Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a particular country or socio-economic context, or is easily converted to such a form. The main functions of money are distinguished as: a medium of exchange; a unit of account; a store of value; and, sometimes, a standard of deferred payment. Any item or verifiable record that fulfills these functions can be considered as money.
Money is historically an emergent market phenomenon establishing a commodity money, but nearly all contemporary money systems are based on fiat money. Fiat money, like any check or note of debt, is without use value as a physical commodity. It derives its value by being declared by a government to be legal tender; that is, it must be accepted as a form of payment within the boundaries of the country, for "all debts, public and private".
The money supply of a country consists of currency (banknotes and coins) and, depending on the particular definition used, one or more types of bank money (the balances held in checking accounts, savings accounts, and other types of bank accounts). Bank money, which consists only of records (mostly computerized in modern banking), forms by far the largest part of broad money in developed countries.

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  1. NinjaTard

    Help Me Understand Inherited IRA

    Ok shortish version is my dad passed away in 2018, he was 62 and still working. I fought with his 401k provider HCA almost instantly as the eldest son/executor. They moved his balance to another HCA account in my name and then wouldn't let me log in without a 3-4 ID (a user name). I figured it...
  2. mrblond

    anyone like crab and have a lot of money to spend on a boat ?

    Dock Street Brokers :: all yours for one low low price.. catch crab for you and your entire neighborhood.. Imagine the crab feasts you can do!:eek:
  3. joflemin

    Washington  ATTN: WA Residents! Please read...

    As we all know the State of Washington is in serious need of help and Oregon is very close behind. I'm not A WA resident but I want you guys to win this fight against the left and make a push at the lawmakers that want to erode your second amendment rights.... So to make A long story short...
  4. Gbirk

    Take My Money! 33 round 22lr pistol! Kel-Tec CP33

    Please add me to the list for this as soon as it is available @LuckySG (not even kidding). I got my PMR-30 from you and I know it gets a lot of hate, but I love it. Now Kel-Tec offers a 33 round double-double (quad?) stack 22lr gun. What could go wrong with that? TAKE MY MONEY! Kel-Tec | CP33
  5. Nick Burkhardt

    Oregon  SB 342 Money from firearms seized by the state given to the homeless

    You can't make this $#!^ up. Requires agency, board, commission or other instrumentality of state that lawfully seizes firearm to transfer firearm to Department of State Lands for disposition as unclaimed property. Requires department to deposit proceeds of sale of firearm into Emergency...
  6. Joe Link

    National  Gun Control Advocates Are Spending Big Money to Influence Midterms

    Gun Control Advocates Are Spending Big Money to Influence Midterms
  7. Joe Link

    National  DeVos leaving it to states whether to use federal money to buy guns for schools

    DeVos leaving it to states whether to use federal money to buy guns for schools
  8. Delasangre4231

    Why doesn't anyone have money to buy guns?

    I'm trying to sell a few, and some co-workers and friends are trying to sell. Nobody and I mean nobody is making cash offers. Everyone wants to trade their junk for my nicer pistol, or they wanna trade similar quality for mine but it's stuff I don't want. But why doesn't anyone have the cash...
  9. Joe Link

    Oregon  New Oregon Group Plans More Money, Resources For Gun Control Debate

    New Oregon Group Plans More Money, Resources For Gun Control Debate
  10. Joe Link

    National  No federal money for arming teachers, House says

    No federal money for arming teachers, House says
  11. 11Charlie

    Ridgefield WA: Two suspects assault man in garage stealing money and guns!

    All I can say is the threat is real guys!! This isn't some crappy area this is a nice neighborhood. Keep your head on a swivel o_O <broken link removed>
  12. bolus

    Planned Obsolescence, Money over Quality and preparedness

    Having my solar system, installed and turned on a mere 6 months ago, fail this week got me thinking about how much of my stuff I have set away for emergencies will fail me when I need it. I had considered going off the grid and just relying on solar but I wanted Tesla to work the bugs out of...
  13. h4344

    Money VERY well spent!

    So I went in for a 44 revolver. Walked out with a Sig P320 instead, chambered in .40. Do yourselves a favor and buy one of these! New production lots comes with the trigger fix installed.
  14. gesasky

    Best backpack for the money?

    As a new Elk/mountain hunter, I am looking to purchase a good multi day pack that I can haul meet out with. What is the best pack I can buy for the money and what features should I look for? External or internal frame? Since my budget is pretty tight I guess I really need to know what to look...
  15. bababoris

    Washington  Money bomb for NRA on 3/24 idea

    Reposting from Calguns. I think this is a great idea! Who’s in? Money Bomb NRA idea for 03/24/18 Money Bomb NRA idea for 03/24/18 - The anti-gunner dweebs are planning their "March for our Lives" on 03/24/18. I saw a Facebook post of someone proposing a money bomb for the NRA on...
  16. CountryGent

    National  Senator Seeks Documents on Russia Money Links to the NRA

    Looks like Senator Wyden from the Beaver State is behind this. :rolleyes: Associated Press article here.
  17. ATCclears

    In Venezuela, money has stopped working

    A comment from another website: Humorously, when you point out the failure of Venezuela to an American socialist proponent, you get the standard pat answer: “It wasn’t implemented right”. Opinion | In Venezuela, money has stopped working
  18. T

    Airlines Should Charge Fat People More Money

    Went to the airport today to drop off my buddy. 30 minutes later, I got a text saying that the airline made it a big deal that his checked baggage was 1 lb over. He even spoke to a manager and they told him the same thing. He ended up paying extra fees. that being said, this is BS. I remember...
  19. Dave Workman

    Baltimore gun control fail; Big money weapon

    Gun prohibitionists $pend million$ to erode Second Amendment A report by KATU in Portland, Oregon shows how the gun prohibition lobby and wealthy elitists including billionaire anti-gunner Michael Bloomberg have turned their plump bankrolls into political bludgeons in gun control efforts that...
  20. Reno

    Build Thread  Custom Glocks = money pit!

    Christmas has been good for me! I got my CMMG Guard in 9mm in time to shoot before Christmas. Then I got my locking block from midway USA the other day and today, Christmas Eve, I borrowed a slide from my other 19 to demo her out. She shoots very well. As good as a Glock can shoot I guess. Which...
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