Heard on the Street

'What would you do with $500,000?'

Jan 18, 2013
"Pay off my student loans." — Jen Woodman, Rockland

This week Courier Publications reporters are asking around town, " What would you do with $500,000?"

"I would give 15 percent of it to my church. The rest, I'd put away for a rainy day." — Jim Coccia, Rockland
"Pay my bills. When you distribute money to businesses jobs are created." — Leroy Peasley, Rockland
"Of course fun stuff for my family... and I would like to see something done for the homeless, like a shelter." — Liz Glover, Owls Head
"Pay my car off and pay my bills." — Mary Gifford, Warren.
Comments (5)
Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Jan 24, 2013 09:11

Courier....have we reached the point of no stories left to cover, so we are resorting to this ?  Next time let's ask "which way do you unroll the toilet paper".

Posted by: RUTH ROWLING MAXFIELD | Jan 20, 2013 16:54

Laffin' . . . MORE "fabric covered buildings"?  Such eye sores . . pity the neighbors! 

What would *I* do?  Get help to find truly effective ways to donate to world hunger . . . being sure the help would go to the hungry and not to grabbing governments . . . donate most of it  Hold a little back in case we have mis-judged our retirement needs.  And say "Thank You Lord" for dumping this money into my hands enabling me to help others!

Posted by: Rick Winslow | Jan 18, 2013 20:49

The Easter bunny's sugar made the tooth fairy rich. There was nothing left for the rest of us.

Posted by: Steve Waterman | Jan 18, 2013 17:30

Yeah, Dale. I would give up on the lower taxes and smarter government unless the tooth fairy and Easter bunny can help out with the financial decisions. :-)

Posted by: Dale Hayward | Jan 18, 2013 15:31

move outta dodge, and quick, find happiness in old age, and hope for lower taxes and smarter government

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