Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.
I believe that through knowledge and discipline, financial peace is possible for all of us.
A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
Watch your finances like a hawk.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
J. Paul Getty
The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios… The idea that you can actually predict what’s going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.
Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.
The only way to permanently change the temperature in the room is to reset the thermostat. In the same way, the only way to change your level of financial success ‘permanently’ is to reset your financial thermostat. But it is your choice whether you choose to change.
T. Harv Eker
Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.
E. F. Schumacher
We cannot both preach and administer financial matters.
Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth.
Stay on top of your finances. Don’t leave that up to others.
Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefitting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have.
Financial support is one thing, but I always think what becomes really sacrificial is your time.
For those of us in the financial world, Black Friday has a strong negative connotation, referring to a stock market catastrophe.
These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow.
The lesson of history is that you do not get a sustained economic recovery as long as the financial system is in crisis.
We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics.
My mother inspired me to treat others as I would want to be treated regardless of age, race or financial status.
I’m a big advocate of financial intelligence.
The longer I go on, the more I am aware of the power of finance.
Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement.
I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
The only way you will ever permanently take control of your financial life is to dig deep and fix the root problem.
You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever.
The only way that we can reduce our financial dependence on the inflow of funds from the rest of the world is to reduce our trade deficit.
The thing I have discovered about working with personal finance is that the good news is that it is not rocket science. Personal finance is about 80 percent behavior. It is only about 20 percent head knowledge.
My father, being a Scotsman, taught me to look after finances. I’m shrewd. Some people may call me tight.
We teach about how to drive in school, but not how to manage finances.
We are in a position of financial and social power, and we could be agents of change in our society. Without pretension, I believe we could be a nice little gardener who takes care of the garden, and hopefully our neighbor will do the same. Then, maybe we’ll achieve a better world.
Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.
Finance, like time, devours its own children.
Honore de Balzac
Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world – out of six billion people, more than three billion – do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame.
Financial crises are like fireworks: they illuminate the sky even as they go pop.
I’ve never preached one sermon on money, on just finances. I want to stay away from it.
It is incumbent upon each of us to improve spending and savings practices to ensure our own individual financial security and preserve the collective economic well-being of our great society.
Here’s my gift-giving rule: Respect your current financial situation.
Finance is wholly different from the rest the economy.
My adversary is the world of finance.
Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.
You don’t want to have so much money going toward your mortgage every month that you can’t enjoy life or take care of your other financial responsibilities.
As a novelist, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
If I had learned more about business ahead of time, I would have been shaped into believing that it was only about finances and quality management.
A person’s credit report is one of the most important tools consumers can use to maintain their financial security and credit rating, but for so long many did not know how to obtain one, or what to do with the information it provided.
I’ve always supported myself. I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially, but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.
This time, instead of moving oceans and healing planets, let’s get our bills in order and pay down the debt so we control our own future.
Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.
Landing a million-dollar investment for your startup is exhilarating. But as big as that number sounds, it doesn’t go far. Many startups just getting off the ground won’t have a CFO to monitor finances. It doesn’t take much for spending to spiral out of control.
A lot of the time we think finances are immediately linked to experience, opportunities, image, and all sorts of important things that can progress us in life. Sometimes they’re not. Finances can be completely irrelevant if you allow yourself to feel like things are going well.
Automating some of your finances can be incredibly convenient and is a great way to save time, but automating everything makes it too easy to go on autopilot and forget to pay attention to your personal finances.
Alexa Von Tobel
I wasn’t a financial pro, and I paid the price.
My finances have been decimated by a group of people, such as my ex-attorney, my ex-business manager, and an estate planner, specifically. And they have conspired together to – to co-op my corporations, put in trustees without my knowledge.
Most women outlive their spouses. Divorce remains at record rates. It’s important for a woman to be able to control her finances.
When you print money, the money does not flow evenly into the economic system. It stays essentially in the financial service industry and among people that have access to these funds, mostly well-to-do people. It does not go to the worker.
Show people tend to treat their finances like their dentistry. They assume the man handling it knows what he is doing.
We’ve never been people that go around and confront people that have been financially successful and say, ‘We hate you. We envy you because of how well you’re doing.’
We all know that Americans love their statistics – in sport, obviously. And in finance too.
Bitcoin is absolutely the Wild West of finance, and thank goodness. It represents a whole legion of adventurers and entrepreneurs, of risk takers, inventors, and problem solvers. It is the frontier. Huge amounts of wealth will be created and destroyed as this new landscape is mapped out.
Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
Finance is not merely about making money. It’s about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labor. It’s about stewardship and, therefore, about achieving the good society.
Robert J. Shiller
In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
Money is the probably the most successful story ever told. It has no objective value… but then you have these master storytellers: the big bankers, the finance ministers… and they come, and they tell a very convincing story.
Yuval Noah Harari
My mother works in a bank, and my dad is the head of my management team and also works in finance.
It’s hard to predict the future, but some people think that Bitcoin could do to finance what the Internet did to communications.
I am a graduate in business management with specialisation in finance, and I love accounts!
You look at marketing: everything that’s happening in marketing is digitized. Everything that’s happening in finance is digitized. So pretty much every industry, every function in every industry, has a huge element that’s driven by information technology. It’s no longer discrete.
The monarchy is foremost a business, and it’s important to them that the British public continue to finance the excessive luxurious lifestyles of the now quite enormous, wasteful and useless ‘royal’ family. I find it very sad.
I’m passionate about blockchain as a whole, decentralized finance as a whole.
I have a saying: There are no brave old people in finance. Because if you’re brave, you mostly get destroyed in your 30s and 40s. If you make it to your 50s and 60s and you’re still prospering, you have a very good sense of how to avoid problems and when to be conservative or aggressive with your investments.
Stephen A. Schwarzman
To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life. Every politician has lied about something because they are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections.
Being in the consumer business helps us groom talent in areas like marketing, finance and logistics. We can benchmark our outsourcing business to our consumer business and its best practices.
Economics and finance is the final frontier for women; it’s the last thing they will conquer because controlling finance is at the heart of everything in government.
Productivity – the amount of output delivered per hour of work in the economy – is often viewed as the engine of progress in modern capitalist economies. Output is everything. Time is money. The quest for increased productivity occupies reams of academic literature and haunts the waking hours of C.E.O.s and finance ministers.
As a trusted institution with brick-and-mortar facilities in every corner of the United States, our public Postal Service is uniquely positioned to serve as a communications, finance, and service hub for the 21st century.
It is usually people in the money business, finance, and international trade that are really rich.