Suze Orman

8 Smart Finance Quotes from the Top

You may have to work hard to save your money, but money advice—well, that you can have for free. Your friends and family can sometimes be a good (albeit often unasked for) source of ideas on saving money, but if you’re looking for words of wisdom from individuals who have repeatedly demonstrated financial savvy on a global scale, then it can be useful to heed the advice of highly successful business leaders and celebrities.

Browse through these smart finance quotes, and see how you can apply these ideas to your own budget:

“Even though I can make my own budgets, I always ask for less money than we need so that you have to be more creative, you have to strip it down.” — Robert Rodriguez, director/screenwriter

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” — Will Smith, actor/producer/rapper

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.” — Bob Hope, actor/comedian

“Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” –Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

“Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” — Warren Buffet, business investor and billionaire

“Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” — Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media founder and CEO

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money.” — Steve Jobs, former Apple CEO

Why not learn from the hard-earned wisdom of others? If you want to adjust your approach to money, keep these quotes in mind next time you’re out shopping or sitting down to make a budget.

This article was written by staff writer Suchi Rudra. Her mission is to help fight your evil debt blob and get your personal finances in tip top shape.
Photos: Brett Jordan