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Old 12-14-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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I just came across this article while reading news on the internet. I want to smack this woman upside the head for being a whiner. When so many of us debate whether we can afford an occasional meal out to the local steakhouse or even should I pay the gas or electric bill this month, this woman is lamenting the fact she doesn't have enough money! For me, rich is paying all the monthly obligations and having a little left over for fun. Something isn't right.


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Old 12-14-2010, 12:46 PM   #2
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yeah i am rich my family is healthy i have a job albeit took a 1.75 hr cut i am going to be a gramps in 3+- weeks so if the baby is healthy daughter is good
and momma is happy I AM RICH. there are people that have money but they are not rich. God is good to me all the time, so i will not worry about being (rich in the worlds eyes) As for me i am wealthy

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The problem with this 250k mark is that often the person who is making 250k is actually a business owner who is living off 50k and putting 200k back into his business.

kyle, I couldn't agree with you more.

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momma has been with me since 1997 she has been with me since i came out of being homeless married 10yrs together 13 she stuck with me through all the hard times. i dont have any bio kids of my own, but i have 2 daughters that are mine. and i i would die for anyone of them, so in my mind they are mine..
So for me to see the growth in me is priceless, and all the cash in the world
could not compare

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It's all relative to your situation.

I'm make good money but I'm not rich, but to a starving family, I may as well be Bill Gates.

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Yunus is right on point. Everything is relative to be sure. Making 250K here in the boonies of SE GA would make you a wealthy person - in NYC you'd barely be making it. My oldest is a lawyer in NYC and has an impressive number on her W2 - but factor in 3K a month rent (1 BR apt), 200K in student loans, and the general cost of living in NYC - and I have more free income than she does...

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Many years ago when I was having a very difficult time financially my oldest son (he was about 10 at the time) asked me if we were rich. I told him, "Of course we are! We have good friends, a house to live in, a car that runs, a wonderful dog. We are very rich." He then said, "No, I mean money rich." I answered "We always have food, the lights go on when we flip the switch and the furnace pumps out hot air when it's cold out. Yes, we are rich." He just stared at me for a few moments then walked away. I never really answered his question, but in a way I did answer his question.

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Money wise, not by a long shot. But I can go out for a steak once in a while.

Friends, Family, FTF, I am superbly super rich.

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I am rich because...
1. I woke up this morning to find I was still alive.
2. I gots a roof over my head.
3. I have 4 fine grandchildren whom I love to no end.
4. The nightmare of my ex-wife showing up on my door step wanting to come back was just a bad dream and not real.
5. I live in the United States of America.

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$250k is living good in my area but it is not at the point of beyond rich. A 2 income college educated family working in DC will make $200k easy many times.

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