If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Slate)   10 filthy rich dads who think their kids should get nothing. Nothing do you hear me? N O T H I N G   (slate.com) divider line 227
    More: Cool  
•       •       •

34117 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jun 2012 at 6:49 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



227 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-06-18 12:17:10 AM
Maybe it's my upbringing as a non-WASP but while I think it's important to instill your kids with a work ethic, it's also nice to share your wealth with your family. WTF is the point of having money if you can't share it with your loved ones? F*ck that noise, most wealthy people start from family wealth anyway. There are few Horatio Algers out there.
 
2012-06-18 12:17:22 AM
I hope my folks piss away everything they have enjoying life. Ideally, they'll spend the last of their money on a skydiving excursion, during which they will have a simultaneous heart attack/orgasm while farking mid-fall.
 
2012-06-18 12:21:57 AM
My parents wanted to give me the things they didn't have. I can understand wanting your kids to earn their careers themselves and therefore withholding vast sums of money, but I really don't understand the concept of, say, not paying for college for your kids if you can afford it.

Isn't giving the next generation the benefits you didn't have the point of earning good money? (I mean besides a nice retirement).

I stand to inherit a decent sum, but I'm well aware that it is my parents money. If they spend it before they pass on things they enjoy, that's their perogative. My parents, in fact, paid for the downpayment of my home. When I told them how thankful I was, they told me basically where else is the money going to go? The government? Coke and strippers? They worked hard so that their future generations could benefit from it. They were also incredibly proud to be able to pay for my private college. That was their dream when they were kids and were very happy to give it to me and my brother.
 
2012-06-18 12:30:48 AM

BobtheFascist: Too bad Joe Kennedy Prescott Bush didn't feel ther same way.


Fixed that for ya.
 
2012-06-18 12:31:37 AM

Techhell: I want to disagree with this principle, but I can't think of a single good reason why it's better to leave your fortune to your children simply because they're your children. Particularly in light of how most have paid for their childrens education and given them (in most cases) a fairly generous amount of money anyway.


If you don't pass the wealth down to your kids, don't be surprised if they work menial service jobs their entire life and never really become anything, or do much more than work to survive. I've always understood the American Dream as progress of you, your family, and your decendents. It doesn't make sense that someone's ancestors came here dirt poor, they build a life to make things better for their kids, this repeats for a couple generations, eventually someone becomes rich, and then....they don't pass it on? That to me makes no sense at all. If I had kids I'd do everything in my power to make them better than their peers. This is the opposite of how my family has always done things, they believe in busting your balls and making sure you're a loser to build "character". It doesn't build character, just makes you into a spiteful asshole.
 
2012-06-18 12:35:12 AM

coco ebert: Maybe it's my upbringing as a non-WASP but while I think it's important to instill your kids with a work ethic, it's also nice to share your wealth with your family. WTF is the point of having money if you can't share it with your loved ones? F*ck that noise, most wealthy people start from family wealth anyway. There are few Horatio Algers out there.


Actually that was kind of the point of america before it turned all progressive. You could come here broke and die rich. Do you really think that the original club of wealthy people who were here in 1850 are still the only wealthy people around?

Not even close.

And on the way up, each millionaire who isnt a useless hollywood actor-ess or sports player probably creates 20 other millionaires among its employees and hundreds of solidly upper middle class families.

The notion that a business is one guy on top with all the money and a hundred poor bastards in the trenches is insane. When your business starts grossing several million a year you need people around you to help you run it. Obviously every business is different, but you will have partners, investors, upper management, engineers, patent holders, skilled professionals and a dozen other archetypes who will enjoy wealth because of your business.

In my city, the operating budget is 90% payroll taxes. So tell me again how the businessman is the bad guy? We would literally be broke were it not for the top 25 payroll tax sources in our city. And none of them is a hungry leftist camped in a public park. They are primarily public corps and single owner -rich guy on the top- businesses. And they are the only way we can care for the 70% of town who are living on government checks.
 
2012-06-18 12:38:30 AM

Tinton: It doesn't make sense that someone's ancestors came here dirt poor, they build a life to make things better for their kids, this repeats for a couple generations, eventually someone becomes rich, and then....they don't pass it on? That to me makes no sense at all. If I had kids I'd do everything in my power to make them better than their peers.


I was listening until the part about giving your kids money so they'll be better than everyone else.

Or maybe you meant give them a better life?
 
