Todays Question: How Important Is Money In Your Life Today?

United States
October 7, 2009 3:43am CST
We all love money, who doesnt right? ^^ So can you tell us how much money is important in your life today? Tell us and be creative with your response if you want, can be funny too.. Not always serious. ^^ So is it more important than your family today? Do you find it important so you can pay for your bills? So just tell us how important money is in your life today.. I am going to read all of the response and see how you guys feel about money these days.. Thanks.
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52 responses
@Venus914 (34)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
Money is way up high in my list. My mom told me that it's better to be miserable with money because you can go to the spa and make yourself beautiful than be miserable without money. :-) I mean, you can actually do almost anything and be independent, without answering to anyone. For a relationship with me to work, a guy has to have his own money. Because i have my own and i don't intend to share. Heheheh. I work hard for it.
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• United States
7 Oct 09
HAHA (+) That was freakin helarious.. yes, key to beauty has always been money.. duh? Your mom needs to win the award to LIFE.. plain and simple.. Your mom for the win.. lol But your kind of greedy Venus914.. haha just kidding _
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
Lol. I do sound shallow, don't i? Let me explain. We have someone that comes over every 3 days to wash our clothes and iron it. She's younger than my mom, around 48, i think. My mom is 56 but she looks 39! If you dont have money problems then you can spend all your time finding solutions to your other problems. You'll look way younger than those without money. It's a proven fact. :-) I was married before for 5 years (we married young) and i used to fund all his hobbies/business ideas, etc. It didnt work. He used me. So that's why im going to find someone who has his own. :-)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Lol i thought it was going to be a good ending story and suddenly.. no it didnt work, im going to find my own.. hahaha So does mean you got divorced? I am curious now..
@emarie (5447)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Although money is important for survival it's not the only thing in the world. In today's world, it's just hard to make money last for some and for others there's just an endless supply. People have either no money to make ends meet (like me where as now there is NO income for my little family) and others who have more money then they know what to do with. I want to feel angry at those people, but I just can't because their spending and earning is what helps this economy and hopefully help the lesser people down the line. I lived on a day to day, paycheck to paycheck life, unfortunately my husband was placed on disability (unpaid) because of his restrictions on him from his doctor. Although I feel it is important for him to have an income as he is the only who can make one (I am a homemakers with 2 small children and 2 small nephews to watch), but again I worry more about his health and put more importance on that and of course I value his life more then money. I money mattered more to me, then I would be more materialistic which I'm not, we've been living with a low income for about 8 years, but we've been happy. I would feel less stressed if I didn't have worry about rent, clothes, food and education and we has a dispensable income so I could give my kids things that would make them happy, but we just don't and I either have to work harder to get that or just deal with it. At an early age I learned that money isn't everything, but it does make the world go 'round. I grew up in a middle class home and while in high school I knew my parents didn't have much means to give me everything I wanted, so I learned to sacrifice and earn my way where I could, I figured out ways to be happy with less and I think people should start thinking this way (to at least save what they have). Money is what helps us live, but it is not our lives.
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• United States
7 Oct 09
Sounds like you really care for the well being for your husbands health. I am sure your husband appreciates what you do around the house too by raising your two kids and nephews because we all know being a mother is a full time job itself. Wish you the best and hope you dont get too stressed out with the problems you face. It always helps to think positive when things arnt going just your way, it has a great impact in your life to think positive. Wish you the best of luck.. You get two thumbs up for being a great wife and a caring mother! ^^v
@indybaty (373)
• Panama
8 Oct 09
Well, we need money for the things that we need and the things that we want, but money is overrated. I need money to pay my bills, to get my baby┬┤s food and such, to pay my utilities, but I dont love money. Gosh if it were me I would want to strip myself from it and live in a cave or something. I aint saying that if you dont have tons of money it wont make you happy here, but money doesnt buy everything. Its important for the roof.. and thats it. With 5000 for now Id be ok.
• United States
8 Oct 09
Sorry but I am not one of the "all" you are referring to. I do NOT LOVE money. IMO it is just a necessity of life. I save my "love" for living beings and that includes my pets.
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• Philippines
7 Oct 09
well, I don't think I would be alive today if I don't have any money. LOL. Well, I do believe money is important, specially in our life today, though we have to be careful not to be ruled by it. I think having a lot of money is really great, but not to a point where you sell your soul to the guy with horns and a tail. hahaha.
