Finance is for Everyone
Money makes the world go round, as they say, and while the whole
world is full of those crisp or wilted paper bills it seems that
they like to slip right through our hands so quickly.
People who know how to make a dollar or two with ease enter the
world of finance, which is the business of managing your money
and your other assets. If you’ve got a bank account, finance is
If you’re considering an investment to support your future,
you’re thinking in terms of finance. Maybe it’s on our minds
24/7. After all, we need money to survive, and most of our lives
is spent on making it. Not just stockbrokers or bankers or
investors, the so-called money-jugglers of society.
The thing is, finance is really for everyone. If you’ve got
money, then you have to involve your brain in the act of finance
or money-managing to get the most bang for your buck. Otherwise,
you will splurge and you will wonder where in the world the
The best time to start learning about finance is the time you
start to receive money. Think about it. When you received a
check in the mail from your grandma as your birthday present,
weren’t you already thinking of what you were going to spend it
That is the essence of finance, although that very act may have
been insensible and financially disagreeable; hey, you were just
a kid, after all.
Maybe you were a smart kid, one who knew how money goes. Maybe
you’ve stashed it in your secret hiding place. Maybe you started
to go into business by selling lemonade (although maybe you
drank more than half of it too). Maybe you gave some away to
your favorite charity. Yup, that was finance too. We all know
better now, don’t we?
It hasn’t changed much; we go out to make money, we spend some,
we save some, until we have enough to make a couple of major
purchases such as homes or vacations. Only we know a bit more.
And we’ve understood more of the finance jargon that sometimes
rolls on the tongue.
Investments. Assets. Loans. Benefits. Mortgage. Insurance.
Knowlege is power, as they say, and knowledge on how to finance
will lead you to finance greater amounts of money in the future.
So study up. Take finance management classes. Follow the stock
market. Listen in on discussions.
Finance also includes self-discipline. Sometimes you have to
keep yourself from small pleasures in order to attain the bigger
more important things. Finance means that you need to set your
priorities straight. Sacrifice may seem like a lot at the moment
but the end will justify the means.
Finance is planning ahead. For your future. For your future’s
future. For your financial safety and stability. Because it is a
very difficult thing to get by in this world without the proper
resources. It is preparation for the unknown. Managing your
finances mean decreasing the number of worry lines on your face.
So if you’ve got money, if you’re planning to make money, or if
you’re thinking about money, well then, you’re thinking about
finance. Just keep in mind not just to think about finance, but
to think about it wisely, too.
About the author:
James Monahan is the owner and Senior Editor of FinanceWebs.com and writes
expert articles about finances.