9 reasons why you don't want to be rich

Sure, you would love a bit more spare cash, but the superwealthy face problems you might not have even imagined.

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Jun 7, 2013 9:08PM
This is one of the stupidest articles I've read on MSN.
Jun 7, 2013 9:29PM
MSN is right!!! Being rich sucks!!! So as a supreme act of selflessness, I will volunteer to accept all the money from any rich people who feel overburdened by their wealth. I will graciously accept the burden of your fortune so you won't have to endure the stress of being wealthy anymore.
Jun 7, 2013 11:15PM
I've never been rich, but I have been poor - very poor as a child.  I would prefer rich over poor any day of the week.  It's no fun to go hungry, wear falling apart clothes and have no heat in winter.  I'm sure life can be a b*tch when rich, but coping with being poor ain't no picnic.
Jun 7, 2013 10:05PM
Being rich must suck terribly.  That's why all the rich people of the world try to push their wealth off onto others.  Wait a minute...
Jun 8, 2013 2:18AM
ooooh 9 reasons you don't want to be rich.
how about a more relevant article.....1001 reasons you don't want to make less than $35,000 a year?
Jun 7, 2013 11:56PM
Money can't buy happiness, you know who said this, someone that don't have any money.  I've been poor and I've been not so poor, I'm alot happier when I'm not so poor
Jun 7, 2013 11:46PM
Jun 7, 2013 10:46PM
This article had to be written tongue-in-cheek, right?  I mean, c'mon MSN, you can't be serious about all this?  This is REALLY the best you've got?
Jun 10, 2013 10:27AM
If I made 21M in a year I could care less about paying 3M in taxes, I'd still have 18M.
Jun 10, 2013 9:29AM
Whew!  Thanks for the warning!  That was a close one.  Who knew the wealthy had it so bad?  Constant worry over the hired help and security instead of the simple worries the rest of us have, like food and shelter.
Jun 7, 2013 8:55PM
that's all you got there is a million more for not being poor starting with being ignored in a hospital emergency room during an emergency
Jun 7, 2013 11:28PM

If being rich is so bad, why doesn't the rich give all there money and property to charity?


I can't wait to see Bill Gates running a cash register at Wal-Mart or selling computers at Best Buy...



Jun 8, 2013 12:14AM
What a bunch of BS.  I LOVE paying taxes.  The more I pay, the more I have earned.  And yes I like paying my financial adviser lots of money too--- so he can keep on making me more money.   Is this the best MSN can do???? 
Jun 8, 2013 1:52AM

The best part of the article was reason #10 where CPA Holthouse was quoted as saying "It's stunning how many people were scamming the system"; oh really?  Now THAT statement was a crock. I'm not rich, but I don't know ANYONE who isn't trying to scam the system, mainly because government either scams them or lets someone else scam them. When the average person feels SCREWED by the government, believe me, they fight back as much as they can.


Oh, one other thing, have you noticed that for lots of transactions, cash is being used more and more? When people believe that even their shopping habits are being scrutinized by government agencies, they tend to use more cash. Ever notice how government AND the banks want you to use credit and debit cards and how a lot of places give you that look if you use cash? Especially for larger transactions.

Jun 8, 2013 1:43AM
Prenups are invalid after a certain number of years because of the sunrise clause. If Mel Gibson is stupid enough to throw away 3 decades of marriage in favor of some Russian whore, then his ex deserves half of his money!
I'd rather enjoy good health than material wealth.what's the point to be rolling in money if your lifespan is short.Steve Jobs lived surrounded by luxury,but kicked the bucket before he was 60 while a poor,old woman from Dominican Republic who's over 100 years of age is still getting around,cooking and enjoying a hot meal in her tiny home made of wood in the countryside. 
Jun 7, 2013 11:06PM
Becoming wealthy is one success story and staying wealthy is the other.  As you are well aware of all those sports stars, "personalities,"  various performers, artists, actors, gambling / lottery  winners and windfall wealth recipients, remaining in that lofty domain is like fighting gravity.  It's always trying to bring you back down to earth.
Jun 8, 2013 1:17AM
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