The best revenge involves money.

The point of having money is living well. What’s the point of having money if you don't use it to better your life? Or the lives of others? I am not talking about extravagance or opulence (which certainly has its place if you want that) I'm talking about having financial security, and having nice things; a nice house, a nice car, a nice vacation, nice shoes and if you are a woman, nice shoes AND handbags. Money can be used to improve your life and your lifestyle. With money you can help family members and friends who need help, you can get better healthcare, you can get better dental care, you can get braces for your kids, send your kids to private school (if your local public school sucks), you can get a maid to clean your house once a week, you can pay off all your debts, if you so desire you can get plastic surgery to improve your looks and, if you're a politician, you can get $400 haircuts.

When you don't have money life can be difficult and not always fun. Without money you constantly struggle and worry and can feel deprived and resentful. When you have money you don't have to struggle, you don't have to worry about finances and you don't have to feel deprived and resentful. And you get treated with more respect, you are thought to be smarter, and more attractive.

Money, however, is not the ultimate goal in life. The ultimate goal in life is happiness. Of course, you can be a lot happier if you have a lot of money! And you can live well.

And living well is the best revenge.

And, if you do have a lot of money, you can also help others in the world who are less fortunate. If you have a lot of money you can donate some of it to causes you believe in, you can help build schools and hospitals and help fund critical assistance programs in poverty stricken areas of the world. If you have a lot of money you can do a lot of good.

Author's Bio: 

Andrew Lawrence is the author of "Money - The Basics", a simple, insightful and entertaining book and the most valuable book you'll ever read. For more info, visit