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50 Money Quotes by Famous People that Can Change Your Attitude Towards Money

50 Money Quotes by Famous People that Can Change Your Attitude Towards Money

When you need advice about your finances, it’s often quite inspirational, interesting, and even funny to research the opinions of famous businessmen, thinkers, and celebrities. Check out our 50 favorite money quotes below: we hope they can help you change your attitude towards money in a positive way.

1. “Money can’t buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.” Spike Milligan

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    2.  “Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” Benjamin Franklin

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      3. “A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” Jonathan Swift

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        4. “Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.” Donald Trump

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          5. “Money often costs too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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            6. “A man is rich in proportion to the things he can afford to let alone.” Henry David Thoreau

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              7. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” Maya Angelou

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                8. “Money is usually attracted, not pursued.” Jim Rohn

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                  9. “Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.”
Erich Fromm

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                    10. “Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.” Miguel de Cervantes

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                      11. “There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.” Robert Graves

                      12. “I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” Pablo Picasso

                      13. “When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.”  Voltaire

                      14. “Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.” Carl Sandburg

                      15. “It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.” Oscar Wilde

                      16. “It doesn’t matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. You’re still left alone with yourself in the end.” Billy Idol

                      17. “What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.” Seneca

                      18. “You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren’t allowed to be normal.” Johnny Depp

                      19. “The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.” Proverb

                      20. “The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” Thomas Jefferson

                      21. “Money is the wise man’s religion.” Euripides

                      22. “Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for ten years.” Warren Buffett

                      23. “Put all good eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.” Andrew Carnegie

                      24. “Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” William Shakespeare

                      25. “Money is like mucknot good unless it be spread.” Francis Bacon

                      26. “Money can’t buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories.” Ronald Reagan

                      27. “Never ask of money spent Where the spender thinks it went. Nobody was ever meant To remember or invent What he did with every cent.” Robert Frost

                      28. “When I had money everyone called me brother.” Polish proverb

                      29. “For I don’t care too much for money, for money can’t buy me love.” The Beatles

                      30. “If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.” Earl Wilson

                      31. “Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises.” Aristotle

                      32. “Money and women are the most sought after and the least known about of any two things we have.” Will Rogers

                      33. “My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil.” JP Getty.

                      34. “I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died” Malcolm Forbes

                      35. “Frugality includes all the other virtues.” Cicero

                      36. “Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.” Gandhi

                      37. “He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

                      38. “Know what you own, and know why you own it.” – Peter Lynch

                      39. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn

                      40. “A treasure is to be valued for its own sake and not for what it will buy.” Graham Greene

                      41. “The way to stop financial joyriding is to arrest the chauffeur, not the automobile.” Woodrow Wilson

                      42. “I pity that man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth shall starve in the process.” Benjamin Harrison

                      43. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison

                      44. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin

                      45. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” Zig Ziglar

                      46. “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” Robert Arnott

                      47. “Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” James W. Frick

                      48. “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg

                      49. “Make money your god, and it will plague you like the devil.” Henry Fielding

                      50. “If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” Ben Franklin

                       

                      What’s your favorite money quote? Who is your role model when it comes to finances?

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                      The Definitive Guide to Get out of Debt Fast (and Forever)

                      The Definitive Guide to Get out of Debt Fast (and Forever)

                      Debt can feel crushing, like a weight that is always weighing you down. Looking at those numbers, it can feel as if you’ll never get out from under it. However, if you really want to learn how to get out of debt, it is possible with a great deal of focus and self-control.

                      Getting out of debt isn’t impossible. Like any big goal, all that it takes is an action plan to identify where you are and creating a plan to zero out your debt.

                      Identifying All of Your Debts

                      The first part of paying off your debt is getting a complete picture of what you owe. When you have everything written out in front of you, it makes it much easier to create an action plan. Depending on how much you owe, it might also help you realize it’s not as bad you might have originally thought.

