We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Finance Quotes from Carol Bartz, Will Rogers, Tommy Tuberville, Andrew Carnegie, Jake Hager. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Back when ‘social’ had a broad definition, you could almost say that Yahoo Finance chat was the first social product.
Don’t gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don’t go up, don’t buy it.
Inflation is not an abstract idea thrown around by finance gurus. Inflation is a very real threat to the pocketbooks of hardworking Americans throughout our great country.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
When I was leaving college, getting ready to graduate with a degree in finance, I had job interviews for months and months – and nothing really was moving like a real opportunity. Meanwhile, a lot of my wrestling teammates at Oklahoma had started getting into MMA training.
My adversary is the world of finance.
Imperceptibly, the developed world’s manufacturing base was gradually eroding and being replaced by securitized finance that destroyed itself and nearly its economies in 2008.
During my administration, we’ve welcomed a broad and diverse group of industries to New Mexico, including high-tech and traditional manufacturing, health care, information technology and finance. Some are homegrown New Mexico companies; others are global leaders in their industries.
Trade deficits are OK under certain circumstance. 1. An emerging nation imports capital goods necessary to enhance its productivity. 2. A developed nation, with a current account surplus, uses some of its investment income to finance the purchases of additional consumer goods from abroad.
One suggestion my wife and I have used in our personal finance courses we teach at college is simply writing down all expenditures and seeing where the money goes. That alone will cause heads of households to think twice about x, y or z expenditure, and to consider carefully whether they really need something or not.
Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning.
Rounding to the nearest cent is sufficiently accurate for practical purposes.
I do want to get into the government and work for finance management divisions and policy management, but they are all long-term dreams and I don’t know when I’ll decide to go for it.
Everyone says you’ve got to do a foundation and legal structure to finance social change. What nonsense!
A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
I’ve lived to see key parts of my research absorbed in textbooks and in central banks around the world. And some finance ministries, too.
The people who don’t know personal finance have TV shows about it.
As Michigan’s voice on the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, I will continue working to make sure the next generation of advanced technologies and alternative fuel vehicles are made right here in America.
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
Actually criminal sanctions that are given could be up to five years for violating the rules and regulations under the campaign finance reform. This is like the Alien and Sedition Act of years and years ago, decades ago.
There’s been a myth perpetuated where people think, ‘I need to go into consulting, banking, finance, law, or medicine to make a consistently reasonable amount of money.’ People are now realizing that’s not the case.
Inflation is taxation without legislation.
If you look on Amazon – if you do a search for personal finance, there are literally 20,000 books written on personal finance, and there’s no real reason for it. I mean, personal finance is pretty simple.
I hope that there’s a difference between being childish and childlike and that I’m the latter, if you take my meaning. I often sort of wonder. I don’t think I’m a terribly good grown-up; I don’t take responsibility easily or well in many areas of life. Finance and stuff like that, I’m absolutely appalling.
When you’re in finance, you see the company deeply – where it’s running well and where there’s issues you’ve got to solve.
At this point, I don’t get hired a lot because people don’t think I could finance a movie.
The ECB puts out money that is meant to help our banks, but they do not use it to finance our businesses, but they give it to them to buy back their debt, to help French and German banks.
The rate of interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value.
There’s no question: the finance market is moving into the cloud.
If you’re a teenager in Palo Alto launching an app, you know from the outset how you plan to finance your business.
There’s enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level – everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success.
One of the things I always tell people when they’re going to get married is, in order to have a lasting relationship, there are a couple of things you need to discuss. One is finance, obviously. Then there’s religion, politics, kids, how you discipline kids, and how many kids you want to have.
The way we finance homes in this country is slow, filled with middlemen, who run a nonstandardized evaluation process. This makes financing a home cumbersome and difficult.
If you look at Citadel today, that’s really – the founding principle of the firm is a real pursuit of talent, a pursuit of people who have a passion for finance, and a pursuit of individuals who make good decisions day in and day out.
The Republican Party is not in the hands of the Jewish lobby in America as the Democratic Party must look quite often to Jewish money to finance candidates.
In July of 2010, I lost my finance job in Chicago. Instead of updating my resume and looking for a similar job, I decided to forget about money and have a go at something I truly enjoyed. I’d purchased a semi-professional camera earlier that year and spent my free time taking photos in downtown Chicago.
You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.
I started studying business and finance in Edinburgh as a backup plan. I was still making music many hours a day, and when I was at university, the electronic music boom started really taking off globally.
Prior to SunRun, I was headed toward a career in venture capital and then realized I wanted to apply my knowledge of finance more directly to helping change the world.
The number one lobby that opposes campaign finance reform in the United States is the National Association of Broadcasters.
The single most important personal finance decision you make is your career.
In the finance world, we used to spend all of our time looking backwards, reporting on what happened. Can I book it? What are the numbers? Now it’s about looking into the future. It’s about planning and integration. The role of finance is now that of a partner in the business.
There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits.
Everyone knows in the industry that when these great roles come up, every two years, there’s a huge number of people up for them. I’m not one of those top five females that can personally finance any film.
In the US, banking and finance are regulated on the federal and state level, there are multiple federal bank regulators, and there are separate securities and commodities regulators.
My most difficult class at Harvard Business School would have to be finance.
I am particularly pleased to see that the Bendheim Center for Finance is thriving.
