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The start of a new week really snuck up on me! Last weekend we had an extra day to relax (hopefully you did as well!) so this weekend felt really short in comparison. In addition to resting, catching up on TV series, and exercise, I managed to finish reading two books:
- The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko, and
- Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
While the examples in both were at times outdated (these were versions from the library printed in the ’90s), the books contained some great information about how to view your relationship with money if you want to acquire wealth. So today, I’m sharing quotes related to money and wealth.
“Here’s how I think of my money – as soldiers – I send them out to war everyday. I want them to take prisoners and come home, so there’s more of them.” ~ Kevin O’Leary
“Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” ~ John Wooden
“We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” ~ Edmund Burke
“All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas – not money.” ~ Robert Collier
And finally, some Mark Twain for humor’s sake:
“Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.” ~ Mark Twain
What I really enjoyed about the books I read was learning more about how to make money work for me. There are more important things in life than money–like living your life–but money can make things easier. At a minimum, it was interesting to learn about other ways of approaching finances.