2012-06-18 12:44:10 AM

Soupysales: I hope my folks piss away everything they have enjoying life. Ideally, they'll spend the last of their money on a skydiving excursion, during which they will have a simultaneous heart attack/orgasm while farking mid-fall.


Sounds like you have a pretty low opinion of your folks.

I take my 13 year old daughter to work with me in the family business.....something we do every summer since she turned 8....and unless there are neighbor kids in our swimming pool. I walked her through one of our largest properties for some wisdom from dad and a basic run down on the way the building operates. I dont do that because I want her to follow my foot steps....lord no, Hopefully by then I have things set so we can manage and not actually do the work ourselves....but because its important for her to know where the money comes from and what we have to do to get it. I hope to god she pursues a career in Law or Business or Finance and not property management Like the rest of the Family. But she is going to inheirit some of it and when she does she will remember the summers we spent fixing leaks and doing marketing and dad leaving in the middle of the night with a flashlight and a gun because something might be wrong somewhere and the police get upset if you call them five times a night.

When that day comes she may decide to keep what she gets or she may sell it, I dont know and I dont care. What I do care about is that when she makes that decision it will be with full knowledge of what our family sacrificed and how hard we worked to get what we have.

Whatever she does will make me proud, Something Warren Buffet apparently cannot say.
 
2012-06-18 12:44:17 AM
www.thedesignfile.net
 
2012-06-18 12:47:11 AM
I think it'd be better if the richies had a clause in their will that the kids had to spend an exorbitant amount of money within a certain amount of time or they get none of the inheritance.

Like Brewster's Millions?


...yes. Exactly like Brewster's Millions.
 
2012-06-18 12:48:02 AM

ImpendingCynic: Tinton: It doesn't make sense that someone's ancestors came here dirt poor, they build a life to make things better for their kids, this repeats for a couple generations, eventually someone becomes rich, and then....they don't pass it on? That to me makes no sense at all. If I had kids I'd do everything in my power to make them better than their peers.

I was listening until the part about giving your kids money so they'll be better than everyone else.

Or maybe you meant give them a better life?


Wow, you really missed that one on the fly.

You do everything you can to make your kid a better person and more competitive than everyone else. You wont succeed, cause lets face it there is only one number one. But you will instill in your child what they need to succeed and be good people when they do. Money is just one way to do that. If your rich and you are afraid that your kid will be a spoiled brat, spend more time with them and make sure when they are confronted by the challenge of wealth-morality that they will do the right thing.

But in the end it isnt your life to live, so you leave them what you have, and most of all prepare them for that day.

The worst thing a leftist does to their kids is to teach them that its a goal in life to be average.
 
2012-06-18 12:49:37 AM

ImpendingCynic: Tinton: It doesn't make sense that someone's ancestors came here dirt poor, they build a life to make things better for their kids, this repeats for a couple generations, eventually someone becomes rich, and then....they don't pass it on? That to me makes no sense at all. If I had kids I'd do everything in my power to make them better than their peers.

I was listening until the part about giving your kids money so they'll be better than everyone else.

Or maybe you meant give them a better life?


Better than everyone else. Life is nothing but competition, and I'd do just about everything in my power to "cheat" and give them a leg-up on their competition. For instance, in High School I would buy my sons used BMWs as their first cars. They'd most likely have to work to pay their own insurance/gas/etc (I know how to entice someone to become self-sufficient), but in the end they'd have baller cars and maybe a chance of getting laid. When I was in High School, I wasn't given jack shiat. My Dad expected me to buy my own car, and at the same time he started loading me up with bills so I couldn't really save to afford one. I had to walk to/from school up until senior year when I finally bought a 80 hp POS. Needless to say, I didn't get laid in HS (I was a loser, didn't even have money to buy things/take an interest in anything) and that farked up my socialization with girls and relationships. I'm a good example of why being a hardass doesn't help your kids.
 
2012-06-18 12:56:48 AM

keithgabryelski: not one thin dime at death makes sense.

if you have $500mil at death and your adult kids have not been able to cash in on their proximity to your wealth to gain wealth themselves...

well, they haven't put forth any effort that makes me think giving them millions isn't anything other than a lottery win.

It's not perfect that rich-kids get advantages beyond the money that is directly given to them by their parents (they have access to people and education) -- I'm ok with them leveraging what is available to them. though.


Can I assume that you have a will yourself that reflects this opinion?
 