In Britain, polls show large majorities in favour of mansion taxes and higher taxes on the finance sector.
It’s very difficult to explain to a normal working citizen the implications of what $18 trillion in debt means and what it means when the Federal Reserve buys the U.S. Treasury bonds to finance our loss every month.
I only make movies to finance my fishing.
Chidamabaram has ruined the economy. He has turned out to be a third-rate failure as finance minister.
I took some time off after ‘Titanic’ because I needed to let the dust settle and recharge my battery. I felt, ‘OK, you’ve been given a tremendous opportunity; what are you going to do with it? Now your name can finance movies that you do want to do.’
I think every woman in this country will understand what it means to be mansplained to. It happens in everyday life – you know, if you go into a shop, or you’re talking about finance.
A lot of the time we think finances are immediately linked to experience, opportunities, image, and all sorts of important things that can progress us in life. Sometimes they’re not. Finances can be completely irrelevant if you allow yourself to feel like things are going well.
There’s a big difference between France and the U.S. In the U.S., immigrants must work to live. In France, they’re taken care of by public finances. In France, there are millions of unemployed people already. We cannot house them, give them health care, education… finance people who keep coming and coming.
Talking to Republicans who aren’t leaders – that’s not very difficult both on anti-trust and on campaign finance reform. I think it’s a lot more complicated when you talk to highly funded leaders – that’s the innate, deeply problematic part of our politics.
Finance is wholly different from the rest the economy.
I have come close to producing films. But generally by the time they hit the screen, there’s about 50 people with producer credits, so what’s the point. I usually find scripts I like with no money attached and take them to producers that I know and try to raise finance.
Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.
People used to ask me for advice, and I’d say, ‘Please, don’t ask me!’ Yes, I did economics at Oxford, but that’s not the same as having a broad knowledge of personal finance.
Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in.
If you go back to the late ’50s, there really was nothing called “academic finance.” Well, there was something being taught in business schools as finance, but it really had no strong research underpinnings.
Hindi film industry’s fortunes are directly connected to that of the world finance markets.
Thirty to 40 years ago, most financial decisions were fairly simple.
Businesses in my constituency want help to address the skills mismatch at local level which leaves employers with staff shortages and young people without jobs. They want access to reliable sources of finance, including a network of local banks.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
Most of the people I came across in the finance and business world were honest people, doing the best for their staff and for their family. But I encountered many who weren’t.
The biggest difficulty in film industry today is not that of getting dates, actors or finance, but writers. We don’t get writers. They are like heart surgeons with whom you need to meet after fixing an appointment.
All money is a matter of belief.
The very nature of finance is that it cannot be profitable unless it is significantly leveraged… and as long as there is debt, there can be failure and contagion.
Many progressives understand Scalia, and other conservative judges, in crassly political terms – as opponents of affirmative action, abortion, gun control, and campaign finance legislation. But what Scalia cared most about was clear, predictable rules, laid down in advance.
Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.
It isn’t so much that there are so few women in finance in total but, rather, few women in senior leadership roles. It is a real problem that we all need to focus on every day, but it is not a burden. It is an opportunity.
Being in the consumer business helps us groom talent in areas like marketing, finance and logistics. We can benchmark our outsourcing business to our consumer business and its best practices.
I think we need to rethink a lot of business skills. In finance, for example, social impact bonds are potentially a way of providing capital for investments that save the public money in a context in which government often doesn’t invest in things that would save it money.
When I work with countries struggling to pay for budgets or finance trade deficits, I reflect on how Americans do not spend a moment considering the unique advantages of being able to issue bonds and print money freely.
Stay on top of your finances. Don’t leave that up to others.
We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back.
By lowering the barrier to create new digital currency applications, we’ll see an explosion in the number of ideas tried. We’ll invest in, partner with, or build a number of new applications in this space, including replacements for many of the services people use in finance 1.0.
Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
What we now call ‘finance’ is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love.
As an assistant in the polytechnic department, I was able to finance new studies and got my Physics Masters Degree in 1958 and my Ph.D. in 1959.
Basically, I think society functions thanks to how certain key industries work – government, finance, healthcare, education, energy. Pretty much all of these have a huge impact on everything else.
We’ll have a public power authority, which will also have the ability to build power or finance power. And more importantly, we’ll have more power than our economy provides. All of that will give us leverage we don’t have today.
‘Survivor’ wouldn’t have happened had I not gone out there and helped CBS to sell sponsors to finance the first one. Part of my thinking on ‘Survivor’ was that it should have rewards that are corporate brands. A Big Mac, one thimble-full of Coca-Cola.
My mother works in a bank, and my dad is the head of my management team and also works in finance.
I’ve always supported myself. I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially, but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.
As a company, we have to be very transparent. We are in a business very related to finance, and I want this company to last long, and I want this company to be audited by everyone.
The longer I go on, the more I am aware of the power of finance.
Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price.
World’s major powers, including China and Russia, don’t want to ‘finance’ American military adventures anymore.
Barack Obama was first elected after a period of profound failure by elite and government institutions, from finance to foreign policy to Hurricane Katrina, and his first term immediately and unapologetically enacted a flurry of government solutions.
When you’re building a company, you need to continually strengthen every component – finance, strategic partnerships, executive team, and relationships with every last constituency.
The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are.
