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Financial Lessons From the Fairy Tales

I found a print version of the following list of financial fairy tale lessons in an article called fairy-tale finance by Melissa Balmain.

  • Be patient while your nest egg grows — and for goodness’ sake, forget about making a killing. —The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg
  • Beware of shaky real-estate investments — The Three Little Pigs
  • If a get-rich-quick scheme sounds too good to be true, it probably is. — Rumpelstiltskin
  • Don’t trust sweet deals if the company offering them is unfamiliar — Hansel & Gretel
  • Your assets can grow dramatically if you just wait out the current economy — Sleeping Beauty
  • Two words: soybean futures — Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Never miss a window of opportunity. — Rapunzel