Sayings I wish were true

being made of money

Here are a bunch of financial phrases I wish were true, along with some that I’m glad are not.

If you ever wondered what I do on my spare time, this is it 🙂


Being worth your weight in gold

At gold hovering around $1,240/oz currently, I’d be worth approximately $3,441,000!

Having a license to print money

Yes please!

Cash cow

That would be cool to see 🙂

Being born with a silver spoon in their mouth

Also fun to see!

A penny for your thoughts

I’d be rich as all I do these days is think and talk (…about nonsense)

Bringing home the bacon

Be honest – how much BETTER would this be than actual money?? 🙂

Being made of money

See smile up top.

Turning on a dime

I wonder if Olympians can do it?

A penny saved is a penny earned

With taxes this is not currently the case, but it’s much easier to say than “a penny saved is a penny and 1/3 earned – depending on your tax bracket” 😉

Rolling in the money

That would be fun!

Money talks, bullshit walks

I’d love to see either of the two happen, haha… particularly the latter.

Cooking the books

Not so tasty, but it would put a stop to the cheating!

The Dollar Store

Is it me, or does nothing in there ever cost a dollar anymore??

And while not financial… Liar liar pants on fire

Life would be so much easier if this actually came true – especially with our politicians!


Sayings I’m glad are not true!

As much as I’d love to watch any of the above come true, if it means the following also happening then I take back every last word of it, haha…

Paying through your nose


Costing an arm and a leg

Double ouch!

Putting your money where your mouth is


Being stinking rich

Why do you have to bring odor into it?? (Reminds me of one of our Would You Rathers though – “Would you rather be attractive as hell BUT you never make more than $30k a year for the rest of your life? Orrrrrrr, you’re pretty ugly BUT you’re as rich as Oprah Winfrey?”

Pouring money down the drain


Having more money than sense

I wouldn’t have much 😉

Making a killing

Money is worthless when you GO TO JAIL FROM IT!!

Having money to burn

See: pouring money down the drain.

Your money or your life

Thankfully when you manage your finances well you never have to choose 😉 Great book though!


If I missed any good ones, you’ll have to let me know 🙂

I will say there’s one phrase that I’ve actually found useful throughout the years, which to my wife’s displeasure I like to recite whenever we leave the house: Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch!

Haven’t forgotten my wallet at home in a while!


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