The only way to permanently change the temperature in the room is to reset the thermostat. In the same way, the only way to change your level of financial success ‘permanently’ is to reset your financial thermostat. But it is your choice whether you choose to change.
The Finance Ministry can bring about real social change.
A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.
Portfolio investment, often called ‘hot money’ because of its volatile nature, can increase the economy’s vulnerability to the vagaries of international finance. Foreign direct investment, on the other hand, is far more stable and driven by domestic fundamentals.
In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims.
Financial crises are like fireworks: they illuminate the sky even as they go pop.
Particularly with internships, you have to work for a year with no money. How on Earth are you going to finance that?
I was a great student at a great school, Wharton School of Finance.
From the RBI side, the fake Indian currency note is an important issue that needed to be addressed. The other collateral benefits from this, in terms of greater accountability, better public finance, more transparency, are, by definition, areas that take time to fully play out.
Well, paycheck protection is an important ingredient for a successful campaign finance reform measure.
If the publicly passed campaign finance laws had not been struck down by the Supreme Court, Club for Growth Action would be illegal, and Heritage Action wouldn’t have the SuperPAC threat to back up its small ad purchases.
In the past, liberals have competed to see who could shout the loudest to shut down the banks, ridicule success, and penalize anyone working in finance. In fact, the Occupy Wall Street movement was an aggressive liberal effort to shut down Wall Street banks.
We had a booming stock market in 1929 and then went into the world’s greatest depression. We have a booming stock market in 1999. Will the bubble somehow burst, and then we enter depression? Well, some things are not different.
Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefitting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have.
We all know that Americans love their statistics – in sport, obviously. And in finance too.
As a novelist, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories and I give them money.
I’m passionate about blockchain as a whole, decentralized finance as a whole.
The biggest issue that we have to contend with is campaign finance reform.
I wasn’t a financial pro, and I paid the price.
The only way you will ever permanently take control of your financial life is to dig deep and fix the root problem.
If you’re going into finance, you might be dealing with a lot of sexism and a lot of alpha behavior. How are you going to deal with that? How are you going to feel powerful and comfortable with being who you are?
We have this film that we hope to finance, it’s called ‘Southern Rights.’ It’s a documentary about segregated proms that are still happening in the South of America. So there’s a black prom and a white prom, so we hope to finance a film soon about that.
When you walk into a room and you’re asking someone to give you money to finance an idea, that’s never easy.
I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge.
You don’t want to have so much money going toward your mortgage every month that you can’t enjoy life or take care of your other financial responsibilities.
I now work for a finance company in Luxembourg with projects in South America and the Caribbean.
During my undergraduate training at UCLA, I was studying finance and securities; my particular interest was with mutual funds. Wanting to get into a high position at some of the companies that were doing that, I knew that law would be useful.
One of the main reasons that the landscape of financial stuff in America is different is that gambling is illegal there. So there’s a kind of sport-like aspect to the American coverage of finance.
New York City is the most important location in the world… it is the center for fashion, culture and finance.
Wealthy individuals have always had the capacity to influence politics, of course, but only after two key campaign finance cases – Wisconsin Right to Life and and Citizens United, have they been able to do it in such a large and blatant way.
The important source of finance is now commercial papers, bonds, and so on.
I think that, in addition of the intersection of media and technology, there has also been an intersection between technology and finance, which is something I find a little closer to home, seeing as I spend so much time covering Wall Street banks.
You have venture capitalists. We view them as experts who also help finance your company and give directions and also some pretty candid discussions about what you have to do better.
If the Indian people want stories written about themselves, how they want them told, they are going to have to make them, they’re going to have to finance them. If you let Hollywood do it, Hollywood is going to get it wrong most of the time.
The people who know personal finance hide the money very carefully.
American capitalists, enthralled by the doctrines of finance, have put their income statements in service of the balance sheet.
Women in finance bore the brunt of layoffs more than their male counterparts during the Great Recession in 2008 and were also more likely to have been in back office jobs that were replaced by computers.
I just came from school one day and told my mom I want to start my finance company.
There’s an awful lot of us who don’t quite speak finance, speak money.
As a trusted institution with brick-and-mortar facilities in every corner of the United States, our public Postal Service is uniquely positioned to serve as a communications, finance, and service hub for the 21st century.
Finance is about being short-term greedy, rather than thinking about the markets as a critical part of our society that exist to empower the world, rather than to enrich a few.
The thing I have discovered about working with personal finance is that the good news is that it is not rocket science. Personal finance is about 80 percent behavior. It is only about 20 percent head knowledge.
The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
These heroes of finance are like beads on a string; when one slips off, all the rest follow.
When I graduated, I promptly took a job in finance, making both my pre-med and poli-sci years essentially useless – or so I thought.
I got IRS records to finance what I wanted to do.
Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement.
Now both my films have been number one at the Australian box office and it took about two years just to get the finance for this film, so if it’s hard for me then God help everyone else.
It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
If US per capita income continues to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent a year, the country will have plenty of money to finance comfortable retirements and high-quality healthcare for all citizens, including those at the bottom of the wage ladder.
People can get information – on entertainment, politics, finance – much easier than before. That will change the way people do business, the way people live.
At 25, I made many companies. I was thinking more like a businessman or entrepreneur than a CEO. I created many companies, small companies, medium companies. I tried to be involved in many kinds of activities, in finance, in real estate, in mining.
