Thursday, November 19, 2009

Turn a $1 Bill Into a $100 Bill!

Every once in a while I come across a story about some genius who bleaches a piece of currency and tries to turn it into a higher value piece of currency. For example, they would bleach a $5 bill and run it through their printer so that it looked like a $50 or $100 bill. As you can imagine, the Secret Service doesn't really appreciate that kind of activity.

That made me think about currency. Obviously, I would rather have a $100 bill than a $1 bill. They are both made from the same material, but the value is determined by what is printed on and in them. Your value is determined in much the same way. Studies have shown that a high school drop out makes much less than a graduate who makes much less than someone who has a degree. One aspect of that value is what is put inside the person's head.

Education and ideas do not care where they come from. The next time you walk into a wealthy person's home, ask to see their library. Chances are they have a personal library somewhere in the home. I would imagine that they did not decide to purchase a bunch of books because they had empty space to fill. I would surmise that the books helped create the ideas that created the wealth.

What have you done to add value to your currency today? Listen to audio books, read, attend a seminar. All of these activities are a great way for you to turn your $1 bill into a $100 bill...without getting arrested! Always Better Your Best!
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