The True Story of Money & Why It’s a Made-Up Thing with Jacob Goldstein

Have you ever sat back and wondered, “what is the actual story of how and why money was created?” Well, I certainly have. In every episode of this pod we’re talking about different ways to better your relationship with money and breaking down all the how-to’s and how not to’s with money. But, let’s take a step back from that if you’ll indulge me, and let’s look at why we even use money in the first place. I think you can certainly agree that money has messed us up – it’s divided us, it causes so much stress and fear, and money also has the power to create change and a lot of other good stuff.

It’s a complicated story that our guest, Jacob Goldstein, author of the book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing, former co-host of NPR’s Planet Money podcastand host of a new podcast called What’s Your Problem took a deep dive into. Jacob’s new book is a must-read riveting story of money with all its twists and turns. I’m going to let Jacob tell you more, like the story of how Marco Polo uncovered that people were using paper money and how it changed everything, and so many other juicy details that we chat about. Let’s start talkin’.


Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing Book

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What’s Your Problem podcast

Jacob on Twitter


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