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Quotes by David Bach

A Collection of Quotes by David Bach

“My Grandma Rose Bach used to tell me, ‘David, when the going gets tough, the tough have cash.’”

“The rich get rich because they pay themselves first.”

“You can’t get rich watching and wondering. You have to take action.”

“Wasting money and hurting the planet go hand in hand.”

“If you are serious about finishing rich, you will eventually need to own some property.”

“In fact, what determines your wealth is not how much you make but how much you keep of what you make.”

“The simple fact that you exist makes this world a better place. ”

“If it has been done before, it can be done again. That is one of life’s greatest truths.”

“The American way: The more we make, the more we spend. And if we’re not careful, the
more we owe.”

“The great truth about money is that in order to keep it and grow it, you have to fight for it.”

“Every financial decision should be driven by what you value.”

“Recessions make millionaires.”

“In fact, studies show that less than 1 percent of Americans write down specific goals for themselves each year. That’s a shame, because writing down your goals is powerful.”

“People should take every opportunity they can to save money because it really adds up, and
the best way I know to do that is to make your savings automatic.”

“I did something that turned my life around. It was something I had been teaching my students and readers to do for years. I opened up my journal and made a gratitude list.”

“Don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t know what something means.”

“The truth about money management is that it’s not really that difficult. If you know what to
do and what not to do, it’s actually pretty easy. The challenge is that we’re not taught about
money in school. As a result, much of what we learn comes from friends, word of mouth, and

“Learning to save is a lot like running a marathon – you need to build up to it by training

“Money gives you control, so hold on to it as long as you can.”

“It’s not too late for you to become rich – if you start today.”

“Buying an expensive gas-guzzler can transform a rich person into a poor one pretty quickly.”

“Don’t ever put your entire financial fate in someone else’s hands.”

“Change is a funny thing. Although most people say they want to change – so they can have
a better life, with more love, more dreams, and more fun – the fact is that many of us are
afraid of change.”

“Before you can really start setting financial goals, you need to determine where you stand

“If something goes wrong with your flight, buying your ticket with a credit card protects you.”

“A child who fails trying something new is a child who will learn faster.”

“Specificity transforms a vague dream into a concrete, achievable goal. If you can practically see, hear, feel, and smell a goal, the chances are excellent that you’ll not only know what’s required to make it real, you’ll actually do what’s required to make it real.”

“No one can control our future if we don’t let them.”

“Be nice, show up on time, do what you say you will do, and then say thank you!”

“Before you pay the government, before you pay taxes, before you pay your bills, before you pay anyone, the first person that gets paid is you.”

“You don’t have to earn a lot of money to be rich.”

“When two people work together to accomplish a goal, they can usually achieve it twice as fast as either of them would have working alone.”

“Money is not an end in itself. It is merely a tool to help us achieve some particular goal. If the way we handle our money conflicts with our personal values, we are not going to wind up living happy and fulfilled lives.”

“Your life should be interesting – your investments should be boring.”

“Aside from the equity they may have in their homes, most Americans really don’t have any savings to speak of.”

“If you’re in a hole, stop digging.”

“Change your actions, change your life.”

“How many hours do you want to spend today working for your future?”

“Social security was never intended to be a retirement plan. At most, it was designed to provide an income supplement.”

“The fact that most of us are not raised to talk about money is a real tragedy. Show me a
couple who doesn’t talk about money and plan their finances together, and I will show you a
couple headed for financial trouble – if they’re not already in it.”

“Your parents may never have given you a money lesson, but you certainly learned by watching them.”

“Financial education needs to become a part of our national curriculum and scoring systems so
that it’s not just the rich kids that learn about money… it’s all of us.”

“Some of the world’s wealthiest people tithed before they became rich.”

“You can’t coulda-woulda-shoulda yourself to wealth or happiness.”

“Life is not easy. But that’s not the only truth that matters in this context. It also happens to be true that it takes just as much effort to have a “bad life,” in which you don’t get what you want, as it does to have a “good life,” where you do. So given the choice, why not go for the good life?”

“To be incredibly successful in life you may only need to be really good at one thing.”

“When it comes to money, knowing the right words can make you rich.”

“Sometimes life requires you to hit the reset button.”

“The recession brings an opportunity to renegotiate everything. And you get a better price on

“The number one financial mistake is not to have your finances on automatic.”

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