10 most bad ass financial quotes ever – or are they?

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  1. TWO POST MONDAY?! It’s like Christmas! And I love this one. I think Groucho’s is my favorite, followed closely by Will Smith’s. Will’s is more elegantly put (oddly enough), but Groucho’s is more broad. Money allows us to not work… so it’s like the tag line for early retirement, amiright?

    1. You’re too kind, Maggie! Yup, Groucho’s is definitely one of my favorites as well. It’s a succinct way of describing what money CAN buy. 🙂

  2. A couple personal finance quotes that come to my mind:

    – “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds nought and six, result misery.” – Charles Dickens
    – “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” – Oscar Wilde

    1. Amen to that! Money will definitely free us from working as well, because for us, money is quite literally the ONLY thing that our jobs are providing us any more.

  3. The James W. Frick one would be great for newcomers to the whole idea of early retirement – it’s tough but fair and enough to give a bit of a wake up call.

    I did a post on money quotes a while back and found that people who were defensive about money often used the quote “money is the root of all evil”. This turns out to be particularly dumb though because it’s misquoting a bible quote that was actually “FOR THE LOVE OF money is the root of all evil”, which has a completely different meaning!

    1. Hi InsiderAccountant – I agree, the insipid connection between money and evil is intellectually lazy and is used more as an excuse for someone’s personal inability to acquire real wealth more than anything.

      It is true that money can be used for evil, but to say that the root cause of evil IS money is as hollow as the Detroit Lions are bad.

      Thanks for reading!

  4. Yay! A quote-filled post! How fun! There was a time where I’d search the internet for “quotes of the day” every day, just for the heck of it. Nothing more fun than digesting snippets of knowledge when you’ve little-to-no-time in your day. I’ve always been a big fan of the James W. Frick quote. Straight to the point with no room for argument and a statement that makes one re-evaluate what they prioritize in their lives. I don’t have any financial quotes that I live by but this post has certainly reawakened my love of quote-finding…so maybe I’ll have one soon 😉

    1. Thanks Mrs. FI! I like the Frick one too for precisely the same reason. Glad to have re-awakened your love of quotes, but hope that I didn’t open up a bag of worms for you! 🙂

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