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Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender (Amerifirst Financial, Inc Equal Housing Oppurtinity Lender AZ BK0013635 NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I think of this often!  I think I would give it to a few people who then in turn, could change the lives of many.

Like this 13 year old girl who is making water safe for thousands, if not millions of people:

water cleaning system to be tested in Africa

 

Jun 11, 2015 03:02 AM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I'd change the lives of a handful of people, but also put a chunk in an interest bearing account so that any time I saw someone that was having a tough time or could use some help, I'd be able to provide that help.

Jun 11, 2015 02:49 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Split it 500k to a and 500k to b

Jun 11, 2015 08:35 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would probably donate it to an institution that would use the income to benefit recipients on a long term basis. 

The income from a million dollar investment could provide scholarships or grants for many years. 

Jun 11, 2015 06:36 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

I would spread it around to completel change the lives of a handful of people.  If you are looking to answer this because you have the $1,000,000 feel free to change my life!

Jun 11, 2015 06:16 AM
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Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

Be very specific as to knowing it will actually go to the intended use.  It would definitely be used to make a significant difference in the lives of its inheritors. I have to know the end user, so I know certain families, foundations, etc., where I know the money would be used properly. 

Jun 11, 2015 04:59 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

I would spread it around and give a little help to a lot of people, and hope in return that they would do the same to someone in need. 

Jun 11, 2015 03:10 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If I would every be in this position, I would try to establish some type of system or foundation that would generate additional money to continue to improve others' lives.

Jun 11, 2015 03:10 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This is pretty easy for me --- would spread it around to a few charities I believe in strongly and specific families that need donations.

Jun 11, 2015 03:07 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Door #2

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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Mike. Most likely assist as many as possible, but family first.

Jun 11, 2015 07:44 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
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Mike - I will be honest and tell you that some of it would go directly into helping my family, and providing for them. After that, I would love to open up a foundation, or start some sort of non-profit so I could help as many people as possible for as many years as I could. I have always wanted to work for a good cause.

Jun 11, 2015 04:24 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I would spread it around and look for ways to maximize the benefits.

Jun 11, 2015 04:04 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Spread it around would be the best. 

Jun 11, 2015 09:52 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

B

Jun 11, 2015 09:39 AM
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Mike Tizzano
Amerifirst Financial, Inc Equal Housing Oppurtinity Lender AZ BK0013635 NMLS 145368 LO:1015837 - Mesa, AZ
Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender

Thanks, I love all the answers.  Honestly there is no right or wrong between the two choices as giving is always a good thing.  I asked the question because we are going to be starting a foundation in honor of my daughter (pictured in the profile pic with me) and I'm torn between pediatric cancer research (a little help for a lot of people) or family support for pediatric cancer patients (big help for a few people).

Jun 11, 2015 09:01 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Choice A for half of it and the rest invested so I can keep giving away the ROI.

Jun 11, 2015 07:31 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

No flat out giveaways.  Something for nothing never works.

  • I'd use the money to provide resources and education such as job training, budgeting, etc.  The goal would be to teach marketable skills and to instill a great work ethic and positive attitude.  
  • The entitled, poor me victim mentality must be left behind.  It was learned and can be unlearned.
  • People who go through the program would be asked to return and share their experiences to inspire newcomers.
  • Some of the money could be used to help graduates start a business and employ future graduates.
Jun 11, 2015 05:22 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I would set up a non profit foundation and use it to help a lot of people. There are plenty of ways to use that as seed money and grow it to a lot more money. 

Jun 11, 2015 04:44 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Open a non-profit and help more people but bringing in money, that way it is more in the long run. I'd try to help people that are down on luck but really hard workers.

Jun 11, 2015 04:26 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'd spread it around....

Jun 11, 2015 03:21 AM