Money seems to have a big role in our society; we can’t do much or get far if we don’t have any. Even when it is not seen physically, money is valuable in different ways. In today’s society faith must be held in the government and in the banking system that our money is being handled in the proper manner; if not, it would be necessary to hide money under our mattresses or around the house. What happens in the banks or how they take care of our money is unclear. I always thought money was simple; a material that is either present or absent—that’s it. However, being introduced to this assignment, the Yap Fei, US gold, French francs, Brazilian cruzeros, and debit accounts now seem similar. We don’t actually see our money being transferred. When paid, money is not given physically, we don’t receive a physical check, the money’s all directly transferred to our bank account, and it simply has to be trusted that we received more money.