The two great commodities (forget gold, bonds, and everything else which commentators are telling anyone who will listen to them, to invest in through the wake of the US election), are money and time.
I have a belief that whilst you can always earn more money (someone, somewhere will pay you to do something - it may be unsavoury, illegal or improper, but there is always someone out there who wants something done), but when your time is up, your time is up.
Our biggest challenge then, is to make the most of what we have - both time and money (especially time) to feel as whole and complete as we can - and achieve what it is we want to achieve.
There are many, many 'too good to be true' money making schemes, tips, advice, and views. Rushing headlong into the accumulation of 'more' however is a never fulfilling prophecy. Once you have more, you want more MORE, there is no escape.
The great news is, that by standing back, reflecting, and thinking about a few wise words - generally surrounding caution, prudence and priority, we can move towards being rich IN LIFE, not necessarily rich in monetary terms.
Below, there are 19 great quotes, of my favourites, 2, 6, 10 18 make me smile :
"It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy"
"A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some"
"Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time"
"The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket"
There is far more to any financial conversation than money. We all want to be rich, filled with riches and richness - not necessarily a computer screen with a big number on it.
Money can be a pretty sweet deal; it can provide you with an exciting lifestyle, glorious things, sometimes a little happiness. The catch? Sometimes there isn’t enough money to go around—and it can only buy you happiness to a certain extent. And since there are no trees growing free cash, no dollar bills raining from the sky into our purses and wallets, most of us live in a world of budgets. But, the good thing is, when you take control of your money, you take control of your life, too.