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It doesnt really make you happy.....but not having it makes me a real bastard LOL....I choose to have it vs. not having it...most people who preach money cant buy happiness either have never had money or have never been dead fooking broke.
 

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I was being snarky Marian. However I would love for you to visit. No one has ever left not feeling like family. :)
I would be easy to please, I would have to bring my faithful Dodge Grand and wallet, I know I'd be leaving fully loaded.
 
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I would be easy to please, I would have to bring my faithful Dodge Grand and wallet, I know I'd be leaving fully loaded.
Just shoot me a little advance notice when your ready and we will be ready. :)
 
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Having a lot of money not only makes you happier, you live longer, smoke less, work less and make more, do less drugs, have sex later in life and commit less crime. I know we are taught "money doesn't buy happiness" but Sept 2014 Time magazines "Who we are" poll indicates it does as long as the wealth is accumulated honestly and used correctly.

For example, if you have money you have better chances of being healthy. You can afford the best doctors and the best treatments, you can afford to buy the best food which is fresh and organic. You have plenty of free time to exercise.

A lot of marriages break up because of money problems and the stress of trying to make ends meet. If you have a good sum of money and assets with all of your bills paid, you can relax with your family in beautiful settings. You don't have to stress about cleaning you house. Hard to juggle 3 kids? Just hire someone to help you.

Money can ease poverty. Poverty causes a LOT of sadness. Poverty makes for unhappiness and a short life.

Wealth creates options. Do not to focus on what you own, but on your equity. You have a duty to create value (i.e. wealth) for yourself and your family. Few people understand this. Once you understand this you will realize that money is not evil, just the over loving of money. Money is only a measurement like a yardstick- is a yardstick evil?

By focusing on creating wealth or equity (assets - liabilities) you will have a happy life and you will attract beautiful people into your life.

So take some time and put on an Excel spreadsheet what you own and what you owe. This is an exercise that we should all do regularly and become a metric that you should compare to future measurements. Now you need to develop a plan to create wealth that fits you and your goals.

So can money buy happiness? Well if the absence of funds can create misery, then yes, money can buy happiness - for the person who is ready to CHOOSE happiness and be content with 'enough'. To the naysayers that say "money can't buy you happiness I say poverty can't buy you anything at all!

Having money has a correlation to education. I honestly feel that TMF is like a continued carpet cleaners college education. I learn something new everyday. Here is to your wealth and "happiness"!




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I agree with much that you wrote but if gaining wealth is your largest priority I can't help but think you are missing something else in your life. I'm 56 years old lost two classmates to cancer in the last two weeks. I have a brother in law that's terminal. Creating wealth and stability is normal but greed can cost you in ways money can't make up for.
 
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I agree with much that you wrote but if gaining wealth is your largest priority I can't help but think you are missing something else in your life. I'm 56 years old lost two classmates to cancer in the last two weeks. I have a brother in law that's terminal. Creating wealth and stability is normal but greed can cost you in ways money can't make up for.
Greed can sometimes be construed to someone who is driven to make a better life for his descendants.
 

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Greed can sometimes be construed to someone who is driven to make a better life for his descendants.
This isn't directed at you. I'm just responding to the sentiment. Greed for the better life for your descendants is pretty lame. Life is all about moderation and making things better for the next generation of your family isn't it? So is your bottom line worth burning bridges with people that have much to share? Are you really happier defending your greed rather than enjoy the feeling of giving some back?
I'm a life long Redskin fan but professional sports are turning me off to the whole thing in general. I would argue the NFL is a micro version of our country. Billionaires vs Millionaires with an embarrassing amount of wealth. Every time one or both of them get's a raise then fan's have to pay for it. These new stadiums and sports venues aren't for the fans. They could give a rats ass about the fans. Look at the Sky boxes and front row seating. They want the tax payers to help pay for it too and if they don't they will move just like the Las Vegas Raiders and the LA Chargers. Hey it made a bunch of people money but it cost them some fans. Those fans might find something else to do for entertainment. Ya'll know how long winded I can get on these things...I 'll go ahead and close for now.
 

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This isn't directed at you. I'm just responding to the sentiment. Greed for the better life for your descendants is pretty lame. Life is all about moderation and making things better for the next generation of your family isn't it? So is your bottom line worth burning bridges with people that have much to share? Are you really happier defending your greed rather than enjoy the feeling of giving some back?
I'm a life long Redskin fan but professional sports are turning me off to the whole thing in general. I would argue the NFL is a micro version of our country. Billionaires vs Millionaires with an embarrassing amount of wealth. Every time one or both of them get's a raise then fan's have to pay for it. These new stadiums and sports venues aren't for the fans. They could give a rats ass about the fans. Look at the Sky boxes and front row seating. They want the tax payers to help pay for it too and if they don't they will move just like the Las Vegas Raiders and the LA Chargers. Hey it made a bunch of people money but it cost them some fans. Those fans might find something else to do for entertainment. Ya'll know how long winded I can get on these things...I 'll go ahead and close for now.
Steven, you cannot create equal outcomes via government.

That's impossible.

Rather the truth is .................................

you get back from life what you put in. Rather that effort can afford you Box seats or simply general admission at the local stadium.

Its up to us each as individuals to decide what makes us happy.

Some families are happy with general admission seats at the ball game.

Others would have nothing less than a box seat with a server and a full bar at their disposal.


Who is right and who is wrong?
Neither.
That is the beauty of America.
 

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Money doesn't make me near as happy as freedom. Money creates a better opportunity to have more freedom ie buying land and paying for everything to be virtually bill less. My dream is to pay of for everything and to enjoy being free.
 
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I think what people really want is SECURITY. We need / want money because it helps us to feel more secure. With paying our phone bill, mortgages, children's tuition etc. With money we can buy a certain sense of security that we will have a roof over our head and food in our families mouths etc.
 

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I do agree with this.
Money does make us happy and you need to have money if you want to be happy.
 

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My daughter and I have been to Zambia for the last 5 summers
Working with a Christian ministry that helps orphan kids find homes and get into Christian schools
Some of the most thankful loving happy kids in the world
Who have nothing but Christ
 

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My daughter and I have been to Zambia for the last 5 summers
Working with a Christian ministry that helps orphan kids find homes and get into Christian schools
Some of the most thankful loving happy kids in the world
Who have nothing but Christ
true but money got you and your daughter there to lend a hand.
 
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In a word......yes. yes it does;)
 

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I think stupid people make themselves unhappy regardless of money, people who have no sense of direction and just want to leach of the system and achieve nothing are the unhappy jealous people. Making money make me happy because it the road to financial freedom
 

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Money can’t buy happiness how ever it can rent it by the hour LOL
 

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AGREED ROB!
AS LONG AS YOU CONTROL THE MONEY.....AND IT DOES NOT CONTROL YOU!!
GOD FIRST.
 
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Money will never make you happy

we are born naturally in need.

thats why to some of us money may seem to make us happy but wont. We will never be happy with just money, or money.

if it made us happy we would not need anything else but money.

The word of God teaches us that only God can and will make men happy. This is so true.

We all have an opinion of what makes us happy.

To me especially it does not.

We do need money, but not to make us happy.
To survive, and make it easier yes it does help but its not everything to life. Yes is what we use to pay for and with but I have seen a bunch of folks with money that put on a sour face when they pay, its like as if they ate sour bitter lemons. If money makes you happy shouldnt it also make you happy letting it go?

of course not, because it doesnt make you happy.

You get happy because you can pay, but not because you have money. You know youre not happy when you spend it.

Anyway, I think you know the point im trying to make.
= )