As we earn the income we need to pay our bills, work diligently to create a budget, and master our cash flow (and maybe even save a little bit of that hard-earned cash), there may be a few financial understandings 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 pull back the curtain on some of the reality that drives this economic world in which we live.
• The bank is a place that will lend you money once 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 and they don’t repay you and you never see them again, it was probably money well spent.
• It’s never about how much something costs, it’s about 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 already theirs to begin 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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