We personify things in order to understand them. We think in stories, and the stories that make the most sense involve the challenges, tragedies and triumphs we have gone through. One tool that makes no sense to personify is money. It isn't a thing. It does nothing. It feels nothing. It has no story. There is no point in hating money. But without understanding how it works, it can suck the story out of things that do matter. Through relationship issues, unemployment, bankruptcy, family responsibilities and unexpected financial bumps, money can suck the joy out of life. Don't let it.