Why Nice People Finish Last When It Comes to Money

October 11, 2018

  • October 11, 2018 at 1:36 pm
    Jack says:
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    God I hope nobody got paid to do this research. Probably a big fat government subsidy was given.

    • October 11, 2018 at 1:46 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      Yeah, either that or a huge tax break, dang corporate welfare. Either way, whomever took that money must be a real A-hole according to this article.

      • October 15, 2018 at 2:50 pm
        Bob says:
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        Tax breaks are not corporate welfare.

        Such entitlement…

    • October 11, 2018 at 3:24 pm
      Agent says:
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      Jack, I wonder if this article is relevant to an insurance publication.

      • October 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm
        rob says:
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        must’ve had something to do with it, since you took the time to comment and then like your own comment.

        • October 11, 2018 at 4:14 pm
          Agent says:
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      • October 11, 2018 at 3:59 pm
        confused says:
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        is the entire insurance industry made up of just one person? no? then it is relevant

  • October 11, 2018 at 2:02 pm
    Charlie says:
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    “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?”

    • October 15, 2018 at 11:04 am
      Agent says:
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      The heart of the wise incline to the right, the heart of the fool to the left. Ecc 10-2

      • October 15, 2018 at 1:15 pm
        Fair Playing Field says:
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        “To do is to be” – Jean-Paul Sartre.
        “To be is to do” – Socrates.
        “Do be do be do” – Frank Sinatra.

      • October 16, 2018 at 8:05 am
        Ron says:
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        If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

        Matthew 5:29

      • October 17, 2018 at 1:40 pm
        Jim says:
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        Using an obscure bible quote to throw shade at those less fixated on money?? If that is how you use your bible, I think you need to sit down with clergy who can help you make sense of it. No need to make this political.

      • October 17, 2018 at 2:19 pm
        rob says:
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        “The dude abides…”
        –Lebowski, 3:16

  • October 11, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    Doug Spencer says:
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    My father told be that every time I tried to be “noble” it would cost him money!
    We make direct choices to use money to help others. Money is only a tool.
    Family use of money is more cost effective than having the default government routine. It is hard to lift others unless you are on higher ground (capacity based on reserves). Typically you pay now or pay later!

  • October 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm
    FRANK FISHER says:
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    Some very nice people will give someone a fish instead of teaching him how to fish!

    • October 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      Why not to both?

    • October 15, 2018 at 3:32 pm
      Agent says:
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      We are now trying to teach people how to work again after years of give-a-ways from the left in this country. People are discovering there is value in work again and jobs are plentiful and by the way, they like their crumbs from the tax cuts.

      • October 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm
        Captain Planet says:
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        Jobs came back during the previous admin, Age. They were already working again, Age. All of the things you say already happened, Age. It continues to improve, with the momentum Tramp inherited – yes – that much is true. But, when I teach my daughters, I both provide for them AND teach them.

      • October 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm
        confused says:
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        “they like their crumbs from the tax cuts.” and corporations love the full loaves of bread they got from the tax cuts!

        • October 15, 2018 at 4:54 pm
          Captain Planet says:
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          Loaves? They get the entire bakery!

        • October 17, 2018 at 12:14 pm
          Agent says:
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          Spoken like a true Resistance fighter. No ideas, just resistance to great ideas.

      • October 16, 2018 at 8:38 am
        Yup says:
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        Did people learn they didn’t have to work under the Bush admin?

  • October 17, 2018 at 1:54 pm
    Joseph S. Harrington, CPCU says:
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    I think this article misses a point that would make its point.

    Compared to a generation ago, the ability of individuals to negotiate on their own behalf plays a more important role in their financial well-being. I know several hard-working, conscientious people who are simply not comfortable negotiating; I consider myself one of them. Other people are very comfortable contesting what they are paid, and whether and how much what they should pay for something.

    Years ago, labor unions negotiated directly on behalf of almost a third of American workers, and the other two-thirds benefited from the floor that unions set for wages. Now, most workers must negotiate on their own.

    I’m not calling for sympathy or seeking a return to the old days. I was in two unions, and I was uncomfortable with the adversarial relationships that arose when the time came to renew contracts. Moreover, I accept that negotiating is a bona fide job skill; those who develop competence in negotiating should be rewarded for it.

    The problem is that, with individual bargaining, the parameters are set by the worst negotiators. For example, a skilled negotiator might secure a bigger paycheck than someone who is afraid to negotiate, but the overall pay scale will be established by the latter. There’s only so much the skilled negotiator can move the bar.

    This statement may sound odd, but negotiation establishes value without creating it. Two people who are equally productive can differ greatly in what they are paid for their work and what they pay for their needs–all because one of the two is comfortable asserting his/her value and challenging anyone who disagrees.

    I have no answer to this dilemma.

    • November 2, 2018 at 12:43 pm
      Agent says:
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      Unions outlived their usefulness many years ago and have just become political pawns of the left.



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