Money: Thy Name is Woman

Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society. ~~Candace Bushnell

Do you know  the origin of the word “money”? It might surprise you.

The English word for money came from a Roman goddess, whose name was Juno Moneta. In ancient Rome, she was the guardian of finances. Her temple became the first treasury. It was in her temple that the earliest coins were minted.

Think about what this means. As women, money and power are our birthright. Don’t let anyone try to tell you otherwise!

I’m curious. Did the fact that money was named for a Roman goddess surprise you? Leave a comment below.

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Comments & Feedback

  • Robin Gardner

    Hi Barbara,

    Love this post! To answer your question, I was surprised to hear that money was named for a Roman goddess. However, what surprised me even more was that this information has not been made more public. Obviously this fact conflicts with mainstream society and the financial systems that govern us so it’s been somewhat of a secret. Keep spreading the word…you’re the best! xo

  • Lisa

    Hi Barbara,

    This is so interesting!

    In ancient Indian culture there is something that also indicates that women are supposed to have money . A woman is not supposed to walk into a room looking stressed, frazzled and anxious about not having enough money for what she needs, because it kills her feminine energy. She is supposed to feel joyous to attract people.

    I would need to dig further to find the source or the name of that ancient document that states that information . Sorry for the vagueness.

  • barbara huson

    Lisa, I’d love to know more if you find out anything. Vague or not, I love hearing this…and thank you for commenting. I’m eager to hear more!!!!

  • elaina

    Your words have lead me to a big revelation – one that I want to share with the world!

    Thank you for your wise and powerful words.

    Elaina x

  • barbara huson

    Wow, Elaina…I’d LOVE to hear your revelation! Thanks for writing!

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Meet Barbara Huson

When a devastating financial crisis rocked her world, Barbara Huson knew she had to get smart about money… and she did. Now, she wants to empower every women to take charge of their money and take charge of their lives! She’s doing just that with her best-selling books, life changing retreats and private financial coaching.

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