— from https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/the-rich-and-the-wealthy/ ”… Rich means you have cash to buy stuff. Wealth means you have unspent savings and investments that provide some level of intangible and lasting pleasure – independence, autonomy, controlling your time, and doing what you want to do, when you want to do it, with whom you want to do it
… life is so much better, richer and free if you understand money and so much more difficult if you don’t
— J L Collins
Nothing passes through the great wall of death. Whether you’re a billionaire or a homeless person, everything goes to null in the face of the great equalizer. The only thing you may be able to preserve is a legacy, but that legacy is for other conscious minds to perceive, which is no longer a luxury you have upon hitting that wall
— https://moretothat.com/the-nothingness-of-money/ ”… For most people, the Nothingness of Money strikes when the finish line is a few yards away. A terminal diagnosis is delivered. An appointment is made at a hospice center. A deathbed is prepared. In this moment, a pursuit that once seemed all-consuming fades into the background. All that matters are the
… the one observation I’ve found the most useful is that economics is about more than money. It’s about the decisions you make with your time. And your time is your life. Time is money!
— Dan Denning
Money buys happiness in the same way drugs bring pleasure: Incredible if done right, dangerous if used to mask a weakness, and disastrous when no amount is enough.
— Morgan Housel
Of course banks are greedy! Of course corporations are selfish, and Wall Street is wily! Blaming a financial crisis on these qualities is like blaming a flood on the wetness of water…
From “Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing: P. 130