November 9, 2017 10:15am CST
Madonna sang about the Material Girl; Aren't we all living in a material whirl? Money, money, money, - must have it at any cost; Could you live without it? - no, you'd be lost. Shopping online, shopping offline; Finding the best deals consume our minds. Holidays arrive and we spend,spend,spend; Do we think of the future?- what might be just around the bend? Johnny is a crime lord with friends in high places; He never has to bend to tie his shoe laces. He is admired and envied despite his many crimes; People love him for his wealth while ignoring the slime. Are you caught up in a material whirl ? Slow down the pace or it will swallow you for sure. A Kandase original.
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• Midland, Michigan
9 Nov 17
@Kandae11 People in our area tend to overspend each week just on their groceries. It's quite common for many to say they only came in for milk, or for five things, but yet, their bill comes to well over one or two hundred dollars. Many people either don't know how or don't care to learn how to live within their means.We have a problem with that to a degree, but more because of how our business fluctuates because of the weather, not because we buy what we don't need.
• Midland, Michigan
9 Nov 17
Good job, Kandase. I'm not sure that I knew you write a bit of poetry from time to time like others here. I need to make money to get caught up with bills so when I'm older I won't have to be so concerned about how much is coming in. Unlike most people my age, I won't have a retirement fund to rely on. Any of that I did have was used to pay bills when my husband first went into the hospital back in 2008. Since then, I've been working to pay off what we owe that we got behind on and what we borrowed from family and loans. We don't spend much money at all on gifts each year because it simply isn't in our budget. We do participate in a Christmas Chinese auction where we might purchase something for ten dollars to give and get something in return, but some years we do just one of us rather than all four. I'd much rather spend the time with family than shopping for things people already have too much of. We tend to not buy for ourselves either. That way we have one less bill to have to deal with after the holidays are done. I've lived on a part-time income before and once our bills are paid off, if necessary I'm sure I could do it again, if needed.
10 Nov 17
I first started writing poetry at Bubblews, I think they were more appreciated there. Yes it is wise to cultivate that nest egg for the later years - it is always best to be prepared for eventualities. Christmas seemed to arrive so quickly this year and I am thinking - after Christmas and New Year, we'll be buying for Valentine 's day - then Mother's Day, Father"s Day , Easter - a continuous whirl of spending holidays - but at least the store owners head for the bank smiling.
10 Nov 17
I agree with you there - we need money to live comfortably and buy the things we need. When pay day arrives at the workplace, many are happy when the paycheck is received - while some are unhappy because according to them that money is already spent. And have you noticed the many posts and how happy members are when they see the Mylot dollar signs? Yes, money does bring happiness - the problem arises when we obsess about it and would do anything t get it.
• United States
I did not know you dabbled a bit in poetry. It's part of the reason I like to practice scrolling down in a person's profile every once in a while. You never know what you will find. As to spending or being material? Nope. That's not me at all. I like to keep my money. Don't get me wrong. I do like to treat myself from time to time. After all, what's the point of having money if you can't enjoy some of it. But I get better treats when I'm wise about everything else.
I love writing poetry which deals with real life issues - I plan to publish a book soon. I have discovered that poetry does not do well on these sites unless one is very popular. When you have the time - and if you are interested you can look up these three which are my favorites. (1) "No Looking Back" - published on April 13th 2017 (2) "Plagiarists and Scammers" - published on Feb. 28, 2017 (3) "The Changing face and lost love" - published Dec, 27, 2016
10 Nov 17
When one has too much of it - what else is left to have? then discontent sets in. However if one has enough to pay one's bills - including doctor's bills. One can take a vacation once a year and enjoy some creature comforts - no living from one paycheck to the other - that would mean happiness for some of us.