As a critical component of how our world works, figuring out everything about money seems to be an extremely important pursuit. 

Despite being young and naive, the stuff really seems to make the world go around. 

It seems a good way to make money is to contribute value to other people. And, I receive value from other when they help me solve my problems. So, if I want to help other solve their problems, I should probably figure out some ways to solve some of my important problems. 

Truly, by figuring how to help yourself, this is the best thing you can do to help others. Because we all experience very similar problems, the better we can get at solving our problems , the better we can help others. 

Surely, money seems more complex than this, but I think this level of understanding is a good start. 

The point is that to make more money, we need to work to become better people.