May I quote you?

How personal finance quotes provide important personal finance lessons.

April is Financial Literacy Month, the perfect time of the year to highlight this important credit union core value. Arguably, financial education is the cornerstone of credit unions’ public service that helps ensure tax exemption. Are you doing your part?

Get motivated by reviewing these quotes coined by experts in the field of financial education (and many others reflecting on their life’s experiences). Then create your own way of celebrating Financial Literacy Month!

“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett

Too many people spend money they havent earned, to buy things they dont want, to impress people they dont like.” – Will Smith

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

The average millionaire cant tell you who got thrown off the island last night.” – Dave Ramsey, finance guru

What keeps me going is goals” – Muhammad Ali

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand, author

If you work for money, you give the power to your employer.  If your money works for you, you keep and control the power.” – Robert Kiyosaki, author of  Rich Dad Poor Dad 

Happiness is a positive cash flow.” – Fred Adler, venture capitalist

 “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow” – General George Patton

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” – Epictetus, Greek philosopher

That money talks, I’ll not deny, I heard it once: it said, ‘goodbye’” – Richard Armour, American poet

The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill 

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.” – Confucius

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West 

A nickel isnt worth a dime today.” – Yogi Berra, professional baseball player, manager

Money is better than poverty.  If only for financial reasons.” – Woody Allen

You miss 100% of the shots you never take” – Wayne Gretzky, ice hockeys The Great One

 “Education costs money.  But then so does ignorance.” – Sir Claus Moser, British statistician 

I saw a sign that read, ’24-Hour Banking’, but I didnt have that much time.” – Stephen Wright, comedian

Education is what you get from reading the small print; experience is what you get from not reading it.” – Common, rapper-actor

Fun is like life insurance.  The older you get the more it costs.” – Kin Hubbard, humorist

Were too poor to buy cheap.” – Sister Margaret Hickey, Daughter of Charity

The four most expensive words in the English language are, This time its different.’” – Sir John Templeton

To see an example of financial education in action, visit MillionairesClub.Org and view the short film there. Then register to see all the resources available to you. The program is free to credit unions across the U.S.

Kyle Y. Swisher, III

Kyle Y. Swisher, III

Kyle Swisher is Executive Director of the Credit Union Foundation MD|DC.  Mr. Swisher has led that Foundation over the past ten years in its mission to improve lives through ... Web: www.cufound.org Details

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