We are in a position of financial and social power, and we could be agents of change in our society. Without pretension, I believe we could be a nice little gardener who takes care of the garden, and hopefully our neighbor will do the same. Then, maybe we’ll achieve a better world.
I made my money by selling too soon.
Why would the Obama campaign officials oppose any effort to ensure the legitimacy of a campaign contribution? It’s the same reason they oppose voter ID laws. The Obama campaign evidently believes that election fraud and campaign finance fraud are permissible tools for the purpose of retaining power.
Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.
I went to college at QUT: Queensland University of Technology. I studied for a Bachelors in finance and acting.
I’m involved in the stock market, which is fun and, sometimes, very painful.
As a public official, when I take a position, I stand up to explain and defend it. I file annual financial disclosures, campaign finance reports, and have to face the scrutiny of public opinion.
The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war – diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power – and we are developing new tools as we go along.
You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever.
Large companies cannot finance political parties as their shareholders and employees have different political views.
Most women outlive their spouses. Divorce remains at record rates. It’s important for a woman to be able to control her finances.
The vast sums of money that are coming in at the top end of the game are stretching the rest of the sides to try to get as much benefit out of what finance they’ve got and get the best players they can find for that finance.
The U.N. and other international bodies, along with wealthier nations, could manage the unavoidable migration from poorer countries if there were greater focus on stopping the larger chaos created by leaders who finance and support terrorism in the name of Islam.
You can be this super-successful woman who’s smart and effective but still feminine. When I worked in finance, I didn’t always think that was possible.
This time, instead of moving oceans and healing planets, let’s get our bills in order and pay down the debt so we control our own future.
Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.
Wall Street has too much wealth and political power.
It is usually people in the money business, finance, and international trade that are really rich.
It is important that China stop its over-reliance on municipal debt to finance infrastructure. I take comfort in the fact that China’s leaders understand this.
The structure of private campaign finance has essentially pre-corrupted our politicians, so that they can’t even recognize explicit bribery because it feels the same as what they do every day.
I’d always intended to make ‘Far North’ straight after ‘The Warrior.’ We had the rights to the short story, the script was in development, and I knew where I wanted to shoot it. It just took a long time getting the script together and raising the finance.
The Finance Ministry will ensure regular assessment so that our announcements, especially those pertaining to the banking sector, are implemented in a time-bound manner. We are here to support small businesses and the industry at large.
I was fortunate enough to model, but it was always work for me. It was a way to support myself and finance acting classes.
We’ve never been people that go around and confront people that have been financially successful and say, ‘We hate you. We envy you because of how well you’re doing.’
Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles.
To finance longer life spans, we must convince individuals to start investing now for the long term. But longevity should be an asset that can be levered, not a curse. They must understand that there’s a cost to sitting in cash. No one talks about that cost.
In the business world, we can point to instances when a lack of integrity has bankrupted entire companies – in sectors as different as finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, and energy.
A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
If you don’t have a VP Finance on your team reporting to you, do yourself, your team, and your investors a favor and go hire one right now.
The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
My father, being a Scotsman, taught me to look after finances. I’m shrewd. Some people may call me tight.
Let’s not forget, it was the government, Department of Finance and Central Bank that decided to unfairly land the taxpayers of this country with unmitigated losses of Anglo and massive legacy issues that would have been expected when nationalising a fraudulent bank.
If you go back to the time of J.P. Morgan, the world of high finance was completely wholesale. The prestigious investment banks on Wall Street appealed exclusively to large corporations, governments, and to extremely wealthy individuals.
Nobody wants campaign finance reform more than me. It would save me a fortune.
Each time you buy a used game, this is money that doesn’t go into the pocket of the people that took the risk to create this, to finance it, to develop it.
Leveraging the global finance system against Iran and other rogue nations that sponsor terrorism is a position I’m happy to take.
But because we in the United States finance our current account deficit by borrowing in our own currency, we can move to a more competitive dollar without the adverse effects that followed currency declines in other countries.
You look at marketing: everything that’s happening in marketing is digitized. Everything that’s happening in finance is digitized. So pretty much every industry, every function in every industry, has a huge element that’s driven by information technology. It’s no longer discrete.
Orrin Hatch is old enough to be my father, and I don’t want my father running the United States Senate Finance Committee.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Jeff Bezos was one of those best and brightest who came to N.Y. to work in finance. He didn’t need to know anything about retail bookselling to start Amazon.
When I came out of Stanford, I looked at my brilliant classmates, who were going into Wall Street high finance, Silicon Valley, advanced engineering, and I said to myself, ‘Jeff, go into an industry where nobody can add.’
Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation.
There is a misperception among job seekers that opportunities for women in tech exist only for those with coding or engineering experience. To be sure, technology firms do need women with these skills, but they also need women with expertise in other areas, like marketing and finance.
Advances in technology – hugely beneficial though they are – render us vulnerable in new ways. For instance, our interconnected world depends on elaborate networks: electric power grids, air traffic control, international finance, just-in-time delivery, and so forth.
How grateful I am for the law of tithing. It is the Lord’s law of finance.
It was not my wish to come into politics. I was not a public person; I preferred to spend my birthdays with family and friends. But the 2008 elections were fraudulent, so I decided to finance the opposition to make them stronger.
I have a lot of trouble understanding all the detail of finance and administration – but if you combine intellectual and professional capacity with a social conscience, you can change things: countries, structures, economic models, colonial states.
