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How much money per year would it take to make you happy?

Let's Ask America 2013/01/31 22:25:00
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Let's play a game of "pick your own paycheck!" How much money would it take to make you a happy camper (worker?)

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  • MaxwellSmart12 2013/02/10 04:03:02
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    MaxwellSmart12
    Depends on a number of things.
  • TuringsChild 2013/02/07 00:17:14
    $50K
    TuringsChild
    I could live easily on that. AND have money to play with.
  • Brian 2013/02/07 00:10:00
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    Brian
    16 Trillion dollars, seems to have Obama all smiles
  • Pacinorock 2013/02/06 22:07:17
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    Pacinorock
    $200K minimum If I only have to use it for myself.
  • Dolly 2013/02/06 21:14:51
    $100K
    Dolly
    There are so many things I could do with more money, like own my own place at last.
  • Levent D. 2013/02/06 20:17:21 (edited)
  • Centrist_Bill 2013/02/06 20:01:49
    $100K
    Centrist_Bill
    When I was making +/- $100k I was doing great. The taxes were reasonable and I had enough to do what I wanted then came bush. Oh well.
  • Samantha Lewis 2013/02/06 19:22:57
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    Samantha Lewis
    1 million figure 1/2 goes to the gov and the state so maybe I'd end up with 300 that would be great.
  • nightcrawler2005 2013/02/06 19:21:59
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    nightcrawler2005
    $500,000 would be about right per year.

    Big goals, Big dreams, Rich tastes what can I say.
  • Samanth... nightcr... 2013/02/06 19:24:30
    Samantha Lewis
    +1
    Oh please you'd be in the 250K group and have to pay 50 percent and so your a 1 percent-er just about so they would be chipping around at your cash have to move to Florida to avoid the state taxes or one of the other states...unless you want to give much more to the federal government for those who are more entitled
  • nightcr... Samanth... 2013/02/06 19:43:47
    nightcrawler2005
    +1
    Ha ha Nice try.
    If you check my profile I'm not an American and don't live in the States. Tax rates are lower in Canada and besides I would be nailed for the initial tax on earnings but my investments would be squirreled away in off shore accounts (and yes there are lots the long arm of government revenue ministries haven't found yet.
    You talk like wanting to be a 1 %er is bad personally everyone should strive to be in that category.
    If I make my money I should be allowed to keep the bulk of it and not hand it over to politicians that will piss it down the drain on any idiotic project they can dream up to win votes.
  • Samanth... nightcr... 2013/02/06 19:46:15
    Samantha Lewis
    +2
    Wasn't trying just assuming but I don't check everyone's profile I mean really.
    Gee yeah I'd love to be a 1 percenter...nothing wrong with that at all. I'm not a bad mean person. And I agree if I make it I don't want to just give it to politicians and lets me real all these stars don't simply give money to the government despite all their wanting to pay their fair share!
  • nightcr... Samanth... 2013/02/06 20:01:32
    nightcrawler2005
    +1
    Sorry I always look at the info on a person above their comment.

    When I said people that earn their money I wasn't thinking of actors, musicians or celebrities as far as I'm concerned these people don't earn their money.

