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Talking Dictionary46. Go For The Gold


46. He looked at his bank statement for January. How much interest had his savings account earned? There was $1,036 in his savings account. The account had earned all of 11 cents interest in January. He told his wife. She laughed. "That's almost three cents a week," she said. "By December, you'll have enough interest to buy a small cup of coffee." He said that his money wasn't growing at all. "But your money's safe," she said. "You won't lose it. You won't get rich, either. Rich people make money by risking money. You'll never get rich if you play it safe." He said she was right. "I'm tired of playing it safe. I'm going to buy gold. Gold prices doubled in the last four years. My $1,000 will become $2,000. We'll be rich!" She laughed. "'Rich'? $2,000 is hardly rich," she said. He said, "Compared to 11 cents, it is." 2.9


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