Whether you’re looking to jump-start your financial journey, start building credit, or work on getting your money situation back on track, these 50 inspirational quotes on finances will provide the boost you need. Get inspired by these quotes about getting out of debt and building wealth.
Over the centuries, those who have had great success have often had equally wise words. The following quotes come from some of the greatest financial minds in history. Their messages vary in sentiment and meaning, but they all agree: Making money means taking intentional action with your finances.
When it comes to saving money, fortune favors the patient. As these quotes confirm, successful saving and investing starts with a dedication to financial planning. Researching your steps and managing your debt and investments will help you save money and grow your financial prospects.
The struggle to get out of debt is something that many people face. These finance quotes from philosophers to famous entrepreneurs discuss the struggles of paying off debt and emphasize the importance of money management.
Financial success occurs when you gain control over your money. Successful people from Oprah to Nelson Mandela share that same sentiment. And, through hard work and staying true to oneself, success in all arenas can be yours to achieve. From building credit to running a successful business, financial success starts with personal success.
It is no surprise that financial freedom allows us to pursue our dreams. But, as these famous lines can verify, the pursuit of our dreams can also bring about the very freedom we seek. Whether achieved by having a good credit score or saving to retire early, the individual determines financial peace and freedom. In short, to become financially free, you must first achieve the freedom of self-reliance.
“When you understand that your self-worth is not determined by your net-worth, then you’ll have financial freedom.” —Suze Orman, financial advisor
“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” —Henry David Thoreau, poet
“The goal isn’t more money. The goal is living life on your terms.” —Chris Brogan, author
“More important than the how we achieve financial freedom, is the why. Find your reasons why you want to be free and wealthy.” —Robert Kiyosaki, businessman
“Your economic security does not lie in your job; it lies in your own power to produce—to think, to learn, to create, to adapt. That’s true financial independence. It’s not having wealth; it’s having the power to produce wealth.” —Stephen Covey, educator
"Pursuing your passion is fulfilling and leads to financial freedom." —Robert G. Allen, author
"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” —Epictetus, Greek philosopher
“Working because you want to, not because you have to, is financial freedom.” —Tony Robbins, American author
“The best thing money can buy is financial freedom.” —Rob Berger, author and investor
"Every time you borrow money, you're robbing your future self." —Nathan W. Morris, financial advisor
It can be difficult to apply the words of famous (and wealthy) minds to everyday life. But, though these money quotes come from some of the most successful people in history, these individuals amassed more than wealth during their years. Their knowledgeable insights into life, success, and finances can be great financial inspirations.
In the end, these lines and quotes are simply words from rich people with a lot of money. Not every word or piece of wisdom may be relevant. But, as Mark Twain once said, “How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.” Therefore, use these motivational quotes as guidelines to shape your lives.
From a new investor with a low credit score to a seasoned pro preparing for retirement, everyone should harness these wise words to suit their strengths and passions.
Those who consistently ensure their money is working for them will see the most success when it comes to making money. Patience and the unending pursuit of knowledge will be the tools of prosperous investors. Wealth is seldom a sprint. Hasty decisions can lead to debt and disaster. In the end, financial success and freedom are achieved through hard work and dedication to oneself.
Jeff Smith is the VP of Marketing at Self Financial. See his profile on LinkedIn.
Ana Gonzalez-Ribeiro, MBA, AFC® is an Accredited Financial Counselor® and a Bilingual Personal Finance Writer and Educator dedicated to helping populations that need financial literacy and counseling. Her informative articles have been published in various news outlets and websites including Huffington Post, Fidelity, Fox Business News, MSN and Yahoo Finance. She also founded the personal financial and motivational site www.AcetheJourney.com and translated into Spanish the book, Financial Advice for Blue Collar America by Kathryn B. Hauer, CFP. Ana teaches Spanish or English personal finance courses on behalf of the W!SE (Working In Support of Education) program has taught workshops for nonprofits in NYC.
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