Although Shakespeare isn’t well known for his keen financial prowess, many of his plays offer investment advice, reports CNNMoney.

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Words like “rich,” “gold,” and “debt” appear hundreds of times in his works. Take this instance in his poem, “Venus and Adonis,”

“Foul-cankering rust the hidden treasure frets,
But gold that’s put to use more gold begets.”

In other words, make sure your investment is earning interest.

The Bard has other financial tips, including:

  • Read financial documents carefully;
  • Patience is worthwhile;
  • Don’t spend money you don’t have.

For the others, and the Shakespearian verses they come from, read here.

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