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10 Money Quotes That Will Inspire You To Optimize Your Finances



Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. ~ Jim Rohn

The FI community lives frugally and saves a large percentage of their income in order to retire early. They buy time instead of things.

Check out “The Why Of FI” to learn more.



There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich. ~Marlene Dietrich

At ChooseFI we believe that living a life you love is the most important thing. Travel is often part of living a rich and exciting life. But it doesn’t take a lot of money. 

Check out our articles on travel rewards here



My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. ~Steve Jobs 

A cup of coffee on the back porch, a hike on a Tuesday afternoon, sleeping in. These are all wonderful things but not what the mainstream culture prioritizes. When you start pursing FI you’ll often find yourself out of sync with “normal” people.

Here’s what to do when FI gets lonely.



I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. ~Pablo Picasso

Frugal living often looks like “lack of money” to the outside world, but it’s quite the opposite. For example, driving an old car can cut thousands of dollars out of your budget. That’s money that can be used to buy your freedom. 

Here’s how to get the most mileage out of your car



The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient ~Warren Buffett

The FI community believes in broad market, low cost index funds. Simple. Boring. Awesome. 

Check out the podcast episode on index investing to hear about these amazing funds. 



Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. ~Henry David Thoreau

Building wealth the traditional way takes a lifetime. But the FI community doesn’t want to wait until the end of their life to finally live.

Check out how FI is different than traditional personal finance.



Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.–James W. Frick

Where do you spend your money? Do you feel it’s in line with what is really important to you? If not, being more frugal might be in order. Stop spending on things you don’t care about so that you can enjoy the things you do. 

Here’s how to be more frugal without depriving yourself.



Money often costs too much. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

How much is it really costing you to earn money? Time away from your family, limited vacations, traffic. Is it really worth it? 

If you are ready to make a change here are 50 ways to improve your finances. Start getting off that hamster wheel!



Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. ~ Epictetus

Minimalism is surprisingly freeing. Breaking out of the consumerism of today’s world allows for a peace you haven’t had before.

Here’s how to be a FI minimalist (without being a minimalist).



I’m not that lazy, but I don’t need that much money. I lead a fairly simple life. ~Karl Pilkington

A simple life is easier to fund than a complex life. The less it costs to live the less you need saved in your nest egg. 

Check out how to build a perpetual money machine, that will fund your life without having to work.


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