So true. Sadly $1m doesn't go very far these days. After paying my house & debts off, it'd be half gone already. $500k's only 5-10 year's worth of income (depending on job), so retirement wouldn't be happening any time soon. Now, if we were talking a trillionaire, we'd all donate $500 bucks to 47R. Oh wait...someone already did that. Seriously, I'd hop down the streets like a flower girl throwing out money from a basket.