How to blow 200k properly

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So threads about how great business school is keep on popping up on this site every once in a while. I won't comment on that, but what I will do is make a list of ways that I think you could have a lot more fun for 20k instead of the 200k business school costs.

  1. I'd take a 7 day cruise around the Bahamas on a massive cruise ship with their amazing clubs. (~$400 +$ 600 spending money) Do all the classical tourist stuff.

($1000 - 7 days)

  1. Fly out to Amsterdam ($500) and pick up some dutch girls at the cafes and take them clubbing. Go pub crawling and try all top 10 beers in the world as per ratebeer.com ($400 - drink like a man), and pay two prostitutes from the red light district that look like playboy playmates for a threesome while high on mushroom just to say you did it ($700 (do it twice, just for kicks). Plus $1000 dollars food / hotel for 10 nights.

(+$2700, $3700 - 17 days)

3.Take a bus to Bruges ($30), look at some castles and hire a dwarf to take you sightseeing ($200 dollars) Stay in town in a sketchy motel with a sketchy mate. Find some transvestite hookers on the street and tell them you'll give them some of your molly if they'll watch Brokeback Mountain with you - when your friend falls asleep, tell them to give him head and take pictures. Extort him for money with the evidence in the morning. ($150 - 2 nights). $70 dollars on food.

(+450 , 4150 - 19 days)

  1. Fly out to Venice +$200. Hire a scuba diving suit and a gondola for a day +500 dollars. Drive around on your boat and then dive into the water and explore the city from beneath (you may, or may not choose to try and unlock a safe, that'll cost you another 500 though). Eat your left over mushrooms from Amsterdam and go and spend the day looking at art in museums - free. Wake up on the staircase of some abbey, dust yourself off and find a restaurant and order some proper Italian pizza. Once done, take a taxi to Rome using the meter - cause you are a baller like that - and do as the Romans do. (+$1000, 3 days)

(+$1700, 5850 - 21 days)

  1. Take another bus up to Milan($10), bribe your way into a fashion show and enjoy. After the show, pretend to be a representative of Brazzers.com with a $100k dollar contract for any willing participants. ($700 for a decent suit, briefcase, film equipment and documents to make this work). Pass out your card to models that look vulnerable and cash strapped. Insist on a 'trail run' recording session for recruitment purposes. If they start getting suspicious after that, tell them that round 2 is in new york, but they have to pay for their own tickets, that should get them off your back. Bail before their thugs beat you up. (+2000 for expensive hotel, more expensive food to convince models etc - 3 days)
    (+$2710, $7660, 25 days)
  2. Fly to monaco ($200), check into Hotel de Paris for 3 nights ($3300 dollars, $700 dollars on food)and hit the high stakes poker table. Order a dry Martini in a deep champagne goblet. With Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large slice of lemon-peel. ($30). Get a decent Tux from Mens Warehouse ($400) and a fake rolex ($50). Put $5000 on the table, lose 2 and leave. Sorry, no one from Langley to save your ass.

(+6280, $13940, 28 days)

  1. Fly to Barcelona (+$200) and check into a cheap motel for 1 night ($30, $50 for food). Buy a ticket from a barcelona fan outside the gates before the game ($150 dollars) and head in. Sit in the middle of the Barcelona Ultras and take off the Barcelona shirt you have on to reveal your Real Madrid shirt under ($200). Start shouting Hala Madrid and waving. Pull out your shank (free) and prepare for battle. Convince some spanish chick that you play for DC United in the states and you're trying to break into liga segunda in spain - enjoy.

(+$630, $16370, 30 days)

  1. Fly to greece $300, spend the day swimming around in the Mediterranean completely naked without a care in the world. Head to Mykonos and enjoy a nude dance party. No hotels, if you can't stay at a local girls place, you have no game. Eat left overs out of her fridge to save on food money. Take toiletries from the bathroom for use later on in the trip. +$300 on belgian beer and molly. 3 days.

