Money. It’s a mystery to many. Some know exactly where to look and others would probably do better if they ignored money altogether. Many consume it in an instant, while only a few have money plans that outlive them. Some say money is evil. Others say it’s a blessing.
I guess it’s not so much money that’s the fascinating part. It’s society’s warped views about what it is and what it isn’t – and it seems to change every day.
Want to know what my views are? Check out the quotes about money below.
“Rich people stay rich by living like their broke. Broke people stay broke by living like they’re rich.”
Some of the wealthiest people I know live in houses that are 1,500 square feet or less. They drive cars that are 10 years old. And they most definitely don’t wear Rolex watches.
Broke people, on the other hand, buy everything possible to convince you of their wealth. They often owe more than they own. And they can never gain traction in life because of their piling debts.
“Rich people plan for four generations. Poor people plan for Saturday night.” — Gloria Steinem
Rich people think ahead. Like waaaaaay ahead. They make decisions not for themselves, but for the generations that follow. Poor people….their maximum considerations are about 6 days into the future because the only thing they can think about is themselves.
“He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.” — Swedish Proverb
What’s the opportunity cost of buying that $500 TV? Oh I don’t know… education for your children, a proper retirement, stuff like that.
“A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.” — Dave Ramsey
It is incredibly easy to spend money at random. It’s more difficult to devise a plan and stick with it. BUT, which outcome would you rather have in the end?
“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong. Focus on what could go right.”
I have so many friends that get caught up in what could go wrong. For this reason, they never start their own side hustles, they never develop that new app, and they never market their fantastic skills. Sure you could fail, but if you never start then failure’s a guarantee.
“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.” — Hans F Hansen
Standing alone is tough. But you know what? Introduce me to any successful person in this life and I’ll show you someone that has stood alone.
Love. this. quote.
There are so many people out there that aspire to buy the biggest monstrosity they can afford. The inside walls remain bare because they can no longer afford the experiences it takes to make a house a home.
“If you are too lazy to plow, don’t expect a harvest. — Proverbs 20:4
If your butt is sore from sitting on your couch, don’t complain to me about how broke you are. There’s a great place to go these days if you have no money, it’s called work.
“Why not go out on the limb? That’s where the fruit is.” — Mark Twain
Too many of us find a fruit-bearing tree and just hug the trunk for life. We find a job, figure out how to survive from the income, and then call that living. Not for me it’s not. Explore the forest, shake a few limbs, start testing the fruit. After all, no tree produces exactly the same yield.
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.