View Poll Results: How are you going to spend your 10K handout?

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  • BUy yourself something

    6 35.29%
  • travel/vacation, you know free money

    3 17.65%
  • take a new course to improve skill

    0 0%
  • buy gifts for friends/families

    1 5.88%
  • hookers and drugs

    7 41.18%
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How are you going to spend your 10,000 handout??

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  1. #1

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    How are you going to spend your 10,000 handout??

    Granted seems like handout is way to late especially for those in need.. ppl are losing jobs now and for myself I am not working which is not a problem. I am worried about ppl at the lower end..

    -- Travelling? Free holiday isnt..?
    -- invest it stocks etc
    -- buy yourself a toy? thinking of getting myself a drone as i always wanted even it seemed like a waste of money not now though..lol
    -- gym membership? courses to enhance your skills?? (btw anyone with knowledge where i can get some info on local stock market and investment courses etc
    --- Gifts to your friends??
    Hookers and drugs?? haha..


    ps ow do you create a poll here??


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    bsh
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    Spent it already - replacing dive gear and towards another trip.

    Well, I pay enough tax each year.

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    From other threads I would think N95 masks and toilet paper would be popular items.

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    It will go back in my tax reserve certificate account where it came from .


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    Into general revenue

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  6. #6

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    If I had it right now, it would go towards my GTFOOH fund... by the time I get it, I'll probably have already gotten the FOOH so I'll probably buy a cherry red Gibson SG Standard with it... had my eye on one for a while...


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    Those items on the poll are terrible.

    There are calls not to take dirty government money.

    I will give it to those who should be entitled to it but will not get it -- helpers. Just because of where they were born, despite working over 7 years in many cases, and contributing to this city through hard work, they are not entitled to it.

    And animal charities. Many also in need in Hong Kong, like the street cleaners.

    Seems very indulgent for well-off people to go off buying more (foreign made) crap they don't need. (Sorry, I'm in a grumpy mood today, and I really do think people should be more thoughtful about what this money is and where it comes from...)

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    Not PR, not getting any money...agree that helpers are more deserving of the 10k and they will get nothing, doesn't seem fair (yes, I know, life is not fair, my parents explained that to me on a frequent basis...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mokhi6
    where i can get some info on local stock market and investment courses etc
    This forum is a good place to start, if you master what is being discussed in the Business and Finance/Investments&Property section, you will be well on your way.
    If you want something a bit more formal, Khan Academy (they have an app for the iPad) has a Finance & Capital Markets section that is quite well done.
    If you want something even more formal, HKU Space has courses on practically any subject you want, I studied a degree offered by them before and it was very professional. But I think Khan Academy is probably enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau
    Not PR, not getting any money...agree that helpers are more deserving of the 10k and they will get nothing, doesn't seem fair (yes, I know, life is not fair, my parents explained that to me on a frequent basis...).
    From what age did they start ingraining this point into you?

    If it was pre-2013, it would most definitely be models & bottles. Partying was so good back in the day. Now, I would buy a bigger screen so I can rot in home more comfortably.

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