Attitudes Toward Money

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Michael D Brown
Mrs. Lucius
ENG. 1113
June 10, 2009
There is one item that everyone uses and many have very strong feeling for it,money. Money can affect issues such as well-being, safety, self-esteem, and even something as personal as a career or relationship choice. There are many factors that can contribute to an individual’s attitude toward money, such as economic standings, culture, upbringing, and most importantly the individual’s personal definition of financial success. When asking about the definition of financial success, some responses will sound similar to, being debt free and providing for the family. Although, to many financial success means providing for love ones, others have a very different definition. Another popular defining is,to live without a tight budget and be able to afford luxury items and vacations. These different expectations of money cause several different attitudes toward money. Money may be universal but the way people feel about it is not. A positive outlook on money is the other major attitude toward money. Instead of focus on the bad things that come with money, the second, more positive attitude centers on the great achievementsthat can be accomplished with the help of money. Charities are a perfectexample of one of the many ways money can be used for good rather than evil. Scores of charities support a variety of causes. A popular cause is one that supports the efforts of helping poor children, not only in our home country but around the world.
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