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10M Dollar Marriage

What, exactly, is the incentive in your hypothetical? Unlike DBCooper, I don’t expect that I will ever make millions of dollars. I’m pretty sure I’d be willing to make compromises to have access to that kind of money. In your scenario, however, it doesn’t sound like I’d really have access to the money. I’d be entirely dependent on the largess of the other party. To me, having a lot of money is good to the extent that it provides freedom. Having to ask for an allowance isn’t freedom.

Now, if you were to fill out the scenario by saying that this is a person who would make a good mother, is a kind person, wants me to pursue my own interests, and so on, it would be more interesting. Would I be willing to settle with someone I am not crazy about, but could be good friends with, could have children with, and would provide me with financial independence? Probably.

I also agree with imhungry that 10 million dollars is enough to be much more than comfortable. At 2% interest, that’s two hundred thousand per year, and one ought to be able to get much better average returns than that.

[quote]Aggv wrote:
Like i said tho, add another 0 and it’s a discussion. [/quote]

Agreed. While DBC correctly identified two implicit assumptions that are in play, when you move to 100 million, now you’re talking about all your future generations being completely set (whether civilized society eventually collapses or not).

So with that in mind, maybe “taking one for the team” is maybe worth serious consideration.

[quote]chillain wrote:
Agreed. While DBC correctly identified two implicit assumptions that are in play, when you move to 100 million, now you’re talking about all your future generations being completely set (whether civilized society eventually collapses or not).

So with that in mind, maybe “taking one for the team” is maybe worth serious consideration.
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Never underestimate the ability of future generations to squander the wealth of their ancestors.

[quote]krazykoukides wrote:
10 million is way more than what most people would make in my area with 2 ‘decent’ salaries in a lifetime.

Average household income in my area is like $34,000 [/quote]

Even someone making way over the national average - $200000 per year - would take 50 years to make $10 mil (no interest).

Let’s say you invested 10K per month, and were able to get 10% interest on that money. It would still take 23 years to hit 10 million. That is way beyond the investment capabilities of the majority.

[quote]krazykoukides wrote:

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[quote]sufiandy wrote:

Edit: 10m these days is about enough to live comfortably and not work the rest of you life but aside from extra free time its not that much more money than 2 full time decent salaries would give you in a lifetime.[/quote]

Oh? I bet you 10 mil that I sure as shit could live comfortably on 10 mil. [/quote]
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10 million is way more than what most people would make in my area with 2 ‘decent’ salaries in a lifetime.

Average household income in my area is like $34,000 [/quote]

I meant above average, I wouldn’t say the average is enough to live “comfortably” so I meant double or more. Also a big factor when your working your not spending money. 2 people not working will find a way to spend that $10m and overall be less responsible with it since its not “hard earned” every month.

[quote]sufiandy wrote:

[quote]krazykoukides wrote:

[quote]imhungry wrote:

[quote]sufiandy wrote:

Edit: 10m these days is about enough to live comfortably and not work the rest of you life but aside from extra free time its not that much more money than 2 full time decent salaries would give you in a lifetime.[/quote]

Oh? I bet you 10 mil that I sure as shit could live comfortably on 10 mil. [/quote]
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10 million is way more than what most people would make in my area with 2 ‘decent’ salaries in a lifetime.

Average household income in my area is like $34,000 [/quote]

I meant above average, I wouldn’t say the average is enough to live “comfortably” so I meant double or more. Also a big factor when your working your not spending money. 2 people not working will find a way to spend that $10m and overall be less responsible with it since its not “hard earned” every month.[/quote]
Maybe… maybe not. There’s no way to tell who will do what with the money.

Those two people who are not working, could be very hard workers, too. They could have just been laid off… who knows?

[quote]sufiandy wrote:

[quote]krazykoukides wrote:

[quote]imhungry wrote:

[quote]sufiandy wrote:

Edit: 10m these days is about enough to live comfortably and not work the rest of you life but aside from extra free time its not that much more money than 2 full time decent salaries would give you in a lifetime.[/quote]

Oh? I bet you 10 mil that I sure as shit could live comfortably on 10 mil. [/quote]
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10 million is way more than what most people would make in my area with 2 ‘decent’ salaries in a lifetime.

Average household income in my area is like $34,000 [/quote]

I meant above average, I wouldn’t say the average is enough to live “comfortably” so I meant double or more. Also a big factor when your working your not spending money. 2 people not working will find a way to spend that $10m and overall be less responsible with it since its not “hard earned” every month.[/quote]

you are posting absolute dog shit in this thread please just leave.

Having a loveless marriage for 10 million bucks? Fuck that shit. One of my best friend’s parents are absolutely loaded, and they sleep in separate beds. They don’t hate each other, but there is no love to speak of. Both of them seem at least partially dead inside. They live miserable lives, surrounded by Maserati cars, Rolex watches, and Petrus wine.

I would not give my girlfriend up for any amount of money. Add as many zeros to that ten million as you want.

[quote]nephorm wrote:
I also agree with imhungry that 10 million dollars is enough to be much more than comfortable. At 2% interest, that’s two hundred thousand per year, and one ought to be able to get much better average returns than that. [/quote]
This. You don’t even have to cut into the 10 million. Move to a country with very low capital gains tax and travel the world or whatever. My worst savings account has 3.05% interest, so you should be able to get closer to 4-500k a year on average. That’s more than enough to live comfortably.

