Words we communicate attract actions.

Thoughts are things.

It’s amazing how some people choose poverty just by what they say and how they view money. Many times we were taught these phrases by well-meaning parents, teachers, friends, and neighbors. Maybe we never thought they were true, but we’ve programmed our nervous systems into believing them because we’ve heard them so often. 

My feeling is that if these phrases are no longer serving you and your highest good, you should eliminate them from your vocabulary. 

Money Metaphors 1

How many metaphors having to do with money issues are in YOUR vocabulary?

  • Money doesn’t grow on trees.
  • Do you think I’m made of money?
  • Don’t you know the value of a dollar?
  • You’re not worth a plug nickel.
  • If you have money, you make money.
  • The rich get richer, the poor get poorer.
  • A fool and his money are soon parted.
  • Money is the root of all evil.
  • Money doesn’t buy you happiness.
  • Money burns a hole in your pocket.
  • Money is no object.
  • Money is power.
  • Money isn’t everything.
  • Money makes money.
  • Money talks.
  • Put your money where your mouth is.
  • Follow the money.
  • Time is money.
  • Don’t make a dime wait on a nickel.
  • Let the buyer beware.
  • Poverty is no crime.
  • Poverty is no sin.
  • Beggars can’t be choosers.
  • If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
  • If wishes were dollars, we all would be rich.
  • The further you go the bigger you fall.
  • The grass is always greener on the other side.
  • More money equals more problems.
  • I always pick the most expensive item.
  • Business as usual.
  • Business before pleasure.
  • Never mix business with pleasure.
  • Don’t buy a pig in a poke.
  • Let the buyer beware.
  • Talk is cheap, but it takes money to buy.
  • Spend less, make more.
  • Don’t be greedy.
  • Why don’t you get a REAL job?
  • Don’t be so lazy.
  • Charge for what you’re worth.
  • With people you make money with 3 people you lose money.
  • Pay yourself first.
  • Another day, another dollar.
  • It’s all in a day’s work.
  • Save for a rainy day.
  • Don’t sell yourself short.
  • Bad money drives out good.
  • Pay the piper his due.
  • Give credit where credit is due.
  • Give the devil his due.
  • Keeping up with the Jones’.
  • It’s better to have one expensive item than a bunch of junk.
  • A penny saved is a penny earned.
  • I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
  • The light at the end of a tunnel is an oncoming train.
  • You can’t take it with you.
  • Don’t throw good money towards bad.
  • Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
  • They earned their money the hard way.
  • Make an honorable living.
  • Don’t bite the hand that fees you.
  • Don’t spend it all in one place.
  • Taxes are eating me alive.
  • Don’t spend more than you make.
  • What will I do with all of this money?
  • Finders keepers, losers weepers.
  • I guess they need it more than me.
  • Everyone is in the same boat.
  • I’m a survivor. (Be a thriver.)
  • Don’t be penny-wise and dollar foolish.
  • You have to spend money to make money.
  • No pain – no gain.
  • Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  • One man’s loss is another man’s gain.
  • If you have money, you can buy anything.
  • It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.
  • Money begets money.
  • You can’t get blood from a turnip.
  • You can’t get something for nothing.
  • You get what you pay for.
  • Whoever loves money never has money.
  • Wanna bet?
  • Don’t take any wooden nickels.
  • I was never good at numbers.
  • He who dances must pay the fiddler.
  • Pay as you go.
  • Pay the piper his due
  • You pays your money and you takes your choice.
  • A bad penny always turns up.
  • A penny for your thoughts.
  • Penny-wise and proud-foolish.
  • Work and pray, live on hay, you’ll get pig in the sky when you die.
  • Don’t buy a pig in a poke.
  • Business before pleasure.
  • It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
  • Save for a rainy day.
  • Sell down the river.
  • You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
  • Every man is not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
  • Poverty is no sin.
  • Money has no smell.
  • As you sow, so shall you reap.
  • Brother, can you spare a dime?
  • Time is money.
  • He who does not work, neither shall he eat.
  • If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing twice.
  • It’s not worth the paper it is written on.

Money Metaphors 2