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Does Money Really Buy Happiness?

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The only problem is that neither of us are college graduates and I'm not sure whether or not we would be able to get enough high paying jobs.
That's why you start TODAY. Go learn that chart.
 

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You have to stop thinking "I can't.", and start learning, "Now, how can I get that?"
 

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The only problem is that neither of us are college graduates and I'm not sure whether or not we would be able to get enough high paying jobs.
I went back to school. Night school is almost FREE for a GED. You should be getting yours right this minute if you haven't graduated.
 

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I went back to school. Night school is almost FREE for a GED. You should be getting yours right this minute if you haven't graduated.





I graduated from high school, I just didn't go to college. Joe did a little bit in prison but it was getting way too much for him to handle and he wasn't getting the help that he needed.
 

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I graduated from high school, I just didn't go to college. Joe did a little bit in prison but it was getting way too much for him to handle and he wasn't getting the help that he needed.
This is exactly what I meant when I said you really have to WANT this. Otherwise, you find yourself saying it's too hard, when actually, in prison you have no other responsibilities at all but educating yourself.
 

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This is exactly what I meant when I said you really have to WANT this. Otherwise, you find yourself saying it's too hard, when actually, in prison you have no other responsibilities at all but educating yourself.





He is going to have to want it though. I can't force him to do anything that he doesn't want to do.
 

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ASPPA’s Quarterly Journal for Actuaries said:
First, focusing on picking the next great mutual fund is not the activity that’s going to maximize the probability of retirement success for a retirement plan or its participants.
Dave linked to this report. It suggests that which equity mutual funds people pick only has a 2% effect on retirement portfolios. Its mostly a matter of people saving, and putting their IRA in the stock market while they are young. Which stock mutual funds people picked didn't seem to matter very much. At least in this study.

Anyway, thanks for telling me about Dave Ramsey. He is interesting.
 
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Dave linked to this report. It suggests that which equity mutual funds people pick only has a 2% effect on retirement portfolios. Its mostly a matter of people saving, and putting their IRA in the stock market while they are young. Which stock mutual funds people picked didn't seem to matter very much. At least in this study.

Anyway, thanks for telling me about Dave Ramsey. He is interesting.
He is about the only one I ever suggest to young people like April and Joey.
 

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It's no use I don't understand things like that. I don't have the mental capacity to.
I didn't even understand the Tractenberg Method when I first started. You keep working at it.

 
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I didn't even understand the Tractenberg Method when I first started. You keep working at it.





That is pretty confusing, but I know if I keep working at it I'll get there. I didn't learn all my multiplication facts until I was 27 years old. It was written on my I.E.P that I would never learn how to do them anyway so it wasn't taught to me. However, that didn't stop me from teaching myself.
 

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Having enough Money, allows you to be free from the typical worries in life that you would always have if you didnt have enough money..
So, in that sense, its similar to having oil in your car's engine, as without it.......

Life is difficult, and its more difficult if you are broke, and its slightly less difficult if you are just getting by, and its quite a bit better then that, if you have enough money....tho it will still always be difficult, as you are living in a world that is going to thorn you again and again, as you are passing through it on your way to your real home.
And, as compared to living in poverty, money would certainly be considered "happiness" if poverty is (the context), and is considered "misery", as poverty is certainly slow torture.

The bible says that "poverty is the destruction.........of the poor".
It is not a blessing to live in lack, and its not an advanced state of spirituality for you to never have enough money.
As a matter of fact, with God as provider and you as His Child, ...if you dont have the money you need to have a life that is not bitter with the worries that poverty brings, then, there is an issue somewhere that has led you to that place, and God is not the author of it.
Sometimes a storm in life just wipes you out., and you didnt cause it.
That happens also.
its also a fact that you will have seasons in your life where money seems to find you, and other season's when you cant seem to find any, or keep any, or make enough, in general.


God views you , his child, and poverty, exactly as you would view poverty regarding your child.
Do you want your child to live in poverty?
Only if you are insane.
Do you want your child to suffer in this grinding slow torment?
Only if you are insane.
And neither does your Father in Heaven desire this for you.
Jesus is the author of "abundant life", and that is not ONLY< the spiritual life, or the eternal life that IS Jesus The Christ.
 

Willie T

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That is pretty confusing, but I know if I keep working at it I'll get there. I didn't learn all my multiplication facts until I was 27 years old. It was written on my I.E.P that I would never learn how to do them anyway so it wasn't taught to me. However, that didn't stop me from teaching myself.
It's a shame no one ever introduced you to the Trachtenberg Method.
 

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