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No business, regardless of product, service, size, or location, can succeed without money being spent and earned. Understanding how money works, who has it, and where it can be invested is important. You need to know how to make your own financial plan. Money is something that can be divided up, moved around, and exchanged. It has a recognized value that is accepted by others. Many monetary resources are spendable, while others have to be converted to be spent. The nation's banking system consists primarily of deposit institutions, such as commercial banks and thrift institutions, and non-deposit institutions, such as pension funds, insurance companies, finance companies, and securities investment dealers.

Much of the money system in this country is ruled by the Federal Reserve, or the Fed, which has a number of essential roles in the United States, including making sure that the right amount of currency is circulated in the hopes of warding off either inflation or recession and clearing checks. While stocks and bonds are quite different from each other, they both play a very important role in the current world of business. Getting an inside look at stock exchanges such as NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange will give you a better understanding of how investments in companies often boil down to a series of transactions. Whether you realize it or not, all of these systems, regulations, and services affect your personal finances. Examining your finances and creating a sound financial plan will lead you confidently into the future and help to ensure long-term financial success.

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