Quotable #87: Cost of Living

“Air is still free, but it costs more and more to breathe it.” — Evan Esar “We’ve confused the cost of lifestyle with the cost of living. We’ve lost our perspective.” — Tim Costello “The high cost of living isn’t so bad if you don’t have to pay for it.” — Don Marquis “Whatever the […]

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Quotable #86: Bad Debts

“We often pay our debts not because it is only fair that we should, but to make future loans easier.” — La Rochefoucauld “The ideas of debtor and creditor as to what constitutes a good time never coincide.” — P.G. Wodehouse, Love Among the Chickens, 1906 “The customer is always right — until his bill is overdue:.” — Anon., […]

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5 Ways to Build Your Credit Without a Credit Card

This is a guest post by Shiv Nanda. Most people have the misconception that putting all the expenses on credit cards is the only way to build credit. Agreed that making timely payments on credit cards is the most common way to prove you’re fiscally responsible, but it’s not the only way. There are other less-risky options […]

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7 Incredible Fun Fact About Money Saving You Need to Know

This is a guest post by Cristina Himmer. Money matters! People might say that money is not that important. But the fact is that money is very crucial to surviving in today’s world. You need money for growing food, buying food, meeting your family needs and also for having fun. The whole point of telling […]

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Quotable #61: Expenses

“Keeping up appearances is the most expensive thing in the world.” — A. C. Benson “A man often pays dear for a small frugality.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Quotable #41: Wealth

“No man divulges his revenue; or, at least, which way it comes in but every one publishes his acquisitions.” — Michel de Montaigne, Essais, 1580, cited in Delphi Complete Works of Michel de Montaigne, 2016

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Time Is Gold: Or, How To Ask For Money In Style

Louise XIV When the house of Claude Sanguin, a 17th Century French poet, was struck by lightning and burned down, he wrote the following ingenious letter to Louise XIV. The King felt the poet’s suffering through his poem. So, he ordered to give Sanguin one thousand crowns, which was the amount the poet requested in his […]

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Quotable #21: Money

“If a man runs after money, he’s money-mad; if he keeps it, he’s a capitalist; if he spends it, he’s a playboy; if he doesn’t get it, he’s a never-do-well; if he doesn’t try to get it, he lacks ambition. If he gets it without working for it, he’s a parasite; and if he accumulates […]

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