This is the 1st part of a collection of widely used personal finance sayings, words, phrases, or quotes and my comedic explanation or definition behind the meaning of all of them listed below. I decided to break up the post because together it was going to be over a thousand words. If you have any feedback or childhood stories about the phrases below please leave a comment so we can all laugh. Its Friday so lets have fun and keep the finance talk very light.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush – it means be happy with what you have and avoid risk / greed by trying to double what you already have
Acting like the Joneses – Spending like there’s no tomorrow or living above means or trying to keep up with others spending levels
A Penny Saved is a penny earned – basically to save, but with hints of watch your spending because spending is the root of all evil