Benjamin Franklin said: In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. I have always thought that this sentiment is a pessimistic way to look at life and our finances. While it is certainly true that we can’t avoid death, and we certainly don’t want to pay the consequences of not paying our taxes, I prefer some of Benjamin Franklin’s other quotes about money.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it; there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
What is your relationship with money? For many the emotions love, hate, or fear come to mind first. For me, the last quote says it all. Having money isn’t enough to make you happy. You have to also be happy with what you have.