I’ve decided to spare ya’ll the bitchiness that is accompanying my path to great ass-ness and instead will share with you the unfaltering wisdom of my young one. I’m happy to bring you another installment of E’s Elucidations. This one’s all about the cold, hard cash.
IS MONEY IMPORTANT AND WHY?
E: Yes it is important because you need it to help yourself survive and get food and clothes.
WHEN WAS MONEY INVENTED?
E: Probably when there were only a few people on earth.
WHERE DOES MONEY COME FROM?
E: It probably came from the Europeans.
WHY ARE THERE DIFFERENT KINDS OF MONEY?
E: If you had to pay $10 and you only had $5 you would need a different kind of bill.
WHAT DOES A BANK DO WITH EVERYONE’S MONEY?
E: It keeps people’s money in a safe so it won’t get stolen.
WHAT ARE CREDIT CARDS USED FOR?
E: Charging and buying things and then you get a bill and have to pay for the amount you charge on your credit card.
DO YOU THINK CREDIT CARDS ARE A GOOD IDEA?
E: Yes, because if you don’t have the money you can just charge something on a credit card.
WHAT IS A 401(k)?
E: Never heard of it.
HOW DO RICH PEOPLE GET RICH, AND POOR PEOPLE GET POOR?
E: Rich people get rich because they probably have a very good job and they get $20 an hour. Poor people get poor because they can’t find good jobs and live on the streets.
DO YOU HAVE TO WORK REALLY HARD TO MAKE MONEY?
E: Yes, because the harder you work, the more money you get.
WHY DO SOME PEOPLE WANT MORE MONEY WHEN THEY ALREADY HAVE A LOT OF IT?
E: Probably because they want to buy something expensive and need more money to buy it.
IF YOU HAD A MILLION DOLLARS WHAT WOULD YOU BUY?
E: Lots of Webkinz and the charms, clothes and bags for them. And I’d buy my Grandma & Grandpa a convertible for the summer.
IF YOU WERE POOR HOW WOULD YOU FEEL?
E: Sad, because I wouldn’t have any money for food.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP THE POOR?
E: Give them money, food and shelter.
E: Are we done yet? That’ll be $1.50, please.