OF MONEY IN RETIREMENT PRESENTED
THE RETIREMENT QUOTES
(Facts, Quotes, and Sayings about Money and the Importance of Money for the Retired and the
Can I retire with the
money I have in the bank and in my Social Security entitlements at my retirement age?
Over three-quarters (76%) of non-retired adults are worried that they may not have enough money
to live on in retirement.
In the pre Great Recession era, 69% of boomers said they were worried about how inflation would
erode their purchasing power during retirement
Research has shown that nearly half of all workers in the United States have less than
$25,000 in total savings. Even more startling is the fact that slightly more than one in five workers say they have
no savings of any kind.
Fact is, over 90 percent of people can save more money if they put their minds to it by
adhering to money saving tips and debt management principles. Almost everyone, from people earning just above the
poverty line to people with upper six-figure salaries, spends 50 to 75 percent more than they need to on their
Also see Investing and Spending Your
Money Wisely in Retirement
Quotes about Importance of Money in
Here are some quotations about the importance of money in retirement to keep things in
I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.
— Jackie Mason
Retirement? Are you kidding! Only one generation of Americans was ever fortunate
enough to have the luxury of retirement. The rest of Americans will probably die in a Walmart parking lot
while on duty [working in a retirement job].
— Unknown wise person, in response to an online retirement article
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
— Oscar Wilde
Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.
— Charles Lamb
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work,
Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character,
Commerce without morality, Science without humanity,
Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.
— Mahatma Gandhi
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
— H. L. Mencken
There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.
— Edmund Wilson
Whether you wind up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends on the kind of chick you married.
— from Wall Street Journal
If you don't want to work [in retirement] you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to
— Ogden Nash
From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents, from 18 to 35 she needs good looks, from 35 to 55 she needs
a good personality, and from 55 on she needs cash.
— Sophie Tucker
I don't like money, but it quiets my nerves.
— Joe Louis
Money makes the world go around — that and other stupid clichés.
— Unknown wise person
Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital.
— Mary Quant
There is no fortress so strong that money cannot take it.
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it
— Oscar Wilde
It frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
— Groucho Marx
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
— Hebrew Bible. Ecclesiastes 10:19
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it. He doesn't have any.
— Ed Howe
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
— Coco Chanel
When you retire, your house is your home. Don't look at it as an investment. You can convert it if you need
to, but if you're retiring because of the equity in your house, you better get back to work.
— Robert Doyle (CPA with Spoor, Doyle & Associates in St. Petersburg, Fla)
Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money.
— Unknown wise person
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Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.
— Gene Perret
You can be young without money but you can't be old without it.
— Tennessee Williams
I have now the gloomy prospect of retiring from office loaded with serious debts, which will materially
affect the tranquility of my
— Thomas Jefferson
Where is your focus?
On money or spirit?
On the goals you want or
on the spirit that
Truth is, money is a symbol.
If you focus on the energy it
represents, you will alttract it.
— Joe Vitale
The key to a happy retirement is to have enough money to live on, but not enough to worry about.
— Unknown wise person
Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.
— Aphra Behn
That money talks
I'll not deny,
I heard it once:
It said, "Good-bye."
— Richard Armour
Where there is money, there is fighting.
— Marian Anderson
Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.
— Henry Fielding
Cocaine is God's way of telling you you have too much money.
— Robin Williams
You can never truly receive money as a gift.
— Michael Phillips
To be handed a lot of money is to be handed a glass sword, blade first. Best handle it very carefully, sir,
very slowly while you puzzle what it's for.
— Richard Bach
We have a balance of $0.32 in the bank — Which makes us four-and-a-half
trillion dollars richer than the federal government.
— Jim Borgman
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Retirement on The Retirement Cafe for information on
how to save more money for retirement and Why Money
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