                      Here’s how you can get started identifying your debts:

                      1. Own Your Debt

                      Before you start identifying all of your debts, take a moment to process that you have debt but want to get out of it.

                      Forgive yourself for any past mistakes, missed payments, or overspending. It might be painful to accept how much debt you have at first, but you must own it.

                      2. Make a Debt Tracker

                      It’s astonishing how few people ever created a tracker to understand their total debts. Most likely, it comes from not wanting to accept the guilt of having debt, but, if avoided, it can make it nearly impossible to get out of debt.

                      Open up a new Google or Microsoft Excel sheet and list out all of your debts. Start with the name of the creditor, interest rates, total balance, loan term length (if any), and the minimum amount due each payment. This will include student loans, credit cards, and any other type of debt owed.

                      3. Get Your Debt Number

                      Once you’ve made your debt tracker and taken the other steps, identify your total payoff number. This is crucial, as you will have a starting point and a clear goal that you are trying to achieve.

                      Prioritizing Your Debts

                      All debt is not created equal. It’s imperative to understand that there are different types of debt.

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                      1. Understand Bad and Good Debts

                      Bad debts are usually paying for things you want instead of always need. While there might be some emergencies that max out your credit cards, often times it’s excessive spending[1].

                      There are three main types of bad debt:

                      • Credit Card Debt: The average American household owes over $16,000 in credit card debt!
                      • Auto Loan Debt: According to CNBC , the average auto loan in the US is $30,032!
                      • Consumer Loan Debt: Consumer loan debt isn’t as common as credit card and auto loan debt, but it’s still considered bad as interest rates are usually between 10-28%.

                      Good debt is identified as investments in your future. Here are three common types of good debt:

                      • Student Loan Debt
                      • Mortgage Loan
                      • Business Loans

                      2. Decide Which Debt to Pay off First

                      Once you know each type of debt and their interest rates, you can begin to pay off debt quickly.

                      Focus on paying off bad debt first, regardless of if it is a credit card or auto loan. Start by paying off the loan with the highest interest rate first.

                      If you have several credit cards with different interest rates, you want to focus on the one with a higher APR. You will actually save more money by eliminating the card with the highest interest rate.

                      3. Don’t Pay the Minimum Amount

                      Paying the minimum amount digs you into a hole as interest rates will offset your payment. Even a small amount more than the minimum can help you pay off debt much faster.

                      Removing Obstacles to Pay off Debt Quickly

                      Creating a debt tracker and prioritizing a plan is simple, but avoiding temptation can be difficult.

                      1. Set a Reminder to Track Your Debt

                      “If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it.” -Peter Drucker

                      It’s so important to track your debt to ensure that you get it paid off quickly. Similar to working out and measuring your results, you need to track your debt constantly. Start with a weekly reminder, where you sign on and log your updated number. Did you increase, decrease, or stay the same?

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                      Regularly tracking your student loan balance can be incredibly motivating, as well. You will get a huge confidence boost each time you see your total debt amount decreases.

                      Set weekly and monthly goals so you can have short term wins and keep the momentum going.

                      2. Hide Your Credit Cards

                      If your biggest debt is credit cards, you need to eliminate temptation and remove them from your wallet.

                      Some people have gone to extreme measures by freezing their credit cards. Why? This would create an ice block around your card, which would require you to chip away at it slowly. This will give you time to think if it’s the best idea to buy that thing you’re about to buy.

                      3. Automate Everything

                      Willpower can be a huge downfall to paying off your debt. By automating your bills each month, you will ensure that willpower isn’t involved.

                      4. Plan Ahead

                      Getting out of debt will require some sacrifices, but with enough planning, you can make it work.

                      For example, if you know that you have a friend’s birthday or family dinner coming up, plan ahead for the costs. Whether you need to cut back on spending the week before, pick up a side job, or meet them after dinner, do what is needed.