(+600, $16970, 33 days)

  1. Fly to Rio $1100, land in copacabana and make your way to villa cruzeiro ($250) where you will be staying to save on cash. Take Samba lesson on copacabana and learn copeira martial arts while you're at it. ($200 dollars). Find your local dealer - you live in fucking villa cruzeiro, should take 5 minutes, and make your way down to copacabana with a bag full of weed ($300). Once there, share your new found wealth with some hot brazilian girls and a few surfer dudes. Head back with their crew to their penthouse right next to the beach where the girl you got high is having a 20th birthday bash. Enjoy. Spend the rest of your week repeating the process or just chilling with them going clubbing and listening to samba. ($600 food)

(+2450, $18620, 40 days)

  1. Fly to california $1300 and watch Tupac rap at coachella $500. Take a bus down to USC, give a frat bro $500 to let you stay at the frat house for a week and rage with them. Buy $1000 worth of molly to keep everyone happy and just rage / have massive orgies.

(+3400, $22320, 47 days) Now that's value for money

  1. Tear up that application to HBS when you realize the real party you're missing out on: life. There is more to life than school and prestige and you don't need to be in business school to have a wild time.

Comments (45)

Aug 28, 2012

good post. when you come back blow about 70k on a used Bentley continental, another 10k on a whole new wardrobe from a tailor. If your life is still boring after that then you are the problem.

Aug 28, 2012

Was the HBS comment subtly directed at a WSo member whose name starts with a B?

Aug 28, 2012

I'm going to say yes.

Aug 28, 2012
shark-monkey:

I'm going to say yes.

+1

Aug 28, 2012

If you're burning $200k, might as well burn $400k.

Have your fun, then attend HBS. YOLO, bitches.

Aug 28, 2012
holla_back:

If you're burning $200k, might as well burn $400k.

Have your fun, then attend HBS. YOLO, bitches.

YOLO = carpe diem for illiterate

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Aug 28, 2012
wharton2014:

Order a dry Martini in a deep champagne goblet. With Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large slice of lemon-peel. ($30).

lol I recognise that drink. You took that off Casino Royale, the drink Bond aptly named the Vesper Martini.

Aug 28, 2012

Brady fears that you will have to do #1 by yourself and fail to pick up dutch girls in #2 due to lack of h-bombs. At this point you will give up on life and come back home.

Aug 28, 2012

fun stuff, adding a few of these to the bucket list..

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Aug 28, 2012

Not a fan of Brady, but you'll don't need to go to B-School unlike the rest of us mortal beings. You go to Wharton, after all.

Aug 28, 2012

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Aug 28, 2012

Right, drinks from Casino Royale, I've got to try it sometime.

Aug 28, 2012

Best post on here in a longgggggg LONG time....

Aug 28, 2012

You probably wouldn't survive N. 5, as a matter of fact I would bet you the US$630 to do that. US$2000 bonus if you go to "la bombonera" in the middle of "la 12", put on a river plate jersey and tell them that Boca sucks.

Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards. - Tacitus

Dr. Nick Riviera: Hey, don't worry. You don't have to make up stories here. Save that for court!

Aug 29, 2012
El_Mono:

You probably wouldn't survive N. 5, as a matter of fact I would bet you the US$630 to do that. US$2000 bonus if you go to "la bombonera" in the middle of "la 12", put on a river plate jersey and tell them that Boca sucks.

Never challenge a monkeys numbers. Ha, I tried to be as accurate as possible and made sure to over estimate because I know how nobody ever sticks to budget limits.

Exhibit 1:

Taxi from Monaco to Nice Airport: 26.63 USD http://www.yourmonaco.com/airport
One way flight from NIce to Barcelona: $150
http://www.expedia.com/Flights-Search?trip=oneway&...
Hostel in Barcelona: 8 euro ~ 10 dollars
http://www.hostelbookers.com/results/loc/dd/dst/10...
Barcelona and real madrid shirt (dont think this is real, but that dosen't matter looks good enough) $30 dollars a piece . http://www.Amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barcelona+shirt

That puts us at $226 dollars with $400 dollars leeway. To get a ticket, food and beer. Totally doable on $630 like I said.

But you could definitely survive it. All you have to do is position yourself next to a police officer and sit near the stairs so you can run into his arms for protection. Or just say that you're an American, Barcelona was playing shit so you decided to switch teams half way through. The adrenaline rush of 100,000 people wanting to kill you would be an incredible experience.

