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1 Minute Read: The Difference Between Money And Wealth

Team BankBazaar


While both these terms are often used interchangeably, money and wealth aren’t the same thing. Despite their similar definitions, take a look at these two concepts and their differences.

What Money Means

  • Money is medium developed for transactions and purchase
  • Money ranges from electronic forms to that of cash and plastic
  • The currencies of different countries have different values and importance in the economic sphere
  • Money can be used to generate more money

What Wealth Means

  • Anything of value can be termed as wealth
  • Gold, food, assets, and money are all considered forms of wealth
  • Upgrading wealth can add to wealth just as building on a vacant plot adds value to land
  • Wealth can be used to build more wealth

How Money And Wealth Are Related But Different

  • Money without wealth does not have much meaning
  • Money is a means to or a form of wealth
  • Acquiring money through wealth may be faster than acquiring wealth through money
  • Having money doesn’t always mean you are wealthy, as you may have financial obligations that are as high as your income

With your basics right, you can better your financial planning by directing your efforts towards the right goals. Ensure that by acquiring more money, you are creating actual wealth.