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Your Financial Philosophy

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“The key factor that will determine your financial future is not the economy; the key factor is your philosophy.”
~ Jim Rohn,
Entrepreneur, Author & Speaker
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Avoiding Financial Mistakes

“Financial Literacy is an important part of avoiding financial mistakes and planning for a strong, secure financial future.”
~ Timothy James Pawlenty
Attorney, Businessman, Politician, Author, & 39th Governor of Minnesota (2003-2011)
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When Your Money Masters You

“Money is in some respects like fire – it is a very excellent servant but a terrible master. When you have it mastering you, when interest is constantly piling up against you, it will keep you down in the worst kind of slavery. But let money work for you, and you have the most devoted servant in the world.”
~ P.T. Barnum
Showman, Businessman, Politician & Co-Founder – Barnum & Bailey Circus
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The View from the Finish Line

“The steeper the mountain the harder the climb the better the view from the finish line.”
~ Paula Abdul,
Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Choreographer & Actress

Money Soon Gone!

“Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone.”
~ Robert Toru Kiyosaki,
Investor, Businessman, Author, Speaker, Financial Literacy Activist, & Commentator
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A Po$itive Money Mind$et

“Money, to me, is just the biggest blessing in the world that allows me freedom.”
~ Linda Evans
a,k,a. Linda Evanstad
Actress, Author & Golden Globe Award
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A Lifetime of Financial Well-Being

“Financial Literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skill to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being.”
~ Marina John
Family Lifestyle Content Creator – Mommy Snippets
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Trading on Looks & Body

“If you’re only trading on looks and your body, that’s only going to go so far. But that was never my bag. I was always about the whole package.”
~ Angie Dickinson
Actress, Golden Globe Award ‘New Star of the Year’ – Actress (1960, Rio Bravo), & Golden Globe Award ‘Best Television Actress’ – Drama Series (1975, Police Woman).
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How Many Generations Can You Pass Your Money To?

“It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.”
~ Robert Toru Kiyosaki
Investor, Businessman, Author, Speaker, Financial Literacy Activist, and Commentator
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Paying Good Wages

“I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.”
~ Robert Bosch
Founder – Robert Bosch GmbH
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Tell Your Money Where to Go

“More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went.”
~ Roger Ward Babson
Entrepreneur, Economist, Business Theorist & Founder – Babson College, Webber International University, & Utopia College
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Improving the Security of Our Future

“The good news, though, is that all of us can improve the security of our futures through financial literacy. With a better understanding of the basics of finance—how to save, budget and invest—we can increase both our earning potential and our prospects for a solid financial future.”
~ Reba Dominski,
President of U.S. Bank Foundation
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Financial Literacy to Scale the Businesses

“Many entrepreneurs struggle to understand payroll taxes, health care and other thorny issues… In other words, they don’t have the financial literacy to scale their businesses and attract investors.”
~ Daymond John,
CEO – FUBU & Sharktank Host
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Financial Literacy is Life-Saving

“I want kids to understand the importance of savings and investing. It’s crucial that people understand the importance of financial literacy, because it’s actually life-saving.”
~ Mellody Hobson,
President of Ariel Investments
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Financial Literacy: Childhood to Retirement

“Financial literacy is not an end in itself, but a step-by-step process. It begins in childhood and continues throughout a person’s life all the way to retirement. Instilling the financial-literacy message in children is especially important, because they will carry it for the rest of their lives.”
~ George Karl,
NBA Coach (27 seasons: Cleveland Cavaliers (1984-1986), Golden State Warriors (1986-88), Seattle Supersonics (1992-1998), Milwaukee Bucks (1998-2003), Denver Nuggets (2005-2013) and Sacramento Kings (2015-2016)
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Manage Your Money Well

“The single biggest difference between financial success and financial failure is how well you manage your money. It’s simple: to master money, you must manage money.”
~ T. Harv Eker,
Author
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Basic Financial Literacy

“It’s pretty much how we get anything added to the curriculum. When parents said children needed to be computer literate, the schools started responding. The same thing is true of basic financial literacy.”
~ Elizabeth Warren
United States Senator (2017-Currently)
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Understanding Compound Interest

“I think people don’t understand compound interest because typically no one ever explains it to them and the level of financial literacy in the US is very low.”
~ James Surowiecki,
Journalist & Author
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Adequately Organizing Finances

“Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement.”
~ Ron Lewis,
United States Representative (May 24, 1994-January 3, 2009)
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Ordinary People with Extraordinary Determination

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“The definition of successful people is simply ordinary people with extraordinary determination. You cannot keep determined people from success.”
~ Mary Kay Ash,
Entrepreneur & Founder – Mary Kay Cosmetics

Leaving Footprints as I Walk

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“It is inevitable that I will leave a legacy simply because I cannot walk through life without leaving footprints as I walk. Therefore, I would be wise to consider the path before I make the prints.”
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Craig D. Lounsbrough
M.Div. Licensed Professional Counselor & Certified Professional Life Coach
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Provision for Each Wilderness

“… GOD has never made a wilderness for which HE did not equally provide a provision. HE doesn’t make the wilderness and then scratch HIS head and say, “How am I going to provide for this?”. With the temptation GOD also makes a way of escape. With the wilderness GOD also makes a way of provision, and they come like twins. So, whatever kind of wilderness, financial, emotional, marital, it doesn’t matter what it is, there is a provision in your wilderness.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

Wisdom & Peace for the Life Creator Intended

“”Wisdom and peace come when you start living the life the Creator intended for you.””
~ Geronimo
Bedonkohe-Chiricahua Apache Leader, Medicine Man & Seer
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An Honor Conferred

“I was no Chief and never had been, but because I had been more deeply wronged than others, this honor was conferred upon me, and I resolved to prove worthy of the trust.”
~ Geronimo
Bedonkohe-Chiricahua Apache Leader, Medicine Man & Seer
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