Like many other banks and finance companies, Green Tree used a process called securitization to resell its home loans to outside investors. Green Tree grouped thousands of these small loans into a pool worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
If it isn’t the sheriff, it’s the finance company; I’ve got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.
By developing deep learning solutions that are faster, easier, and less expensive to use, Nervana is democratizing deep learning and fueling advances in medical diagnostics, image and speech recognition, genomics, agriculture, finance, and eventually across all industries.
Poverty is unnecessary.
We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics.
One of the reasons this election is so important is because the Supreme Court hangs in the balance. We need to overturn that terrible Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, and then reform our whole campaign finance system.
The studios don’t finance anymore, they get outside funds.
I’m a big advocate of financial intelligence.
The resources at Harvard – its professors, our fellow students, the libraries, its alumni – created for me the opportunity to pursue my passions in finance.
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
I have gone from a proponent of campaign finance reform to a revolutionary during my time in public service.
My dad’s a professor of medicine; my mum was a nurse. My little sister is going into healthcare. My older sister is a nurse; my brother’s in finance – I’m the runt of the litter.
For generations of Hong Kongers, the only means of upward mobility and the only way to meaningfully contribute to society have been to obtain a respectable university degree (preferably in business administration) and a professional accreditation (in finance, accounting, law or medicine).
It’s hard to have any idea of how much money is enough to finance an appropriate lifestyle in retirement. But if a lump sum is translated into a monthly income, it’s much easier to determine whether you have enough put away to afford to stop working.
There are some risks we choose to take because the benefits from taking them exceed the possible costs. Optimal behavior takes risks that are worthwhile. This is the central paradigm of finance: we must take risks to achieve rewards, but not all risks are equally rewarded.
I went to the Wharton School of Finance, the toughest place to get into. I was a great student.
Most regular, two-year MBA programs provide both experience and the capacity to link together the essential elements of management such as finance, marketing, organizational behavior, and operations.
I worked with a group of people who argued day and night – professors, officials, the Minister of Finance – but there were decisions that I had to make.
I have a real kind of fundamental philosophical belief that movies are better if everyone gets paid when they work, and if they don’t work, the people who worked on them make a little bit of money, and the people who finance them, they lose, but they don’t lose too much. I believe that that creates better work.
To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life. Every politician has lied about something because they are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections.
Believe it or not, there are some things that I have written that would be kind of a dream to make. Hopefully, I will get to finance them… There is something that I wrote called ‘Demon’s Flare’ which would kind of be a dream come true.
The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios… The idea that you can actually predict what’s going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos owes Ohio $5.3 million for campaign finance violations, and Mike DeWine’s office refuses to collect the fine.
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
Finance, like time, devours its own children.
I worked in a supermarket for a year; I worked in a finance department at a university, a pub, busking and singing. I tried to be a nanny for about three weeks.
Hats have been my thing pretty much my whole life but finance has not. I would go to the corner store and buy really cheap baseball style caps and wear those to school.
All around the world, we send our top talent into finance, technology, medicine and law – everywhere but towards expanding opportunity for our most marginalized children.
We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building.
When people finance a movie, they have their own ideas and have things they want to change.
Finance is not merely about making money. It’s about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labor. It’s about stewardship and, therefore, about achieving the good society.
Unfortunately, money in politics is an insidious thing – and a loophole in our campaign finance system was taken advantage of with money going to existing or new 527 groups with the sole purpose of influencing the election.
I am calling Shaktikanta Das as a corrupt person. I am surprised that the man I got removed from the Finance Ministry for corruption was brought in as governor.
While money is used to finance speech, money is not speech.
I turn up in Los Angeles every now and then, so I can get some big money films in order to finance my smaller money films.
People in all walks of life, and especially business, do not want to experience the collapse of cities like New York along with global finance and economy in chaos, but this is what business faces if we continue to attribute climate change to fossil fuels alone.
I had to deal with terrorist finance. And we had to, if you like, ensure that the accounts of people who were guilty of terrorist finance or using their accounts for terrorist finance were closed down. So we had to do asset freezing.
I could not finance a movie on my own. Frankly, I could not even afford to take a year off. I, like most people in America, need to keep making money.
I was writing an earnest novel about cruises in the Caribbean and I just started writing ‘Bridget Jones’ to get some money, to finance this earnest work, and then I chucked it out.
We need to end unlimited, unaccountable money for all political parties by passing comprehensive campaign finance reform.
I don’t really consider myself to be a personal finance expert compared with some others. There are quite a few that know a lot more than I do.
There is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my work in finance, government, and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage.
Getting finance together can take a while.
Canadians know that the promise of a recession didn’t happen because of anything we did here. If you look at all the causes of the recession, problems in mortgage markets, the problems in the banking sector, the problems in government finance in countries like Greece, none of those problems were in present Canada.
There are no patents in finance.
One of the things that’s great about New York is that it is not a one-industry town. It has education, academia, the service industry, arts, publishing, theater, politics, fashion, finance, as well as movie-making.
I have dealt with politicians ever since I came into the government in 1971. I have seen many prime ministers, many finance ministers.
Economics and finance is the final frontier for women; it’s the last thing they will conquer because controlling finance is at the heart of everything in government.
