Amazing Kids! Magazine

Staff Q&A: If you had a million dollars, what would you spend it on and why?

By the Amazing Kids! Staff


Want to know a little more about the Youth Staff here? Check out our Q&A with some of the Online Magazine staff members; their responses to these questions are below!

Q: If you had a million dollars, what would you spend it on and why?

Ryan Traynor (Editor-in-Chief): I would definitely donate a portion of it to Amazing Kids! so they can continue their great work inspiring kids to reach for the stars and write. I would also put a portion of it aside for my education. I want to receive advanced degrees so that I can learn ways to make a greater impact on the world. I would also use a portion to travel and see the world. This helps gives you a worldwide perspective when looking at things.

Sharon Lin (Amazing Kids! in History and Sci-Tech Kids Editor): I would donate a portion of the money to a start-up or a charity such as the Eliminate Project or Project Loon, because I feel that a million dollars is far too much money for one person to use up on their own, especially since I am young and not ready to retire just yet. As for the rest of the money, I would invest it or save it for something in the future, just so that I always have a little money to spend when I need it.

Cathy Yan (Adventures and Global Village Editor): I would first put aside a quarter of it for charities like UNICEF and WWF because they can use the money in better ways than I can. For the rest, I would save for my future, since school fees are through the roof now; and in this economy, it would be unlikely for me to get a stable job until at least my mid-twenties.

Ilina Ghosh (Fiction Editor): My dream is to create a nonprofit charity organization and I really need funds to start that so some of the million would go there. The rest would go to my family, my college fees, and probably a shopping spree with my friends!

Brandon Kuske (LOL Editor): I would put all of it in the bank so I can spend it completely on college education and textbooks later. I would do this because education is the most important thing to me. Nothing is more important than your future!

Allison Stein (Poetry Editor): If I had a million dollars, I would go on a vacation with my family and friends. We could go all over the country and learn about different sites; this experience would expose us to new places and activities and would enhance our ideas and goals. Best of all, we could spend time together. and make memories we would never forget. I would take this vacation because moments with family and friends are truly priceless.

Monica Gu (PR Correspondent): I’d like to say that I’d donate it all to charity or medical research, but I feel like a million dollars won’t even get you very far in the modern and very problematic world. So I’d probably invest it, and then go on from there to help others. And of course, spoil my parents with part of the money, for all that they’ve done for me.