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Old 10-09-2007, 03:34 PM   #1
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Forbes-"The Rich and The Unfaithful"

Oh darn, just when Firecalc says go! to the 3rd decimal place, one finds out about this.

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Old 10-09-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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The Rich And Unfaithful - Forbes.com

The retirement calculators should have a built in whoops I lost a lot in divorce catagory !
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Thank goodness I'm well short of 10 million.
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Oh darn, just when Firecalc says go! to the 3rd decimal place, one finds out about this.
I think before I made any decisions from this article, just like the "net worth" surveys, I'd have to see an auditor's review. Or at least be asked to participate in the research.

Now I can't wait to see Forbes' next "Top 400" list.

Everybody lies about money & sex, although not necessarily in that order...
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Interesting to read that more women than men claimed they were unfaithful...

It is almost embarrasingly conventional to admit that throughout 23 years of marriage, ending in divorce, I was never unfaithful in any sense of the word. Guess we were not rich enough for that!!
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Interesting to read that more women than men claimed they were unfaithful...

It is almost embarrasingly conventional to admit that throughout 23 years of marriage, ending in divorce, I was never unfaithful in any sense of the word. Guess we were not rich enough for that!!
It never occurred to be unfaithful or to hide assets or to check up on the other half; too lazy.
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There are some new studies out saying that there has been a terrific upsurge in divorces among the senior population of 55 and up. Alot of people now are divorcing in their 60's. Go figure. It's a new day, I guess, and the Boomer generation is leading the way in this new trend, which is good for me as I am single.
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I have read of an increasing tendency of couples divorcing as the youngest child graduates high school.
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Often people avoid divorce for bad reasons:
- we stay together for the children
- we stay together for our extended family and friends
- we cannot afford to live apart

I am reminded of the joke:
Woman arrives home and announces: Pack your bags Fred, I just won the lottery.
Fred: Wow what should I pack? Where are we going?
Woman: I don't care. Just get out!
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Great joke, by the way.
Kinda sad comment on marriage when they leave with the youngest kid. But this has been going on for all the years I have been alive.
Better than during the Depression, tho, when men left to go get the proverbial "pack of cigarettes" and never returned. Or committed suicide, which happened more often than reported during that era.
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"Divorce itself is a businessman's biggest deal," Felder says. "He's going to lose half he has."
That's why I say any SWR discussion is splitting hairs. HALF unhappy in thier relationships ... WOW!!
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Thank goodness I'm well short of 10 million.
Thank goodness I'm single. I'm also well short of $10m, but that's another story!
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Often people avoid divorce for bad reasons:
- we stay together for the children
They've been listening to all that nonsense peddled by self-styled "Dr. Laura".
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I'm reminded of the guy who asks his wife what she wants for her birthday.

She says, "I'd like a divorce".

Her husband replies, "I wasn't planning on spending that much."
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"Most men responding to the Prince & Associates survey (75%) said cost is their main obstacle to getting a divorce, and 61.5% said they feared it would hurt business dealings and opportunities. Just 7.7% of men cited harm to the kids."
The Rich And Unfaithful - Forbes.com

*Sigh.* They're not worried about harm to the kids. This disgusts me. Also, the article said 61% of women in these high income marriages said they had affairs for "variety." The richer people get, the more shallow and stupid. Is that the upshot of this article?
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No, it just means that now they can afford to be shallow and stupid...
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No, it just means that now they can afford to be shallow and stupid...
"I used to have a problem with being shallow & stupid, but now I make enough money to afford it!"

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Seriously now, do you really think the amount of money you have makes you more shallow or more stupid or more prone to cheating? Do you believe everything you read?

I think a lot of crap gets published because hey, some writer needs to come up with an interesting headline. And the media is getting a lot of mileage these days out of bashing the economically advantaged - i.e. feeding the masses what they'd prefer to believe.

I've been poor and I am presently not exactly rich, but... Trust me on this: there is a heck of a lot more extra-marital activity among the economically disadvantaged.
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Do you believe everything you read?
No, I don't (see below).

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Trust me on this: there is a heck of a lot more extra-marital activity among the economically disadvantaged.
Wow, that's quite a sweeping generalization, without any supporting evidence. I for one am not prepared to simply "trust you" on the issue.
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