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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeladams View Post
    I will say it is. If you have enough money your wife will be calm, rest of the family also, and you can sitting and doing your job withaout any braging and without stress.
    There is no limitation to that enough money. If our wives need more money after their regular expenses why dont we seek for prostitute ( or a call girl in a better expression). Just pay money!

    I knew that the wife is the one who will share sorrow and happiness both. She will be with the husband and become a source of tranquility in the state of poverty.

    Or are people in some places on earth changed the definition of wife?

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    According to studies done I believe it is somewhere around 65K or so to be happy, anything after that does not bring more happiness.

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    I would agree that money is NOT the source of happiness, but an extreme lack of money can sure be a source of sadness.

    As Sophie Tucker once said, "I've been rich and I've been poor, rich is better"

    What makes someone rich? Compared to some of our clients in Real Estate Development, we are all poor, and will always be, we have clients that, according to websites compensation can top 10,000,000 a year, I don't want their job or think I could do it. Having just spent time in Africa, in that context I would consider myself rich, I own a house, car, can take vacations to Africa, etc.

    On the other hand, I am 2 years away from starting to fund 16 years of college over 12 years(with overlap). This assumes all 4 kids go to 4 years of college, current USA rates for college, at 50k a year is $800,000, feeling poor after doing that math, great, now I'm sad...

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    I know - ouch! My daughter is just finishing her first year at NYU. She really worked hard and got a full tuition scholarship but the living expenses are still like 20K. What is happening is that we are screwing our kids over with student loans.

    If only we could channel some of the $$ we are spending on 3 wars to education to ease the burden on parents and kids.

    One drone Hellfire missile would pay for college for 2 of your kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NilsN View Post
    On the other hand, I am 2 years away from starting to fund 16 years of college over 12 years(with overlap). This assumes all 4 kids go to 4 years of college, current USA rates for college, at 50k a year is $800,000, feeling poor after doing that math, great, now I'm sad...
    Or send your kids to Europe and pay 0 for their college.

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    Or send your kids to Europe and pay 0 for their college.
    Or may be stop funding the wars in middle east! (Just came into my mind that this could be an option)

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    Quote Originally Posted by heni30 View Post
    I know - ouch! My daughter is just finishing her first year at NYU. She really worked hard and got a full tuition scholarship but the living expenses are still like 20K. What is happening is that we are screwing our kids over with student loans.

    If only we could channel some of the $$ we are spending on 3 wars to education to ease the burden on parents and kids.

    One drone Hellfire missile would pay for college for 2 of your kids.
    Believe me I noticed your comment after I have quoted "Andres Saarnak" comment. ! ! !

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    I know money doesn't bring happiness, it brings comfort & security but if your not happy with yourself it doesn't matter how much money you have. The trick is being content with what you have, don't be envious or jealous of others and you'll find no matter how much stuff you can be happy.
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    Miserable billionare Notch (aka creator of Minecraft).
    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/...itter-outburst

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    Whoever came up with that phrase was simply trying to find a way to justify to themselves why it was ok not to be rich. Everyone who says this is usually thinking of that "rich guy" but they forget that they have a few thousand dollars in the bank themselves that they use to get food and pay bills. This statement is a waste of time most of the time because it is relative to the status of the individual. HOWEVER, if you take it literally the answer is that money is the root of happiness in the 21st century. Why? Because you cant be happy without being at peace and you cant be at peace unless the 3 basic human needs are met. (Food, relationship, and shelter) And guess what? You can't meet those needs in today's world without paying for them.

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