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post #31 of 48
I want to be filthy rich. I MUST be filthy rich. Maybe it's because I'm at povertly level, but I would LOVE to be rich and be able to afford nice things. Right now, I can barely afford to even think about money. At this point though, I'd be happy if I was AT THE VERY LEAST, in the middle class bracket.
post #32 of 48
Okay.... I am just happy with the yearly "El Gordo" (The Fat) prize of the Spanish lottery in Spain. Last time I checked it had been of roughly a billion euros (yes, with a b).

So I am pretty modest.
post #33 of 48
I already am content with my life. I am a teacher and I enjoy it. Even better, there's only 4 days of school left till vacation. I have a good relationship with my husband, and 2 sweet kitties.

I would love to be able to afford to buy a house, and travel. And pay off our credit card debt. Hubby starts working full time in August, he is finishing school over the summer, then he'll start making more than I do. So if I can hold on for a few months, we'll be on our way to where we want to be.
post #34 of 48
Just enough where I don't have to worry about not having enough!!
post #35 of 48
I would like enough to buy a much larger, more comfortable home for my husband, birds, and Mika, that will accommodate my entire family when they need it, and I would like to buy Mika his own cat-tree addition to that home.

I would like enough that if I needed to fly the red-eye to be by a friend's side in their time of need, I wouldn't worry that it might deplete my savings and that asking for time off would cost me my job.

I would like to know that my husband and I will be well kept in our later years, and have a wonderful retirement where we finally get to see the rest of this big rock we live on.

I would like to be able to donate a significant sum to a needing charity on a yearly basis.

And I would like to have enough money to do all this without going in debt, without burdoning anyone else, and without emptying our savings, but otherwise maintaining the quality of life I already have.
post #36 of 48
I want to win the powerball when it hits over $100 million. It's a shame that a single person won the $215 million pot last weekend.

Seriously, I'm working with a financial analyst right now to figure out how early we can retire. He's telling me NOT to pay off my last debt (the mortgage) but hasn't proven to me yet why that is the way to go. I could write a check tomorrow and pay it off and be entirely debt free.

If I could be financially set to quit my job tomorrow I would do it. Too many years in corporate America has burned me out. Good pay but it drains your energy after 25+ years. If all my debt is gone, I'll own the house, have some land to live off of if I had to, and all I would have to pay for is for food, utilities, the critters, some travel. We're trying to figure out how much we have to put away to pull if off. I'm hoping for retirement in 5 years and will live cheaply in the meantime if I have to.
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by stormy
Just enough where I don't have to worry about not having enough!!


But no worries for me just yet.
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by bren.1
I already am content with my life. I am a teacher and I enjoy it. Even better, there's only 4 days of school left till vacation. I have a good relationship with my husband, and 2 sweet kitties.

I would love to be able to afford to buy a house, and travel. And pay off our credit card debt. Hubby starts working full time in August, he is finishing school over the summer, then he'll start making more than I do. So if I can hold on for a few months, we'll be on our way to where we want to be.
I'm going to school to become a elementary school teacher. I'll have a side business also that I will do mostly in the summer to supplement the income from teaching.
post #39 of 48
I dont need money just but me a house, a new car, grocery's for life, and anything kitter's wants and I'm good!!!!
post #40 of 48
my husband and i used to be terribly broke, we would only sepnd $30 a week on groceries, we were drowning in debt and couldn't afford to go anywhere, it was hard but we spent so much time together and devised a plan to buy items from garage sales we could do up then re-sell them, it worked so well and it made living that little bit easier.

Then my Husband got a job offer in the boondocks, we didn't have many options so he decided to take it, he started off as accountant which is what he was before and is now deputy CEO, now we are both happy with the finacial situation and have no debts but i hardly ever get to see him anymore because he's so busy, the CEO has cancer and he has to take over his job while he's gone whic stresses him out so much.

