Bernard F. Asuncion

Gold Star - 252,887 Points (July 30,1967 / Subic, Philippines)

Live Less Than You Earn - Poem by Bernard F. Asuncion

Think twice first
Before you buy something;
Do you really need it?
Or would you only like it having?

Never must one be envious,
Competing against another;
Budget hard-earned income,
To grow, thrive and prosper.

Never become shopaholic,
Be a wise spender instead;
Having no ways and means,
Control what's in your head.

There is no easy money,
Never become luxurious;
Gold rings and bracelets
Pile up loans so serious.

Learn to be content,
Long not for too much riches;
Look for enough assets
To have no liabilities.

Make the right decisions,
Instead of the wrong turn;
Save cents for the future,
Live less than you earn.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Verse


Comments about Live Less Than You Earn by Bernard F. Asuncion

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (2/2/2018 10:24:00 PM)


    I am now passed the age of my beloved Mum herself when she gave me such advice. So true, otherwise we would live still in poverty and debts, how much money you have earned, IF spent too much! So we all listen to this very perfect advice LIVE LESS THAN YOU EARN than there will be no poverty anymore on this earth, GBU, Bernard! 10! (Report) Reply

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  • Tango (10/22/2017 10:22:00 PM)


    So very true, my father gave me some advice a long time ago. It was son if you cannot pay for it then don't buy
    it until you can afford it.
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    Bernard F. Asuncion (10/22/2017 11:21:00 PM)

    Thanks, Tango.... a warm handshake to you🤝

  • Cheryl Tutaan (4/29/2017 1:01:00 PM)


    Is it a need or want? This is indeed a reality. A big help for those who are not spending wisely. (I mean it, sometimes... 😊) Thank you so much for the motivation, Bernard... An awesome piece! 😊 Perfect 10 for you... (Report) Reply

    Bernard F. Asuncion (4/29/2017 1:17:00 PM)

    Thanks, CHE... It's against the will of God not to spend wisely.....

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (6/11/2016 4:45:00 PM)


    Loaded with wisdom! Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

    Bernard F. Asuncion (4/29/2017 1:19:00 PM)

    Thanks, Howard.... One must value the blessings of God given to him or her through wise spending....

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 29, 2017


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