Later on you can come back and tell us how hard it is being rich. Unless you’re very religious, contrarian, or you’re visiting our planet ahead of the full-scale invasion from Mars, you’ll know how great it is to have money.
The esteemed rap poet Nas sums up the general picture as follows: Mr Nas is a bit weak in rhyming the clothes he’s trying with those that he’s buying, but then he doesn’t need to try too hard – Nas knows we’ve all dreamed of being rich. At the very least, being wealthy gets you: Feel free to substitute your own desires. When I said this article was about the pros and cons of being wealthy, I meant it: having a lot of money has drawbacks, especially if you get rich overnight.
Talking about the pros and cons of being wealthy seems as one-sided as a boxing match between Warren Buffett and Muhammad Ali.
If you searched out ‘the pros and cons of being wealthy’ as a sanity check before accepting a briefcase of cash, I say take the money!
Here’s an example that really works: Bumble mainly attracts women in the 25-35 age range who are intelligent and successful.
(For clarity, I’m talking about being really rich – £10 million / million net worth or more).
True, there’s no evidence that money actually makes you unhappy (although one rich man is giving it all away) but it could distract you from fixing your real problems. One reason you’ll need to all those professionals is because you’ll need help warding off the crooks attracted to your wealth.
You see this with children born into money, as well as people who built a company up for several decades and sold too late to start another. The trick seems to be to find a substitute to your old goal of achieving financial security. They move your money offshore, and now you don’t understand the taxes. Nobody wanted to pretend to be you when you owed the bank money, but now you’ve millions parked away it’s a different story.
) is one of the most popular free online dating sites out there, with one of the largest user pools.
But to attract the pretty fish, your profile needs to be tantalizing bait.