A farmer, when his first son was born, took ten pieces of silver to a moneyThe Richest man in Babylon
lender and asked him to keep it on rental for his son until he became twenty
years of age. This the money lender did, and agreed the rental should be onefourth of its value each four years. The farmer asked, because this sum he had set aside as belonging to his son, that the rental be add to the principal.
“When the boy had reached the age of twenty years, the farmer again went to
the money lender to inquire about the silver. The money lender explained
that because this sum had been increased by compound interest, the original
ten pieces of silver had now grown to thirty and one-half pieces.
Money is at its best when left alone. Let it grow and find its way into the world and make you some money as it does. It took me a long time to learn that money WANTS to work for you.