Money, Money, Money
Whether it was actually said or not is unknown, but there is a famous saying dedicated to the victorious commander Napoleon Bonaparte: D'argent, D'argent, Beaucoup D'argent (silver, silver, more silver!). We know this word as money, money, money and we use it in our daily life, so much that we write and sing songs about it! No need to lie, money is important to everyone. The amount varies for everyone, of course, but don't mind if some people say "money is not important"! In order to survive, we need to have money, even if it is minimal. Don't worry, this is not unique to us and our age, people have been suffering from the same problem for thousands of years. So, would you like to witness the historical journey of money, which is so important?
The earliest forms of money as we know it were shells and beads used by humans. These materials were easy to find, durable, and almost anyone could use them. As time passed, people began to use bronze coins as currency. The Lydians minted the first coins in 600 BC, but it was until the Roman Empire that the coins became popular around the world. The Romans used coins such as Aurelius and Denarius, which are usually named after the Emperors, during this period. As the Roman Empire collapsed, so did its currency; The evil fate befalling all states! Meanwhile, the first paper money was minted in China in the 7th century AD, but it took thousands of years to reach worldwide popularity. After Rome, all powerful governments, large and small, took over the production of coins and set up their own mints. These government-run mints produced and issued coins that were standardized in size, weight, and purity. As well as the economic aspect of printing money, there was also a symbolic representation of power; The fact that a state prints its own money shows that that state is capable.
We still use paper and coin types today, but we now have more sophisticated and useful alternatives. We now have plastic credit and debit cards that allow us to spend our money without having to carry cash or even coins in our pockets. The first credit card was issued by Diners Club in 1950. It allowed members to charge for their meals at restaurants and pay later. In 1958, American Express introduced its own card. Over time, credit cards became widespread and plastic credit cards became the standard; The use of plastic credit cards has become popular as it offers more convenience and security than carrying cash or writing checks. Credit cards are safer than carrying cash because only the card number is shown when making a purchase. Plus, it's easier to keep track of the balance in your credit card account than the cash in your wallet or purse. Our credit cards, which offer different possibilities in different ways, are extremely light and durable because they are plastic; We can fit it anywhere and use it as we wish. We have only one small piece of advice; Be careful not to miss the setting while using it!