When it comes to my money, the idea of trades has always been central for me. I guess it started when I was a kid and my father set me up with a paper route and told me I was responsible for buying what I needed other than the roof over my head and food. Well, it was harsh, but I sure learned quickly. I recognized that if I spent money on one thing, then that money wasn’t available for something else. It’s like if I buy the candy, I’d have traded away the new socks until a later time.