Aug 29, 2012
wharton2014:

The adrenaline rush of 100,000 people wanting to kill you would be an incredible experience.

Precisely why a single officer won't save you, SO just move 5 down to 9, in case of injury.

No. 3 is an excellent idea, never considered this.

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Aug 29, 2012
El_Mono:

You probably wouldn't survive N. 5, as a matter of fact I would bet you the US$630 to do that. US$2000 bonus if you go to "la bombonera" in the middle of "la 12", put on a river plate jersey and tell them that Boca sucks.

police would have to drag his mutilated body out of the stadium. not joking.

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Aug 29, 2012
AndyLouis:
El_Mono:

You probably wouldn't survive N. 5, as a matter of fact I would bet you the US$630 to do that. US$2000 bonus if you go to "la bombonera" in the middle of "la 12", put on a river plate jersey and tell them that Boca sucks.

police would have to drag his mutilated body out of the stadium. not joking.

My buddy made that mistake a bit ago...it wasn't even Boca - River...it was boca - rosario central...but he was die hard river fan...wore his river hat...the security guard came down and had to take it off of him after 10 minutes cause of the abuse...thank god we were only 15

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Aug 29, 2012

You guys have got to be more creative when getting out of sticky situation. Here.s the scenario:

1 you pull off the stunt and the ultras start looking at you like they're aboit to rip your head off.

2 seeing you are about to get shanked, you dodge a bottle that was thrown at your head, take off the shirt and then burn it with your lighter before saying that was your aim the whole time . Put on your barca shirt and scram. Pull it off rihht, and the ultras will treat you to a night out on the rampage, do it wrong and youll blead to death with shards of beer bottle in your neck.

Aug 28, 2012

This post deserves a standing ovation.

I haven't lived yet....

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Aug 29, 2012

nice.

I've added some of these to my bucket list

Get it!

Aug 29, 2012
ConanDBull:

I've added some of these to my bucket list

This IS my bucket list...

Aug 29, 2012

This post is purely useless. How ridiculous you compare your imaginary vacation budget to the bloody cash we pay for chasing our prestige?
Also, you have a budget, a strict budget. That makes me sick. That's not balling. over.

--Money can't buy happiness. it can only buy orgasms.
--Who the hell says I want happiness? Orgasms all I need.

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Aug 29, 2012
Misspartiesalot:

This post is purely useless. How ridiculous you compare your imaginary vacation budget to the bloody cash we pay for chasing our prestige?
Also, you have a budget, a strict budget. That makes me sick. That's not balling. over.

shh... men are talking

Aug 29, 2012

Epilogue: Enjoy your Swiss-cheese brain, courtesy of OP's MDMA fixation. Seriously dude.. 3 separate references?

Aug 29, 2012
Sandhurst:

Epilogue: Enjoy your Swiss-cheese brain, courtesy of OP's MDMA fixation. Seriously dude.. 3 separate references?

Don't knock it till you try it...

Aug 29, 2012
Edmundo Braverman:
Sandhurst:

Epilogue: Enjoy your Swiss-cheese brain, courtesy of OP's MDMA fixation. Seriously dude.. 3 separate references?

Don't knock it till you try it...

Been there, done that. Not to say it wasn't a powerful, euphoric experience.. but I decided the next day that once was enough.

The foregoing is a hypothetical statement, for entertainment purposes only.

Aug 29, 2012

I've been to half of the destinations OP mentioned and am going to 2 of them in 2 weeks. Spend 250k on a prestige B school still sounds pretty reasonable to me. However, there was no dutch chick nor hookers involved in all my travels. Maybe I've been doing it wrong all along...

Aug 29, 2012

MAN THIS IS EPIC :)))

Aug 29, 2012

I found a video of the OP:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCvG1TCyikM
Also no reference of getting six strange girls in Slovakia and taking them to Croatia for Yacht week?

Aug 29, 2012

to OP, so more or less you want to do this among a lot more fans and less support when the game is actually on, I would call bad idea :)

Now, the US$2000 bet is to go do more or less the same but to fans of Boca Juniors, so get inside the following and pitch for the other team :D.

Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards. - Tacitus

Dr. Nick Riviera: Hey, don't worry. You don't have to make up stories here. Save that for court!

Aug 29, 2012

On my phone on the plane in africa, hence the typos.

Aug 29, 2012

I'm thinking that at least half of my 200K expenses would be music-related...

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

Aug 29, 2012

Made an account after just reading for months just so I could chime in on number one.

Such a cruise wouldn't be $1000, nor would 400-600 spending money be sufficient.
An interior dinky ass cabin would be 1k, but if you don't opt for a balcony room or even a mini-suite with balcony at ~$1600, you're gonna have a bad time. Also, 7 days at 600$ is only 80 or whatever dollars a day. With half going to drinks alone, you have nothing left over for the casino, spa, shops, or specialty dining. A cool 1k is very comfortable spending money.

This coming from someone who has done 7 day cruises in that area about 10 times in the past 10 years (Palm Beach family loves this shit. So do I.). It's well worth it. The last thing you want to do in virtual paradise is worry about daily allowances.

And then I realized it was a joke post. Funny though lmao

Aug 29, 2012
Nrsander:

Made an account after just reading for months just so I could chime in on number one.

Such a cruise wouldn't be $1000, nor would 400-600 spending money be sufficient.
An interior dinky ass cabin would be 1k, but if you don't opt for a balcony room or even a mini-suite with balcony at ~$1600, you're gonna have a bad time. Also, 7 days at 600$ is only 80 or whatever dollars a day. With half going to drinks alone, you have nothing left over for the casino, spa, shops, or specialty dining. A cool 1k is very comfortable spending money.

This coming from someone who has done 7 day cruises in that area about 10 times in the past 10 years (Palm Beach family loves this shit. So do I.). It's well worth it. The last thing you want to do in virtual paradise is worry about daily allowances.

And then I realized it was a joke post. Funny though lmao

You're right in terms of retail prices, but there are ALWAYS deals for cruise trips and if you plan it right and book far enough in advance you can definitely get on a top notch 7 day cruise for 400 - 500. I've seen it and have friends that did it. You're right about being in a shitty interior room, but unless you're 50 and want to read a book with no one around, there is no point to having a flashy room. I don't go on a cruise to look at fucking water, if I wanted to do that and fill up my sink and just stare. You go on cruises because boats and enclosed spaces have a weird effect on the female psyche, parties don't get much better than that.

Plus, I need a room for two things, to sleep and bring girls back to, that's it. If you're having a proper good time, you'll spend almost no time in your room so there is no point laying out the dough. Save it for the trannies in Bruges.

$80 a day might be a tad low, but sufficient I'd think. You can up it to 150 which is good enough giving you an extra 280 to the bill. I think breakfast and some other meals are included, i haven't checked out the details in a while though.

Oh wait, add a thousand to the bill for the casinos and clubs too and take it off from other parts of the trip, forgot about that, looks like you're right after all and this whole paragraph was a waste of time.

If any of you do any of this shit, record it and post the youtube link. We shall wash you with silver bananas.

Aug 30, 2012
wharton2014:

I don't go on a cruise to look at fucking water, if I wanted to do that and fill up my sink and just stare.

HAHAHA best quote i've ever heard on WSO

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Jan 7, 2014

damn, I have saved this in my to do list...one day, if i can afford it, I am definitely doing it! hope i'll still be young...

Jan 7, 2014

That's the best you can come up with for ~25k? Bush leagues. If your gonna really go on a bender you better be spending at least 25k on drugs alone.

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Apr 5, 2014

For 200k? You can't even buy a house with it. Let alone use the word ''blow''.

Apr 6, 2014
Monkeyy-Slapperr:

For 200k? You can't even buy a house with it. Let alone use the word "[*]blow[*]''.

You can buy a small house in HOTLANTA and lease it for many times that to college students. You could even have enough money left to take a few trips to Sin City, FTW!

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

Apr 6, 2014

IMO, there is too much good stuff to *do* in LA. I would rather stay where I'm at a save most of it.

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

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Please don't quote Patrick Bateman.