What is the Meaning of Money?
This ubiquitous and powerful and tool buys medicine, builds homes and pays for worldly dreams, including those with spiritual motivations. It also can corrupt even the most honest of individuals. And although it is often over-valued, money is almost always important, usually more so than people realize. It is time to understand money. You might want to make more or to spend less, but in any case we could all use it more wisely.
This site covers making money, along with investing it, saving it, and thinking about it. I don't ignore meaning and purpose. Jobs and businesses are looked at not only the perspective of how to succeed, but with the question of purpose and true satisfaction always in mind. There is some bias here. I happen to think it matters how you earn a living, and that business should be conducted honestly. My thinking is forever evolving, but you can find my current thoughts on my page about my money ideas and beliefs .
Recent Pages, News and Notes
What is Real Money? - February, 2014 - Those who are "hard money" advocates like to refer to gold and silver as real money. They see paper currencies as false money, of course, or at least those that are not backed by gold, which includes all the currencies of developed nations now. This is a very limited view, and in the end, money is as valuable as people make it. It's true that the dollar was at one time backed by gold. It is also
true that if a currency is fully backed by gold. Continue reading here.
What is Your True Hourly Wage? - November, 2013 - The particular job you choose is rarely just about the money itself. You weigh the financial benefits, but also the amount of interest you have in this or that position and the work it will involve. Perhaps you even look at who you will be working with, or the kind of. Continue reading here.
Fair Pay - What constitutes fair pay for the work an employee does? Is there even a need for the concept at all, or is whatever the market determines all that matters? I happen to think that the market should determine this in general, but that does not exclude the possibility that people are paid an unfairly low wage at times. (From; Fair Pay - How Do We Decide? )
Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul. - Henry David Thoreau (but don't ignore the body. SG)
Worth a Look
Every Way to Make Money - The name may be a bit of a stretch, but there are hundreds of ways in any case. This is a really fun site just to read through, and it's full of useful ideas as well: http://www.everywaytomakemoney.com
The Secret Information Site - The Secrets Package is sold here, but you can also sign up for the free Secrets Course. http://www.thesecretinformationsite.com
Using What You Have - A website about creative living, with numerous new ways to use what you already have: http://www.usingwhatyouhave.com