What would you spend £10,000 on?

(32 Posts)
findpup Sun 09-Oct-16 20:05:10

I had an inheritance (unexpected) earlier this year and am hoping to spend it on IVF in the new year (if tests tell us it is worth a shot). We have one DC conceived naturally but cannot have any more without assistance. I have a huge longing to have another baby but do have moments of wavering when I think of spending this money! We both have decent jobs and no debt other than a medium sized mortgage, plus we have some other savings.

AIBU to ask, what would you spend the £10,000 on?

pasturesgreen Sun 09-Oct-16 20:22:18

This is going to sound trivial, but I'd spend it on a no-expense-spared holiday to India and South East Asia. Always wanted to go but never had the chance.

I have no debts and no mortgage, though. Those would obviously be top priority.

museumum Sun 09-Oct-16 20:24:22

A loft conversion - if 10k would be enough. It's not desperately needed but we would like to at some point in the next 15 years.

Duckyneedsaclean Sun 09-Oct-16 20:24:28

A van, so I can fit everyone comfortably in the car.

megletthesecond Sun 09-Oct-16 20:26:51

Converting my porch / downstairs toilet space into a small shower room.

firawla Sun 09-Oct-16 20:27:27

I think I'd put half on a holiday and half to do the garden

museum don't think you can easily get a loft conversion with 10k it's more like 40-50k!

Mrsderekshepard Sun 09-Oct-16 20:29:05

Handbags and shoes

magimedi Sun 09-Oct-16 20:29:14

If I were in your shoes I would spend it on the chance to have another child.

No contest for holidays, cars, houses.

ou will always wonder why you did not spend that money on the chance to have another DC.

Best of luck! flowers

magimedi Sun 09-Oct-16 20:29:54

Not ou but you - fat fingers!

findpup Sun 09-Oct-16 20:31:03

To be honest, although IVF- well the possibility of another baby is what I most want, it is gutting to think it might not work and the money will be gone. Part of me would love to upgrade the car, take a great holiday and do some things to the house. I have no idea how most people save up for IVF the costs are insane.

findpup Sun 09-Oct-16 20:31:41

Thank you magimedi I appreciate your kind words and you have summed up how I feel. I would always wonder if we didn't try flowers

MooPointCowsOpinion Sun 09-Oct-16 20:31:55

Recently had a similar windfall, and it can do a lot. We've replaced a car, sofas, and the bathroom for that.

But if it was a choice between all that, and my second child? I'd obviously go for the child.

blueturtle6 Sun 09-Oct-16 21:08:54

In your situation, id say IVF, and lovely to think of inheritance recreating new life. I spent inheritance from gp on baby stuff.
If wasn't spending on ivf, I'd say a fab holiday.

MyBreadIsEggy Sun 09-Oct-16 21:13:36

A nice holiday - nothing overly flash, but would definitely love to go to Disney world!
And probably a deposit on a bigger car - our wee little hatchback is going to be a bit of a squeeze when DS arrives in a few weeks!

BellMcEnd Sun 09-Oct-16 21:16:05

New car as our family tank is starting to have loads of little niggles. Dullsville.

Defo would spend on IVF though if it meant only way to have another baby. BEST of luck if you go for that smile

NonnoMum Sun 09-Oct-16 21:19:10

IVF no question.
It's like a bonus chance for a child. Yes, you're delighted with your one and yes, it might not work, but think of this as a gift to TRY. If it doesn't work out, so be it. You haven't used your life savings or built up debt to do so...

sparechange Sun 09-Oct-16 21:21:34

If I was you, I would spend it on IVF without hesitation.

If I suddenly got £10k, I'd spend it paying down the overdraft I've managed to run up during my last round of IVF!

LokisUnderpants Sun 09-Oct-16 21:24:13

Look abroad for IVF. I've just been to Czech Republic and it cost €2200. Your 10k will go much much further.

SpeckledyBanana Sun 09-Oct-16 21:27:15

2 new 2nd hand cars. Or replacement windows. Currently saving for both.

FortyFacedFuckers Sun 09-Oct-16 21:27:37

To be honest I would spend it on IVF too.
I have already spent a huge amount on ivf and we have now stopped trying but if I came into £10000 it would be the first thing I would do. Good luck OP.

LucyLot Sun 09-Oct-16 21:27:59

Mortgage. Boring but needs to be done.

Undersmile Sun 09-Oct-16 21:28:14

I need a new car, so no contest really.

Onedaftmonkey Sun 09-Oct-16 21:29:16

A car. A bongo and a holiday.
Good luck with the ivf flowers

Undersmile Sun 09-Oct-16 21:29:21

Though, maybe if you went on a fantastic holiday, you'd be really relaxed and catch naturally...

BadToTheBone Sun 09-Oct-16 21:33:34

Anew kitchen got me, but I VF for you no contest!

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