When dying people look back on their lives, there are some common things they wish they had done differently. Not having followed one’s dreams is one common regret. Not having spent enough time with friends and family is another. But one thing people seldom regret on their deathbed is not having worked enough or not having made enough money.
No one could spend money like Michael Jackson. His mansion in California had a personal zoo and amusement park that cost him $5 million a year just for maintenance and staff. Over the course of his life, he made 1.1 billion dollars, but he spent it all and then some. He died being hundreds of millions of dollars in debt.
Lawrence Ripple entered the bank and gave the teller a note that said, “I have a gun, give me money.” Ripple didn’t have a gun, and strangely, he didn’t actually want the money. After the teller handed over $3,000 in cash, Ripple sat down in the lobby and waited for the cops to come. This didn’t take long since Ripple chose a bank with a police station on the same block.
Fighting over household chores and responsibilities is one of the most common arguments in any marriage or relationship. One couple has a unique way to settle those arguments – cold hard cash.
Daniel Reeves and Bethany Soule are a happily married couple with two children. They attribute their happiness to not fighting about chores, but instead paying each other to shoulder the responsibilities they don’t want to do themselves.
Do you periodically wake up on the wrong side of the bed, dreading the inevitable reality of having to go to work? If your company were to offer you a lot of money to quit your job, would you do it? Every year, workers at Amazon each receive a memo with the headline “Please Don’t Take This Offer.” And the offer is plain and simple: If you want to quit, they’ll pay you in cash to walk out the door and never come back. Employees in their first year are offered $2,000, and that number increases by $1,000 every year until it reaches a maximum $5,000 payout to those who decide to leave.
We’ve all heard the old adage that money can’t buy happiness, but according to a Princeton University study that looked at 450,000 surveys from 1,000 US residents, that might not be true. Nobel prize-winning scientists Deaton and Kahneman looked at two measures of happiness: ‘life evaluation’ and ’emotional well-being.’
Like any doting father, Mukesh Ambani wanted his daughter Isha’s wedding to be the happiest day of her life. As a rule of thumb, getting married is an expensive affair. This didn’t bother Mukesh. As India’s wealthiest man he was determined his daughter would tie the knot in style.
We live in an age where people pay a pretty penny to go under the knife and change their appearance. Tummy tucks, lip fillers, nose jobs, and breast implants are all now commonplace. According to neuroscientist, Moran Cerf, one day there will even be an operation to make you super intelligent.