A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 24, 2013
“Rich people ask ‘How much?’; broke people ask ‘How much per month?‘“

"Rich people ask ‘How much?’; broke people ask ‘How much per month?’” is an adage comparing the monetary habits of rich people to poor people. “Wealthy people ask, ‘How much?’ Poor people ask, ‘How much per month?’” was cited in print in 2009.

The saying was popularized by financial radio host Dave Ramsey in January 2013. Ramsey wrote:

As the old saying goes, “Broke people ask, ‘How much per month?’ and rich people ask, ‘How much?’”


Seattle Bubble
Economic and Real Estate Truth One-Liners
By The Tim on May 12, 2009
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COMMENTS
BillE
May 14, 2009 at 1:38 am
Wealthy people ask, “How much?” Poor people ask, “How much per month?”

DaveRamsey.com
January 2013
9 Ways to Go Broke in 2013
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If you have to put it on a payment plan, you can’t afford it. As the old saying goes, “Broke people ask, ‘How much per month?’ and rich people ask, ‘How much?’”

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michele dickens
‏@iammickeyd
Broke people ask, ‘How much per month?’ and rich people ask, ‘How much?’ #foodforthought #debtfreelife
6:53 AM - 18 Jan 13

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Tyler Mutton
‏@TylerMutton
Broke people ask, How much per month? Rich people ask, How much?
11:18 AM - 21 Jan 13

Bogleheads.org
Re: Math of Vehicle Downsizing (what would you do?)
by JupiterJones » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm
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There’s a saying about how rich people ask “how much?” and broke people ask “how much per month?”

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New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Permalink