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Money Doesn't Always Buy Happiness

 
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Money Doesn't Always Buy Happiness but it sure thing makes being unhappy a lot more tolerable.
 
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It's better to cry in a Bentley than a Hyundai.

I'll also say as someone who has had more elective plastic surgery than probably everyone on this forum, it isn't a magic bullet and most people come in with unreasonable expectations and often are more unhappy afterwards. I also wonder why he'd even do this surgery given the only hardness anyone interested in him was concerned about was related to the diamonds.
 
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:27 PM
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Or cry in a Jag.
 
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Money won't buy happiness but it is very effective at paying the bills. At least that's what my accountant says.
 
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:09 AM
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My mom (born 1906) thought that my 1957 rackety XK 120 should not be parked next to her 1942 Mercedes 770 in the park in 1965. So I was happily unhappy.

(Her driver hated my Jag too).
 
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Talk about "Hardening of the Arteries!"

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Takeo, you need to show us your Panda light truck as I looked it up, and don't find any pictures of one Anywhere!
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:41 AM
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Takeo, you need to show us your Panda light truck as I looked it up, and don't find any pictures of one Anywhere!
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This is a "light truck"??!
OK if you say so.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:49 AM
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This is a "light truck"??!
OK if you say so.
(';')
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Light Truck in France is a question of registration. Any passenger car can be registered as a light truck, as long as it can only seat 2 and had a load bed in the back. No road tax and less insurance premium.
 

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My SIL maintains her SUV is a truck, in the UK a truck is a lorry not any kind of car.
 
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Money goes a long way to acquiring that XK-RS or F-Type (even an iPace with a dedicated power line at home).

BTW, "light truck" here across the pond is in the F-150 or Silverado 1500 or Ram 1500 class of pickup truck. A Panda would be called a compact SUV.
 
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:45 PM
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The french call it "vehicule utilitaire", i.e. some vehicle whose main purpose is to transport goods, tools, whatever, but NOT a passenger car whose sole purpose is to transport people. It is also forbidden by law to transport people in the back of an "utilitaire", since these people would not be insured in case of an accident.

The passenger car - registerd Panda could indeed be called a compact SUV.
 
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Old 03-26-2019, 03:33 AM
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They did an overhaul of a Panda on Wheeler Dealers. Closest next to it was an early Toyota Rav4, which had 2 doors (just about all of these type of vehicles are now 4 door). Interesting one!

Back to the money part.....

Impulse buys, like that F-Type and F-150 Raptor. I'd keep my S-Type at least long enough to get Antique Vehicle license plates.
 
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:05 AM
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I can easily sell my 30 years old Panda for about EUR 6,000.--

Panda is considered antique here since 25+ years old.
 
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I can easily sell my 30 years old Panda for about EUR 6,000.--

Panda is considered antique here since 25+ years old.
Couldn't tell it was that old! You've kept it in great shape!
 
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My wife has an uncle (through marriage) that thought money was THE solution to all his problems. To that end, he worked EVERY available minute he could, hoping to rack up the overtime, worked right up to his 65th birthday, in order to maximize his Social Security contribution, invested every dime he could afford to, pinched every penny he could, and eventually wound up becoming a millionaire.

HOWEVER.....

He recently turned 90, and his health has been shaky for the last 6-8 years. He became an "old grump" because people got tired of his cheap ways, and his constant preaching about how other people were "too extravagant" with their expenditures. He recently was cajoled into drawing up a will, by the legal advisors at the nursing home that his wife had spent the last year in. During that process, I heard him protesting, saying that he didn't think anybody (family or friend) deserved to be left anything by him. And his sad, tolerant wife, died 3 days ago, due to the ill effects of dementia. A million dollars in the bank, and he's led a miserable life. BFD!!!
 
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Some of the Happiest people I know have little in the eyes of society. They live in a very modest house in a modest part of town and their car is several years old.

But what they have, they gladly share. Their home neat and clean, and is open to friends, family and neighbors; they give new meaning to the word Hospitality. They help others to the extent possible, whether in practical of financial ways. I'm proud to count them as my friends.

Some people call them "poor." Not ME!!
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It's about not wanting for more. It's less about what you have and more about what you want to do after a certain threshold.

My grandfather on my dad's side retired in his forties from owning a mildly successful motorcycle dealership because his wife was having health issues related to rheumatoid arthritis. She died about 15 years after that, but his decision meant that he got to have that time with her. They lived very cheap, but moved to Florida and it made things easier. My dad and 2 of his sisters lived with them in Florida growing up. My dad from 7 years old got to have both parents stay at home. They went on a 3 month sailing trip one time, a road trip for two months in the Southwest, 2 months in Canada; all done by staying with relatives/camping or in the boat case, restoring a boat and using it before selling it at a small profit. They rebuilt cars and motorcycles for fun and did side work occasionally to bring in money. The experiences that my dad got to have growing up with his dad around are PRICELESS. My mother's family was wealthy, even after the German Revolution ended up stripping them of their titles, and her parents died when she was 4 & 6. She has a few photos of each parent, assets like firearms, paperwork, uniforms, etc. She honestly remembers only one event in her life about either parent.
 

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