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Old 03-04-2007, 02:12 PM   #41
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being a millionaire just doesn't mean that much today. especially if you live in new york city. in utah, it would be different i imagine.
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Re: What is a "millionaire"
Old 03-04-2007, 02:43 PM   #42
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... The harder I work the luckier I get.....

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Old 03-04-2007, 05:48 PM   #43
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I think the real question is, what is "rich"?
Perhaps the question is: How much do you need to feel "rich" or wealthy? What is enough? Maybe we already have enough.
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Uhm - here's your sign: anyone who buys one of these, regardless of net worth, fits my mental image of a millionaire. A freaking doltish one, but..

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11202216&search=Buyers'PicksMa r2&Sp=S&Mo=23&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_ SignDesc1&N=0&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk= All&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=Buyers'PicksM ar2&Ntt=Buyers'PicksMar2&cm_mmc=BCEmail_193-_-Banner2-_-5-_-BuyersPicks_BCEmail_193&No=4&Ntx=mode+matchallpart ial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1
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Only $2,799.99?
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My opinion: If my net worth is $1M (or more) I'm a millionaire!

(it is...I am)
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Uhm - here's your sign: anyone who buys one of these, regardless of net worth, fits my mental image of a millionaire. A freaking doltish one, but..
Not a millionaire here! I wouldn't be surprised if more of these are bought by nonmillionaires than millionaires.

I liked alot of the comments here and agree with one: when you can do whatever you want, especially not working, than you are a true millionaire! If having 1 million doesn't qualify you to stay home, than it is not millionaire enough.
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OK so it looks like most people answered the question litteraly.
Am I guessing right when someone tells you something like "I'll be back in just a minute". ? Do you count to 60 seconds...

The others that answered "what Net Worth affords a Yesteryears Millionaire Life Style In today's money" mostly chose $5M
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OK so it looks like most people answered the question litteraly.
Am I guessing right when someone tells you something like "I'll be back in just a minute". ? Do you count to 60 seconds...

The others that answered "what Net Worth affords a Yesteryears Millionaire Life Style In today's money" mostly chose $5M
So $1 million is either worth $1 million or $5 million, depending on your perspective.

I'm still not satisfied with that. I say we take those numbers and double them and then cut them in half.
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This is how I view a "millionaire" as well.

The rule of 7 says I'll get there in about 20 years.
What is the rule of 7?
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Mathematical sums don't define wealth; the ability to control your time and quality of life does. Walter Mosley

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Don't knock it until you've tried it. A few years ago I travelled around the world and found it actually felt quite nice to
get a rinse after doing my business. In Tokyo I tried one of these multifunction toilets, and it made a believer out of me.
There is something really nice about feeling totally clean, warm and fresh too. I resisted the urge to buy one of these
but I betcha it's going to be the new metrosexual thing over here. Certainly does a lot more for you than granite countertops.

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Don't knock it until you've tried it...... Certainly does a lot more for you than granite countertops.
WEll sure, but who uses granite countertops? They're too heavy, not very absobent, and don't flush worth a darn.
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Don't knock it until you've tried it. A few years ago I travelled around the world and found it actually felt quite nice to
get a rinse after doing my business. In Tokyo I tried one of these multifunction toilets, and it made a believer out of me.
I have two of them in my house, and am not a millionaire by any definition. Ok, the lids don't open and close
automatically, the flushing is manual, there is no built-in blow-dryer, and they are not tankless... But the rest of
the features are pretty standard equipment these days. Anything less just feels uncivilized.
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remember what i once heard

the first million was hard to make, the 2nd comes a lot easier
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OK so it looks like most people answered the question litteraly.
Am I guessing right when someone tells you something like "I'll be back in just a minute". ? Do you count to 60 seconds...
No, you would be guessing wrong.
However, if you asked me how many seconds are in a minute I sure would answer 60
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Hey, but it's one fast toilet.
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