“It Starts When You Save”

by Adam on April 21, 2010

And now for something a little different…

I have a confession.

I write poetry.

  • I love playing with the structure of language.
  • I love how in poetry often less is more.
  • And I love things that rhyme. Who doesn’t?

The last few posts on Magical Penny have caused quite a stir in the comments (read them here and here). I’ve loved the debate and heard some new perspectives. Sometimes though, it’s worth looking above the minutia that comes with financial decisions and priorities and instead take time to reflect.

And what better way to reflect than to read some financial inspired sonnets?!

I challenge you to find poetry any elsewhere in the financial blogosphere. Well…apart from this!


There really is no time like now, today.

To do what you ask? Just read this right through:

An introduction of sorts and my way

To present my manifesto to you.

Let’s make small steps on a journey to learn

Knowledge that won’t cost you a monthly fee

I hope to inspire you to plan and yearn

For change in your life, To be happy, free.

Magical Penny entering the blogosphere

Yes, another finance site’s what you need.

Its UK based message will soon be clear

In fact it’s the personal finance creed

Freedom? Contentment? Options that you crave?

It starts right now. It starts when you  SAVE.

The Road AheadLong and winding road of life

It’s time now: your money plan to compose

So listen to my financial insight.

This is the sonnet, condensed from my prose

Follow it and your prospects will be bright.

Start with your dream: and think for a few hours.

Then write a plan to stay on track daily

Saving pennies with compounding powers

To go from small wealth and grow it slowly

Over time: more magic pennies each day!

Investing should not be a mystery.

Start today and your cash foundations lay

Learn of investing and the history.

Happiness and spending should be disjoint,

But don’t save too much: or you’ve missed the point.

Other mid-week reading

Magical Penny has been featured in two blog carnivals this week.

As always there’s many quality articles to be found, and definitely one or two for everyone. If poetry’s not your thing, or even if it is!) I certainly recommend digging into some of the articles lovingly compiled by other finance bloggers:

Carnival of Personal Finance: @PunchDebtInTheFace

Festival of Frugality @BeatingBroke

Post Script

Poetry fans will be pleased to hear the sonnets above conform to the rhyme scheme of a Shakespearean sonnet:  a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g; the last two lines are a rhyming couplet. Back to normal programming on Friday 🙂

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

The Other Adam

Adam, I hope you don’t think that we’re testing,
Our discussions are quite interesting.
You told us that housing was not so arousing,
And that we should all be investing!


Nice try Other Ad!

Any other comments in rhyme?


This is really an interesting read with a different attack to how it was presented. I’m not really good writing poem or anything that rhyme but I do hope this i enough to show my appreciation of your poem.

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: