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Goals to Gold: Trading the football pitch for the financial markets by Lee Sandford

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Chapter Eight: The Virtual World of Money

What money is

LET ME ASK you a very simple question. How do you feel about money? What does it mean to you? When you say the word money, what are the associations you make in your mind? Sit with that for a while because we are going to come back to it. Now ask yourself if you really understand what money is.

Most money transfers these days are made electronically. Our salaries are deposited electronically, we book our flights online, we pay our bills by direct debit, we pay for our shopping using debit and credit cards. Even when you have actual cash in your hands, it’s only a representation of worth. When you hold a £5 note, you are holding a piece of printed paper; it’s only worth something ...

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