A Reminder About Money

Something to consider while you’re in the thick of things :)

  • Money can buy a House ………. but not a Home
  • Money can buy a Bed ………. but not Sleep
  • Money can buy a Clock ………. but not Time
  • Money can buy you a Book ………. but not Knowledge
  • Money can buy you Medicine ………. but not Health
  • Money can buy you Sex ………. but not Love

We’re all about that $$$ here, but let’s not forget the point of it all!

Just a means to an end, baby…

Peace buck courtesy of my boy Richard at MoneyGraffiti.com

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  1. Chris @ Flipping A Dollar March 4, 2016 at 5:54 AM

    “I don’t have enough time! Let me schedule more stuff into my schedule. “

    1. J. Money March 4, 2016 at 7:03 AM

      haha… pretty much what we all try to do, even though we swear we’re working on things! :)

  2. Hannah March 4, 2016 at 6:40 AM

    The important things in life are truly more valuable than anything money can buy. I wrote a similar post today as well :)

    Happy weekend!

  3. Roy Largo @ Band of Savers March 4, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    Good reminder. Now I’m off to the airport to go climb Mt. Kilimanjaro! Thank you money.

    1. Ramona @ Personal Finance Today March 5, 2016 at 6:51 AM

      Making money work for your and helping you enjoy life, this should be the goal, not just to amass some numbers into an account. I know many people who postpone anything fun until they retire. They are working themselves sick and hope to be in great health at 60 to enjoy what’s left of their lives. And many don’t get there (working too much doesn’t help your health) or are too ill when old, so they just stay at home and think about what they missed all these years.

      I’m not saying one should be recklessly spending either, but we should make sure our money does allow us to also LIVE and not just work and save.

      Pretty envious at you right now, btw :D

  4. Penny @ She Picks Up Pennies March 4, 2016 at 7:46 AM

    Such an important reminder. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed hearing all the stories of side hustles and raises and everything. It’s easy to forget that I already have more than enough.

  5. PhysicianOnFIRE March 4, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    Money can buy you gifts………. but not friends.

    Money can buy time, IMHO. Isn’t that what FIRE is all about?

    Cheers! – PoF

    1. J. Money March 6, 2016 at 2:52 PM

      Touche :)

  6. Dee @ Color Me Frugal March 4, 2016 at 8:17 AM

    Great reminder! Some awesome perspective for a Friday :-)

  7. Lady FruFru March 4, 2016 at 8:21 AM

    One more. Money can buy you a vacation….but not a journey :)

    1. J. Money March 6, 2016 at 2:53 PM

      That’s a good one :)

  8. Money Beagle March 4, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Back when I was in high school my career dream was start and run a home building company. I didn’t have the name but I had the slogan picked out: “We’ll build the house so you can make the home.”

    1. J. Money March 6, 2016 at 2:54 PM


  9. Ann March 4, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    You should get together with the “Sallie Mae Back” rapper and create a few personal finance and money raps. That may give you a huge head start on your 100 things list. And let you rock the ‘hawk even more.

    1. J. Money March 6, 2016 at 2:55 PM

      Yes, agreed! That dude still rides a hooptie just like me too!

  10. Lisa O March 4, 2016 at 8:51 AM

    I like these deep thoughts for this Friday! While money isn’t everything it certain does make life easier when you have it! My favorite is “Money isn’t everything but it is right up there with oxygen!”

  11. Jessica Portilla March 4, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    And it’s precisely posts like this that make me LOVE your blog! Thanks for doing what you do :)

    1. J. Money March 6, 2016 at 2:56 PM

      Awesome!! Totally made my day – thank you!

  12. Aliyyah @RichAndHappyBlog March 4, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Yes, money is a tool to achieve the things you want in life – money shouldn’t be the end goal.

  13. Latoya @ Femme Frugality March 4, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Ha ha! Love this! Each point is a very important quote of it’s own!

  14. Broke Millennial March 4, 2016 at 10:59 AM


    And in honor of House of Cards returning, I offer this Frank Underwood classic:

    “He chose money over power – in this town, a mistake nearly everyone makes. Money is the McMansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I cannot respect someone who does not see the difference.”

    1. Abigail March 4, 2016 at 11:31 AM

      Ermahgerd I love this! I’ve forgotten so many of Frank’s lines that I think I might have to watch the first season over again and write them all down.

      1. J. Money March 6, 2016 at 3:21 PM

        YESS!!! Still catching up with Season 3 so I can start bingeing!!

  15. Abigail March 4, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    Yup, in the end I guess we all have to remember that money can make your life easier on the whole, but it can’t make your life whole.

  16. Revanche March 4, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    And another: Money can buy decongestants and painkillers but it can’t make them WORK.

    I used to scoff at the idea that money couldn’t buy me happiness because it seemed that all my problems revolved around not having money. I knew it wasn’t the ONLY thing but boy would it make life easier! Turns out it’s true, having more money now than I did ten years ago is HUGE. But it just eases the way, it’s not the reason we’re happy and have good lives today.

    Happy Friday, bud!

  17. Rich Rabbit March 4, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Very humbling. I felt more grounded after reading this.

  18. Chuck March 4, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Great perspective for a Friday. Thanks for the reminder.

    Money can also buy you a beer… for which it is almost time. Cheers!

    1. J. Money March 6, 2016 at 3:22 PM

      And THAT will always be money well spent :)

  19. Richard Anthony March 4, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    By George, J$, I think you’ve got it–money rules, but never be ruled by money;) Along with that Peacebucks winking George goes the corporate credo,of “Profitability through Social Responsibility.” One day, when Wall Street gets hip to that dynamic, we’ll be on our way to Utopia. Meanwhile, thanks for the valuable reminder(s). . . . Peace, health and prosperity!:)

    1. J. Money March 6, 2016 at 3:23 PM

      Right back atcha, sir.

  20. Kevin Vesga March 4, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Money cannot buy everything but it sure helps for those things that it can buy. As long as I have the money, I’m rarely worried about a vendor refusing to sell me something. In addition most material things will have a given price so I know if I can afford it or not.

  21. Derek @ MoneyAhoy March 4, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Good to always keep perspective and focused on the things that matter most! Nice reality check.

  22. Cindy March 4, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    Well said! This is why I love your blog. Thanks so much for the simple reminder of what money is about, a tool only.

    1. J. Money March 6, 2016 at 3:24 PM

      I try to keep a balance here on the site! But even I get sucked in to wanting more and more until I catch myself. So a much needed reminder for me as well :)

  23. Lisa Hoashi March 5, 2016 at 2:33 AM

    Love this! Thanks for the reminder.

  24. James Pollard March 5, 2016 at 4:58 AM

    Money definitely can’t buy sleep :/ insomniac talking here. I don’t know about money buying sex…. that’s not my style. :P

  25. Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank March 5, 2016 at 5:27 AM

    Oh! Thanks for reminding us! Money in general can’t buy anything!

  26. Kim March 8, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Love it. So true.

  27. Clever girl finance March 8, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Yup! this is the #truth
    Money is simply a tool, a means to an end NOT an end all be all.

  28. NDQ March 10, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    I believe that money does buy time…if I have money, I can buy the time others to do things for me. Sure, money is a tool, but having money gives one more options. Yeah, it buys medicine, but it also can buy the time of the best medical minds who know the “right” medicine to prescribe.

    It’s all in how you use the tool, not about the tool.


    1. J. Money March 12, 2016 at 3:50 PM

      Haha… true true, money def. helps w/ time if used well :)

  29. Stuart Wills May 6, 2016 at 3:38 AM

    True in so many ways… but we all want money to buy stuff. Money, life and happiness are all combined in a way.