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Old 23.09.2011, 10:58
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

Of course i would stay in Switzerland! I would make so many new friends if i win that :P
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Old 23.09.2011, 11:09
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

Would stay for sure. Build ourselves a gert big house in VsG, buy a chalet in the mountains and a property on the West coast of Barbados.
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Old 23.09.2011, 11:28
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

I'm too young to settle down comfortably with my money in Switzerland and grow old. I'd probably move back to London. Buy a smart west-London flat and lose the rest of it trying to run a successful hedge fund or similar.
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Old 23.09.2011, 12:27
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

Short anywer: yes.

Long answer: I'd buy an apartment in my two most favorite cities on the planet, Berlin and San Francisco, so that I'd have a permanent basis in the places my heart calls "home".

Then I'd buy a little house with garden next to my parents in Italy, and a small studio next to my brother in Madrid, so I could always be there if my family needs me.

Then I would give some of the money to my family and loved ones, and to some causes dear to me. I would increase my current investments in various assets for retirement, and print and publish my cookbook with my own funds.

After all that, I would keep living where I live in Zurich (which is a great place), doing my job (which, with all the ups and downs, I really like), and doing all the things I am currently doing.

Ok, maybe I would take a few more trips around the world without worrying whether they fit into my travel budget or not, and I would definitely pay a few more beers to my friends at the Viadukt...
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Old 23.09.2011, 12:33
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

Multiple houses? Too much stress. One "castle" and for the rest: travel a lot would be fine for me.
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Old 23.09.2011, 12:37
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

I'd buy a beautiful Dachwohnung with 3 bedrooms, employ a housekeeper once a week and invite my friends and family for relaxing evenings at my place or getaway weekends with lots of laughter and love.

And I'd take my kids to the coolest beach destinations in the world at least once a year and spoil them rotten.
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Old 23.09.2011, 12:38
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

No.

I would take that money and go spend it a more deserving economy.
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

I would use Switzerland as my 'home base' by building a nice mountain retreat, and make sure I'd be registered here for tax.

Besides that I would travel abroad whenever I feel like, stay in hotels or on my sailing boat. One house is enough.

I should really start playing the lottery... otherwise this daydreaming is just a waste of time
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Old 23.09.2011, 23:43
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

Well it's nice to read that the english forum members in Switzerland haven't lost the ability to dream... God / (Whatever higher being you believe in) bless you all
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Old 23.09.2011, 23:52
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

I'd turn our enormous integral barn in the most amazing Grand Design- keep all timbers exposed, but ultra-modern. And keep the rest of the house traditional and old - and jump in and out of different lives.
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Old 23.09.2011, 23:56
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

No, I would move somewhere near the ocean and where the weather and people are nicer and more laid-back.
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Old 24.09.2011, 00:06
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

Yup. And I would build a good, full day school
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Old 24.09.2011, 00:07
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

Like here then - ooops no, no ocean around.
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

I put that money in a bank and buy a night in THE DOLDER GRAND HOTEL with a cooler full of Pomery.

Next the hangover :P move some millions to help a poor country.

The get a house for me somewhere up the mountains.
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Old 24.09.2011, 02:04
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

Hell no!!!!

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Old 24.09.2011, 02:40
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

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Can you survive on 20 million a year?
Barely. Have you seen the meat prices here?!?
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Old 24.09.2011, 02:59
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No. Coastal Maine. CH and mountains just really aren't for me.
Move to Nova Scotia and build a big fence between Maine and Nova Scotia
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Old 24.09.2011, 03:46
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And I really miss the sea.
Preach!


I'd stay in CH but I'd split my time between CH and some perfect ocean front cottage. Nothing too expensive so I won't cry when ocean levels rise and it gets swallowed up.
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Old 24.09.2011, 08:39
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Preach!


I'd stay in CH but I'd split my time between CH and some perfect ocean front cottage. Nothing too expensive....
yes. me too.

is it too soon to start looking?


And i'd get a cleaner, but keep all my other "day jobs".
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Old 24.09.2011, 12:53
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Re: If you would win 20 million CHF in the lottery, would you stay in Switzerland

Not sure how I would achieve this in Lake Zurich….but i’d give it a go.
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