Before I entered politics, I worked for more than 15 years in corporate finance in the City, where I saw for myself the value of foreign investment. Simply put, it is a catalyst for prosperity.
In Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off. It was quite an enlightened sort of move. You could go to this government bureau with scripts and and get finance for films.
Iran is an unapologetic sponsor of global terrorism, and cutting off Iran’s ability to finance those activities is necessary.
After 2008, my brand of finance got a bad rap.
In 1973, women got 59 cents on the dollar; now we are getting 74 cents on the dollar. In the area of finance and business, we are at 68 cents on the dollar.
I’ve been buying real estate because it’s an asset I can control, that I could finance extremely cheaply if I chose to. I do not choose to; I buy my real estate in cash. I’m not interested in making money on it. I just want to keep my money safe.
If I had sat around and waited until I had an idea to be a successful photographer, I would still be in finance.
Where are the jobs going to come from? Small business, manufacturing and clean energy. Where’s the money to finance them? The banks and the corporations in America today have lots of money that they can invest right now.
One of the biggest issues for me is campaign finance reform.
Traditional consumer finance has been unfair for decades. Banks have had a monopoly on financial services and have been able to overcharge and underserve consumers.
There are so many people that would be lined up to get their cut that even trying to finance a reboot of ‘Frasier’ would be nightmarish.
One day I was in Starbucks going through one of my books on accounting, and this beautiful young woman came up to me and said, ‘My accounting book is different from yours.’ Her name was Joyce, she had a background in finance and administration and ran a surgery center. Within a short time, we were married.
The campaign finance scandal in America is the global warming of American political life – with cash substituting for deadly solar radiation.
In the long run, with profits from piracy greater than international finance mobilised to solve the problem, we can expect piracy to increase geographically and in sophistication.
I worked on ‘Boone’ for five years. I tried to find money for it. I couldn’t. I ended up selling my house to finance it personally.
I am all about self-improvement and becoming the best version of myself, it could be in my career, my finance, or just life in general.
Entrepreneurs – both women and men – need equal and fair access to finance – to create new businesses, to reach to new markets, and to adapt to climate change.
Bitcoin is absolutely the Wild West of finance, and thank goodness. It represents a whole legion of adventurers and entrepreneurs, of risk takers, inventors, and problem solvers. It is the frontier. Huge amounts of wealth will be created and destroyed as this new landscape is mapped out.
I want to highlight that Italy, every year, sends 6 billion euros in cash to Brussels. I cannot give these 6 billion euros to Brussels and then let them damage us on the fronts of agriculture, migration, fishing, commerce and finance. Why am I giving 6 billion to receive nothing in return?
In ‘Citizens United v. FEC’, the Supreme Court ruled that sections of the federal campaign finance law known as McCain-Feingold imposed unconstitutional restrictions on the First Amendment rights of corporations.
The biggest misconception people have about me is that when they see how young I am, they think, ‘Oh, this guy must have always wanted to be in politics; his parents must have been politically connected.’ I’m a finance major and always intended to go into business.
The road to economic well-being is to reward productive economic activity and to provide a moderate and predictable growth of money to finance real economic growth without reigniting the fires of inflation.
I have a saying: There are no brave old people in finance. Because if you’re brave, you mostly get destroyed in your 30s and 40s. If you make it to your 50s and 60s and you’re still prospering, you have a very good sense of how to avoid problems and when to be conservative or aggressive with your investments.
I’ve joked for years I want to land a TV show so I can finance my theater habit.
To finance deficits, the government must sell bonds to investors, competing for capital that could otherwise be used to invest in stocks or corporate bonds. Government borrowings raise long-term interest rates, stifling economic growth.
My real adversary has no name, no face, no party. It will never be elected, yet it governs – the adversary is the world of finance.
I studied finance and accounting in college, and I worked at a massive accounting firm out of graduation.
Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world – out of six billion people, more than three billion – do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame.
The first rule of personal finance is that it’s not personal and it’s not financial. It’s about your ability to make ten changes and not get too depressed over it.
Without industry, finance and government consciously and collaboratively ensuring that capital flows to where it is needed in order to ensure the scaling up of climate change solutions, whatever deal is agreed risks never being realised.
We want to talk to celebrities about the things celebrities don’t normally talk about. Like, we’d love to get Kim Kardashian to talk to us about finance. She is a businesswoman, after all.
Everything is always feasible if you run a corporate finance exercise: you can always try to come out with a justification on how things could work. But the real issue is to say how do you translate that into practice.
Financial support is one thing, but I always think what becomes really sacrificial is your time.
We cannot both preach and administer financial matters.
The special sphere of finance within economics is the study of allocation and deployment of economic resources, both spatially and across time, in an uncertain environment. To capture the influence and interaction of time and uncertainty effectively requires sophisticated mathematical and computational tools.
I like eating out. I like buying beautiful paintings and being surrounded by beautiful things. I have to finance that life. I can barely afford a pension scheme because I don’t make enough money.
There is a growing literature about the multitude of journalism’s problems, but most of it is concerned with the editorial side of the business, possibly because most people competent to write about journalism are not comfortable writing about finance.
Art is like a stock with a decent return for people in finance, and they get to feel like they are involved with culture, spend time with artists, as part of their dividend.
Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted.
Britain is the epicentre of financial fraud. Most major players outsource their fraud here because London is the unregulated cesspit of global finance.
