The Spirit of Financial Independence in 7 Quotes

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This week, you guys are taking a break from me. “Hooray” says the crowd.

“No, for real?”

Nah, only partially.

But I thought it would be fun to collect some of the best #MoneyQuote of the interwebs and let the wise men & women speak for themselves. Or let them speak through pictures because, well, everyone loves pictures!

“Dude, its that a post or a collage?”

Call it what you want, I think collages are awesome.

All these quotes resonate deeply with me and I have time and time again referred to them. They re-motivate me when I am down. They help me re-focus when I need to. They make me smile when I’m at the pool (see the last one).

I hope they resonate with you as well. If they do, please share with your friends!

And let me know in the comments section below and on Twitter @TheMoneyMine: What is YOUR favorite #MoneyQuote?

1. ‘Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.’ -Will Smith

Money Quote : Too many people spend money where they don't care

Don’t be wasteful. Spend frugally. Know what you’re worth.

Related article : How to calculate your Net Worth

2. ‘A Goal without a Plan is just a wish’ -Antoine de St Exupéry

Money Quote : Goal no plan wish

Aim to be Financially Independent and live a rich life. But build a plan.

Related article: Set Yourself Up for Success and Join The Million Dollar Club

3. ‘Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving’ -Warren Buffett

Money Quote : Save before spend

Warren says it best : pay yourself first.

Related article: Why you should max-out your retirement account

4. ‘An investment in knowledge pays the best interests’ -Benjamin Franklin

Money Quote : Education best investment

All cases studies point to the same conclusion: the higher the education, the higher the income. Always be curious, always keep learning.

Related article: 7 Free Financial Courses from Top Tier Universities

5. ‘Great things are done by a series of small things brought together’ -Vincent Van Gogh

Money Quote : Great things made of small things

Rome wasn’t built in one day. Neither does wealth nor interests. But compounded over time, they make a huge difference.

Related article : Become a Millionaire

6. ‘If you don’t start, you will fail’ -Seth Godin

Money Quote - No start will fail

A plan is better done than perfect. Take action today.

Related article: 3 reasons to have a Strategy for Financial Independence

7. ‘Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.’ –P.T. Barnum

Money Quote - Servent

The secret of the rich? They make money work for them. Do the same.

Related article: How to Get Rich 101: Make your Money Work for You

I hope these quotes give some mental boost! This last one by pool surely helps me. Can’t wait for the summer to be here and spend some time by the pool while my invested dollars keep working for me 😉
Now I’d like to hear from you:
What is YOUR favorite #MoneyQuote?
Let me know in the comments below and on Twitter @TheMoneyMine!
-Nick

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2 COMMENTS

  1. “If you don’t start, you will fail”

    That is a really nice one… more powerful than the “Just Do IT” quote that I also like.

    Just yesterday and today, I was in discussion with people on how not to start a task or challenge because it was going to be difficult. By not starting, we would indeed be sure to fail already!

    • Yes, I like the “Just do it” too.
      There are so many things in life that take no time to do and actually deliver amazing results.
      I remember 2 years ago trying to think about the best asset allocation I could use to invest my money in. Eventually, I activated automatic contributions on a 70% stocks / 30% bonds. I didn’t know what to do so I “just did it”.
      2 years later I still haven’t found a better alternative, but I’m happy I started 🙂

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