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Money Will Work For Me

May 5, 2015

About 150 years ago, there was a 10-year-old boy named John whose father was a fast-talking, traveling “medicine man” who spent very little time at home.  His father arranged for John to do odd jobs for neighbors to earn some money.  John never spent anything and kept his money in a box under his bed but did give 10% of whatever he made to his church.

When he was close to age 12 his father found the box and had John “lend” the money to a friend of his.  John was repaid a year later and was also paid an interest amount which equaled what John made in two months from his odd jobs.  He was surprised that he was repaid, but even more surprised that he received interest that was payment for the use of the money.  He found out that money earns money, and at that point, he resolved that when he grew up “money will work for me.”  He learned about all different ways to have money work for him and then learned even more about it.

He became the richest man in the world.  Some of the companies he founded were Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, Amoco, Conoco and Pennzoil.  He also founded one of the largest charitable foundations in the world.  His full name was John Davidson Rockefeller.

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    May 5, 2015 1:56 pm


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