What is the Point of Money?
The world moves so fast that it's easy to forget that only two weeks ago, the internet took down a hedge fund by shorting Gamestop stocks.
This anomaly gave some millennials their first true financial win. Some were paying off student loans. Others were able to save up emergency funds.
Then there was Hunter Kahn, who used some of his $30K to buy video games for a local children's hospital. Here's what he said:
"As a beneficiary of the recent events on Wall Street I think it is important that myself and others pay forward our good fortune. These events have highlighted a lot of corruption and with this transfer of power it is important that we don’t become men in suits ourselves.
The point of money is to turn it into something that reflects your values. If you value knowledge, you turn money into books. If you value joy, you turn money into games. If you value hope, you turn money into gifts.
But watch - if you value money, you turn money into more money. This is not a bad impulse, per se. It is a limiting one, though.
Money turns to money turns to money.
Then what do you have?