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Apr 24, 2024 - 2:08:09 PM
41111 posts since 3/5/2008

Represent to you..?

Apr 24, 2024 - 2:56:27 PM

Owen

Canada

15030 posts since 6/5/2011

A medium of exchange ... useful when barter comes up short. 

Fwiw, I periodically like to figure ... how many hours of work to buy such-and-such an item/service? ... and also to compare "back then" to "now."

Edit: And having some is generally better'n having none.  sad

Edited by - Owen on 04/24/2024 14:58:32

Apr 24, 2024 - 3:27:03 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

30101 posts since 8/3/2003

It's a way to buy groceries, pay the mortgage and bills and, hopefully, have a little left over for whatever you might want but don't consider a necessity.

I agree with Owen: having some is definitely better than being broke (been there, done that).

Apr 24, 2024 - 3:29:14 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

72006 posts since 10/5/2013

I ain’t broke but I’m badly bent….




 

Apr 24, 2024 - 3:51:21 PM
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rcc56

USA

5093 posts since 2/20/2016

Ditto Sherry.
I learned to separate my wants from my needs a long time ago.
And I pretty much got over the "more" thing a long time ago.

I have enough to eat, a serviceable vehicle, a small but comfortable place to live, and a couple of good instruments.

A good dinner every now and then can be nice. But if my happiness was dependent on having more than I need, I wouldn't be very happy. A hundred million bucks would be wasted on me. I wouldn't know what to do with most of it. And I've known some very wealthy people who weren't at all happy.

Apr 24, 2024 - 4:10:17 PM
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15016 posts since 1/15/2005

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Originally posted by STUD figmo Al

Represent to you..?


It represents not having to depend on the gubmint, family, or friends to survive until I assume room temperature!

Apr 24, 2024 - 5:02:47 PM

41111 posts since 3/5/2008

To me it is a measure of service...
I blast to collect $..
To pay the folks to do what i can not...

Apr 25, 2024 - 12:55:31 AM
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18656 posts since 8/17/2008

I view money as a badly needed inconvenience. I like to make do with as little of it as I can. Any extra I give away. For those that know the story of my son and his medical expenses, perhaps they can understand how I developed a hatred for money and what it does to a society. Ymmv.

Apr 25, 2024 - 1:20:55 AM
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62066 posts since 12/14/2005

Do Canadians sing "Lost all my money but a two dollar coin", when performing "Long Journey Home"??

It was explained to me, back when I was in school, are 13 or so:

IF there was no money- - - -

Suppose a person works  in a chair factory.

Gets paid two chairs  a week. Has to trade a chair to the green-grocer for vegetables, must trade a chair to the butcher for meat.

Next week, trades the chairs for shoes and clothes for the family.

After a few months of this, the grocer and the butcher and the clothing merchant have all the chairs they need.

Then what??

MUCH easier to carry around money.

Apr 25, 2024 - 1:52:48 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

27982 posts since 6/25/2005

A means to live comfortably …. and care for my cat.

Apr 25, 2024 - 2:09:22 AM
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3022 posts since 2/4/2013

Stuff that can be exchanged for banjos and tea.

Apr 25, 2024 - 7:16:15 AM

Owen

Canada

15030 posts since 6/5/2011

Mike: "MUCH easier to carry around money."

...and lets not forget the low-life that would roll innocent passers-by on the street.  How's he supposed to cart off a dozen (?) chairs??  devil  

Apr 25, 2024 - 7:41:07 AM

banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

13769 posts since 2/22/2007

Options, freedom, prosperity. Money greatly facilitates trade, and trade is the multiplier of wealth that frees most of us from enduring a life of grinding subsistence poverty. The freer the trade and the more stable and trusted the currency, the greater affluence and freedom enjoyed by all.

Apr 25, 2024 - 8:49:32 AM
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Buddur

USA

3913 posts since 10/23/2004

Makes my world go around.

Apr 26, 2024 - 3:04:14 AM

62066 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Mike: "MUCH easier to carry around money."

...and lets not forget the low-life that would roll innocent passers-by on the street.  How's he supposed to cart off a dozen (?) chairs??  devil  


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Apr 26, 2024 - 8:40:22 AM
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Paul R

Canada

16932 posts since 1/28/2010

Dad was on a business trip in the mid-Sixties. In his spare time, walking around Miami Beach, he overheard a couple of rich people talking. One said, "Money, it's only a means of exchange!" Easy for him to say.

I've lived comfortably (never wealthy) and I've lived on the edge. Comfortable is better. But I realize that my lifestyle, modest as it may seem by some people's standards, is far above the majority of people on this planet, In that, I feel blessed.

Apr 26, 2024 - 8:47:07 AM
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RB3

USA

2006 posts since 4/12/2004

Money is not really that important, until you need it and don't have it. For some people, it's how you keep score.

Apr 26, 2024 - 12:28:56 PM

41111 posts since 3/5/2008

Well...
The lack of $ sucks... :0/

Apr 26, 2024 - 1:30:32 PM
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donc

Canada

7441 posts since 2/9/2010

Having money means that other people are less likely to own you. If you can own a home you can fire your greedy landlord. If you can work without needing a wage you can fire a nasty employer. On the other hand ..if you cannot manage money no amount will ever change your situation.

Apr 27, 2024 - 10:15:11 AM

RonR

USA

2085 posts since 11/29/2012

A sense of security, knowing my days as a manual laborer serving other people are a thing of the past.

Apr 27, 2024 - 11:52:10 AM

12730 posts since 8/22/2006
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Have a little extra makes those times of emergencies seem less stressful. Plus I shop more for the better buy in an item I’m interested in. Don’t always buy but knowing I can pay cash for a new Telecaster makes me feel more powerful. You should have see the look on a young clerks face when I paid cash for a brand new tele from Guitar Center little smugged guy thought by the way I was dressed he didn’t expect what just happened.

Apr 28, 2024 - 7:36:01 PM
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Paul R

Canada

16932 posts since 1/28/2010

"Having a banjo in times of no money is better than having money in times of no banjo."

Apr 29, 2024 - 7:05:31 AM

heavy5

USA

3054 posts since 11/3/2016

Domestic tranquility

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