What is something fun to buy around $500? I'm thinking about a pistol or an ipad...
Buy a pistol. Too many times I've drank too much and done horrible things with my Ipad.
Buy the IPad. Download guns app.
In my opinion I would go for an IPad. You can buy one at a cost of $200, make an investment on the rest of the money.
A nice used gaming laptop on eBay. Asus.
Nothing says fun like shotgun
You can give to the needy I really could use some money to get car fixed. : (