The 10 Best Things to Do with $100

November 01, 2015

In case you missed it, Mix 102.5 is giving you a chance at being a bit richer. All you have to do is keep listening to us! It’s part of the “Song of the Day” contest. Every day in the month of November, you’ll have a chance to win cash. Monday-Thursday is worth $100 and then on Friday it’s $500. Yep, you read that right. When you hear that day’s song, be caller #10 and the money is yours. Sound like a good deal? We thought so. Here’s the official Song of the Day calendar so you know what to listen for.

This brings us to our next point: what are you going to do with that money? We’ve got some ideas:

Pay off some debt

Got a credit card bill that’s looming? Some extra money will put a nice dent in that.

Put it into a college fund

The kids’ college fund is a great spot for some money. Textbooks aren’t cheap, you know!

Take your family out to a nice dinner

That means no phones/iPads/other gadgets at the table. Get everyone to enjoy some much-needed catchup time together. Hey, order dessert too.

Make some minor home repairs

It’s finally time to repaint that room that’s desperately in need, or update those kitchen fixtures that are way outdated.

Invest in your career

Is there a course you can take that will allow you to go further in your career? Some extra cash makes it possible to pay for it. Plus, this type of purchase is definitely a worthwhile investment.

Give to someone in need

Pick your favorite charity, then donate part or all of your winnings to that group.

Stock up on winter clothes

Those jackets that feel like sleeping bags are highly necessary, but certainly not cheap.

Buy an outfit you feel great in

Giving a nerve-wracking presentation in front of your boss just feels easier when you’ve got an outfit that you know fits you perfectly.

Go see your favorite band

Nothing beats live music, and seeing your band in concert is totally worth the ticket price.

Save it!

Crazy things happen. It’s always good to have some extra cash stored away, just in case.

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