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Wade was a young man who worked diligently at his job delivering newspapers. His daily route took him to some of the elite neighborhoods in his community, and he soon befriended Mr. Chiles, a wealthy man who owned a massive estate at the end of Lakeview Drive.

 

One morning, Wade worked up the courage to ask Mr. Chiles a burning question he’d been pondering for months. He approached the middle-aged mogul and asked, “Mr. Chiles, how did you make your fortune?”

 

The well-dressed man took a deep breath, hooked his thumbs in his silk vest, and said, “Well, son, back in 2008, the nation was in the valley of the Great Recession. I took my very last dollar and bought an apple, but instead of eating it, I washed it, polished it, and shined it up…and then sold it for two bucks! I had doubled my assets! The next day, I invested my two dollars into two more apples and did the same thing. I continued this system for about a month and earned myself a grand total of $41.50. Then my wife’s father died and left us sixty million dollars.”

 

Topics Illustrated Include:
Advice
Business
Counsel
Family
Gifts
Hard Work
Inheritance
Money
Questions
Rich
Risk
Wealth

 

(Resource cataloged by David R Smith)