Atlanta, Ga., Sep 23, 2008 / 03:37 am America/Denver (CNA).
Many in our society view money as a “necessary evil.” Instead, entrepreneur and author, Frank Hanna explains, “money is a gift from God that is frequently abused because of our lack of understanding of its proper use.” Based on ancient teachings and his own personal experiences, Hanna clearly lays out the meaning of money in his new book, “What Your Money Means and How to Use It Well.”
Hanna, CEO of Hanna Capital and co-founder of the Solidarity Foundation, explained to CNA that he wrote his latest book because though many great thinkers had discussed money in their teachings, he found that there was not “a systematic treatment of the topic for those of us living in the 21st century.” As he explains, his task is to unfold “this historical philosophical thinking” about money, but to make it “current for today’s reader.”
The book focuses on questions we ask ourselves about money: are we spending it as we should? What does our money mean to us? How much money is enough? In his book, Hanna resolves “to figure out – once and for all – just what it means for us to have money, and what we should be doing with it.”
As Hanna studied the questions, he found that others had been pondering them for centuries. Using this research, along with his personal experiences, he clearly explains how much money is enough, whether it is being spent well, and what having money means.
Instead of lavishly spending the money we’ve been given, Hanna argues that because money is important, “our actions with money should incorporate wisdom, and not just reflexes.”