    The problem with paying your fair share is everyone wants everyone else to do it but when it comes to their own wallet/purse its a totally different story.
    I'm glad to here you would want to be a 1%er and you don't have to be a bad person to become one. I'm not in that category but I know people that are and they're no different than anyone else there's good ones and bad ones.
  • Samanth... nightcr... 2013/02/06 20:09:29
    Samantha Lewis
    +1
    Oh please my room mate taught me about TMI and guys showing up on my door! So no. As for earning you get a check you earned it unless it's a check from your daddies estate and well he earned it. See now you know the Democratic plan make the rich folk pony up. I'm a democrat and I don't like people turning on each other. I remember growing up and seeing rich folks cars and houses and boats and my dad say work hard and one day you might have those things!!! So I never was jealous envious maybe but it just made me work harder to get things. I was just saying that a lot of people are trying to make people who are rich look bad. It's not the case I know a lot of real nasty rotten poor folks that would steal everything a middle class person has and not give it a second thought. I don't like saying that rich is bad which the Government sadly now is doing
  • Trevor Masters 2013/02/06 18:31:49
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    Trevor Masters
    +1
    Enough to keep out of debt and having fun.
  • ilikewater 2013/02/06 08:27:46
    $75K
    ilikewater
    +1
    I did a rough estimation of costs and it came out to around $80,000/year...
  • Tigger 2013/02/06 06:12:10
    $100K
    Tigger
    +2
    or more so i can donate most of it to charity's & help people. so maybe a few million
  • ProVega 2013/02/06 05:20:22
    $100K
    ProVega
    +1
    That's free and clear, right? If not I'd need more.
  • Samanth... ProVega 2013/02/06 19:25:10
    Samantha Lewis
    +1
    See you didn't forget that whole tax thing LOL
  • ☆The Ro... Samanth... 2013/02/06 20:14:47 (edited)
    ☆The Rock☆ * AFCL* The Sheriff!!
    Hun, I think they need to repeal the income tax, start a consumption tax, flat tax or fair tax! I also want all my damn Social Security money so I can invest it before the dumbasses in DC plunder it on another war!! ..
  • ProVega Samanth... 2013/02/07 01:00:04 (edited)
    ProVega
    Unfortunately, taxes are a fact of life in our free society and we need them to maintain it.
  • Samanth... ProVega 2013/02/07 01:26:53
    Samantha Lewis
    Oh flat tax would be the best I think everyone pays the same.
  • ProVega Samanth... 2013/02/07 01:54:10
    ProVega
    +1
    It's a very complicated subject which I don't feel knowledgeable enough to discuss.
  • Samanth... ProVega 2013/02/07 01:56:12
    Samantha Lewis
    Oh a good honest answer...I bow to an intelligent debater!

    curtsey
  • GLiTTERSWAGGG 2013/02/06 04:54:16
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    GLiTTERSWAGGG
    money doesn't but happiness. as long as i have what i need, i'll be okay (:
  • Joe 2013/02/06 03:22:07
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    Joe
    My experience has been that money is at best weakly related to happiness. When I was starting out with no money, I think that earning more money did increase my happiness, however you reach a point where earning more money does not lead to greater happiness.
  • ibsteve2u 2013/02/06 00:53:04
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    ibsteve2u
    $267,900.83 per annum.
  • ladyvoldemort 2013/02/05 23:21:26
    $50K
    ladyvoldemort
    That would be a bit under entry level for my dream career.
  • BoardinOK 2013/02/05 21:30:44
    $75K
    BoardinOK
    As long as I was with the right people.
  • Flowers 2013/02/05 20:31:05
    $50K
    Flowers
    Congress, Senate and the Presidential positions get to pick their own paycheck, why can't we?
    $50K would mean I would have a chance to live in a better neighborhood, it also means more revenue for local government (taxes, utilities) and I would have more money to donate to local charities.
  • AmericanVirus 2013/02/05 20:27:55
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    AmericanVirus
    I don't know, because I don't measure happiness by wealth.
  • BluebirdJam 2013/02/05 19:19:32
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    BluebirdJam
    +1
    £25,000. I don't need much. Think of all the sweet shops you could raid!
  • Professor Wizard 2013/02/05 14:53:13
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    Professor Wizard
    +1
    About $500k should do it.
  • Peru 2013/02/05 14:23:10
    $50K
    Peru
    +1
    With $50,000 I would live like a king in Peru.
  • Dave**Gay for Girls** 2013/02/05 14:04:29
  • Chico Pernalis 2013/02/05 14:00:37
    $100K
    Chico Pernalis
    +2
    After taxes!
  • ♥Gabs1697♥ 2013/02/05 13:26:47
    $100K
    ♥Gabs1697♥
    +1
    Why settle for less when you can get more?
  • Commenting_one 2013/02/05 11:41:53
    $75K
    Commenting_one
    +1
    I feel that as long as expenses are easily covered and basic needs are met, and NOT having to dwell on any of it, I would be content. As long as this is taken care of:

    Comfortable housing, free from external interferences.
    Basic needs are met easily.
    Other expenses covered, including Health Care, Veterinary Care.
    Having a decent vehicle, with no concerns about.
    Being Debt-Free.
    Able to put money away, security.
    Able to give to Charity.
  • mylegs 2013/02/05 08:15:00
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    mylegs
    +1
    Whatever amount this dog is making.
    happy dog
  • Magus BN-0 2013/02/05 04:52:29
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    Magus BN-0
    +1
    If I'm going to name my own paycheck, might as well go big.

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