Do you enjoy words? I do. They are so important to our ability to understand each other, and since we all have different experiences we have different understanding of what a word means. This applies more often to the words we take for granted, especially when they cover a wide body of knowledge like the word "Finance".
In the course of writing our book that is coming out this summer, I decided to look up other people's definition of finance. I've worked in finance from a business perspective for over 20 years and so I take it a little for granted that everybody knows what it means. Recently I discovered that some people find it mysterious.
Here are some definitions below for your review.
For your business, the best definition is the science of management of money and other assets.
Science is about having a method.
Bottom line Question: Are you managing your money and other assets with a repeatable methods?
If you are not getting the results you want maybe you should be validating these methods.