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Money is a good servant, but a bad master

This page is about the saying "Money is a good servant, but a bad master"

Possible meaning:
If you have money, it will serve you and work for you well. But if you owe money to other people, that money will control you in an unpleasant way.

Note:
servant (noun) = a person who performs duties for other people | master (noun) = a person who controls other people

Quick Quiz

If it's true that "money is a good servant, but a bad master", which of these would be preferable?

a. money you own

b. money you owe

c. money the bank owns

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Contributor: Josef Essberger