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I just wanted to poll fellow FW members.

Chasing the best deal, finding ways to cut costs, is it really making you happy? It may give a kick in the short term, but is it really leading to long term happiness.

Thoughts?

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joyrae (Dec. 04, 2012 @ 9:30p) |

happiness is found under the mistletoe

germanpope (Dec. 04, 2012 @ 9:33p) |

Yes.

formattc (Dec. 07, 2012 @ 11:39a) |


Sounds like you don't think so, but yes.

Time is more valuable to me than running around town trying to save a few cents.

It's kind of like a hobby for me. The thrill of the hunt for the good deal. Can you get the deal to go through? Did it save more money than the trouble to do it?
That's how I look at it anyways.

Do your hobbies make you happy?

Ever learned about Prospect Theory? A vast number of tiny positives here and there leads to a lot more happiness than a big windfall. Keep chasing deals, says me!

Money makes me happy, and I have made close to $1000 on bonuses by looking at things from this forum. I have saved a lot of money and gotten a lot of CashBack by doing the shenanigans that are talked about on here. So, yes, I am very happy. I have only been doing this since around January or February, and I am pretty young, so, it may change with age.

No. It would really make me happy if the holidays weren't so gift-centered. This is not what they were meant to be.

Money does not buy happiness. It's been proven over and over. People who are carefree are usually far happier than those who are structured, self-disciplined, and stingy.

Having said that, one would think that doing well financially would make one carefree, but that's not the case. Once we become slaves to money, we cannot set ourselves free and money starts dictating most decisions in our lives.

Another ploop from FWF.

No, I'm married.

Money can only buy you love for 3-13 minutes.

samiam68 said:   Money does not buy happiness.
"You know they say money can't buy happiness. Give me 50 bucks and watch me smile."

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Chasing deals does not make me happy.

I'm happy because I choose to be happy.

$ buys happy pills.

Saving money on things that don't really matter to me, or making extra money, gives me more money to spend on things I care about, as well as the security of knowing I have enough in savings to deal with whatever unexpected things life throws at me (something I mentioned here).

I do buy items for resale at auctions and flea markets, and it is a nice rush when I find something for a few dollars and resell it for a few hundred, especially if I know there were a bunch of other people who saw the item and didn't realize it was worth something.

happy now - no doubt

njain said:   I just wanted to poll fellow FW members.

Chasing the best deal, finding ways to cut costs, is it really making you happy? It may give a kick in the short term, but is it really leading to long term happiness.

Thoughts?


it is not my life, it is a hobby.
geesh!

I'm bi-polar depressed and suicidal and yet happy...
But not winning FW prizes kills me.

I quit worrying about being happy about two years ago, best decision I ever made and never been more happy.

ZenNUTS said:   $ buys happy pills.
Viagra doesn't count.

njain said:   I just wanted to poll fellow FW members.

Chasing the best deal, finding ways to cut costs, is it really making you happy? It may give a kick in the short term, but is it really leading to long term happiness.

Thoughts?


finding happiness

burgerwars said:   $ buys happy meals.
fixed it for you

kamalktk said:   ZenNUTS said:   $ buys happy pills.
Viagra doesn't count.


The ads always say to ask your doctor if you are healthy enough for sex. What if you are just too ugly for sex?

Happier than a witch in a broom factory.

MadAnthony said:   kamalktk said:   ZenNUTS said:   $ buys happy pills.
Viagra doesn't count.


The ads always say to ask your doctor if you are healthy enough for sex. What if you are just too ugly for sex?
Please refer to earlier postSigX said:   Money can only buy you love for 3-13 minutes.

and here you thought you were posting on the OWN (Oprah network) ..lol.


I'm totally gay

RS4Rings said:   I'm totally gay
Another Republican comes out of the closet. You mean happy 'gay'...aha.

njain said:   I just wanted to poll fellow FW members.

Chasing the best deal, finding ways to cut costs, is it really making you happy? It may give a kick in the short term, but is it really leading to long term happiness.

Thoughts?

Embrace Aparigraha.

I am Sneezy.

HumDoHamaraDo said:   RS4Rings said:   I'm totally gay
Another Republican comes out of the closet. You mean happy 'gay'...aha.

I take it anyway I can get it.....my happiness that is

RS4Rings said:   HumDoHamaraDo said:   RS4Rings said:   I'm totally gay
Another Republican comes out of the closet. You mean happy 'gay'...aha.

I take it anyway I can get it.....my happiness that is

A happy ending is a happy ending

I'm happy, but it has absolutely nothing to do with searching for deal. Ha! I don't buy anything but basically gas for my car and yet I'm happy hmmmmm......

Money does not bring happiness. It makes things easier but if you aren't happy with your life , rich or poor you will still be unhappy.

I like the thrill of getting a good deal as I think a lot of people on here do.

everyone chooses to be happy or not. i choose happy.

miserly said:   everyone chooses to be happy or not. i choose happy.The first part is a quote from Nixon.

miserly said:   everyone chooses to be happy or not. i choose happy.So true. You can be happy with $10 in your pocket or sad with a million bucks. It's all relative.. and it's all on how you want yourself to be.
I try to see the light at the end of the tunnel no matter how bad the situation is.. and that's what makes me an overall happy person.

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