When you hear the word “money”, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Loans, savings, banks, work, taxes? Where does this concept of money come from? Why do we need it and why is it so important in our lives?
These are some of the ideas and concepts we are going to be looking at in more detail over the next few months.
Do you ever stop to have these conversations with your friends, family or kids?
Important Note* Please start by reading our brand new Money Matters Column in Issue 18 of ZASA Magazine (March 2017) to understand the context of this post, this is supplementary material. You can download the magazine for free here.
What better way to kick off this series than by setting context; the video below gives a bit of a background into why money exists and how it has evolved, it is not extensive but gives a nice overview.
For the kids – The History About Money
In this episode, we will learn that there are other things that are more important than money like friendship, life and health. However, having said that, money is still an important part of our daily life because without money, we can’t buy the things we need or want. While barter trading seemed like a good idea, it does not always work. Money however, is accepted by everyone. Find out more by watching the video above.
Okay… We came across the video below while doing research, enjoy and hope it puts a smile on your face too – especially for those far from home!
Video Description – “Impiya – nangu shicepe” (Even if money is little) The Great Lutanda Singers- Yelusalemu Album- Singing about man’s disposition to make an offering (to God) in the form of money, even from the little that he has.
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