Funny money quotes
When it comes to money and investing, sometimes just one small piece of of advice can transform your whole outlook. Here is a collection of quotes from some famous names.
Wisdom in their wit
This first collection of sayings may give you a laugh, but can also offer an insight into how our attitude to money may sometimes need a re-think.
Playwright and novelist Oscar Wilde was famous for his witticisms.
“It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.”
Comedian Groucho Marx applied his comic style to the subject when he said:
“While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.”
French writer Françoise Sagan offered this:
“Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.”
On a more serious note
Some great thinkers of yesteryear and some of more modern times have offered their insights on how to treat money.
Author, politician, inventor and statesman, Benjamin Franklin, once commented on the relationship between money and happiness:
“It is better to go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.”
In more recent times, the self-help author and speaker Robert Kiyosaki offered these cautionary words:
“It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.”
Author and motivational speaker Dave Ramsey had a similar message with:
“A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.”
So what do the real experts have to say?
Perhaps we should take most notice of those people who have proven their own success and who live by their own advice.
Securities industry litigation attorney and founder of the Dough Roller website, Robert Berg identified his priorities when he stated:
“The best thing money can buy is financial freedom.”
Nobel Memorial Prize winning economist, Paul Samuelson was more forthright when he commented on investing:
“Investing should be like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement…go to Las Vegas.”
Arguably the most quoted and most respected of all investment experts is Warren Buffett. Here’s an intelligent and inspiring quote on investing for the long term:
“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
If you’ve been thinking about your financial future and need some advice make an appointment with a Bridges financial planner.