Here are a bunch of financial phrases I wish were true, along with some that I’m glad are not.
If you ever wondered what I do on my spare time, this is it :)
Being worth your weight in gold
At gold hovering around $1,770/oz currently, I’d be worth approximately $4,956,000!
Having a license to print money
That would be cool to see :)
Being born with a silver spoon in their mouth
Also fun to see!
A penny for your thoughts
It would be the only time they’re worth something ;)
Bringing home the bacon
YES PLEASE!! YUM!!
Being made of money
Would you still wear clothes?
Turning on a dime
A penny saved is a penny earned
Not exactly true with taxes, but it’s much easier to say than “a penny saved is a penny and 1/3 earned depending on your tax bracket” Lol…
Rolling in the money
SO much fun!
Money talks, bullshit walks
I’d love to see either of these two happen, haha…
Cooking the books
Not that tasty, but it would put a stop to the cheating!
The Dollar Store
“Where you get money” according to my 5 y/o :)
And while not financial… Liar liar pants on fire
So many people in Washington would be up in flames!! Haha..
Financial sayings I’m glad are not true!
As much as I’d love to watch any of the above come true, if it means the following also happening then I take it all back :)
Paying through your nose
Costing an arm and a leg
Putting your money where your mouth is
Being stinking rich
Reminds me of one of our Would You Rathers back in the day – “Would you rather be attractive as hell BUT you never make more than $30k a year for the rest of your life? Orrrrrrr, you’re ugly as sin BUT you’re as rich as Oprah Winfrey?”
Pouring money down the drain
Having more money than sense
I wouldn’t have much ;)
Making a killing
Hard to spend it all when IN JAIL!
Having money to burn
See: pouring money down the drain.
Your money or your life
When you manage your finances well you never have to choose! ;) Great book though.
Did I miss any?
Here’s a non-financial one I like to say every time I leave the house, much to my wife’s displeasure: Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch!
Can’t say I’ve forgotten either at home in a while! ;)
*Link to Your Money or Your Life book is an Amazon affiliate link.
**Post originally published in 2018 but just had to re-share :)