• United States
7 Oct 09
LOL I know where he lives.. H.. e.. l.. l.. o~! haha I don't know.. Would you sell your sole for 100,000,000,000 billion dollars? Losing your sole doesnt mean you turn into a zombie does it? Long as I am not a zombie..
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
Hmmm. i'm not really sure if Zombies have souls. hahahah. if they don't then you may become one of them if you sold yours... hahahaha.
• United States
7 Oct 09
LOL... I think I got scammed because I gave my soul, but I dont see any money in my bank account! haha.. Would anyone sell there soul for money? Why do you need your soul anyways? lol
• Indonesia
7 Oct 09
Money is very important to life. All activities need money. Everyday I go to work early morning and go home late night because find some money. My sons lonely in my home because I find money
• United States
7 Oct 09
Wait.. Do you hate money or are you saying you hate to work for money? You cant hate money! lol Give your sons games to play so they arnt lonely at home waiting for you to come home.. I am sure they wont be lonely then when they are playing video games! :P
• Indonesia
7 Oct 09
I hate work at factory, that is make me and my sons have not enough time. I love money my friend, how to get more money but I have enough time for my sons. Do you have ideas?
• United States
7 Oct 09
Win the lotto.. lol _
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
hello smsky! i like money, yeah, but i don't love it...huh! there's still many things in this world that money can't buy, i guess...and i still love my family more... money is important yes, it brings some happiness to us, with money we can buy anything we want, all the things that we need...i wish i have lots of money! hehe\ but anyway, i don't really need much money, i just need enough to buy me my daily needs and to provide something for my family... i just buy what i need and not all that i want...
• United States
9 Oct 09
Thats a good response.. I use to do the opposite as you said couple years ago.. I would buy all these things that I didnt need, and got into crazy credit card dept.. lol That was not a smart thing to do.. I learned from my lesson when I was young, so I try to what you just said.. Buy what you NEED, not what you WANT :D nice ckyera
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@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
haha..thanks! maybe you have lots of money & credit cards to use before...hehe thus you can afford to go crazy over buying things that you don't really need, but just wanted...huh! well, its good to hear that you have learned your lesson already...that's nice! and that's more important...that we have learned from our mistakes, and now we are being a better person... have a nice day smsky! and happy wise spending...
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
hello again smsky, We are all trapped by this thing(money), no matter how we try to get away from it. Money this days is so important because with out it how can you pay utility bills like electricity,water,phone and internet..and not to mention cable. people are doing their best to survive and now they're doing it also online that some times i can't help get upset if i stupidly spend some thing online and then regrets if later on. if am gonna give up money i might as well give up every thing and just do farming instead.
• United States
9 Oct 09
Haha.. Give up money and farm.. ^^ Create your own supermarket I guess.. lol Looks like you will have no problem with no money at all.. I will probably be stressed out like crazy.. @_@
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• Philippines
9 Oct 09
well, if only there;s no storm that is.
@2hot2luv (16)
• India
7 Oct 09
Well money is important not only for roaming around world + completing your dreams come true.....but in india now while marrying a boy also people seem to be interested in money which he have( or his family has).But everyhting has +ves as well as -ves...so money is important but not more important than life...because if you huge amount of money then also you may enjoy a lot but you will always worry abt it...
• United States
7 Oct 09
+ves ? whats that your talking about? Please clarify for me.
• India
8 Oct 09
Now for a person who needs it ,it is important....as there are people who dont have enough money bt are really talented.....so with no money , they dont get as many chances to showcase their talent as can be shown by a rich person even if he is less talented....To get best possible education you need to study which requires money....
@babyorchid (1737)
• China
7 Oct 09
i am not sure how important in my life one week ago..then i lost my wallet all bank cards are there.. and without money really helpless.. i cant even buy food ..cant go outside bcz no coin to take bus.. then i know how important money to me.. it means basic life in the city..without money u cant do anything heeh
• India
7 Oct 09
can you tell me your bank account number and password......ha.ha. this is the power of money....
• United States
7 Oct 09
LOL wth? ha
• India
8 Oct 09
Money is very very important in everydays life. Without this nothing moves. Start from the morning,you always think of money only. After you get,unless you have tea at your home,you cant start your day. So you need money to buy tea. After tea,you have to send your child to school, you need money for that too. Why are you sending him/her, that also because of money. Like that you need money in every sphere of our Life so that you can live. Think about anything, be it medical check up, or education, or buying day to day food, etc. Everywhere you need money. So from starting of day to the end of day, you only think of money, and how to earn the money is also our responsibility. So you can understand that How is Money Important in our Life.