2012-06-18 01:01:57 AM
Here's some big trollbait for the liberal equality cocksuckers. I'd give money/inheritance to my sons, but not my daughters. Only if I had an ugly daughter. Otherwise, they can just go fark and find a dude to support them. Its harder for young men in this world.
 
2012-06-18 01:07:07 AM
I just revel that every greedy, condescending rick prick that ever lived or lives today is dead, or will be dead in the next 80 years. It sickens me that families full of heartless, greedy pigs get to perpetuate that in theis snowflakes, but then I remember that they die too! I dearly hope that God becomes the great equalizer and that many who have suffered the most get their chance in the afterlife to kick sand in the faces of those who presumed to be better in their short lives.
 
2012-06-18 01:07:24 AM
My cousins who inherited millions from their grandparents are the most well-adjusted happy people I know. Goes to show that just giving someone money doesn't turn them into an ass just because they didn't have to bust their ass to earn it. Also goes to show that for some people, having the security that money brings makes you into a better person. Funny, not worrying about money, or doing morally questionable things to get a leg up, has that kind of effect. I know that from having to scrounge for part of my life has made me harder and less empathic for my fellow human. Makes me more likely to fark somebody else over just so I can further my own life, which is a horrible way to live.
 
2012-06-18 01:09:46 AM
Your parents brought you into this world for purely selfish reasons and without consulting you first. For these reasons alone you deserve all of their money when they check out.
 
2012-06-18 01:11:56 AM

archichris: I was listening until the part about giving your kids money so they'll be better than everyone else.

Or maybe you meant give them a better life?

Wow, you really missed that one on the fly.

You do everything you can to make your kid a better person and more competitive than everyone else. You wont succeed, cause lets face it there is only one number one. But you will instill in your child what they need to succeed and be good people when they do. Money is just one way to do that. If your rich and you are afraid that your kid will be a spoiled brat, spend more time with them and make sure when they are confronted by the challenge of wealth-morality that they will do the right thing.


It's perfectly fine to give your kids the drive and skills necessary to succeed. That's not what I object to. It's the notion that giving them money "makes them better than everyone else" - that they're only successful in life if they're at the top of the heap, spitting on those below.

If I had kids, I'd want them to be healthy and happy, and to succeed in whatever they want to do, not what I want them to do. Telling your kid that they're a worthless failure if they don't reach the top isn't how you raise a successful person, it's how you raise a sociopath.
 
2012-06-18 01:12:32 AM

Friction8r: I just revel that every greedy, condescending rick prick that ever lived or lives today is dead, or will be dead in the next 80 years. It sickens me that families full of heartless, greedy pigs get to perpetuate that in theis snowflakes, but then I remember that they die too! I dearly hope that God becomes the great equalizer and that many who have suffered the most get their chance in the afterlife to kick sand in the faces of those who presumed to be better in their short lives.


More rich pricks will be made by easy success. Bet there were people in the 1700's who said the same as you, and look at the Rockefellers and other asshats who came about in the 1800's/etc.

And one thing you learn is that you don't get rich by giving it away. If I had money, I'd give it back to the community by founding a business around an idea and creating jobs.
 
2012-06-18 01:12:52 AM

DKinMN: keithgabryelski: not one thin dime at death makes sense.

if you have $500mil at death and your adult kids have not been able to cash in on their proximity to your wealth to gain wealth themselves...

well, they haven't put forth any effort that makes me think giving them millions isn't anything other than a lottery win.

It's not perfect that rich-kids get advantages beyond the money that is directly given to them by their parents (they have access to people and education) -- I'm ok with them leveraging what is available to them. though.

Can I assume that you have a will yourself that reflects this opinion?


i would if i had $500mil -- i have far less.

note, i didn't say the kids shouldn't get money -- if they could manage the money, they should manage my money after i'm dead.

and i didn't say they shouldn't get money while I was alive, education and investments.
 
HBK
2012-06-18 01:17:26 AM

stiletto_the_wise: On topic, I love listening to bootstrappy small business owners brag about how all their wealth is "self made", when in reality, they had well-to-do parents who bought them everything, got them into the best schools and university made the right initial career introductions for them, and got them their first big deals.


I had an ex whose dad owned an appliance repair company. She always bragged about how hard he worked and how well he did. I found out a couple of years later, the only reason he was running that shiatty business was because he ran the other businesses his parents bought him (including a big box store) into the ground. I lost a lot of respect for him.
 
2012-06-18 01:19:06 AM

Tinton: Friction8r: I just revel that every greedy, condescending rick prick that ever lived or lives today is dead, or will be dead in the next 80 years. It sickens me that families full of heartless, greedy pigs get to perpetuate that in theis snowflakes, but then I remember that they die too! I dearly hope that God becomes the great equalizer and that many who have suffered the most get their chance in the afterlife to kick sand in the faces of those who presumed to be better in their short lives.

More rich pricks will be made by easy success. Bet there were people in the 1700's who said the same as you, and look at the Rockefellers and other asshats who came about in the 1800's/etc.

And one thing you learn is that you don't get rich by giving it away. If I had money, I'd give it back to the community by founding a business around an idea and creating jobs.


Great idea, except that many pfople would also covet the power they have over their employees and use it to glorify themselves like they always do. "I've got mine, Fark You!" The predominant sentiment among disingenuous righ folk who think they're better than others. I'm all about job creation when the owners have at least the work ethic of their "servants."
 
2012-06-18 01:19:56 AM

archichris: Sounds like you have a pretty low opinion of your folks.


Not at all. They've done their sacrificing. Now they should be able to enjoy the fruits of their labor without concerning themselves with subsidizing their adult children's financial portfolios.


Whatever she does will make me proud, Something Warren Buffet apparently cannot say.

I recognize I'm a dick for this, but what if she decides to be a stripper? Or marry for money? Or a hundred other things that are generally perceived as not instilling pride in a father? You sound like you're doing right by her, but the rose colored glasses of parents can be tiring.
 
2012-06-18 01:23:28 AM
Problem with rich people these days is they don't recognize their duty to the lower classes. They're modern day nobility (we never escaped that in building America, we're as bad off as early Americans living under the heel of England), without the checks and balances to keep them in place. If you have a lot of money (more than you could ever spend, like 10's or 100's of millions) you have a duty to build the economy and provide the lower classes with a means to live. Welfare and a progressive tax are a way of enforcing that with the assholes who'd do nothing but buy mansions and other wasteful shiat.
 
2012-06-18 01:30:42 AM

ramblinwreck: There should be a 99% estate tax on people that end up with millions and millions after their parents die.


Fissile: Despite all the big talk, these kids still benefited from enormous privilege. Just the fact that daddy is a super wealthy, big time player opens doors the rest of us will never be allowed anywhere near.


Peter von Nostrand: White people problems

stiletto_the_wise: On topic, I love listening to bootstrappy small business owners brag about how all their wealth is "self made", when in reality, they had well-to-do parents who bought them everything, got them into the best schools and university made the right initial career introductions for them, and got them their first big deals.

... ok, ok, but after THAT, I was self-made...seriously!




ununcle: Leave enough for your kids to be affluent and successful, but disperse to the masses what can help to stem the tide of poverty driven class warfare. Quick, someone tell the Waltons.


You know the level of derp contained in the comment threads submissions like this generate is amazing. Wealth does take generations to build often times. It is heavily influenced by where you start. The fact there is so much vitriol toward people who are engaged in continuing their bloodline's prosperity is pathetic. You can piss and moan about how unfair life is, or you can do what someone in the bloodline of the rich did...Take some risks and seize opportunity. Sometimes you get burned, sometimes you get paid. Rarely you get paid tons. It is your duty to pass along the resources you amassed in life on to those who carry your name. Those resources include ethics, wealth, and a disposition toward doing as much good as possible.

Identifying a good idea and investing in it or starting up a business is much more useful than handing a welfare queen a few hundred bucks a month. I work with the poor on a daily basis. On average most are not interested in learning how the rich make decisions and then using that logic to improve their lives. They are looking for the next hand out. Donation to the poor on an aggregate level will solve nothing. When I die, I will do charity with some of my money, but it will be the kind that helps those who will actually use the opportunity. Donating to a food bank or a homeless shelter may make one feel good, but it does not do much. Start a business or invest in one and people are employed and they go on to buy things to get others employed and so on. The worst thing a wealthy person can do is sit on their money, the close second is give it to someone that cant handle it.

/ Keep you dick in your pants and your legs closed until you can afford to have children is a big help.
// Figure out how to network in multiple social circles to be exposed to opportunities.
/// Doors open for those who are bold enough to knock....LOUDLY.
//// If you find yourself wealthy, teach your children the value of work, investment, and risk. Maybe, they will understand what you did and continue it if they respect you more than what you have.
// Slashies are fun, but I am done.
 
