Budget Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old budget quotes, budget sayings, and budget proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Got a budget for the lawyer though.     

Rick Ross

We didn't actually overspend our budget. The allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.     

Keith Davis

The budget doesn't have much control over the government. Then again, the government doesn't have much control over the budget.     

P. J. O'Rourke

A budget is more than just a series of numbers on a page; it is an embodiment of our values.     

Barack Obama

The budget is a mythical bean bag. Congress votes mythical beans into it, and then tries to reach in and pull real beans out.     

Will Rogers

A budget takes the fun out of money.     

Mason Cooley

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.     

Frank Hubbard

The budget evolved from a management tool into an obstacle to management.     

Frank Carlucci

Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.     

P.T. Barnum

A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.     

Dave Ramsey

There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we count ourselves among them.     

Mignon McLaughlin

A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.     

William Feather

Budgets are blueprints and priorities.     

Kevin McCarthy

Budget affects everything.     

James Pearse Connelly

The budget should be balanced not by more taxes, but by reduction of follies.     

Herbert Hoover

The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.     

Jacob Lew

Manage your spending by creating and sticking to a budget.     

Alexa Von Tobel

Just because you can afford it doesn't mean you should buy it.     

Suze Orman

We can't do everything with a budget, but we can put the country on much sounder financial footing.     

Jeff Sessions

Budgets are not merely affairs of arithmetic, but in a thousand ways go to the root of prosperity of individuals, the relation of classes and the strength of kingdoms.     

William E. Gladstone

Doing a budget means learning an ancient and powerful word: NO.     

Dave Ramsey

A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people.     

Mary Landrieu

Budgets are nothing if not statements of priorities.     

Jeff Merkley

It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.     

George W. Bush

As long as you keep your budgets small, there's a way of making films.     

Andrea Arnold

It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.     

George Horace Lorimer

When completed, the budget must provide the services we have promised to our constituents.     

Jane D. Hull

Men who make money rarely saunter; men who save money rarely swagger.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A big budget studio film is slower, they've got so much to create around you. Everything is more complicated.     

Iain Glen

There are people who have money and people who are rich.     

Coco Chanel

Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life.     

Michael Leboeuf

Money is like water: in sufficient volume, it erodes the bedrock of principle, and cuts its own channel.     

Dr. Idel Dreimer

They call it a budget so you don't budge from it.     

Mike Figgis

Circumstance has forced my hand / To be a cut price person in a low budget land / Times are hard but we'll all survive / I just got to learn to economize     

The Kinks

I'm on a low budget / I'm not cheap, you understand / I'm just a cut price person in a low budget land / Excuse my shoes they don't quite fit / They're a special offer and they hurt me a bit     

The Kinks

Low budget sure keeps me on my toes / I count every penny and I watch where it goes / We're all on our uppers we're all going skint / I used to smoke cigars but now I suck polo mints     

The Kinks

Art takes time, time is money / Money's scarce and that ain't funny / Millionaires are things of the past / We're in a low budget film where nothing can last / Money's rare there's none to be found / So don't think I'm tight if I don't buy a round     

The Kinks

Ain't no budget / Money talk, money talk / End of discussion / We don't wanna mess up     

Anthony Clemon

Im balling on a budget / So throw your ones up in the air like you just don't care if you're balling on a budget / Im balling on a budget     

Zeke

Never you ever play / It's a competitive world for low budget people / Spending a dime while earning a nickel / With no regards to who it may tickle     

Donovan Germain

But economy says we gotta minimize huh / We gotta budget to face and the marketplace is full of competition, competition / Think digital, synthesis, computerize, think visual      

Davies

I lost money, owed money, stacked money / You know I got a fee what the budget though / You know this ain't for free where the money though     

Dominique Briggs

Oh the radios free so come on dance with me / Who cares if we're living on a budget / Good loving costs nothing / Good loving it don't cost nothing     

Laura Bundy

Better budgets can boost your department and your career to higher levels of performance and success.     

Jae K. Shim

Budgeting, when used effectively, is a technique resulting in synthetic, productive management.     

Jae K. Shim

A budget is defined as the formal expression of plans, goals, and objectives of management that covers all aspects of operations for a designated time period.     

