ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

what is money

Money is something we use to buy things. It makes it easier to buy stuff we need or want. It's like an imaginary number that everyone agrees on so everyone can just use it to buy goods and services. It comes in different forms like coins, bills, and checks. Money is also used to make people feel special, like if you do something nice for someone you can give them some money as a sign of appreciation.