Developing countries have much to gain from capital mobility: the ability to tap external sources of finance, greater financial efficiency from deeper stock and bond markets, and technology transfer and know-how from foreign direct investment.
We want to see more sources of alternative finance, from innovations in factoring such as MarketInvoice or in peer-to-peer lending such as Funding Circle which Labour local authorities are now using to support and invest in local businesses.
In the West, if a city faces financial difficulties, it’ll go bankrupt. But in China, cities will be subsidised by the Ministry of Finance. So some small- and medium-sized cities aren’t worried about going bankrupt. They figure the central government will help them out.
Money is the probably the most successful story ever told. It has no objective value… but then you have these master storytellers: the big bankers, the finance ministers… and they come, and they tell a very convincing story.
I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
The FHA’s success provides strong evidence that government can and should play a role in the nation’s mortgage finance system. It also demonstrates that although government intervention in the economy during the Great Recession was messy, things would have been a lot messier without it.
We’re extremely excited about the assets that Yahoo has in the areas of Sports and Finance and Email and News. You match those up with AOL, and we’ve just made an exponential leap in capabilities here.
The monarchy is foremost a business, and it’s important to them that the British public continue to finance the excessive luxurious lifestyles of the now quite enormous, wasteful and useless ‘royal’ family. I find it very sad.
The Federal Reserve is not charged with designing or evaluating proposals for housing finance reform. But we are responsible for regulating and supervising banking institutions to ensure their safety and soundness, and more broadly for the stability of the financial system.
I am all for trying to teach household finance in schools, starting as early as possible. And when it comes to high school, I think learning about compound interest is at least as important as trigonometry or memorizing the names of all 50 state capitals.
When I became finance minister, they called me Okonjo-Wahala – or ‘Trouble Woman.’ It means ‘I give you hell.’ But I don’t care what names they call me. I’m a fighter; I’m very focused on what I’m doing, and relentless in what I want to achieve, almost to a fault. If you get in my way, you get kicked.
The Obama Justice Department has decided to cease the prosecution of the Muslim Brotherhood’s U.S.-based front groups, identified as unindicted coconspirators in the Holy Land Foundation case – the largest terrorism finance case in U.S. history.
I gladly, I voluntarily gave up the kind of commercial film career I had going as soon as I had enough money to finance my own films.
Partnering with CNBC will allow Yahoo! Finance to expand its offerings instantly and enhance its position as the most viewed and utilized finance site in the world.
Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.
I don’t really enjoy finance and accounting.
I mean, I’m very serious with my kids about them comprehending the intricacies of global finance.
I personally believe that there’s going to be a good case for the government preserving some type of guarantee to make sure that people have the ability to borrow to finance a house even in a very damaging recession. I think there’s going to be a good case for that.
Spain is finding it very difficult to finance itself with sovereign debt risk premium so high.
Let’s not allow the voice of the people to be overwhelmed by the siren song of those who opposed regulation, who demanded that government should stand aside and let finance and business run the show.
Masood Ahmed brings to the position of director of external relations extensive experience gained in a range of senior positions in international finance and development.
When I was a teenager, the most valuable American companies were in finance and manufacturing.
There’s a cumulative effect to getting good parts as a freelance actor, because you’re only as good as your last job, and you have to keep going out and getting them. Unless you’re part of the finance structure, by which I mean a bankable star, which I never was and never will be.
Artists should be able to thrive and allow their ideas to flourish as much as those in biotechnology or finance.
In the long term, Germany didn’t need a finance minister who was absent during important negotiations in the European Council. But the chancellor strongly encouraged me to stay. And everything did work out for the best in the end.
Without any formal personal finance instruction in our high school or college curricula, many college seniors who graduate in the red will continue to make common financial mistakes that only exacerbate their debt burdens.
I was the first businessman to say, ‘You should give tax benefit to only small companies. You should say your profits are exempt to a limit of Rs. 50 crore or so, but beyond that, you should pay taxes.’ I have been arguing with successive finance ministers on this.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.
What you get out of an M.B.A. programme, no matter how much experience, is functional tools and understanding in disciplines: you’ll understand economics, you’ll understand marketing, finance, accounting. That, M.B.A. programmes do very well.
I am a graduate in business management with specialisation in finance, and I love accounts!
It’s cheaper to buy a house and finance it than it is to rent in many markets.
If you want to fight the evil you see in finance and industry, get to work reading the corporate filings, see if there has been fraud, and where you find it, report it to the SEC or write about it or blog about it.
There were a lot of people dreaming about making films, and they would finance maybe 6 films a year. Because they were funded by the government, the films sort-of had to deal with serious social issues – and, as a result, nobody went to see those films.
The Fed’s organization reflects a long-standing desire in American history to ensure that power over our nation’s monetary policy and financial system is not concentrated in a few hands, whether in Washington or in high finance or in any single group or constituency.
We created Addepar because we saw a place where a multi-billion dollar global platform clearly should exist – but did not yet – to fix many of the challenges that exist in the finance industry.
In our experience at Safeway, we’re confident that we can actually improve the quality of health care while taking costs down and using the savings to help finance coverage of low-income people who are clearly going to need help to pay for insurance.
My finances have been decimated by a group of people, such as my ex-attorney, my ex-business manager, and an estate planner, specifically. And they have conspired together to – to co-op my corporations, put in trustees without my knowledge.