Jae K. Shim

A budget is a financial plan to control future operations and results.     

Jae K. Shim

Budgeting allocates funds to achieve desired outcomes.     

Jae K. Shim

With an understanding of your budget and your true needs, you may start putting away more money than you ever expected.     

Larry Dyson

Think about spending a bit more money on things that will last you longer.     

Larry Dyson

Sometimes the best way to start saving money is simply to become more aware of your finances and spending habits.     

Larry Dyson

Establishing a budget is the act of deciding how much if your money you're going to spend on one item, how much on another, and so on, before you're actually in the position of spending the money.     

Tere Stouffer

Used correctly, a budget doesn't restrict you; it empowers you.     

Tere Stouffer

A budget is a tool, and like all tools, the results you get from it will be determined by how you use it.     

Tere Stouffer

You're going to establish a budget because you have financial goals that are not being met.     

Tere Stouffer

Creating a budget isn't easy, but sticking to any budget is extremely difficult. The trick is to focus on the word realistic.     

Tere Stouffer

A key success principle in achieving anything in life is a disciplined lifestyle. Discipline cuts across all walks of life.     

Ken Monyoncho

Budgets actually reinforce a scarcity mindset and hold most people back from saving and making more money.     

Grant Sabatier

Ultimately, the amount you need comes down to the life you want to live, where you want to live, what you value, and what brings you joy.     

Grant Sabatier

Being in control of your money means being in control of your life.     

Sam Beckbessinger

When you're in control of your money, it means that you're directing more of it into things that really matter to you.     

Sam Beckbessinger

Being in control of your money is about making those choices more deliberately because, if you don't, you'll end up spending it all on the advertisers' ideas about what makes a good life.     

Sam Beckbessinger

It's often more rational to spend your money on once-off, crazy adventures than on sensible household objects. Science says so.     

Sam Beckbessinger

Make sure that you actually want the things you're spending money on, and that you're not just living out someone else's script of adulthood.     

Sam Beckbessinger

Personal finance management is gaining an understanding of your finances, so you get to make the most out of your assets in your day-to-day experiences.     

Jason Ramsey

For personal finance to be managed appropriately, it is essential that you becomes conversant with the concept of record keeping that tell you exactly how you use money.     

Jason Ramsey

Money management is a crucial process for attaining financial success by managing money that includes expenses, investments, budgeting, banking and taxes.     

Jason Ramsey

The main ideas of money management are to help you set goals, get organized, track spending, build a budget and saving money.     

Jason Ramsey

Taking care of your financial life is taking care of your health, your family, and yourself now and in the future when you're old and cannot work to support yourself.     

Jason Ramsey

Understanding what has shaped your money attitudes can help you get to the bottom of all those bad habits.     

Lisa Conway-Hughes

The secret to budgeting is that it needs to be honest. Not what you think it should be or wish it could be, but what it really is.     

Lisa Conway-Hughes

A good budget is the foundation of all your financial well being and will be the difference between staying on track with your goals or not.     

Lisa Conway-Hughes

Making a money vision board is a very personal thing and what goes on it depends on what motivates you.     

Lisa Conway-Hughes

Remember to be realistic about the amount you can actually save in the beginning. Saving a small amount each month and leaving it in savings is much more productive financially and psychologically.     

Judy Lawrence

Financial discussions are also important to share with the whole family. Remember, you are being the financial role model for your children.     

Judy Lawrence

Once your money is in balance, you can stop worrying about it. Managing your money becomes automatic.     

Elizabeth Warren

When you get your money in balance, you start building a powerful habit. You create a pattern of saving, month in and month out.     

Elizabeth Warren

If can stay happy and in control of your life, money will be easier to manage.     

J.D. Roth

A balanced life is a fulfilling life. To find balance, you have to figure out how much is enough for you--the point you're content with what you have and can say 'this much, but no more.'     

J.D. Roth

A key success principle in achieving anything in life is a disciplined lifestyle. Discipline cuts across all walks of life.     

Ken Monyoncho

Other little changes can yield big savings.     

Ken Monyoncho

Would you rather spend your tomorrow today or save today and spend it tomorrow?     

Ken Monyoncho