As we all earn the income needed to pay our bills, work diligently to create a budget, and master our cash flow (and even save a little bit of that hard earned cash), there may be a few financial facts we glean along the way. These facts bring insight to the money mastery we are trying to achieve, and at the very least, these life truths will pull back the curtain on some of the reality that drives the economic world in which we live.
• A bank is the place that will lend you money when you prove you do not need it.
• A bargain is something you can’t resist for something you didn’t know you had to have.
• All is not lost in inflation; a dime still makes a great screwdriver.
• If you lend someone $25.00, they don’t repay you, and you never see them again, it was probably money well spent.
• It’s never how much something costs, it’s how much the cashier circled at the bottom of the receipt that really matters.
• Tax refunds provide the euphoria one feels when getting money back that was theirs to start with.
• A father is someone who carries a photo in his wallet where his money used to be.
And remember this final tidbit of wisdom—may we never spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need in order to impress people we don’t like! Life’s just too short.
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