What should I buy with $100?
Vincent Bronswall emailed me this interesting question a few nights ago:
"Dear Mr. Lampshire,
I am fourteen years old. My parents just gave me $100 because they are rich and I am an only child who gets all the attention and never has to do any chores. I was wondering, Mr. Lampshire, how should I spend my new small fortune? I want to buy something, I just don't know what? What would you do with so much darn money?!
Vincent the wealthy."
Vincent, dear boy, you think $100 is a lot?! That's hardly anything; that's like pennies... actually I am supposed to be from the UK so I guess that's like... um... shillings? The point is this, you're not rich and you're not wealthy. So first you've got to get over it.
Now I went out to some shops and even though everything is in pounds here, I used the conversion factor and found some stuff that was $100. Here are your options:
- Half of a math textbook
- $100 worth of British currency
- 200 candy bars
- An old dying purebred dog
- An already dead purebred horse
- An online degree according to this new email I just got
- A laptop meant for poor foreign children
Anyway, I hope this answers your question. And if you're parents are reading this blog, don't you think it's time your dumb little son had a sibling? Get to work.
Remember, folks, email me your questions at email@example.com!
Thanks for your question and happy spending, Vincent the dunderhead.