired so I wouldn't do that. But I would get a bigger place (more acreage) so I could have more to mow. Might even relocate to a climate where the grass grows 12 mos. continually.

I would try to find Bobby Gedd's address so I could send him a monkey because as Brianslawn's post stated -- Bobby has always wanted one. :D



LawnSite Senior Member
I would probably take at least half and put it into some land. $500,000 is a nice down payment on a lot. The rest I would put into the business. New trucks, mowers, trailers, etc. Take at least $100,000 and put it into some form of emergency savings account where it earns good interest but is available to me should the company desperately need the money.

Richard Martin

LawnSite Fanatic
Greenville, NC
Let's see now. 1 million dollars.

I'd build a new home on my acres in NC. $200,000
I'd buy a new F-250 work truck. Nothing fancy. $25,000
I just bought the wife a new car so that's taken care of. Priceless
I'd lend/give my daughter, son-out-law and grand daughter the money for a down on a house. $25,000
I'd give my son $25,000.
Cash for the relocation of my business to NC. $225,000 (work when I want kind of thing)
The remaining $500,000 would be invested for my not too distant retirement.


LawnSite Fanatic
a million bucks? i plan to drop dead at around 65, so, i'd take the million, buy a million shares of boston mkt stock at 1 penny a piece. i'd buy a monkey. i'd bank the rest, and on my 50th birthday, retire fully with an income of about 66k per year.