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15 Tough Love Money Quotes

By , August 22nd, 2013 | 6 Comments »

When it comes to money, our finances and the lessons that we need to learn, those lessons aren’t always easy to hear. In fact, a lot of the time, they are quite difficult to accept. Just because they may not be pleasant, however, doesn’t mean that they don’t ring true. The following are some important money lessons that everyone needs to understand even if it makes them feel a bit uncomfortable.

While this site is focused on money and finances, the truth is that these lesson apply in most aspects of everyone’s life. Take the time to let them really sink in and do you best to adopt them into your daily life. While it certainly won’t be easy to do for the vast majority of people, doing so will put you one step closer toward your financial (and life) goals. Sit back, read, and let the wisdom sink in…

making excuses

“You can make all the excuses you want. But at the end of the day, all you’ll have are your poor excuses and another wasted day.”

ways to live

“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. it’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.” — Virginia Satir

What defines you

“Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.”

living life

“Live is not a matter of holding good cards, but playing a poor hand well.” — Robert Louis Stevenson


“If you want to change, you have to be willing to be uncomfortable.”

making changes

“You are the way you are because that’s the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be different, you would be in the process of changing right now.” — Fred Smith

your problems

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?” — Captain Jack Sparrow

what you have

“Someone else is happy with less than what you have.”

spend time

“If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.” — Abigail Van Buren

making excuses

“If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”

starting something

“A year from now, you will wish that you had started today.” — Karen Lamb

work hard

“Don’t be upset by the results you didn’t get with the work you didn’t do.”


“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everybody’s else’s highlight reel.” — Steve Furtick

what we think

“What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.”

tough choices

“The two toughest choices you will ever make: 1) make a positive change today. 2) Do it again tomorrow.”

If you know someone who would benefit from any of the above quotes, please feel free to share with them whether it be for their financial life, or any other portion. While it certainly isn’t easy, if you are able to find a way to adopt as many of these into your daily life, you will find that reaching the goals, not matter which area of you life they may reside, will be that much easier to achieve.

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