This summation from the book “The Ascent of Money,” pretty much says what I have been trying to say about the importance to our generation of what we at Operation HOPE call “the language of money.” Here it is:

“Money amplifies the way we feel, swinging (markets) from errational exuberance, to errational fear. …Finance likewise either enriches the smart and the lucky, or impoverishes the poor and the not so lucky.”

Wow, that’s it. That’s about the whole ballgame, and this is why we do what we do at Operation HOPE. Understanding the language of money, and it’s first cousin finance, will literally define your quality of life. Nothing else even comes close, but we don’t talk about, and (most of us) don’t understand it.

John Hope Bryant, blogging from my iPhone.

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