November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Carol. I am grateful for all of my book group friends!

November 15, 2010

What is Money???

So "on the eighth day" humans created money as an IOU for goods or services received.  Money gets its value at the moment of trade.  Money is simply a token, an essentially valueless marker for something that  theoretically, at one time, had value to someone.

But there are still plenty of people on the earth who never touch the stuff.  And despite out arrogance about the almighty dollar it isn't honored everywhere in the world.  Money is a "store of value" and a "means of exchange" only within the confines of a cultural agreement.

November's Title Swap

Financial Peace - Dave Ramsey
The Sidetracked Sisters' Happiness File - Pam Young and Peggy Jones
In Quest of the Abundant Life - Thomas S. Monson
Hold On to Your Kids - Gordon Neudeld
The Slave Dancer - Paula Fox
The Headgate (article) by Brian and Keri Tibbets (I have a copy if you would like me to send it to you.)
Boys Adrift - Dr. Sax
Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Dr. Andrew Pudewa