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By Anonym 15 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

Three reasons not to have a [spending] plan: 1. You're rich enough to buy anything you want and still have plenty of money left over. 2. I forget the other two.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

It seems like only yesterday that savers were dorks. They kept piggy banks. They drove last year's cars. They fished in their change purses for nickels while the superstars flashed credit cards. Today, values have changed. The new object of veneration is not money on the hoof but money in the bank - and the dorks all have it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

You normally don't get a margin call unless your securities, minus the debt, are worth 30% or less of their nominal market value.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

Financial planners who take commissions have a built-in conflict of interest...even with disclosure, my choice would be a Fee-Only planner.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

It's daring and challenging to be young and poor, but never to be old and poor. Whatever resources of good health, character, and fortitude you bring to retirement, remember, also, to bring money.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

You don't date an annuity, you marry it. An annuity isn't a mutual fund that you buy today and sell tomorrow. Nor is it a certificate of deposit, ready for any new use at maturity. When you buy an annuity, you are making (or ought to be making) a 15- or 20-year commitment, at least.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

The rule on staying alive as a forecaster is to give 'em a number or give 'em a date, but never give 'em both at once.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

Auto insurance is a toll bridge, over which every honest driver has to pass.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

A faithfully kept program of savings and conservative investments can give you more money and a better life than that of your neighbors who spend everything they get. This is probably the oldest financial advice in the world, but there are some things you can't improve on.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

Where you stand should not depend on where you sit.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

No one knows what stocks will do tomorrow, but the evidence is clear as to how they'll perform over 10 or 20 years. They will almost certainly go up.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

The chief function of stock-market forecasters is to make astrologers look respectable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

Everyone needs a small-town banker. Especially in a big town.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

The best real-estate investments with the highest yields are in working-class neighborhoods, because fancy properties are overpriced.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

Lawyers are operators of the toll bridge across which anyone in search of justice has to pass.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

Quinn's First Law of Investing is never to buy anything whose price you can't follow in the newspapers. An investment without a public marketplace attracts the fabulists the way picnics attract ants. Stock brokers and financial planners can tell you anything they want, because no one really knows what's true. The First Corollary to Quinn's First Law states that, even when the price is in the newspapers, you shouldn't buy anything too complex to explain to the average 12-year-old.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

For all the huffing and puffing of the doubters, a home of our own is still the rock on which our hopes are built. Price appreciation aside (and most houses will appreciate, eventually), homeownership is a state of mind. It's your piece of the earth. It's where a family's toes grow roots. It's where the flowers are yours, not God's.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

It's a fact: stock investors sometimes lose money on their way to wealth. Get over it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

Life insurance can be numbingly complicated. Clients often turn off their brains and surrender their judgment to the very agent or planner who brought on their coma in the first place.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

Savings will not make you rich. Only canny investments do that. The role of savings is to keep you from becoming poor.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

Stock prices aren't real things. They're just froth on a wave. The wave is the only real thing, which investors forget when they're watching the ticket slither by.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

Everyone said, 'You can't lose money in real estate, because they're not making any more of it.' Hmmmm. Where did everyone go wrong?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

hindsight is not a strategy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Bryant Quinn

Never try to time the bond market. Anyone who claims to know the future of interest rates is certifiable.