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I think anyone who's ever struggled financially will tell you it can. Money can buy a nice home in a nice neighborhood, better health care, better food, more time for leisure etc. It can't however, as Nixie pointed out buy you friends. And if you're spending just for the sake of spending then you're probably compensating for something else missing in your life. Money doesn't guarantee happiness but it can play a role in achieving it.
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3 ups, 10m
Sage advice
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2 ups, 10m
Yes that is true
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It can ...and it can't .. So so true
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4 ups, 10m,
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Well it can buy you a car, tickets to events, hip items to attract girls, fishing and hunting licenses, vacations.
So you tell me
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4 ups, 10m,
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Makes sense
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To a degree. If someone seeks material things to obtain happiness then no it cannot. Nor can it buy friendship. But if you are in a financial struggle and totally miserable as a result, and you won a million bucks it could certainly pay off the debts you owe, and maybe afford you the opportunity to move to a better place of residence which could really make you happy. Speaking from the stand point of my personal experience. I was homeless for a small stretch when I was in high school, and had some time later in life where the lack of money kept me in a terrible situation. In these instances money did buy me happiness because it allowed me to gain access to more favorable circumstances.
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I will add, if someone is lacking in life you can't fill a void with money.
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3 ups, 10m
Well said
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See i agree with you and timid
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They say when people win some crazy amount of money, say like 50 million, they end up with more problems than the had to start with, and often end up bankrupt because they spend and spend and spend.
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Also golddiggers, and such
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Or make them please me
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One of my friends (really the son of my father's best friend, but we knew each well) hit the lottery for what was at the time the third largest jackpot in history. He has been miserable mostly since. He finally set up an annuity to live on and gave the rest away to scholarships and grants. (He had been a teacher when he hit)
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I imagine all kinds of "friends" come out of the woodwork. Hate to say, I feel that my family would make me regret a win like that.
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He has a good family. His father passed recently (broke my father's heart), but his sister finally got rid of her freeloading husband and his mother is doing well. It's not all bad. Two of his friends actually used his money to invest in a company that is making him money now. But he still wonders how much better his life would have been without it.

Now I play the lottery too. I wait until the amount gets up above 1/2 a billion and buy one ticket, but I have a plan for my money should I ever win. Most will go to charity and I will get by on enough not to have to work anymore.

Use to be I would start a new company, but I'm looking down retirement now. (Wife is retiring in two years)
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2 ups, 10m
Ye
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2 ups, 10m
It's a tossup
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3 ups, 10m,
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When money is tight or worse, people are in a constant state of worry even when they think they aren't. I've lived paycheck to paycheck and use to walk five miles to work my slightly better than minimum wage job (I had to be there at 5am, so I would start walking at 3:30am) because I couldn't afford to buy a car.

Now I make a very good living and believe me, I'm much happier.
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3 ups, 10m
Fair enough
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Is the product called "Happiness"?
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