Also, we have no family or friends here and it can get lonely, he will be looking for a job as CEO closer to our family etc and we are starting a accounting firm from home so we can spend more time together, so at the moment it isn' ideal but at least we aren't stressed out by bills and stuff.

so i don't think money always buys happiness but it lessens stress for sure.




felicia
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by pandybear
so i don't think money always buys happiness but it lessens stress for sure.

felicia
I think you are right. My partner and I are students. We have so little money sometimes its scary. We both come from upper middle class backgrounds and we are not really used to living so cheaply. Its hard sometimes but I guess we should be grateful for what we do have.

Being able to buy better, more nutritional food would be nice - we eat far too much plain noodles and pasta because its cheap. Just not having to worry about bills and always having to think "can we afford this?" would be really great.

We should get more income soon, we just have to keep on as we are for a while longer.

Ok - a house in the country with a outside spa on a hill top wouldnt hurt either
post #42 of 48
I'd like to be comfortable too. A nice farm house with lots of land in the country. I would like to have a few dogs and be able to take care of all of my animals. I'd rather not work but be able to volunteer my time with various causes.

I would just like to live without having to worry about every penny I spend.
post #43 of 48
This might sound silly, but I would be content with enough money to buy a VW Camper! It is all I want right now (and forever) and maybe enough money to get started with my business!

If it came to the crunch, i'd like to buy the house that i'm living in right now, but all in all, a camper would do!

I would be quite content to live with all that i've got right now - if I was to live pain free and be able to walk properly! *sigh* I wouldn't 'want' these things, I'd be able to work and go out and get them!
post #44 of 48
I'm very content with no debts, a paid-off house, enough in the bank to buy a new car (nothing fancy, but it's getting pretty urgent here), and not having to worry too much about unforeseen vet or household costs. While it would be nice to be able to afford a luxury house on a huge spread of land and to take vacations to exotic locations, I personally wouldn't be able to enjoy it, knowing that there are umpteenth people who have to worry about putting food on the table tomorrow, and paying the rent so they're not out on the streets.
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by GratefulBear629
I'd like to be comfortable too. A nice farm house with lots of land in the country. I would like to have a few dogs and be able to take care of all of my animals. I'd rather not work but be able to volunteer my time with various causes.

I would just like to live without having to worry about every penny I spend.

Know exactly how you feel
post #46 of 48
I would like to be able to pay off our debt (student loans), be able to buy a house, and take some nice vacations. I'm a pretty simple person - don't need a lot.
post #47 of 48
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We both come from upper middle class backgrounds and we are not really used to living so cheaply. Its hard sometimes but I guess we should be grateful for what we do have.

Being able to buy better, more nutritional food would be nice - we eat far too much plain noodles and pasta because its cheap. Just not having to worry about bills and always having to think "can we afford this?" would be really great.
we both weren't used to living cheaply either, although we knew it would be a temporary situation it wasn't easy, we could have gotten help from family i guess but we wanted to prove to ourselves we could survive without them while my husband was out of work and we did.

on the plus side, we got to spend so much time together, we would go fishing, stay up late watching movies, go on day trips, spend days at the beach snorkelling and exploring and could do whatever we wanted, the only problem was we didn't have any money to do anything with so we couldn't travel far and our debts were so huge it was stressing my husband out emensly and he couldn't really enjoy life because he was just too concerned about our situation.

we used to eat cheap foods like pasta and two minute noodles too another way we could have healthy and cheap meals was buy making big pots of ministrone soup, it would last so long and tasted great, we still eat it now infact.

These days we have no money problems but i never get to see my husband anymore, i don't see him in the morning, i only see him for a few hours at night because he's so tired and then some nights he works extra late, sometimes to 11pm and during the budget on weekends too, his office is only two minutes away and he emails me all day and calls but it isn't the same as seeing him.

when we move back down south we are starting the accounting business that way we will have no money problems and will also get to see each other so much more.

also, i can't stand this tiny little town, it will e great to leave



felicia
post #48 of 48
Enough to buy a house, a decent car and adopt a child and that would be it.
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