Young women who want to ‘marry rich’ have a lot to learn

first_img Image via AMagill/FlickrEmilia Echolis is the pseudonym for a writer who holds a very controversial financial plan for her future: She plans to marry “rich.” And by “rich” she means a man who makes at least $300K a year and has at least $1,000,000 in investments. It’s no small task, but she is determined. And she has some time. Did I mention Echolis is only 23?Hmmm … I think only a 23-year-old could have written this. Sure, I admire her brazen honesty and there is some truth to some of what she says. Money DOES make a huge difference in terms of comfort and overall happiness. No, you can’t “buy happiness,” but being poor is a pretty surefire way to be unhappy.On the other hand, this was clearly written by someone who has a lot to learn about the world. According to Echolis:You see, “marrying rich” isn’t about draping myself in diamonds and paying for superfluous cosmetic surgeries. It’s about being able to protect myself and my family from whatever expenses the world may throw at us: medical issues, legal problems, retirement. And in doing that, I will still be able to live in comfort, to give my children every advantage, and to seize opportunities like travel, investments, and tickets to The Book of Mormon, but without incurring debt or sacrificing the basics in favor of the luxurious.These are all good points. But let’s also recall that one doesn’t need to be “rich” to do those things. Just comfortable. Now, I would be lying if I said these things didn’t occur to me in my marriage. And certainly my husband’s earning potential crossed my mind. It should, after all. But more than that, what appealed to me was his passion. He was pursuing his PhD in something he loved, and his drive and work ethic were part of what made him appeal to me.I would have felt the same even if he had been in a less lucrative career or one in which he made even more than he does. It was the passion that did it for me. And yes, money often follows that, but not always.This seems to be a common theme among women in their early 20s who are looking for mates. They have an idea of this perfect person with very specific pieces (like number of zeroes in his bank account!). As they age, one hopes they start to recognize that those things aren’t nearly as important as more general qualities — kindness, intelligence, and yes, passion.At 35, my guess is Echolis will be changing her tune significantly. At 40, if she keeps it up, my guess is she will be alone. Wanting to marry for money isn’t so horrible. But refusing to bend on the specifics guarantees a life of poverty either financially or emotionally.Good luck to her. She will need it.Do you think Echolis is right?Written by Sasha Brown-Worsham on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir 29 Views   no discussions LifestyleRelationships Young women who want to ‘marry rich’ have a lot to learn by: – September 20, 2011last_img read more

Hoosier Survey: Indiana residents split on House Impeachment inquiry

first_imgMuncie, IN— Hoosiers are split on the House impeachment inquiry on President Trump, according to the results of the Old National Bank/Ball State University 2019 Hoosier Survey. In the telephone survey of 600 adult Hoosiers, only 43 percent of those responding approved of the House impeachment inquiry compared to 48 percent who disapproved.“Unlike recent national polls, which indicate a slight majority of Americans approve of the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump, this statewide survey shows that Hoosiers are less supportive of the inquiry” said Chad Kinsella, an assistant professor of political science and survey analyst at the Bowen Center for Public Affairs, which conducts the annual public opinion survey. Approval of the impeachment inquiry is polarized along partisan lines. “The survey indicates that 77 percent of Republicans disapprove of the impeachment inquiry, independents are evenly split on approval and disapproval of the inquiry at 44 percent each way, and 82 percent of Democrats approve of the impeachment inquiry,” Kinsella said. “Clearly, this is a divisive issue among Hoosiers as it is nationally and will set the stage for the upcoming presidential election in 2020.” Survey MethodologyThe Old National Bank / Ball State University 2019 Hoosier Survey obtained telephone interviews with a representative sample of 600 adults living in Indiana. Telephone interviews were conducted by landline (315) and cell phone (285, including 200 with adults with no landline phone). The survey was conducted by Issues & Answers Network, Inc. (I&A). Interviews were done in English from October 8-28, 2019. Statistical results are weighted to correct known demographic discrepancies. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is ±5.2 percentage points.last_img read more

