Are millionaires happy people? Dating Wealthy Men / Women

  • View author's info Author posted on Aug 26, 2005 22:47


    I am wondering if millionares are happy because they don't have financial worries and can get what they want any time. Is acquiring and maintaining a fortune living life to its fullest?
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  • View author's info Photo Verified Certified Millionaire in 2010 posted on Jan 31, 2006 10:51


    You are absolutely right. The "tipping point" in Net Worth of 50 Million. Under 50MM you are talking about multiple residences, fast cars and bling.

    Beyond 50MM you are talking about collecting art, buying sports teams and other silly things where the "value" has little or no connection with the cost of the actual "production" of the item in question.

    With NetJets and other services though, the private jet flying has become much more ...ahhem - "affordable". You can pretty much afford that if you are in double digits or so net-worth-wise. If you take 3-4 pleasure trips a year that can come up to more than 250,00 or so.
  • View author's info posted on Jan 29, 2006 17:15


    well I think that depends on how many millions, and what you are looking for.
    You need at least 7-10 million to live comfortable and be able to do most of the things in life. But that's still not going to get you jet setting around the world.
  • View author's info Photo Verified Certified Millionaire in 2010 posted on Jan 28, 2006 20:46


    A few things I've been know to say:

    "Money allows me the luxury of introspection"

    "I tried no money and money and I like money better."

    And a thing I didn't say but Aristotle Onassis did (and he knew something about money and something about women):

    "If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning."
  • View author's info posted on Jan 15, 2006 15:41


    let me tell you that i was married to a billionaire (not a millionaire) and i can tell you she was soooo un happy you can only buy so much stuff then you start buying people and i was not 4 sale and i hope u all are not aether have a great day

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  • View author's info posted on Jan 15, 2006 05:15


    hersheyq write:
    hi im not wealthy myself but i have something to say about this issue...my dad is a millionaire from new york and runnning his own brokerage company and my grandad who is more millionaire than my dad dies last year...so in short after his death...all the bothers turned up and hired their own lawyer to part take with the millions that my grandad have left..now i am beggining to think that sometimes being wealty is not really good...it destroys your family...and sometimes you would rather spend it in buying unnescessary things in life and if you are womaniser then you will be force to have a night out and throw loads of money in clubs were the showgirls are and the worst thing there is to hire a working girls..so i can tell that being rich sometimes are having diffulculties in looking for happiness...you are only friends to many people coz they know you have the money but once your down to your last peny ... expect it? there will be no one around with you.
    and only few will stay with you...


    Your smart, you have been there and seen it, I shared my views on another forum about Millionaires..it has caused some family destruction that is for sure; especially when they start fighting for the bit and pieces. If your Grandfather would have made a will it would have provided peace.

    As for friends it all depends if your friend were real Christians or real friends as they will not run away but offer consolation and support.

    The greatest things in life is God and His Word, a good wife, the real friends you have and money comes in a 4 th. This is my opinion...I know others will differ.

    BQ
  • View author's info posted on Jan 14, 2006 09:08


    WOW I like the way you think. I live everyday to the fullest.
  • View author's info posted on Jan 10, 2006 11:42


    olaronke write:
    LIFE IS FULL OF IRONY AND SURPRISES.SOME CRY FOR PEACE,HONOUR,WHERE BY SOME CRY FOR SHOES TO PUT ON SOME ARE CRYING FOR MISSING FOOT.BUT CONTRARY TO BELIEVE THAT MONEY ANSWERET ALL THINGS,THE SCRIPTURE SAYS ITS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL,WHICH I CAN SIMPLY DEFINE AS THE ONLY LINK TO SORROW,DISCONTENTMENT AND ENVY.ACCORDING TO ONE AUTHOR WHICH SAYS THE RICHES ALSO CRY,PROOFS TO ALL THAT THE ONLY SOURCE OF HAPPINESS IS TRUE SALVATION FROM CHRIST,THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD.THERE IS NO PEACE IN THE WORLD EXCEPT FROM GOD,THE ALMIGHTY.


