When is there ever enough money?

@angieang (262)
United States
January 17, 2008 3:10pm CST
When I hear of newly married couples getting married they list they want to have children but need to be financial stable. What on earth is financial stable when it comes to having a child? I don't think anyone is ever financial stable... heck even millionairs go on strike for more money!
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• United States
18 Jan 08
I know that if I would have waited to have kids until we were financialy ready that I would not have kids ever. I cant think of a time that I will ever have enough money to feel like I can do what ever I want in life. There will always be bills and things to spend your money one. I think the trick is to spend less than you make no matter what you make.
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@angieang (262)
• United States
18 Jan 08
I agree with spending less! Except when you don't make much you don't have that option, you spend it all on survival needs! Thank you for your comment, and I'm starting to spend less and less every day!
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• United States
18 Jan 08
Financially stable only means being able to comfortably care for children without too much help from outside sources. If you obviously cannot take care of children because you can barely take care of yourself, then that obviously means you should not be having children right now. People that make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year are finanacially stable enough to care for children because they can afford to put food on the table, buy them clothes and take them to the doctor.
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@angieang (262)
• United States
18 Jan 08
I agree with you completely. But I think people become a little selfish when it comes to worring about caring for a child. They aren't willing to afford the adjustment by giving up a few of the extra expenditures they use. Therefore taking the abortion route, so that their lifestyle won't change...not saying that everyone is like that, but alot are.
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@enbrown (282)
• United States
17 Jan 08
You are right, seems like people are always on a quest for more money, haha
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@angieang (262)
• United States
18 Jan 08
Even when they have nothing to want for they want more money. So, I guess the rest of us normal class people have a major battle. We have to compete with people who already have thousands to play with! Makes you wanna pop them on the head like in the V8 Commercials! haha maybe thats just me!
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• United States
17 Jan 08
There is never enough money. As soon as people get more money they buy more things or create more bills so they will always need more money. Being financially stable enough to have children is another thing. People should be able to pay all there bills without struggling to make ends meet before they bring another mouth to feed into the family.
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@angieang (262)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Couldn't have said it better! Too often I see people in around my community that will get pregnant just to increase their welfare. Isn't that so sad! So they have the babies and my hard earned tax dollars get to support those people and their children. Its such a waste for the families that truely need the assistance to get back on their feet!
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• United States
17 Jan 08
oh well NEVER!!! ok now to be serious, really. there is never enough money. if there was bill gates would have stopped microsoft years ago oprah wouldnt do her talk show any more, and thats just to name a few. if the richest person is still out there trying to get money then i dont think there will ever be enough money. i dont think the money mint can even print enough money. enough money depends on the person, and like you said "even millionairs go on strike for more money." The answer is no there will never be enough money.
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@angieang (262)
• United States
17 Jan 08
So I guess thats why we're here just earning a few extra cents! Just kidding, I am new to mylot and I absolutely love reading and sharing opinions with people. Best of all to know we are getting paid! Maybe one day the rich will share with the poor, but until that day I will enjoy my little .03 postings! Thanks for your comment!
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Financially stable to me means you can pay all your bills on time. You can afford to put decent food on the table. You dont worry if you have enough gas in your car to get to work all week long. It means turning the thermostat in your house above 62 degrees during the day and not sleeping at night with it turned down to 53 degrees at bed time. I dont want to be rich. I just want to be warm,fed and secure.I think some people dont realize how good they have it until it is gone. That is what happened to us,my husband lost his great paying job and is having to drive farther every day for a lesser paying job. Thankfully right now we still have a roof over our heads though.
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@angieang (262)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Such a true statement! My biggest concern with the stability is to be able to purchase a house, to ensure my housing. I know nothing is guaranteed even if you own it, but I would feel more secure in housing that I actually owned then worring years down the line if I can come up with the rent money!
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@danzer (2732)
• Philippines
17 Jan 08
I think you are hearing most people say about financial stability. But if you hear the rich, you can't hear them about financially stable. What you hear is financial freedom. Meaning, having enough money and time to enjoy the lifestyle they want. I don't know if it answers your questions in mind. I hope so. If not, please accept my apology!
@angieang (262)
• United States
17 Jan 08
So I guess you can definately tell what economic class I reside in. LOL Ah, to only be able to live the lifestyle I want, wouldn't every one be so lucky! I thank you for your comment and I hadn't thought about the 3 different wordings/meanings you brought up! I enjoy all information I recieve wether it is on the subject or not!
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@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
18 Jan 08
I have recently learned that financial stability never really does exist. You can feel perfectly comfortable today, but tomorrow that could all go away. Even for the extremely rich. Before I got pregnant with my second daughter I told my husband that I didn't want any more kids because I didn't feel financially stable. However, daughter number 2 came as a surprise. Somehow we found the money for what we needed and made the sacrifices necessary to do that. I think as long as a family can put food on the table, clothing on the backs of the children, and give the kids what they need, that is as good as it is going to get. Anything past that, to be honest, sounds like an excuse to me. It is hard to people to make the financial and lifestyle sacrifices a child requires, I think. Using the financial security reasoning simply means that the couple is not ready to give up the "things" they have. That's just my opinion, though.
@angieang (262)
• United States
18 Jan 08
I agree with the excuse issue. The I feel that people are just too selfish to give up a few of their luxeries. The only thing people NEED in life is love, food, and shelter. The other additives just seem to find a way.
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• United States
18 Jan 08
I think as a society we are led to believe that we have a lot more needs than we actually have. My husband and I just downsized our home because we were tired of living just to keep up with the payments on a house that was more than we needed. I couldn't believe how many people had negative comments about that. But, my husband and I have really come to value the family time that we have and having a less stressful life. We don't need a big fancy house to live. For us what we NEED is to go through life without the headaches that too much stuff can provide. I've actually started describing myself as a minimalist because I have found that I am happier with having just enough of things- not too much more. I know it sounds backwards, but it is what works for us.
@angieang (262)
• United States
23 Jan 08
Life does go smoother when you aren't trying to keep up. I would say that living pay check to pay check in a supersize house is something crazy! Maybe if more people were in a midsized home, the parents could learn to pay more attention to their children instead of bills! Thanks for you opinions!
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• China
26 Jan 08
I agreed with you so much! Also I want to say, money won't be enough for anyone, except who can live happy independantly.