2012-06-18 01:43:36 AM
Make all the money you can! Lord it over others! Let them know daily that you're better than them! Extract from them all you can. Give nothing back! Surround yourself with pretentious suckups! Get colon cancer! Die a miserable death while the scavengers try to earn their way into the will. No matter what...DIE! And then explain to your nonexistent God that you have more money and power than Him too! Then roast...eternally. All day long.
 
2012-06-18 02:14:48 AM

Friction8r: Make all the money you can! Lord it over others! Let them know daily that you're better than them! Extract from them all you can. Give nothing back! Surround yourself with pretentious suckups! Get colon cancer! Die a miserable death while the scavengers try to earn their way into the will. No matter what...DIE! And then explain to your nonexistent God that you have more money and power than Him too! Then roast...eternally. All day long.


I have some bad news for you.....
 
2012-06-18 03:15:37 AM
And dad was all like,

i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-18 04:04:01 AM
It's OK, the rich are better than us. It's in their blood.
 
2012-06-18 04:06:58 AM

bmr68: Using your logic large family farms and businesses should be sold off and the proceeds given to the IRS? You're a moron.


Here's the scenario:
1. Father owns $8M worth of stock in company A
2. Father dies, leaves that $8M in stock to his daughter

Why should it make any difference whether company A is a "family business" or not? Wal-Mart and Ford are "family businesses" -- they are still primarily owned and managed by the family of the founder.
 
2012-06-18 04:20:43 AM
Want to know what one of the biggest predictors of a child's future income is in the USA? The parent's income:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_mobility#Intergenerational_mob il ity

And the level of income mobility in the USA is less than in most parts of the ex-aristocratic Europe. With the exception of England, which is probably the only western democracy to have worse intergenerational elasticity than the USA.

Yep, land of opportunity.
 
2012-06-18 05:51:46 AM

gopher321: But my parents basically had a saying, "Once you're 19, you're out the door."


I never understood why people who think like this become parents.

I've worked hard and earned a good life for myself, but I always knew that my parents were there for me, and they made that abundantly clear. They were by no means wealthy, or even really upper middle class, and they struggled mightily, what with my dad's incredible array of health problems - but they always made it clear to my brother and I that they would always be there for us if we needed them, and I love them dearly for their devotion.
 
2012-06-18 05:55:09 AM
Good way to have the brakes to your car cut. Or accidentally fall down the stairs. Remember kids, the life insurance policy might be pretty good.
 
2012-06-18 06:47:27 AM

archichris: TV's Vinnie: douchebag/hater: TV's Vinnie: If only Papa Koch was such a guy. Kind of ironic that the Koch Brothers talk about abolishing entitlements and being all bootstrappy, yet they had their bazillions given to them on a silver platter from the moment they were born.

/NEVER trust anyone who has never spent a single day of their life being hungry.

Do you include that herd of drunks, rapists, serial womanizners and killers known as the Kennedys in your poorly thought-out comment? How about Bill Gates, who had a $1,000,000 trust fund when he started Microsoft? How about the Weitz brothers, those Left-wing directors whose father got rich in the fashion industry?

Or does your hatred of the rich only include people more conserative than you?

I bet you consider yourself a tolerant human being, too.

Wow. Shill much, Baldrick?

Lemme just leave this right here

[therealrevo.com image 570x554]


Keep on shilling there, Toadie. Maybe they'll let you have a few crumbs from their banquet table.
 
2012-06-18 06:51:30 AM

Je5tEr: Anagrammer: 10 filthy rich dads who think their kids should get nothing. Nothing do you hear me? N O T H I N G

I hear NOTHING! I know NOTHING!
[i270.photobucket.com image 200x204]

I find this funny because Shultz was the owner of Germany's largest toy company before the war.


And before that, he ruled his own planet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58McWr1lwSw
 
2012-06-18 07:12:35 AM
I sincerely mean it when I ask what the hell the point of getting rich is. If I were Buffet or Carnegie rich I'd found a House of the most worthless, scandalous, sport-farking miscreants the world has ever seen. My kids would make the Hiltons look like the Partridge Family.
 
2012-06-18 08:24:41 AM
I didn't read the thread so I apologize if it's been said already, but pretty much every picture in TFA shows that a massive inheritance is largely irrelevant for these people. The kids in question are already most of the way to rich by virtue of the fact that their social set contains the wealthiest people in the world.

