Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Money and a sports analogy...
Old 07-26-2006, 11:40 AM   #1
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 85
Money and a sports analogy...

In particular, to football.

I just thought of this, thought I'd share.

Anyone care to chime in?

Making money is like having an offense.

Saving money is like having a defense.

Having a high-powered, flashy offense is great but in the end, it's having that great stingy defense that'll win games for you.
__________________

__________________
LRAO is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Money and a sports analogy...
Old 07-26-2006, 11:43 AM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,183
Re: Money and a sports analogy...

TOUCHDOWN
__________________

__________________
crazy connie is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Money and a sports analogy...
Old 07-26-2006, 11:43 AM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
73ss454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LaLa Land
Posts: 4,378
Re: Money and a sports analogy...

Sort of like the rabbit and the turtle.

No reflection on CFB
__________________
Work is something you do to get enough $ so you don't have to....Me.
73ss454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Money and a sports analogy...
Old 07-26-2006, 11:54 AM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
SteveR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,803
Re: Money and a sports analogy...

Balance is the key.

A balanced offence-defence is what is required.

You have to make points to win games....you have to prevent the other team from making points to prevent them from winning the game.

Wages (or other income) produces points.

Savings prevent the other team (inflation and expenses) from making more points than your offence.
__________________
Work? I don't have time to work....I'm retired.
SteveR is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Money and a sports analogy...
Old 07-26-2006, 01:22 PM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Mesa
Posts: 3,588
Re: Money and a sports analogy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveR
Balance is the key.

A balanced offence-defence is what is required.

You have to make points to win games....you have to prevent the other team from making points to prevent them from winning the game.

Wages (or other income) produces points.

Savings prevent the other team (inflation and expenses) from making more points than your offence.
Winning the lottery is like taking steroids.
__________________
sgeeeee is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Money and a sports analogy...
Old 07-26-2006, 03:06 PM   #6
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
SteveR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,803
Re: Money and a sports analogy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgeeeee
Winning the lottery is like taking steroids.* *
Or being a Superstar with a multimillon $ contract.


What would the referees be?
__________________
Work? I don't have time to work....I'm retired.
SteveR is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Money and a sports analogy...
Old 07-26-2006, 03:29 PM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Mesa
Posts: 3,588
Re: Money and a sports analogy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveR
. . .
What would the referees be?
Poor?
__________________
sgeeeee is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Money and a sports analogy...
Old 07-26-2006, 03:39 PM   #8
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
SteveR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,803
Re: Money and a sports analogy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgeeeee
Poor?*
I'm thinking the IRS would be the refs. :P
__________________
Work? I don't have time to work....I'm retired.
SteveR is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Money and a sports analogy...
Old 07-26-2006, 04:23 PM   #9
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
lazygood4nothinbum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,895
Re: Money and a sports analogy...

my sister in law is a cheerleader. and my brother is going into overtime.
__________________
"off with their heads"~~dr. joseph-ignace guillotin

"life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages."~~mark twain - letter to edward kimmitt 1901
lazygood4nothinbum is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Money and a sports analogy...
Old 07-26-2006, 06:16 PM   #10
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,375
Re: Money and a sports analogy...

And the crowd is not participating except to cheer or groan and buy overpriced merchandise
__________________
You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need.
astromeria is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Money and a sports analogy...
Old 07-26-2006, 07:48 PM   #11
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 24
Re: Money and a sports analogy...

I hope you did not intentionally pull a Joe Biden - I read the same offense/ defense thing in "Millionaire Next Door".
__________________

__________________
streamjp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lengthy ACH money transfer: necessary, obsolete or con procedure MJ Other topics 8 07-24-2006 11:15 AM
Money we've made versus money we have kept laurence FIRE and Money 27 07-14-2006 10:44 AM
How long will money last? Money Mag earlyout FIRE and Money 21 10-29-2003 03:15 PM
Money market in 401K Bill FIRE and Money 2 05-31-2003 08:15 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:50 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.