I Know Money Isn't Everything

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    If someone has over $100k saved,

    is single and mid 20s, should they be really strict with their money and try to save it all for when they buy a house eventually? Or should they enjoy it and travel etc? One way of thinking is "I shouldn't spend it now, because one day I'll have a mortgage and bills and I'll...
    sunsetdreaming sunsetdreaming
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    Money Isn't Everything But It's Right Up There With Oxygen!

    Money isn't everything but it's right up there with oxygen! We need it to survive! We need it to pay bills, buy new clothes, put food in our cupboards and a whole lot more so maybe you should be asking:HOW CAN I EARN MORE MONEY? You could start a business but you would need a lot...
    joebacchetti joebacchetti
    36-40, M
    Apr 30, 2011

    My grandfather cares too much about the money

    that sometimes he forget that money isn't everything
    daia15 daia15
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2015

    I know I've said about being poor.

    But I like that i was raised to know the value of a dollar. I appreciate that I have my family. It's easy to appreciate it's when they're all you have. I'm really grateful that I do have what I have, I complain and they aren't very nice people to me, but they're better than some...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99
    16-17, F
    Jun 17, 2014

    Although money isn't everything,

    sadly we need it for food, homes,transportation, and many other things.At times I wished someone could help me I'm really poor I haven't been going through a very good year currently.looking for work to support my mom and grandma.I'd do.anything to earn money not for greed, but...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 5, 2015

    "Best Friend"

    My best friend and I love each other to the moon and back. But i have to say it really irritates me that she owes me money. But yet can send me pics of the new shoes/game and other junk she just bought. Seeing as when i asked her if she could pay me back she said ill have to...
    Beautyinthebreaking Beautyinthebreaking
    22-25, F
    Sep 24, 2013
    pokemonlover232 pokemonlover232
    13-15, M
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    If You have A Lot Of Money

    and you are miserable. Money can't buy happiness.  Happiness is important too.
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 4, 2011
    hummingtree hummingtree
    16-17, F
    Apr 15, 2015

    $$$

    Money isn't everything.  There are so many people who have money coming out of their ears and aren't happy.  Money is good to have and yes, it is a necessity but it isn't everything in life.  I rather have my health then money and sad.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2010

    Today I noticed that one of our employees

    hadn't picked up his check from Friday, yet.... I gave it to him and asked him if he just wasn't worried about it and he said the only time he cares about money is when he doesn't have enough to buy something he wants. I personally have always anticipated pay day.... How...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    I Know Money Isn't Everything

    Money isn't everything. I could be rich, but it doesn't make me special. Being rich has negative consequences. When your rich, criminals will take advantage of you. You will probably be the victim of crime, like robbery and murder. It also makes you greedy, when you overspend on...
    dave0903 dave0903
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2010

    You realize when you want something of material

    value, you want it desperately, but when you finally buy it, the thrill isn't there anymore. It doesn't last.
    Chrysanthemummarie Chrysanthemummarie
    18-21
    May 22, 2014

    I don't really care about money.

    the most important things in life can't be bought with money and it does you no good when you're dead. I really don't want money. I have no desire to go and get it.
    TheWanderingWarrior TheWanderingWarrior
    26-30, M
    Apr 14, 2015

    It's A Neccessity And Nice To Have But...

    I learned this at a young age when my father was in the hospital.  Unfortunately that's when alot of people learn this.  Money just can't do everything so it needs to be put into perspective.
    IamGone IamGone
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Dec 28, 2009

    it really sucks that the harder you work the

    more opportunities arise for somebody to take it, I'm literally stressed out and worried that the house that is being built will be unattainable but I have to keep a positive outlook that everything will fall into place
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 9, 2015

    I know it isn't everything

    but life would sure be easier if you didn't have to always worry about if you can pay your bills and if something comes up and you have nothing. It sucks worrying about money all the fricking time!
    nikinic1971 nikinic1971
    41-45, F
    May 22, 2014

    It's not today I had a guy tell me it made

    things easier that may be but it's not all I could live in a box and have very little food and be happy as long as I have love I could be living paycheck to paycheck and still have love and be fine it's not all I'm life
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree
    16-17, F
    Sep 24, 2014

    Maybe It's Not Everything, But...

    Money is a great deal more than most people think it is. And it's also a lot less!If you were on a desert island, would a million bucks do you any good?No matter how much money you might have in the bank, it would be worth nothing! And why is that? It's because we tend to measure...
    EllisT EllisT
    70+
    Apr 30, 2011

    I get depressed thinking about going to office

    but i do somehow The thing is it pay well and the timings are great but the issue remain i buy things online or in stores now which i never use to Earlier i would get the reasonable version of everthing but now i splurge alot The thing is at the end of the day these things...
    Sonakshi1987 Sonakshi1987
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2014

    Yet, I need it for everything.

    Everywhere I turn money is the motive. It makes the world go round, it takes us places, and it gathers us closer to people we otherwise wouldn't have met. It gives you opportunity and options. Money gives selection and choices. And I am a slave for it, aren't we all?
    74Kitty 74Kitty
    22-25, F
    Apr 14, 2015

    Money won't make you happy.

    ..but everyone wants to find out for themselves
    Orchid284 Orchid284
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2014

    Money Isn't Everything, But I'd Rather Cry In My Mansion

    Scraping by from week to week and having no money left over to enjoy yourself with is not fun. So while money won't fix all my problems it would definitely improve things for my family. It is true... money isn't everything, and it cannot buy happiness. But I would rather cry in a...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2012
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