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Unformatted text preview: you buy a candy bar or a soda, you are using money as a medium of exchange. My savings account is a store of value, keeping my cash for a rainy day. You can even combine two different uses of money, an example would be investing in gold, which is a substance that has a unit of account that rises over time, when you buy gold as an investment it is used as a store of value that does not lose money like stocks can. Another way to use both at the same time is the simple act of buying gold as an investment, you are buying gold which has a unit of account, purchasing gold is using money as a medium of exchange, which in all reality, is using money in all three ways....
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