By Richard Russell
I've been thinking about the concept of making money. Money can provide two things: the first is security, in that money can buy a roof over your head and three meals a day. The second thing money can provide is stuff, mostly items that you use once and forget about, or items that you don't really need.
Warren Buffett lives in a house he bought in 1956 and eats at most three meals a day. Most of his vast millions have gone to the Gates Foundation. His money has brought him fame, and perhaps the ability to do whatever he wants to do. Has his money brought him happiness? You'd have to ask Warren. His answer might surprise you.
The stock market is probably man's greatest invention for frustration. Whenever you buy a stock, you hope that it goes higher. If it goes higher, you can sell it, pay the taxes, and buy whatever ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.