What is Money?

What is money?  If I asked you this question what would your answer be?  Maybe you would tell me that the stuff in your pocket or purse is money.  Well, you’d be wrong.

Money is energy.

It was created so we would have an easy way to exchange something for what we wanted. You see, back in the day if you wanted some corn, and you had apples, you could only trade your apples for the corn and if the person who had the corn didn’t want apples, well, you were stuck.  Thus was born the desire to not have to trade your goods for their goods, but have an easy way to get what you want.

Money is energy, it’s neither good nor bad.

Money only magnifies who you are already.  So if you’re a generous person, when you have lots of money you’ll still be generous.  If you are unhappy with life, you’ll be even more unhappy with a lot of money.

Money is energy, neither good nor bad, and goes to those who know how to care for it.

If you don’t know how to care for money when you win the lottery, you’ll lose it all quickly.  But if you have good money smarts and know how to care for, use and invest your money, you’ll get even more.

Speaking of smarts, what are some things you can do with the cash and paychecks that come your way to be smart with your money?  First have a spending plan.  No, I didn’t say have a saving plan, I said spending plan.   You’re going to spend the money, so plan how!  Plan that you’ll spend some on food, some on living expenses, some on education, some on charity and giving back and “spend” some at the bank.  Be a smart spender and you will be less likely to have financial issues.  Second, pay attention!  Keep track of what and where you’re spending your cash so you are aware of your spending habits and can plan. Third, have more cash coming in.  I strongly suggest that you sell items on Ebay, Etsy or on another platform that will help you have some extra spending money, or even starting a home-based business that will help the end of the month not be so scary.

Those are some thoughts about money.  What are your thoughts and questions?  I’d love to hear them below.

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