Money Part 1 (100+)

Money Sayings
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  1. $100 placed at 7 percent interest compounded quarterly for 200 years will increase to more than $100,000,000 - by which time it will be worth nothing.  Might as well spend it now!

  2. A "Free Gift" is a redundancy, until tax, shipping and handling are charged, then it's not free!

  3. A bank is a place that will lend you money only after it proves you don't need it.

  4. A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist.

  5. A bargain is something you will never be able to use at a price you were unable to resist.

  6. A budget is a methodical way of going broke.

  7. A cat is the only real love money can buy.

  8. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

  9. A fool and his money are fun to date !

  10. A fool and his money are invited places.

  11. A fool and his money are soon partying.

  12. A fool and his money were lucky to get together in the first place.        

  13. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.

  14. A man is rich according to what he is... not according to what he has!

  15. A penny saved is a penny taxed.

  16. A penny saved is a penny you can spend on crafts. ( sub fishing, golf clubs, chocolate, etc.)

  17. A penny saved is ridiculous!

  18. A person can have more brains than money but not for long.

  19. A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is who can find such a man.

  20. A woman's place is in the mall.

  21. Ability is the poor man's wealth.

  22. After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world.  ~Pam Shaw

  23. All the wealth of the world could not buy you a friend, nor pay you for the loss of one.

  24. All you really need in life is love and a few major credit cards.

  25. Another person's secret is like another person's money.... You are not as careful with it as you are with your own.

  26. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

  27. Anything is possible with love. . . and a major credit card.

  28. As a child, a library card takes you to exotic, faraway places. When you're grown up, a credit card does it.

  29. Ask your purse what you should buy.

  30. Barbie is the name.  Shopping is the game.

  31. Barogue:  Out of monet.

  32. Be careful how you handle this card.  There is lots of money for you inside.  Sorry, just an inside joke!

  33. Beautiful to look at and lovely to hold, but if you break it consider it sold!

  34. Before you borrow money from a friend, decide which you need the most, because you usually end up with only one or the other.     

  35. Better to eat vegetables and fear no creditors, than eat duck and hide from them. -- The Talmud

  36. Blessed are the coupon clippers, for they shall be redeemed.

  37. Born free.  Now I'm expensive.

  38. Born free...taxed to death.

  39. Born to be free, or at least until the money runs out.

  40. Born to Garage Sale!

  41. Born to shop, forced to work to support it.

  42. Born to shop, not mop.

  43. Born to yard sale!

  44. Borrow money from a pessimist - they don't expect it back. 

  45. But Honey, we can afford it!  I just sold your truck!  (computer, fishing gear, golf clubs, etc.)

  46. By the time I have money to burn, my fire will have burnt out. 

  47. Can I pay my Master Card with my VISA?

  48. Car sickness is the feeling you get when the monthly payment is due.

  49. Cheapness doesn't come free.

  50. Collector of useless, worthless, can't-find-a-place-for, don't-need-it, bargain finds and proud of it!

  51. Coupon clipping saves some people right into the poorhouse.

  52. Credit giveth and the repo guy taketh away!

  53. Deck the halls, then off to the malls.

  54. Deferred joys purchased by sacrifice are always the sweetest.

  55. Designated shopper!

  56. Direction in my life means deciding which road to take to the mall.

  57. Don't spend money you haven't earned to buy things you don't need to impress people you don't like.

  58. Dough is the wrong name for money.  Dough sticks to your hands.

  59. Early to bed and early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and boring!

  60. Ever notice that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes, and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well?

  61. Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

  62. Friendship is like money. . . easier made than kept

  63. Garage Sale Goddess!

  64. Garage Sale Junkie

  65. Getting money is like digging with a needle. Spending it is like water soaking into sand. -- Japanese Proverb

  66. Girls just want to have funds!

  67. Give me the luxuries in life....I can live without the necessities!

  68. God gives, the Treasury takes.

  69. Gone antiquing.  Will return some day.

  70. Happiness can't buy money.  --  Bob Hope

  71. The sun shines on the rich and the poor alike. But when it comes to rain, the rich have better umbrellas.

  72. He who obtains has nothing.  He who scatters has everything.

  73. Home is where you keep your stuff while you're out buying more stuff.

  74. I always have more month at the end of the money.

  75. I am having an out of money experience.

  76. I am woman, see me shop!

  77. I belong to Mallaholic Anonymous, but I shopped around for the best group.

  78. I breathe, therefore I shop.

  79. I can't go home.  I still have money.

  80. I don’t lend money.  It causes amnesia.

  81. I have enough money to last forever or until I need to buy something.

  82. I like my money right where I can see it... hanging in my closet.

  83. I like shopping a la cart.

  84. I need a new man.  I broke my last one.

  85. I need a richer husband or cheaper tastes.

  86. I want it all and I want it delivered!

  87. I wish I had a dollar for every time I spent a dollar, because then, I'd have all my money back.

  88. I wish the buck would stop here.  I could use a few.

  89. If deficit spending is good enough for the government, it's good enough for me.

  90. If men liked shopping, they'd call it market research.

  91. If money is a curse, then may God smite me with it!

  92.  If money won't make you happy, you won't like poverty either.

  93. If only it were as much fun making money as spending it!

  94. If you can't shop with the big dogs, stay out of the malls.

  95. If you lend someone a few bucks and never see that person again, it was probably worth it!

  96. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments. 

  97. If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.

  98. I'm a luxury few can afford.

  99. I'm a Mallaholic.

  100. I'm living life to the credit limit.

  101. I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.  -- e. e. cummings

  102. I'm not broke.  I'm financially challenged.

  103. I'm proud to be paying taxes in the U. S.  The only thing is - I could be just as proud for half the money.   --  Arthur Godfrey

  104. I'm sick of housework, dishes and mopping. I'm leaving it for you. . . I'm going shopping! shirleyt

  105. I'm so poor I can't even pay attention.

  106. I'm suffering from Mallzheimer's disease. I go to the mall and forget where I parked my car.

  107. In the old days a man who saved money was a miser; nowadays he's a wonder.

  108. Inflation hasn't ruined everything.  A dime can still be used as a screwdriver.

  109. Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.

  110. It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.  ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  111. It was time to go shopping and I didn’t know what to do. I wanted to get something perfect and as special as you! As I sat there in a panic the answer came in a flash, along with warm loving thoughts just give you cold hard cash! -- Wish I knew the author!

  112. It's not hard to meet expenses...they're everywhere.

  113. It's not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes us happy.

  114. I've taken a vow of poverty.  To annoy me send money.

  115. Just one shopping day left until tomorrow!

  116. Just when I'm able to make ends meet, someone moves the ends.

  117. Lack of money is the root of all evil. -- George Bernard Shaw

  118. Lean, mean shopping machine!

  119. Man makes the money, money never makes the man. 

  120. Many people are like the letter B... in deBt for no reason at all!

  121. Men aren't necessities.  They are luxuries.

  122. Part Two of Money Sayings