    Money is not the root of all evil. Selfishness is.

    Money does not cause people to hate. Money doesn't make people kill. Racism, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, cutting in line at the bank, running a red light, gossiping about your in-laws, tripping the geeky kids in school, smacking your wife, beating the dog .... all these evils are symptoms of intolerance and selfishness.

    Money is just paper.
  • View author's info posted on Jan 08, 2006 19:54


    hi im not wealthy myself but i have something to say about this issue...my dad is a millionaire from new york and runnning his own brokerage company and my grandad who is more millionaire than my dad dies last year...so in short after his death...all the bothers turned up and hired their own lawyer to part take with the millions that my grandad have left..now i am beggining to think that sometimes being wealty is not really good...it destroys your family...and sometimes you would rather spend it in buying unnescessary things in life and if you are womaniser then you will be force to have a night out and throw loads of money in clubs were the showgirls are and the worst thing there is to hire a working girls..so i can tell that being rich sometimes are having diffulculties in looking for happiness...you are only friends to many people coz they know you have the money but once your down to your last peny ... expect it? there will be no one around with you.
    and only few will stay with you...
  • View author's info posted on Jan 01, 2006 07:08


    The person who said

    "Money does not buy happiness"

    Never had it to spend

    And another favorite I read once

    "If you don't fly first class, you kids will"

    Having security only makes life easier to enjoy. The way one enjoys it is up to the individual. Every equation has a common denominator. If money makes the formula work, then appreciate it and don't begrudge anyone who uses it to their advantage. Smile and be happy
  • View author's info posted on Dec 21, 2005 20:10


    well millionaire or not we still end up with the sam problems: social or financial.
    bunch of my friends are millionaires abd i hang out with them they are all my age ,and we chill together .
    so its not about quantity its about quality.
    -_-
  • View author's info posted on Dec 15, 2005 10:32


    sharp1 write:
    Would you give it all up Steve, to find the one person you could love, and who would reciprocate your love back to you?


    I don't have much but I would give it up. I would like to know the pure joy of loving and being loved in return. There isn't much more anyone could ask for.

    Happiness is fleeting, it comes and goes. Joy, that is what I seek.
  • View author's info posted on Dec 15, 2005 09:36


    Everything on earth is temporary.. You might be a millionaire and happy of what you have but it is a temporary happiness.

    Giving glory and giving back what you owe to the Creator who gave you all the blessings is where you can find real happiness and satisfaction.
  • View author's info posted on Dec 15, 2005 04:19


    Bedford,

    It is not luck, it is blessings....

    Julia
  • View author's info posted on Dec 05, 2005 17:04


    sharp1 write:
    Would you give it all up Steve, to find the one person you could love, and who would reciprocate your love back to you?

    IN A NEW YORK MINUTE.
  • View author's info posted on Dec 03, 2005 15:59


    sweendogr write:
    AsianButterfly write:
    I am wondering if millionares are happy because they don't have financial worries and can get what they want any time. Is acquiring and maintaining a fortune living life to its fullest?

    Millionaires as a rule dont measure happiness in regards of having financial worries. My mother has more money than she'll ever be able to spend and she's miserable because she lost control of her power over others now that she's retired.
    Millionaires have other concerns and insecurities other than financial worries, but usually money is tied to those concerns . Money is only green stuff, it doesnt create internal wealth or happiness.


    You are right on...I know another very wealthy person who has millions in the bank and never enjoyed a dang red cent of it for the last 20 years as alcohol ruined her health and she is bed ridden since...but her children have been enjoying it though ha!

    BQ
  • View author's info posted on Dec 02, 2005 20:14


    sweendogr write:
    AsianButterfly write:
    I am wondering if millionares are happy because they don't have financial worries and can get what they want any time. Is acquiring and maintaining a fortune living life to its fullest?

