Money, Money, Money!

July 2, 2009 | admin

Your 18 year old daughter buys a lottery ticket, with a top prize of $250 million.

You both listen as they announce the winning numbers.

She gets the first one and gets all excited.

Then she gets the second — now she’s nervous and you look heavenward…. She’s got six numbers correct and if she wins the next she’s buying three color-coordinated stretch limos.
There’s a commercial break. You go in the other room and cry to G-d. She starts praying too.

But not for the same thing.

When she loses does she thank G-d?

No, but you do!

In America today, you can get to a place of not being financially worried. The problem is, once you get there, what do you do to make life interesting?

”I know one extremely wealthy Minnesota family that has 63 heirs in the fourth generation, and none is gainfully employed. Curtis Carlson

I know you all think that life would be better if there were no strife, and it’s not that I don’t pray for that too, but not having problems in your life creates far greater ones.

If you leave your children a small fortune you are almost invariably ruining the lives of your grandchildren.

Warren Buffet pledged 99% of his wealth to charity, “…This pledge will leave my lifestyle untouched and that of my children as well. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced…”

If you think more deeply about what Mr. Buffet is saying, he is telling you that getting that 99% is a complete waste of time.

The only thing that is worth doing with it, is to give it away because it can’t do you any good. Or, as I like to say, if you are reading this on a computer, while sipping on a café-latte then YOU are well within the top 1% richest people walking on this planet today.

YOU are that rich person!   

So, what do you plan to leave your children?


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