And if you’re that rich you can set up a foundation to keep future generations from spending uncontrollably.

I wouldn’t be much happier with 100 million than 10 million.

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[quote]DarkNinjaa wrote:
No. I don’t believe in marriage. And I got my own millions.

Physical attraction and sexual tension are important factors to me. Fuck the money.
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So in addition to people not believing you are real, you throw in the fact you are a millionaire now?[/quote]

Don’t forget pornstar

[quote]yolo84 wrote:

[quote]sufiandy wrote:

[quote]krazykoukides wrote:

[quote]imhungry wrote:

[quote]sufiandy wrote:

Edit: 10m these days is about enough to live comfortably and not work the rest of you life but aside from extra free time its not that much more money than 2 full time decent salaries would give you in a lifetime.[/quote]

Oh? I bet you 10 mil that I sure as shit could live comfortably on 10 mil. [/quote]
x2

10 million is way more than what most people would make in my area with 2 ‘decent’ salaries in a lifetime.

Average household income in my area is like $34,000 [/quote]

I meant above average, I wouldn’t say the average is enough to live “comfortably” so I meant double or more. Also a big factor when your working your not spending money. 2 people not working will find a way to spend that $10m and overall be less responsible with it since its not “hard earned” every month.[/quote]

you are posting absolute dog shit in this thread please just leave. [/quote]

vs trolling after someone elses comments and contributing nothing? Including not even answering the original question which was the only thing asked of this thread.

i probably would. provided we were actually friends and liked each other. worst case scenario - divorce.

To be fair andy, the intelligence of somebody with a username that involves that infamous term “yolo” is probably to be held in contempt to begin with. Per said individual, feel free to prove me wrong.

Anyway, I would not consider the proposition in the OP. It doesn’t really matter to me if it’s ten billion honestly.

I see some people point.
But realisticly how many people are gonaa find “true” love? Most people settle in some way or another, might as well settel with 10M.
I’d take it and just fuck high class hookers on the side to fill that “void”.
Never having to work and living like a Boss is pretty tempting to me.

[quote]Cron391 wrote:
I see some people point.
But realisticly how many people are gonaa find “true” love? Most people settle in some way or another, might as well settel with 10M.
I’d take it and just fuck high class hookers on the side to fill that “void”.
Never having to work and living like a Boss is pretty tempting to me.[/quote]

I dont know if you’re going to “live like a boss” with 10m for the rest of your life. If old, then sure maybe, but really you’ll get divorced cause you’re cheating and be broke.

[quote]Cron391 wrote:
I see some people point.
But realisticly how many people are gonaa find “true” love? Most people settle in some way or another, might as well settel with 10M.
I’d take it and just fuck high class hookers on the side to fill that “void”.
Never having to work and living like a Boss is pretty tempting to me.[/quote]

Brutal.

You’ll still be lonely fucking hookers. You have no emotional connection with the hookers either. You still aren’t going to fill that “void”.

[quote]Cron391 wrote:
I see some people point.
But realisticly how many people are gonaa find “true” love? Most people settle in some way or another, might as well settel with 10M.
I’d take it and just fuck high class hookers on the side to fill that “void”.
Never having to work and living like a Boss is pretty tempting to me.[/quote]

You wouldn’t be living like a “boss” at all. You’d be living like a kept man, which is degrading to say the least. Like I said earlier, there’s more to life than a boatload of money.

The thing is, for the most part what we do in life is who we are. There’s more to it than that but in simple terms, how we earn what we have, how we support our loved ones (children and spouse especially), how we provide for ourselves and how we achieve whatever level of independence that we have achieved says a LOT about ourselves and who we are.

There are those who earn their independence and earn what they have. And then there are those who trade things that can never be gained back (pride, dignity, self-respect) for temporary security (the proverbial $10,000,000). So, which one of those are you?

And keep in mind that you don’t even actually have any money at all. For all intents and purposes, the money you have is still your wife’s since it is entirely in her name and can only be spent by you on terms that she must first pre-approve. So in effect, you are trading your dignity for a chance to live on terms other than your own.

edit: What I’m getting at here is that you aren’t defined by what you have nearly as much as you are defined by how you get whatever it is that you have. And to a certain extent, what you do with what you have also says volumes about who you are.

[quote]PimpBot5000 wrote:
Having a loveless marriage for 10 million bucks? Fuck that shit. One of my best friend’s parents are absolutely loaded, and they sleep in separate beds. They don’t hate each other, but there is no love to speak of. Both of them seem at least partially dead inside. They live miserable lives, surrounded by Maserati cars, Rolex watches, and Petrus wine.

I would not give my girlfriend up for any amount of money. Add as many zeros to that ten million as you want. [/quote]

x10

When you’re finally with someone you don’t WANT to live without, you wouldn’t want to trade it for anything else.

There are too many unknown factors in this scenario.

Can I be married to her for 2-4 years or however long it takes to get a good degree while she is paying for my school and living expenses? Then can I divorce her after that?

[quote]nephorm wrote:

[quote]krazykoukides wrote:
10 million is way more than what most people would make in my area with 2 ‘decent’ salaries in a lifetime.

Average household income in my area is like $34,000 [/quote]

Even someone making way over the national average - $200000 per year - would take 50 years to make $10 mil (no interest).

Let’s say you invested 10K per month, and were able to get 10% interest on that money. It would still take 23 years to hit 10 million. That is way beyond the investment capabilities of the majority.[/quote]

The majority have a negative savings rate…