• India
8 Oct 09
Very good comment dear..Please write more such topics in future..like to see some more topics from you. Thanks.
@pede_22 (385)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
Hi smsky, What a nice topic! Actually, I am a newly registered user in this site so I feel astonished on how to answer or to comment your question...hehehe As a practical person, money is really important in my life because, few months ago when i was seeking for a job, I consumed lots of money and credits... I almost got discourage!!! And now, I'm very happy because I have my stable job. But still working and striving - just to earn MONEY!
• United States
9 Oct 09
Heh.. Theres no right or wrong way to answer a topic.. I really like your response.. I just want to read other peoples opinion I just find it really fascinating on how everyone around the world thinks in this time.
@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Oct 09
smsky2009 well lets see I have to pay my rent here at Gold Crest, I have to pay my board and my social security and ssi checks cover it leaving me with one hundred twenty five dollars for anything else like cosmetics, clothes etc I may need, my insurance pays most of my prescription costs and all of my doctors bills. so am not too bad off but sure would like some extra that is why I am mylotting. but could always use more.[em]
@Swadey (220)
• Canada
7 Oct 09
Money seems to be what makes the world go round these days, we cant get anything without money, we give a company our time and they give us money. money is important to me because i need it to pay for my school and transportation, i dont want to be working at a fast food joint my whole life. i do wish though we could get things with out movey like a differnt kind of exchange system, like trade in the old get something new, something like that, but i will never happy the world would not be able to handle it. Happy mylotting!
• United States
7 Oct 09
You have an interesting point on the view about money.. Pretty nice to get other peoples opinions like this.. This is why I like to read peoples point of view of things and to get there unique responses to my postings.. happy mylotting to you too!
@cutepenguin (6447)
• Canada
7 Oct 09
It's pretty important to us, but I'd bet it would be less important if we had more of it! Right now we're in debt, so I am trying to accumulate as much money as possible to pay it all off. This means that I have to work all of the time and we cannot buy things we'd like. Once we get out of debt, I won't have to work as much.
• United States
7 Oct 09
Wow I know that game, wish you good luck on your dept problems.. Make mucho money and you will soon be out of dept! Or win the lotto.. lol What kind of dept you talking about? Rent? Credit Cards? Car loan? I use to have crazy credit card dept in high school! My parents biggest mistake.. haha!
@ravich (243)
• India
7 Oct 09
hi smsky ...........every one need money and there is nothing available now a days with out that more and more we get is the more and more we need and it doesn't stop....it can help any one it can kill any one....can be earned and can be use in a right way and also vice versa..........
• United States
7 Oct 09
Thanks for your comment, but topic is about how much important is money to you today =_=;;
• China
7 Oct 09
There is a saying in our country, "money is not everything, but without money you can do nothing". Do you know this saything? As for me, money is very important, and now I am working hard to earn some extra money, with moeny, we can enjoy a better, comfortable life. with money, I can buy nice toys and decilious food for my kid...
• United States
7 Oct 09
Never heard that phrase in my lifetime.. Now I learned something new :) Yay, learned a new phrase today. Looks like you like to take care for your kid and charish your kid alot! ^^v
@angeliam (206)
• China
7 Oct 09
money is very important for everyone for without which we cannot live.for me, love is more important than money.
• United States
7 Oct 09
What if the person you LOVE.. Loves money? And you dont have any? What do you think will happen? lol ^^ How will you take care of your love.. You need money to take your love out and buy them things.
• India
7 Oct 09
I have always wanted to be rich. I want to live a life filled with luxuries. I want to be the envy of others.In my opinion, wealth is something that could buy a lot of things. Money can bring you happiness. However, I do not deny that there are many things that money cannot buy. In fact, I believe that there are other more important things in life than money. I believe that money can buy many luxuries. However, I feel that health is still the most important. I would rather be healthy than wealthy. If you are rich but do not have the health to enjoy spending your money, then money is truly useless. This is common sense. Thus, in order to be happy, a person has to be healthy and wealthy.
@SuzyLong (775)
7 Oct 09
Money is important to us to pay the bills and buy food, once they are all done being paid, we have a little left over to have some fun. As long s the bills are paid, I'm happy because then I'm not thinking that something is going to get cut off or we're going to get letters from people trying to take us to court.
• United States
7 Oct 09
Wow the last sentence scared me :( Has that happen to you before? Is that why you mentioned it? I hope that doesnt happen to anyone.. You just made me check all my bills right now! lol _