it takes money to make money

it takes money to make money

proverb One must start out with money to make more money, as by investing it in some way. I know it takes money to make money, but I work at a minimum-wage job—what am I supposed to do?
See also: make, money, take
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It takes money to make money.

Prov. In order to make money, you must first have some money to invest. I've been reading a lot of books about how to become wealthy, and they all make it depressingly clear that it takes money to make money.
See also: make, money, take
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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