                      5. Live Cheaply

                      The only way to get out of debt is to make some sacrifices on your spending habits. Find ways to save money each month so you can apply that amount to your outstanding debts. Here are some ways to save money each month:

                      • Live with roommates
                      • Cook dinners and prepare lunches for work instead of eating out
                      • Cut cable and choose Netflix or Amazon Prime
                      • Take public transit or bike to work

                      Finding the Lowest Interest Rates

                      The higher your interest rates, the harder (and longer) it will take you to pay off any debt.

                      If possible, you want to find ways to lower your interest rates to help get out of debt quickly. Here’s how you can get started:

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                      1. Maintain a High Credit Score

                      Your credit score will have a large impact on your ability to refinance your loans and receive a lower interest rate. If you have a low credit score, it’s unlikely you will be able to refinance your loans. Use these credit tips to increase and maintain an excellent score:

                      • Never miss a payment
                      • Don’t exceed 30% of your credit limit
                      • Don’t sign up for more than one card at once
                      • Limit hard inquires, like auto-loans and new credit cards
                      • Monitor frequently with free credit-tracking software

                      2. Find Balance Transfer Offers

                      Start by opening a free account on credit.com. Credit.com offers you the chance to open a free account and see what type of balance transfer offers you can receive. Some of your existing credit cards might already have 0% or lower APR balance transfer offers available.

                      Contact each of your credit card providers to ask about lowering your rate for a one-time balance transfer offer[2].

                      If you do take advantage of this option, make sure that you use a balance transfer and not a cash advance. Cash advances have a ton of high interest fees (15-25%, depending on your credit card) and will only compound your debt problem.

                      How to Get Rid of Debt Forever

                      Setting up a plan, removing temptations, and getting the lowest interest rates is the first step to get out of debt.

                      1. Keep Monitoring and Adjusting

                      Once you have a plan, don’t get comfortable. Track your debt payoff plan and make the necessary adjustments when needed.

                      Monitor your credit scores with a free site like CreditKarma. The higher your credit score climbs, the more likely you will be to secure a new, lower-interest loan.

                      2. Earn More Money

                      There are only so many ways to save money. Instead of clipping another coupon or making sacrifices for your morning coffee, find ways to earn more money!

                      Think about it…it is much easier to find ways to earn an extra $1,000 per month than find $1,000 to cut from your budget.

                      Here are some examples of ways to earn more money:

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                      Talk to Your Boss

                      Have a conversation with your boss about current salary and/or commission rates. If you’re not satisfied or want a change, don’t be afraid to look around at other positions. Some of them might even have a student loan debt reimbursement plan!

                      Start a Side Hustle

                      This could be coaching students on the weekends, driving for Uber, or taking paid online surveys. There are tons of ways to make money outside your 9-5. Now that you have a clear plan to pay off your debts, you’ll be more motivated than ever to figure out creative new ways to earn money.

                      Build an Online Business

                      There are so many websites and blogs that earn money from ads, affiliates, and other online products. Find your niche and get started.

                      3. Celebrate Your Wins

                      As you progress in your debt payoff journey, don’t forget to celebrate your wins. You need to always reward yourself for the hard work and discipline that is required to get out of debt.

                      While you shouldn’t celebrate so big that it increases debt, make sure to factor in little rewards to keep you motivated.

                      4. Set New Financial Goals

                      Eventually, with a plan and these steps, you can rid yourself of your debt. Once you do, make sure to celebrate your monumental achievement, but don’t stop there.

                      Now, you can focus on acquiring wealth and increasing your net worth. Set new financial goals so you have a new target to aim toward. Here’s how to set financial goals and actually meet them.

                      These could be anything now that you are debt free! Think about where you want to travel, buying your first home, or saving for your future retirement. Just like before, make sure that your goals are specific, measurable, and achievable.

                      Conclusion

                      Congrats, you can now set a plan in motion to finally pay off your debt quickly (and hopefully forever)!

                      Remember, if you want to get out of debt quickly, it’s not always easy. Just like any big goal, there will be sacrifices, challenges, and problems to overcome.

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