Archive for the ‘Money Matters’ Category

“Since we are not taught to strategically accumulate capital, we rely on the capital of those individuals and institutions who do. We borrow from investors, banks, mortgage lenders, credit card and consumer credit companies in order to pay for the things we need.” -Ryan Griggs

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“Folks in America like to ‘keep up with the Joneses’. The problem is, the Joneses are financially irresponsible.” -David Eifrig

“Remember the old saying: Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. But give him a fishing rod and he’ll have food forever.

That is the difference between earnings and capital. The rod is a capital asset. With it, you can catch not just one fish, one time… but many fish, over a long period of time. Naturally, a rod is worth more than a fish. But its value goes down sharply when the fish disappear.“ -Bill Bonner

“If you want a real financial catastrophe – France 1790-1797, Weimar Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Zimbabwe – you need fake money.

Teenage boys should never be given a fifth of whisky and the keys to the family car. Adults should never be authorized to counterfeit money.” -Bill Bonner

“‘If I were given $1 million’
According to the respondents, here are some of the things people would do if they suddenly received an influx of cash…

  • 54% of respondents would spend it

According to Charles Schwab, Americans are paying attention to their friends’ personal-finance choices. Sixty percent of people said they’ve wondered how others on social media were able to afford things like expensive trips… And out of a variety of factors (including family, friends, and co-workers), social media was reported to have the worst influence on money management…

A whopping 59% said they live paycheck to paycheck, and 44% carry a credit-card balance or struggle to keep up with payments, according to Charles Schwab.” -The Crux

“People spend on big items…. And then they try to save by not going to Starbucks.  Don’t let the myths of society rule your spending.” -James Altucher

“The definition of wealth is the number of days you can survive without physically working (or anyone in your household physically working) and still maintain your standard of living. It’s that simple. It’s not about what you can buy. It’s about your ability to sustain your existence without working.” -Robert Kiyosaki