I. The Text.
1. The original text : Money – Important or not?
+ Source : : Snow, R. Money - Important or Not?. Retrieved April 5th ,2011, from http://EzineArticles.com/6059365 + Word count : 546.
The author : Ray Snow
Money - Important or Not?
A There are many people that think that we are too dependent on money in our society today. They say that people are living their lives around money. Some even go so far as to say that people that are debt free and do not owe money on anything are selfish and the only thing that they care about in their lives is money. They have said that you must have debt to live a happy, fulfilling life and that if you are debt free you are putting money first and most importantly in your life. B Now, we all know that money is important and that no matter what we think, we have to care about it. Unfortunately, money is a part of our lives. We do not have a choice, but to have a relationship with money. There are things that money is more important than in our lives. We rely on money to be able to give us the things that we must have in our lives in order to survive. We must have food, clothing, shelter and medical care. Without money, we cannot obtain these things and we could end up sick or even dying without them. Any person that says that they do not care about money at all is not being honest. This is like saying that you do not care if you live or not. We rely on money for necessities that are required for life. So, if we do not have money, we cannot get these necessities. C There is a huge difference between caring about money and being obsessed with money. Yes, we are required to have money to live. However, some people go above and beyond their financial means and limits. They spend money like it is never-ending. They are spending more money than they are bringing in and getting farther and farther in debt. People that are debt free still think about money. They just do not find themselves letting money rule their lives. They are able to save and to have money available when they need it. This does not mean that they are not living very extravagant lives. This simply means that they have been able to cut their spending and to get rid of some of their wants. Some even cut spending by finding credit cards with low starting interest rates and then keep doing balance transfers between cards. D The most important thing you can do to help yourself become debt free is to evaluate your spending and make changes. While there are some things that you cannot change, there are many more that you can. You have to pay bills. You have to have all the necessities to live. However, you do not have to have every channel that the cable or satellite company has available. You do not have to have a brand new luxury vehicle. You can prepare meals at home and eat out less often. There are many different situations that you can change to allow yourself to start saving money. You just have to put the time and effort into deciding what to give up. You will find that your life is much happier and that you are able to do a lot more once you have become debt free.
2. The comparison text : Money is not everything
+ Source : Money is not everything.(2011). Retrieved April 5th , 2011, from http://socyberty.com/people/money-is-not-everything/ + The author : nickname :mjgomez24720
+ Wordcount : 600.
Money is Not Everything
Money is good, are we using it in good things? Don’t crave for it! Money is not important things in life but the goodness of the heart and the love for each other is the most important things in life that money can’t buy. Money is not everything!
All of us are working to earn money for our everyday needs and wants. Yes it’s true that money is one of the important needs in our community. Money can buy almost all things like cars, girls, popularity, pleasures and all luxuries that man wants to have. Some say that money is the sort of all evil but that’s wrong, money is just...