Knowing and being socially equal to even ONE person in the Gates/Buffet/Turner social group can be enough to pave you a golden path to wealth, and these kids know ALL of them.
 
2012-06-18 08:26:48 AM
My parents (mother and stepdad) are pretty low-middle class right now. Barely working due to the economy and cleaned out their retirements to get by. So my sisters and I have actually helped them out a bit over the last couple years, even though when they WERE making $100k a year combined, they wouldn't help us even cover books or tuition for community college. We should have gotten scholarships, according to them.

My father is wealthy and I am pretty sure we'll be rolling when he does because he was a dirtbag to my mom and us when we were younger and he has no other children and is kinda like Ebeneezer Scrooge- money is important to him.

/by "rolling" I mean we might get $250k each
//nothing you can live on, really
 
2012-06-18 08:32:01 AM
And by the way, The Testament by John Grisham is a FANTASTIC read. It deals with this very subject and I highly recommend any avid readers out there to pick it up. Very engrossing story.
 
2012-06-18 08:36:30 AM

Tinton: Life is nothing but competition


It's sad that so many people really think like this.

Spending your life doing what you love and seeing it impact the world in a positive way. Having those two things at once is worth more than any amount of money.

/Rich people are just as unhappy as you are
 
2012-06-18 08:40:02 AM
He has pledged 85 percent of his $44 billion or so to charity-most of it to the Gates Foundation.

15% of $44 Billion is not nothing, subby.
 
2012-06-18 08:47:20 AM
Of course the kids should get nothing.

That money belongs to "society".
 
2012-06-18 08:59:29 AM

GBB: [s3.amazonaws.com image 600x454]

Stop the press! Who is that??

That's Katherine Huftsman.

I must know more about her!

ACCESS DENIED

WTF??


holy cow, she has been expunged from all the internets.
 
2012-06-18 09:00:00 AM
It seems like the most common complaint is that these rich dudes don't want their kids and grandkids to become spoiled and/or complacent if left with a lot of money.

And my argument would be, if that's your fear, then you did a piss poor job of raising them in the first place. If you had faith in how your brought them up and the values you instilled, you wouldn't be worried about this.

Also, I don't come from any money. No one in my family would even be considered well off. But the death tax is just retarded. They earned that money. They paid (or will pay, for certain investment ) taxes on that money. What they do when they die is none of anyone's business, nor should it be taxed again. Why this is such a problem for people I'll never understand.
 
2012-06-18 09:04:31 AM

Fissile: Funny how Bill Gates seems to forget that he was raised in a wealthy family and his banker grandpa set him up with a million dollar trust fund when he was born in 1955....worth about 20 million today. How do you think he was able to get Microsoft off the ground..........oh, right all boot strappy.

Despite all the big talk, these kids still benefited from enormous privilege. Just the fact that daddy is a super wealthy, big time player opens doors the rest of us will never be allowed anywhere near.


Funny how you don't know that's essentially what he's doing for his kids. They won't starve, but they aren't getting the billions.
 
2012-06-18 09:15:48 AM
But if they don't give all of it to the government to pay for irresponsible single moms, lazy union workers, and greedy baby boomers, they're still racist.
 
2012-06-18 09:28:44 AM
Link
Sorry, pet peeve.
 
PJ-
2012-06-18 09:45:57 AM

Z-clipped: /Rich people are just as unhappy as you are


LOL, keep believing that. Even if they are unhappy, 'money doesn't buy happiness, but it sure does make it easier'. Pretty sure it was some poor person who first said that rich people are just as unhappy.

'Hmm, I'm feeling down today, think I'll go buy a new ivory back scratcher'
 
2012-06-18 10:01:59 AM

Mock26: In his will he stipulated that none of his money would be distributed to his heirs until 21 years after his last child or grandchild died. His descendants fought the will on several occasions but it was air tight (heir tight?). In May of 2011, 12 of his descendants split nearly $100 million.


This would be a good law school/bar exam model for the rule against perpetutites.
 
2012-06-18 10:18:02 AM
CSB

Dad blew his brains out when I was 7. Mom spent the quarter million (life insurance) left behind in just two years.

Learned what not to do.

Clawed my way back into the upper middle class; have been here for about 3 years (I'm 35). College loans are almost paid back.

I'm white.

/CSB
 
Displayed 50 of 227 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report