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Posted on Thu, May 05, 2005 19:15

I love the story of Hetty Green, The Witch of Wall Street. She was a miserly old gal. She left $100,000,000 to her son and daughter when she died in 1916. But she lived a poor life.



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Posted on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 16:10

Rich or poor it all depends on what is in the heart and the mind.. I have seen rich, middle class and poor, not know how to funcion in life..but I have also seen rich, middle class and poor funcion very well in life...its about the mindset of who we are,is how you we treat ourselfs and treat people..it's left up the the individual themselves to make a decision of why,what,who,how, when,and where. We are what we make out of life for ourselfs,it's left up to the others to make their own life decisions in walking in life.. are we tring to control our own desitiny or are we walking in christ to guide us in our daily walk in life?



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Posted on Wed, Dec 28, 2005 05:16

robotic123_74 write:
I love the story of Hetty Green, The Witch of Wall Street. She was a miserly old gal. She left $100,000,000 to her son and daughter when she died in 1916. But she lived a poor life.


Many people do this, one thing I have found so ironic is many millionaire live like they are just average middle class people and have little money to spend, do everything they can to fix,renovate to save money I could point 10 people right now.

One of my ex girlfriend father had at least 1.5 million in his name but you would have never recognized it by their house. The sofa was so old you could feel the springs up your arse when you sat down, some chairs were about to fall apart...I was so shocked by the scene, fawcet drippings away and things like this. I fixed a number of things in that house; her mother was just in disbelief as to what I could fix and I did not ask anything in return neither. Her husband was just too cheap to call a repair man till it was super necessary.

The irony is this many middle class people borrow huge amount of money to make themselves appear they are of the wealthy class and are in debt to their eyeballs, house mortgage they can barely afford,BMW or a Cadillac in front of their houses, skimming as much as they can so they have enough money to pay the bills etc..

This is ironic and a strange phenomena.

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Posted on Mon, Dec 12, 2005 22:04

I think more money means more problems. More bills, more things to buy. I think it can change people. I think as long as you live comfortably, then you should be content and thankful to God.
I originally came on this site to find a rich man. But I have since come to my senses. When one has money and the other doesn't, the balance is not there. I don't want to be walked all over and subservient. I am going to stay content with my middle class man



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Posted on Thu, Jul 07, 2005 18:26

Poor thing that little foreign girl.
$5000.00 went down to drain, i bet hard earned money.
Just wonder, was her broker's name Jim Cramer?

  


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Posted on Fri, May 27, 2005 21:37

Hmmmmmmmm 25 mil,

Well, since I don't need it, I would probably donate it to the NFP I am on the board of directors of. (We care for terminally ill and abused children).



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Posted on Fri, May 27, 2005 02:48

These are actual quotes [supposedly...] taken from job performance reviews.



1. I would not allow this employee to breed.

2. This associate is really not so much of a has been, but more definitely a won't be.

3. Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap.

4. When she opens her mouth, it seems it is only to change whichever foot was previously there.

5. He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle.

6. This young lady has delusions of adequacy.

7. He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them.

8. This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.

9. This employee should go far and the sooner he starts, the better.

10. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

11. Got into the gene pool when the lifeguard wasn't watching.

12. A room temperature IQ.

13. Got a full 6 pack, but lacks the plastic thingy to hold it together.

14. A gross ignoramus 144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus.

15. A photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on.

16. A prime candidate for natural deselection.

17. Bright as Alaska in December.

18. One celled organisms outscore him in IQ tests.

19. Donated his brain to science before he was done using it.

20. Fell out of the family tree.

21. Gates are down, lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming.

22. Have two brains: one is lost; the other is out looking for it.

23. He's so dense, light bends around him.

24. If brains were taxed, she'd get a refund.

25. If he were any more stupid, he'd have to be watered twice a week.

26. If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you'll get change.

27. If you stand close enough to him, you can hear the ocean.

28. It's hard to believe he beat out 1,000,000 other spe*rm.

29. One neurone short of a synapse.

30. Some drink from the fountain of knowledge, he only gargled.

31. Takes him an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes.



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Posted on Tue, May 24, 2005 05:37

That's why I will disappear if I ever win,lol. Everybody quickly remembers you and many others start holding their hand out.
Of course I would take care of the people who have been my real friend all these years. For most of us, that is a small number.



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Posted on Tue, May 24, 2005 05:35

invest 20 mil?? good choice. I could do it with 2 mil.
easy, build apt. homes and live off the monthly income. the real estate is astronomical here.



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Posted on Fri, May 20, 2005 18:22


AlpenSnow write:
There is an old story (one of Aesop's Fables, from ancient Greece I think) about a miser and a crow.

The miser buried his hoard of gold at the bottom of the garden, and every day he used to dig it all up, count it, then bury it back in the hole in his garden.
And every day the crow would watch him.