I think there is an overwhelming support for campaign finance reform, and that includes conservatives and Republicans. Where the problem is is with the leadership; with the politicians who are benefiting from the big campaign contributions, and the dark money in the electioneering communications and so forth.
Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
If you focus too much on business or finance, then sometimes you don’t move ahead as much as you could.
Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.
My master’s was in economics, and my Ph.D. was in philosophy, and I became a professor at USP. But after three years, I was invited to be secretary of finance for Sao Paulo mayor Marta Suplicy. They reached out to be because of my economics background.
When I was the finance minister, I got on well with the RBI Governor.
My dad works in finance, so he kept giving me the stats: only one in a hundred actors makes it. He’d ask, ‘Have you thought about producing?’
Our view is that consumer finance – what people think of as retail finance – that arena is ripe for disruption. Bitcoin is absolutely a core platform and asset format that we are dependent on to build this business.
The poor don’t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
But having said that, what’s happening with campaign finance reform and our political culture is devastating.
I believe that through knowledge and discipline, financial peace is possible for all of us.
If the need for comprehensive campaign finance reform was not already clear, the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United permitting unlimited corporate and union spending in campaigns certainly made it so in 2010.
What distinguishes the campaign finance issue from just about every other one being debated these days is that the two sides do not divide along conventional liberal/ conservative lines.
The ministries of finance and industries and commerce require modern-minded, transparent, and efficient leadership.
Some of the people in finance touch enormous parts of the economy.
Bitcoin represents the first major breakthrough in economics and finance since double-entry bookkeeping was invented in 1494, and activists need to embrace its power.
Governments, the investor and business community, and civil society organizations and public representatives need to work together to ensure the necessary foundations are in place to align private finance to guarantee sustainable and equitable development and poverty reduction.
After two decades of personal finance reporting, I’ve heard every excuse in the book for not saving money. That said, none of them really hold up – at least over the long term.
Before I signed with WWE, I thought my athletic career was done. I was going into the finance industry and I just thought I couldn’t compete any more. But the mind is a really powerful thing and you can unlock your potential if you choose to ignore what your mind is telling you.
It is incredible to come to work every day surrounded by individuals whose insights and efforts place us at the forefront of finance.
Let’s not overlook, though, what we do know about the campaign finance scandal, and the fact the Chinese were involved in our presidential campaign and our congressional campaigns.
Philanthropy is all about sharing. If there’s an opportunity to collaborate, we will. Collaborating just for finance is pointless. It has to be like a business collaboration.
The government that came into power after the April 1994 elections was going to need a budget. It was drafted by our finance minister, Derek Keys, and he convinced them of the necessity to stay within the free-market principles that had been in force in South Africa for decades.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schaeuble, her finance minister, are right to oppose fiscal and bank unions without political union.
Automating some of your finances can be incredibly convenient and is a great way to save time, but automating everything makes it too easy to go on autopilot and forget to pay attention to your personal finances.
We’ve taken the view that if the rest of the world would democratize and create market economies, that would spread the benefits of prosperity around the world, and that it would enhance our own prosperity, and our own stability and security, as well.
Small- and medium-sized businesses need access to a diverse range of finance options, including non-bank lending. These new forms of finance are still small in scale today but they should, over time, bring additional choice and greater competition to the lending market.
African runners regularly work out in the United States and Europe, and the International Olympic Committee sends some of the cash from the Games to Olympic committees in poor nations, which use the money to finance their own programs.
I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn’t finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn’t get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let’s do it both ways. So we did it in four parts.
I studied finance and was a topper.
The thing I have discovered about working with personal finance is that the good news is that it is not rocket science. Personal finance is about 80 percent behavior. It is only about 20 percent head knowledge.
The confidence is really driven by the woman – whether she can have the confidence that there will be enough earning or income to finance all the domestic spending – but also by the middle-income class, which for many Asian countries has become the growth power for the economy.
In our first decade, I interviewed about five thousand people in pursuit of the talent that would create our future. As our success grew, we became known across the four corners of finance not just for our outstanding returns, but also for our outstanding people.
The iPad is an amazing phenomenon. It is disrupting the enterprise. If you are an average employee, you can do anything for HR and Finance on the iPad.
In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.
I’d encourage more young people to apply their talents beyond finance and consulting and to think about reshaping how medicines are brought to market and how the business is run.
I have millions of dollars, and I don’t know finance. I’ve had some bad things happen in my career. I’ve got to educate myself. I sit down with my finance guy once a month and go over everything, line by line.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
People just want to hear some common sense… and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government – I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee – not to mention the diplomatic international experience.
Because I spent many years during my previous life as an academic researching game theory, some commentators rushed to presume that as Greece’s new finance minister, I was busily devising bluffs, stratagems and outside options, struggling to improve upon a weak hand. Nothing could be further from the truth.
When you’ve got African parents, you go to uni, do finance, and go into accounting. But I’m not good with systems. I dropped out in my final year of college to become a Christian poet. Then went back to do my A-levels and went to uni in Birmingham to do political science and theology. I lasted 12 weeks.
My background is around economics and finance; yet, of course, in professional services, talent is key. And for many of our clients, whatever the industry, they all are coming to me saying their No. 1 challenge is getting the right talent.
The blockchain is a distributed network that solves all the problems that we have of finance, but more broadly, it’s like a philosophy. It’s a way of life.