(noun, etymology Dutch from ‘boedel’: estate, possession, inheritance, stock.). 1. Crowd, pack, lot, as in ‘the whole boodle.’ 2. a. Counterfeit money b. Money acquired or spent illegally or improperly, particularly when used in bribery for political purposes. 3. Slang for money in general.

For the next 5 minutes, brainstorm a list that begins “Money is__________.” You can vary the format or sentence structure, or avoid sentences altogether if you want, but write down everything that comes to mind about money, whether you think you believe it or not. There are no “right answers.” If you find yourself writing, “Money is ravioli,” that’s a-okay. Even when you think you’re done, stay on the clock anyway and keep writing something, anything until your time is up. Don’t censor.

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