New Clippers Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, Avery Bradley see positives

first_img Anything is possible as Clippers approach the NBA trade deadline PreviousClippers head coach Doc Rivers talks the media during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Avery Bradley, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Clippers introduce Tobias Harris, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks the media during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Avery Bradley, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Avery Bradley, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Avery Bradley, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Avery Bradley, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Tobias Harris, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Tobias Harris, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Tobias Harris, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Tobias Harris, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Tobias Harris, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks the media during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks the media during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks the media during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks the media during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks the media during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks the media during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks the media during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks the media during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 38The Clippers introduce Boban Marjanovic, one of their newly acquired players, during a press availability at their training center in Playa Vista Thursday morning, February 1, 2018. (Photo by Axel Koester for The Daily Breeze/SCNG)ExpandPLAYA VISTA — Tobias Harris was on the phone Monday, at home in Detroit, talking to his mother via FaceTime and hearing about his siblings’ collegiate trials and tribulations. They weren’t getting enough playing time to suit them and Lisa Harris wanted to share the news with Tobias.Suddenly, she changed topics and asked how things were going with him and the Pistons.“I said, ‘I don’t know, Mom, I think a trade is about to happen,’” Harris said Thursday morning. “I just said it because I had seen some rumors. My mom has been through two trades with me already and she was, like, ‘Well, if you need me, I’ll come and pack.’”Just then another call interrupted their conversation. That’s when he got the news he had been traded along with Avery Bradley and Boban Marjanovic and two draft picks to the Clippers in exchange for Blake Griffin, Brice Johnson and Willie Reed. Doc Rivers said Harris, a forward, would start at small forward, with Danilo Gallinari shifting to power forward. Marjanovic will back up center DeAndre Jordan. Bradley and Teodosic will form the backcourt. There won’t be much time for defining new roles.It all must happen “quickly,” Doc Rivers said, “because we have no choice.” The Clippers are 25-25, a half-game out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference standings going into Thursday’s games.“I’m open to bringing whatever I need to bring to this team,” said Bradley, who played for Rivers with the Celtics for the first three seasons of his career. “One thing that is one of my strengths is defense and I know I’m going to bring that instantly to this team.”Bradley said coming to the Clippers with the other two would ease the transition.“It’s a good feeling,” he said. “It’s like moving to a new state with your family. I couldn’t have asked to be a part of a package with any better players than those guys. They’re not only good players, but they’re great people. Having them here is going to make it that much easier for me.” Oram: In trading Blake Griffin, the Clippers gave up what they have so often been without — a superstar “He always is dancing, but I had to show him a couple of things to get his flow right,” Harris said, laughing. “Boban is one of my best friends. When I got word of the trade and I heard Boban and Avery were coming, too, that made it better.”Marjanovic said Teodosic told him “all great stuff” about the Clippers and Los Angeles.“Nothing to complain about,” Marjanovic said.The newest Clippers were introduced to their teammates Thursday and practiced with them for the first time. They’ll practice again Friday before playing together for the first time Saturday, when the Clippers host the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center.Related Articlescenter_img Whicker: Clippers aren’t tearing down the house, just replacing the window “She’s telling me a story and I was getting a call and I said, ‘Hold on, I’m about to be traded,’ and she was, like, ‘No, no, I’ve got to tell you this story,’” Harris said, laughing at the memory all sons seem to share of phone calls with their mothers.“And I said, ‘No, Mom, I’ve got to take this call.’ I took the call and then I called her back and I said, ‘I just got traded.’ and she was like, ‘Let’s go.’ That’s how my mom is. She was, like, ‘All right, let’s go. We’re going to L.A. Let’s go do it.’”Harris, Bradley and Marjanovic each knew one person well in Los Angeles, so the trade wasn’t as jarring as it could have been. Harris played against Clippers guard Austin Rivers in AAU games when they were youngsters. Bradley played for Clippers coach Doc Rivers in Boston. Marjanovic and fellow Serbian Milos Teodosic have been friends since they were kids.What’s more, Harris and Marjanovic were best friends while with the Pistons the past two seasons. Marjanovic served as Harris’ dance instructor in a hilarious YouTube video in which he showed off his moves to the 6-foot-9 native of Islip, N.Y. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more