30 responses

  1. Squirrelers
    May 27, 2013

    Tough to argue with any of these money commandments! Those who follow these will likely live a more financial stable life over the long-term.

    • moneycone
      May 31, 2013

      Thanks Squirrelers!

  2. Pauline
    May 27, 2013

    nice way to put it, and very wise advice all around. I particularly like the neighbor’s one, you may spend a lot on what you do love but getting something just to keep up with society is never a good idea.

    • moneycone
      May 31, 2013

      Most definitely Pauline!

  3. Untemplater
    May 28, 2013

    I like this list Money Cone! That’s a funny one about the lawnmower but so true. Some neighborhoods are so competitive and I’m thankful I don’t live in one like that. I march to the beat of my own drum.

    • moneycone
      May 31, 2013

      No Joneses in my neighborhood!

  4. DIY Investor
    May 28, 2013

    Great list. Interesting how commandments are interrelated. Follow them and life will be less stressful and health thereby improved.

    • moneycone
      May 31, 2013

      Some of the commandments are related!

  5. zimmy@moneyandpotatoes.com
    May 28, 2013

    I always get a little nervous when we have to tap into the ole rainy day fund. I usually stay that way until it gets back to the level it should be at for emergencies.

    • moneycone
      May 31, 2013

      Tap into them when you really have an emergency. You wouldn’t call 911 for flu shots…:)

  6. Shilpan
    May 28, 2013

    If you follow these principles, you won’t get into any financial problems. It’s important to reinforce these timeless wisdom since we live in a consumerist society.

    • moneycone
      May 31, 2013

      Thanks Shilpan!

  7. Darwin’s Money
    May 29, 2013

    Pretty funny; could tie directly to some more real ones too. “covet they neighbor’s wife” could be expensive too!

    • moneycone
      May 31, 2013

      Hehehe!

  8. Thomas | YDF
    May 30, 2013

    These are all great tips! That lawn mower one is funny. But they are all to the point simple but almost as if they are too easy for people to understand how important they are.

    • moneycone
      May 31, 2013

      Thanks Thomas!

  9. Michael @ The Student Loan Sherpa
    May 31, 2013

    Fantastic advice… where was this ten years ago when it really would have helped ;)

    • moneycone
      May 31, 2013

      Sorry? :)

  10. KC @ genxfinance
    May 31, 2013

    Obey and live them everyday and you be living debt-free.

    • moneycone
      May 31, 2013

      Well said!

  11. Maggie@SquarePennies
    June 8, 2013

    Amen, brother! I especially like “Thou Shall Not Gamble.” It’s amazing how much money people throw away that way. And there are many ways to gamble, like not having an emergency fund or insurance or neglecting your health. Thanks for a great list, MC!

    • moneycone
      June 13, 2013

      Great analogy Maggie!

  12. Financial Independence
    June 9, 2013

    I would object to “Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s lawn mower”. Envy is the hidden perpetual mover of the economy!
    We need to make rational decision and get the robotic mower, while obeying the rest of the commandments.

    • moneycone
      June 13, 2013

      True. Increase your net worth, get the robotic lawn mower in that order. But sadly, many get the lawn mower and reduce their net worth!

  13. Sandy
    June 10, 2013

    This is probably the most hilarious and truthful thing that I’ve read in a while. You just need to get this printed on two tablets, put on a robe, and then walk down from a mountaintop to get some attention to these rules. :)

    • moneycone
      June 13, 2013

      Don’t give me ideas now Sandy!

  14. Buck Inspire
    June 14, 2013

    Awesome list MC! Can we add do what you are passionate about and it won’t seem like work!

  15. Mark Ross @ ThinkRichBeFree
    June 15, 2013

    Awesome commandments. Really true and should be done everyday of our life. Amen!

  16. Mathman6577
    June 28, 2013

    If you follow most of the Commandments you probably won’t have to dive into your rainy day fund at all.

  17. Viviana
    July 25, 2013

    I totally agree with all your commandments! I also like your definition of being frugal, it is difficult to explain how frugal is different from cheap to some people.

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