What Would You Do with $6,000?

The night before last, I had this vivid dream where I was at a church function and they had a raffle. I don’t know how I was included in it, but I ended up winning the prize, which turned out to be a check for $5,900! Even though I was dreaming, my head was racing, trying to figure out how to make the most of the money I had just won. I remember thinking that I would safe half of it and use the rest to buy a new laptop and a new camera (makes sense since those two items are at the top of my Holiday Wishlist…); the remainder of my winnings would be broken up into smaller micro-grants ($250 or so) which I would give to certain people in my circle to help them further their endeavors. The dream was so life-like that in it, my mom kept hounding me about the money to make sure that I didn’t squander it (true to life!)…

Last night at a show, I was telling a friend about my dream, and one of the acts said something to the effect of “How many people here are dead broke but dreaming of that Scrooge money?” – which was exactly what my dream was about! Validation? We shall see.

So my question to you is: If $6,000 fell into your lap, what would you do with it?

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