“Have you made it yet?”
We all have this idea of what it means to start really making money. Some of us might look at $75,000 per year as getting money, others might say $500,000 a year is a lot. Then you have the few chosen people who say they would like to make $10 million per year is making a lot. And you know what, you would all be right. Because money is subjective, depending on who says money is what. But is there really a definitive amount of money which ones makes where you’ve made it. Because I have a definition for making it in America. That is the amount of money you make working, knowing that if you lost or left your job tomorrow you could survive for a lengthy period of time, typically months, and be fine without worry. Meaning, let’s say you lost your job tomorrow and was out of work for 6 months, do you make enough to save for anticipation of a six month leave?
Can you measure how much you’ve made it by the things you’re able to afford? Because if you have enough money to buy a Rolls Royce, most people would say that you have arrived. But have you really made it based on the things you buy. You have billionaires who spend less than millionaires spend. But the billionaires have more, what does buying things have to do with it?Let’s say for a second that buying goods and services mean you have made it. Then with that said if you grew wanting certain things you could afford, then says you have arrived. You have made it to the point where your life is where you want it to be. Is there another measure of making it in America?
What about making it based on your happiness through income. We have all heard money doesn’t bring happiness, but what about reaching at least a certain point. Money isn’t everything, but dough is important. But how important is money? There have been studies that have said that a person’s happiness changes little after making $60,000 to $70,000 in a year. Makes sense considering very little cost over that amount of money each year. So if two people are in a relationship making that much each, that’s a lot less problems to worry about in the household. And we all know finances is a major reason for breakups.
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