well, you can use either. I knew I wanted a new car and just had the intention of a new car but then, I knew I didn't have the money at that particular time to manifest it so I didn't focus on money in this. My old car broke down and I was forced to purchase a nice car which needed work doing on it. I managed to pay for the car and then I was involved in a minor accident where my car is now going to have the work done on it. I will soon have the car I have always wanted. It came about in around about way and the money came second. So, what I am saying is if you focus on what you want the money will follow.
Another example is that I wanted to go to Poland. It was on my list of places I wanted to see and I just had a feeling it was going to happen in the next few years. I had no available money to go and just 'let it go' out of my mind. It just so happened I acquired a boyfriend who wanted to go and had just came into some money so he paid for us both to go over and enjoy the sights.
You have to be open to receiving what you want in many different ways.