April is Financial Literacy Month! It’s such an important time for me because I truly believe in the importance of education, especially around money. The reality is that the schools don’t provide much, if any, financial education.
So, I want to make sure you have the tools to feel confident in sharing this information with your kids and also so you are confident in advocating for yourself when it comes to your finances.
I remember learning about money at a young age — I must have been about 10 and my brother was 15. My mom was a single mom. She hurt her back and couldn't go grocery shopping, so it fell to us (my brother and I) to go to the store and get what we needed.
It was the first time we had to be responsible to get the groceries and it was a little scary. We were in charge of making sure we chose wisely so we would all have food to eat for the whole week and hadn’t loaded the cart with groceries that would exceed our budget.
Even though it was a little nerve-wracking, that experience was greatly empowering. I really want that experience for you — empowering, affirming, and educational. Sometimes, all you need is a good money quote to give you the inspiration you need! I’ve gathered 21 of my favorite quotes and affirmations about money.
I am aligned with the energy of abundance.
“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” — Ayn Rand
“Financial peace isn't the acquisition of stuff. It's learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can't win until you do this.” — Dave Ramsey
“Money, like emotions, is something you must control to keep your life on the right track.” ― Natasha Munson
“The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.” — Bernard Meltzer
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” — Maya Angelou
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I attract only lucrative, enjoyable, and beneficial circumstances.
“It's not the situation, but whether we react (negative) or respond (positive) to the situation that's important.” — Zig Ziglar
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“The person who doesn't know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn't know where his last dollar went.” — Unknown
“There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.” — Marlene Dietrich
“It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” ― Jackie Joyner-Kersee
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” — Anne Frank
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I am grateful for everything I receive.
“If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.” — Kim Garst
“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.” — Julia Cameron
“A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” — Jonathan Swift
“A woman’s best protection is a little money of her own.” — Clare Boothe Luce
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I am worthy of making more money.
“If you want to be financially free, you need to become a different person than you are today and let go of whatever has held you back in the past.” — Robert Kiyosaki
“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.” ― Oprah Winfrey
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” — Maya Angelou
“Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it.” — Tim Ferriss
“A budget is more than just a series of numbers on a page; it is an embodiment of our values.” ― Barack Obama
“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.”— Venus Williams
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