Until one day, the miser dug up his gold - to find it had been stolen by thieves.

He burst into tears, and asked the crow "What am I to do?"

The crow replied "Just bury a pile of stones in the hole instead. You might as well, for all the good the gold was doing you."

~

I'm afraid whenever I hear of lonely people dying with loads of money, I think of that crow!



Great story Alpine! A concept to always keep in mind. You certainly can't take it with you! lol



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Posted on Fri, May 20, 2005 15:08

There is an old story (one of Aesop's Fables, from ancient Greece I think) about a miser and a crow.

The miser buried his hoard of gold at the bottom of the garden, and every day he used to dig it all up, count it, then bury it back in the hole in his garden.
And every day the crow would watch him.

Until one day, the miser dug up his gold - to find it had been stolen by thieves.

He burst into tears, and asked the crow "What am I to do?"

The crow replied "Just bury a pile of stones in the hole instead. You might as well, for all the good the gold was doing you."

~

I'm afraid whenever I hear of lonely people dying with loads of money, I think of that crow!



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Posted on Thu, May 19, 2005 21:45

Aww Angel, that always su*ks. But think of this! If you don't play, you'll NEVER win and there are at least three new millionaires made EVERY WEEK in Canada!!!! Tax free. Every week for the past ten years, I think! That's a lot of them!

FANTASTIC!!! (like the commercial) LOL



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Posted on Wed, May 18, 2005 17:53

Cub I think I watched a program on that guy...I am sure a number of my long lost relatives would appear if I ever won big, but I would be long gone before they could ever find me.

Katie I never won dammit - just a free ticket. Oh well, there's always this draw ;) Geez, did you get the 22 mil?



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Posted on Mon, May 16, 2005 02:04

In Edmonton there is a little old streetlady named Alice and rumor has it she is worth at least a couple of million, I have known of this woman since I was a teenager "quarta quarta got a quarta?" she always say...when she passes, I will be sick to my stomach if the rumor is true because I have seen her out there in -40 weather and that's a damn shame. OK so she isn't all there....

Love him or hate him I think Bill Gates is putting his money where his mouth is and I have seen for myself what the foundation has done...he wants computers in all libraries in the US. I know the foundation is responsible for putting them in more than a few libraries here in Canada, even up in the artic circle, can you imagine how having internet and access to a computer has opened and educated (maybe even corrupted) minds?

They plan to immunize how many children in Africa? I am glad they are spending the money on worthy things, I mean they have more money than they could ever spend in a lifetime.

I don't care if windows was a stolen program like some people say, the guy is doing the right thing by helping those less fortunate in a big way and I commend the little geek for it.lol

Katie I have my one ticket for Super 7 this week...I only ever buy one ticket, and the most I have ever won is $10...

I never believe I will ever win it, I have had a few fantasies about what I would do with the money lol. Funny thing is I think I would still be quite frugal when it came to spending!



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Posted on Sun, May 08, 2005 00:23

Would you travel Fancy, or would you get in touch with your rich inner self on a tropical island with cabana boys? lol



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 18:36

ok...everyone go out and buy this book..

"Live Rich, Die Broke"



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 15:37

The lottery. That is always a fun subject.

$25 million? Without taxes, spousal support, and child support? That's easy.

Invest 20 million how ever you desire to achieve future wealth. Spoil your self with 4 million doing what your heart fancies. Donate 1 million to a charity of your choice to make the world a better place. But that's me. What's your story?



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 15:12

If I were to win the $25 million lottery, what would be good advice right after I sign the back of my ticket and turn it over to the gaming commission in order to win my prize? Then what do I do with the giant cheque?



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 00:36

I'd feel bad AND guilty if my grandfather had died in a little old house with a wood stove, and left me a fortune.


I know a guy that is going to do just that within a few years, and he don't even have any children. I cannot do anything to convience him to live better.

wwwww



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Posted on Fri, May 06, 2005 09:10

Well THAT was a nicer ending! Okay, I get it now. But every so often I hear in the news of some guy who panhandles on the street and when they find him frozen to death under the stairs of the Congress Centre loading dock entrance, they discover he has maybe 3 or 4 million dollars in a bank account somewhere. Why didn't he get himself a little house somewhere?

And I don't mean to imply from my last post that Hetty Green or the homeless man were selfish ..... I just loathe it when people say money will be the destruction of civilization, it's evil and corruptive, etc., when it's what humans DO or DON'T DO with it that can be evil.

I couldn't understand why someone would hoard that money and not improve their living conditions even a bit. A bit of comfort in your final years is not only pleasant, but I believe, deserved. I'd feel bad AND guilty if my grandfather had died in a little old house with a wood stove, and left me a fortune.

  


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