Then Kirk offered to pay for Uhura's drink in Star Trek (2009)
"Credit systems, tabs, even expense accounts, all existed long before cash
Doesn't necessarily mean Kirk was going to use money
to cover for Uhura's drink.
Yes, it does mean he was going to use money
. But no, didn't mean he was going to use cash
. Money can be in the form of a record, and not just a object. Kirk informed the bartender that he would provide value, in exchange for two shot of Jack Daniels without water.
McCoy (Star Trek Eleven): "The ex-wife took the whole damn planet in the divorce. All I've got left is my bones."
The inference is that the people in the future personally possess items of value, property and money. Which can be removed from them through a legal proceeding, or a pre-existing binding agreement.
Come on TheGoodNews, twist it, twist it hard.