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Old 11-16-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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What are your favorite money proverbs?

What are your favorite money-related proverbs, or words of wisdom. Things like "A penny saved is a penny earned" or "A fool and his money are soon parted."
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:04 AM   #2
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"The early bird gets the worm" (Ben Franklin)?

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" (Shakespeare)

"Experience breeds wisdom" (my own creation)
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Concerning oversaving and balance:

Just think if we had all the money that we've spent on beer over the years.
Yeah, think how much beer we could buy!
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:12 AM   #5
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Some people misquote and say, "Money is the root of all evil." That's not what it says. The correct version of the quotation is "The love of money is the root of all evil."

But it's really about how we use it. I like this one:

"Money is the root of all good."
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"The early bird gets the worm"
"But the second mouse gets the cheese."

Not necessarily money-related, but I've always liked "If you don't change direction, you'll get where you're going." I interpret it to encourage me to start saving. If I keep putting it off, I'll eventually "get where I'm going" (which is to say, old with no money).
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Gotta credit Mom for this one....and it is something that I "hear" in my head whenever I'm trying to decide if what I am about to buy is a "need" or a "want"

"A fool and his money are soon parted!"
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Murphy's Golden Rule: "Those with all the gold make all the rules."

From The Sage of Valley Forge: "the greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan."

Which I interpret as "Quit yer bitchin' and just pick something already!!"

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I like the old song that says:

"Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think"
Except for giving oneself a sunroof, you never know your departure time!
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The first one is one of my old time favorites, and the second one is usually Frank's response to it:

1. "Cash is King!"
2. "No, Cash is the Emperor of the Effing Universe!"
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:20 PM   #13
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:04 PM   #14
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"Pay yourself first"

The close cousin of LBYM. Everything else is just details.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:29 PM   #15
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You don't own things; things own you.
...I like that one....it just got added to my repertoire

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"The early bird gets the worm" (Ben Franklin)?
The early worm deserves the bird.
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Gotta credit Mom for this one....

"A fool and his money are soon parted!"

Was your mom Thomas Tusser? How old are you anyway?

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