financial capital, community capital, investment money
Financial capital is often the easiest to measure, and it can be used to measure the other community capitals. Financial capital is money that is used for investment rather than consumption. Money is a tangible asset that can be measured: profits and losses can be tracked, and it is easily turned into other kinds of assets. Money can be used in two basic ways: (1) consumption, where money helps us to purchase goods and services; and (2) investment, where money earns interest which can be used to earn more money.
Jacobs, Cheryl, "Community Capitals: Financial Capital" (2011). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 524.
Updated April 2011