The Surprising Connection Between Friends and Money

Paid the bill too many times?

Paid the bill too many times?

The secret is out! The law of attraction works in giving us back what we put out, even when it comes to money and friends. Here’s how. Your salary is likely to be the average of your five closest friends. Do you think this is true?

Wait, do you even have five friends?


Some people don’t have friends because of personality issues or simply a lack of time. This could mean that their finances will ‘stagnate’ until they circulate more and attract more friends.

Would you date a broke person?

The economy being what it is…. It feels like broke is the new black. If the broke is a temporary state of being, and not a permanent state of mind, I say go for it. Don’t pass up a good deal. Otherwise when he/she is back on his/her feet, you could wind up broke too – with a broke heart! Value the person and evaluate them on their character as well as the situation.

Should we dump friends who don’t make the (pay) grade?

Some friendships end because people part ways, grow apart, or have a limited amount of common ground… The friendship ends when we don’t see eye to eye anymore. Or, when friend A is always footing the bill for friend B. Those friendships get expensive, they are not tax deductible. If the friend is deducting too much from your paycheck, it’s time to become a better friend by introducing them to a financial advisor.

What’s Money Between Friends?

Apparently a lot! Think of what happens when the lottery winner is announced and the winner has to go into hiding and immediately change the phone number. Or, when the hometown favorite goes on to pay with the pros., gets the runaway bestseller or… heck, we even feel it when someone “marries up!” We have all experienced the “what about me?” syndrome at one time or another but jealousy is an ugly emotion. It doesn’t pay to be jealous. Much better to focus on growing, building and having your own.

Look In The Money Mirror

Money does not define us – but how we use it shows what’s in our character. If you want to make more money and have better friends, it all starts with you. Look in the money mirror – hopefully you’ll see a friend looking back at you.

You’re invited to preview a free chapter of my next book “LEMONADE SOLD OUT”. It’s based on a true story about an elementary school entrepreneur who makes friends, wise business decisions and a trip to the principal’s office.

Candi Sparks is the author of children’s books about money Can I Have Some Money?, Educating Children About Money, Max Gets It! and Nacho Money. She is the Brooklyn mother of two and is on Facebook (Candi Sparks, author) and Twitter (Candi Sparks, author). Her website is

About candi sparks

Candi Sparks is a fully licensed financial professional and a Brooklyn mother of two. She works with private clients, business owners, the NYC Department of Education, faith based, non profit and community organizations on financial education and implementing financial strategies for success. Events are fun, interactive and solid financial information. Sparks Fly, financial literacy for YOU(th) Learn more so you can live more! toll free: 866.556.2432
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