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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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                      Published on September 17, 2018

                      How Being Smart With Your Money Leads to Financial Success

                      How Being Smart With Your Money Leads to Financial Success

                      Achieving financial success is not something that just happens. Maybe if you win the lottery or something, but for the average person like you or me, it comes from a series of small steps you take over a long period of time.

                      With each step, you form a new smart money habit. And with each smart money habit, you build towards financial independence.

                      So what sort of habits can you form to get on that path? Let’s take a look at smart money habits you can start today to get you closer to a financially independent future.

                      1. Avoid being “penny wise but pound foolish”

                      It’s tempting to try saving a couple cents here and there when buying small items. However, that’s not where the real money is saved. You’re putting in extra effort for something that doesn’t move the needle.

                      You get the most bang when you’re able to cut down on your bigger bills. For example, finding a lower interest rate for your mortgage could save you $50+ per month. And cutting your transportation bill by purchasing a cheaper car or taking public transportation can provide large gains as well.

                      So, look at your recurring expenses such as housing, transportation, and insurance, and see where there’s wiggle room. It’s a much better use of your time than trying to pinch pennies here and there on smaller purchases.

                      2. When you want something big, wait

                      Impulsivity can get you in trouble in most aspects of life. Finances are no different.

                      It’s human nature to see something and want it right then and there. It starts as a kid in the checkout line at the grocery store, and it continues on through adulthood.

                      We get an idea in our head of something we want, and it’s hard not to go out and get it right then.

                      A good example is wanting a new car. Perhaps you’ve had your car for several years. It’s crossed the 100k mile mark. Maybe maintenance is due, and you’re annoyed that you need to replace the timing belt or purchase new tires.

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                      So, you get the itch.

                      You start digging around online, and you realize you could trade in your current car for something newer and more exciting… all for a few hundred bucks a month. Then you get obsessed.

                      Here’s where you have to take a step back.

                      Your newfound obsession is clouding your judgement. Rather than giving into the impulse, wait it out.

                      Set a timeframe for yourself. Maybe you come back to the decision three months down the road. See if the obsession lasts.

                      It might, but often, a funny thing happens. Often, you forget about it. And often, you find that the new car wasn’t a need at all.

                      The impulse faded. And you just saved yourself a ton of money.

                      3. Live smaller than you can afford

                      You finally get that big raise. And you want to celebrate – and why not?

                      You’ve been looking forward to this forever. And after all, it was all due to your hard work.

                      That’s fine, splurge a little. However, make it a one-time deal and be done.

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                      Don’t get caught in the trap that just because you’re now making more money, you should spend more.

                      Too often, people get more money and feel like they that gives them the means to buy a bigger house, a bigger car… you know the drill. Resist.

                      The fact is that living smaller than what you can afford is one of the fastest ways to build savings.

                      But if you constantly upgrade as you begin to make more, then you’ll never get ahead. You’ll just build up more debt along the way and have just as little wiggle room as before.

                      4. Practice smart grocery shopping

                      Food… it’s one of the biggest portions of any budget. And if you’re not careful, it can be one of the biggest drains on your wallet.

                      But luckily, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you stay smart with your money when buying groceries.

                      Create a grocery budget

                      Set a strict weekly grocery budget. When you know how much you can spend on groceries, you can then plan your weekly menu around it.

                      Once you know what all you need, you can go shopping and keep a running tally as you shop to ensure you’re on track.

                      I tend to do this in my head, rounding for each item. However, writing it down as you go would probably work best for most people.

                      Make a list… and never deviate

                      Never go to the grocery store without a list. If you go to the store with a ballpark idea in mind, you don’t have a true ide of what you need.

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                      You’re not well-researched. You don’t know what the sales are. As a result, you’re going to make decisions on the fly.

                      These impulse decisions will lead to overspending, which will derail your grocery budget.

                      Eat before going grocery shopping

                      It’s also important to eat prior to going to the grocery store. Hunger is a powerful force.

                      If you’re shopping on an empty stomach, everything is going to look good. In particular, you may find a lot of ready-made, processed snacks will look enticing.

                      After all, you’re hungry now and that food is easily available. So subconsciously, you may lean towards those items.

                      Unfortunately, not only are those items typically less healthy, but they’re likely more expensive. You pay for convenience.

                      However, when you eat prior to shopping, then you’ll shop with a clear mind. Your hunger won’t cloud your judgement, influencing you to make poor decisions like a cartoon devil resting on your shoulder whispering in your ear.

                      This makes it much easier to stick to your grocery plan.

                      5. Cancel your gym membership

                      Now that you’re all set on your food, it’s time to get smart about managing your budget in terms of physical fitness. And let’s begin by avoiding the gym. The gym bill, that is.

                      The average gym membership costs around $60 per month. That’s $720 a year.

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                      Yet, two out of three gym memberships go unused. That means two-thirds of people who have a gym membership are literally giving away almost a thousand bucks a year. It’s crazy!

                      I recommend seeking an alternative. One good alternative is to look into fitness streaming services.

                      Streaming services allow you to stream hundreds of workouts like Insanity and p90x, right in your own home for around $10-20 a month. That’s $40-50 less a month than the average gym membership.

                      Of course, then there’s the free option. The internet is full of free workouts that you can do on your own with minimal or no equipment.

                      For example, there’s the Couch to 5K program, that I personally used a decade ago to ease myself from couch potato to running my first 5K race. If I could do it, anyone could.

                      Then there are free resources like reddit that have limitless information on workouts. The Fitness subreddit has done all the research for you, populating workout tips and detailed workout routines for anyone to use in their wiki.

                      There are several routines that require no equipment. And you can join in on the subreddit to become part of the community, making it easier for those seeking comraderie and encouragement in their fitness goals. All for free.

                      It’s baby steps… And baby steps can start now!

                      I’ve never met anyone that can’t stand to be a bit smarter with their money. And on the flip side, anyone can get smarter with their money. But remember, it doesn’t happen all at once.

                      Begin by fighting your impulses. Prepare for the week and be smart at the store. And cut monthly expenses like gym memberships that are overpriced and you probably aren’t getting your money’s worth out of anyway.

                      The devil is in the details. And the details can change your lifestyle and prep you for a financially independent future.

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