Famous, and Most Often True, Sayings About Money - South Arkansas Sun

When it comes to money and finances, experts have been touting various gems of wisdom for centuries. Some of these sayings have become so well known that you’ve probably heard them a hundred times.

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure This proverb shows that people value things differently. If you've shopped at Goodwill, you know how people give away excellent stuff you can buy.

Don’t Go Broke Looking Rich It's easy to assume being wealthy is nice if you're surrounded by rich people. Our society elevates millionaires and billionaires to god-like status, and most of us want more possessions, leisure, and money.

Spending Is Quick; Earning Is Slow We all know the euphoria of payday, when your checking account feels momentarily fat with cash. And most of us also know the empty feeling that follows when bills come due and that fat account is whittled down to much less.

All That Glitters Is Not Gold This adage recommends we look beyond appearances before valuing or purchasing something. Remember that what seems flashy, thrilling, and vital may be smoke and mirrors.

A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted Though the term “fool” is subjective, and frankly a little rude, this proverb suggests that anyone who is careless about their money or their financial decisions is likely to spend it on unnecessary things and wind up broke.

Never Spend Your Money Before You Have Earned It How can you spend money you haven't earned? That is, unless you consider credit card debt (Buy Now, Pay Later)

A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned While this proverb might seem to be playing on the obvious, what it means, at essence, is that it’s as useful to save your money as it is to make it in the first place. In other words, just earning money is no guarantee of keeping it.

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