    Millionaires as a rule dont measure happiness in regards of having financial worries. My mother has more money than she'll ever be able to spend and she's miserable because she lost control of her power over others now that she's retired.
    Millionaires have other concerns and insecurities other than financial worries, but usually money is tied to those concerns . Money is only green stuff, it doesnt create internal wealth or happiness.

    well put,wink
  • View author's info posted on Dec 02, 2005 15:52


    AsianButterfly write:
    I am wondering if millionares are happy because they don't have financial worries and can get what they want any time. Is acquiring and maintaining a fortune living life to its fullest?

    Millionaires as a rule dont measure happiness in regards of having financial worries. My mother has more money than she'll ever be able to spend and she's miserable because she lost control of her power over others now that she's retired.
    Millionaires have other concerns and insecurities other than financial worries, but usually money is tied to those concerns . Money is only green stuff, it doesnt create internal wealth or happiness.
  • View author's info posted on Nov 27, 2005 06:44


    jamweezie

    I can't do nothing about yesterday but to learn its most valuable lessons and make today and tomorrow a better day. The failures of yesterday are my successes for tomorrow.

    Check my post on the stock market thread about Millionaires it was posted Nov. 27

    BQ
  • View author's info posted on Nov 13, 2005 17:23


    AsianButterfly,

    Ha! ha! that was one heck of a good question, to tell you the truth there is some happy moments, much worry about your wealth,investment,TAXES "Yuck",debt "yes debt for increasing your wealth more" and sometime it destroys your wealth very fast.

    If you think being wealthy is all joy boy !!! you are all dreaming..wealth is a challenge..it is fun to make but hard to keep as taxes,charity,parasites are always trying to get it. It is nice to be respected because you are wealthy but it should not go over your head and walk all over people as you will make enemies fast. If you can't handle wealth ask God to be at least middle class or upper..it is not too bad. Sometime wealth make people head spin, I've notice Christian Millionaires are some of the best people who handles wealth pretty good in my experience.

    A man I knew he must have had $50 M in the bank, was one of the most miserable wretch I knew, drinking like a fish,on valium,marriage crumbling etc..senseless fighting, the children on one side he on the other. When he accepted Jesus Christ in his heart he said wow !!! I know what I have to do;sold his company and started to help young teen with alcohol and drug problems and gave a lot of his wealth to charity. has been very active in the church I was going. Now he is happy. A load of worries of his mind and heart.

    My other friend, has condos in Hawaii and in Arizona, hotel..well he sold that one after accepting Jesus in his heart. Told me before he went to the altar to accept Jesus he had a real big heavy weight on his heart, money was no problem for him and we knew each other for years and when he answered the altar call and came back to his seat and church was finish, he told me it was like floating to his seat when he came up to sit again. Then he asked me for advice on his investment and I recommended to dispose his hotel investment and continue to buy condos etc..

    My other 3 friends have been Christian since we were young so they are handling being wealthy quite well, they give a fair amount to charities. One of them has some problem as he spoiled his wife too much but I guess he is learning some valuable lessons also. God is his quide so see what happens. One is still single, the other got married last year but we never see him much anymore. There is others but this will suffice to let you know that being Millionaire has its problem also.

    Don't think because you are wealthy that all your problems are solved that is sheer fantasy. I think it brings more stress also than when you are not wealthy. You live more comfortable for one and can pay your bills better but if you want to keep your money growing and not falling behind then you have to do your due deligence and keep working at it.

    A bad investment can sure make a dent in your financial comfort, if it was a big one. You would learn that as all Millionaires make them as that is how they became wealthy.

    Sure is an interesting experience. The worse investment you can make is in a spouse that doesn't share your goals and dreams. Mark my words for that one.

    A final note, Millionaires who have built there wealth from scratch are more prone to be price conscious or value conscious " what I mean is stretch a dollar bill to the maximum " than Millionaires who have inherited their wealth by parents unless it has been instilled in them.

    BQ
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