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Monday, December 22, 2014

MONEY, HONEY!!





What do you get the man who has everything?  A bag to put it in?  In my husband’s case, the answer is MORE!  

When he was growing up & all his friends wanted to be President, he wanted to be the Secretary of the Treasury. We went to the Treasury’s Bureau of Printing & Engraving when we were in Washington, DC.  Our boys had torn up a dollar bill into a gazillion pieces; an approximation, of course, but Bud had every single piece in a Baggie.  Since the Baggie's pieces contained the serial numbers, we were able to exchange it for a non-shredded bill.  

It was fascinating to watch money being printed.  They didn’t have any free samples, but I was able to buy him a sheet of uncut bills.  We framed it when we got back & it’s hanging in his home office.  It looks like this:


A friend of ours, who is of Japanese descent, gave Bud origami cranes for his 70th birthday.  They were made of $1 bills.  70 is an important birthday in Japan.

A man being mugged by two thugs put up a tremendous fight! Finally, the thugs subdued him and took his wallet. Upon finding only two dollars in the wallet, the surprised thug said, "Why did you put up such a fight?" To which the man promptly replied, "I was afraid that you'd find the $200 hidden in my shoe!"
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A little boy wanted $100.00 badly and prayed for two weeks but nothing happened. Then he decided to write a letter to the Lord requesting the $100.00. When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to the Lord, USA, they decided to send it to President Obama. The President was so impressed, touched, and amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy a $5.00 bill, as this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy. The little boy was delighted with the $5.00, and sat down to write a thank-you note to the Lord. It said: Dear Lord, Thank you very much for sending me the money. However, I noticed that for some reason you had to send it through Washington, DC and as usual, those jerks deducted $95.00.
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Did you hear about the $10,000,000 Kentucky State Lottery?
The winner gets $10.00 a year for a million years.

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I was in small-claims court when I listened in on the case of a woman who held a good job but still had trouble paying her bills on time. “Can’t you live within your income?” asked the judge.
“No, Your Honor,” she said. “It’s all I can do to live within my credit.”
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The best way of saving money is to forget who you borrowed it from.
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"IS IT BETTER TO BE A JOCK OR A NERD?"

Consider Michael Jordan, having "retired", with $40 million in endorsements.  He makes $178,000 a day, working or not.  If he sleeps 7 hours a night, he makes $52,000 while visions of sugarplums dance in his head.  If he goes to see a movie, it will cost him $10 or $12, but he'll make $18,550 while he's there.  If he decides to have a 5 minute egg, he'll make $618 while it's boiling.  He makes $7,415 an hour more than the minimum wage.

He'd make $3,710 while watching each episode of "Friends".  If he wanted to save up for a new Acura NSX ($90,000) it would take him a whole 12 hours.  If someone were to hand him his salary & endorsement money in cash, they would have to do it at the rate of $2.00 every second.

He'd probably pay around $200 for a round of golf at an expensive course, but would be reimbursed $33,390 for that round.  Assuming he puts the federal maximum of 15% of his income into a 401k, his contributions would hit the federal cap of $10,500 at 8:45 am on January 1st.  If he gave you a penny for every $10 he made, you'd have an extra $65,000 a year to play around with.

He'd make about $19.60 while watching the 100 meter dash in the Olympics & about $15,600 during the Boston Marathon.  While the common person is spending about $20-$30 for a meal at Jordan's trendy Chicago restaurant, he'll pull in about $5,600.  This year, he'll make more than twice as much as all the past presidents for all of their terms--combined!  Amazing, isn't it?

However--if he saved 100% of his income for the next 500 years, he'd still have less than Bill Gates has at this very moment!


Game over.  Nerd wins.



                                           

Here are the lyrics:

MONEY, HONEY

You know, the landlord rang my front door bell.
I let it ring for a long, long spell.
I went to the window,
I peeped through the blind,
And asked him to tell me what's on his mind.
He said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
 If you want to get along with me.

Well, I screamed and I hollered,
I was so hard-pressed.
I called the woman that I loved the best.
I finally got my baby about half past three,
She said I'd like to know what you want with me.
I said,
Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get along with me.

Well, I said tell me baby, what's wrong with you?
From this day on our romance is through
I said, tell me baby, face to face
How could another man take my place?
She said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get along with me.

Well, I've learned my lesson and now I know
The sun may shine and the winds may blow.
The women may come and the women may go,
But before I say I love you so,
I want

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get along with me.




I assume this is not your problem:

It's probably this:

















I'm so clumsy I can't even balance my checkbook----fishducky

 



24 comments:

  1. Love this post. The Michael Jordan story is really fun, imagining how much he makes vs how much he spends....but could never catch up with Bill Gates. I do admire Gates for his generosity however. The money he gives away is of huge benefit to the recipients. Thanks for my Monday morning chuckle.!

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    1. I agree--Gates' generosity has helped many!!

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  2. I'm so broke I can't pay attention.
    R

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  3. A rich man's joke is always funny !

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  4. Since neither of them can spend as fast as it comes in, I call it a draw.

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  5. I can't even imagine having that much money so the Michael Jordan story helps a bit. LOL--the lottery winner and his true love! ;)

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  6. In that instance at any rate I prefer the nerd. Who has a generous heart.

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  7. That lucky lottery winner made me laugh, and convinced me to buy a lottery ticket.

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  8. I want to be like Mike. Now I understand that statement.

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  9. I like the lottery winner. I can't believe how quickly he found someone to love. If I could have gotten to him first, that would be me in the photo.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Love is like real estate--the 3 most important things are location, location & location!!

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  10. I bet if I won $181 million half of Adelaide would love me, I'd have friends and relatives everywhere!
    If I told them......
    That 'small claims court' one is disturbingly true for so many people. No wonder the world is in a mess.

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  11. I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2015! Enjoy the holidays, and thanks for all of the laughs this year!
    Lots of love, Hayley-Eszti

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    1. The same to you--& you're VERY welcome!!

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