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Why Do We Call Money 'Bread'? (Podcast)

by: SA For FAs
Summary

Bread-deprived during Passover, your humble correspondent offers thoughts for investors on the connection between bread and money.

Bread satiates and sustains our bodies just as money makes our world go round.

Making money is the core of the struggle for our material existence, in a way surprisingly akin to the struggle to make bread.

To earn money, and save it for our futures, we need to invest blood, sweat, toil and tears – in the same way we produce bread.

The key in both activities is persistence.

Bread satiates and sustains our bodies just as money makes our world go round. Making money is the core of the struggle for our material existence, in a way surprisingly akin to the struggle to make bread. To earn money, and save it for our futures, we need to invest blood, sweat, toil and tears – in the same way we produce bread.

This brief podcast (4:42) argues that by persisting in daily activities involving financial sacrifice, we will arrive at a set table with ample “bread” to sustain our futures.

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Note to readers: This podcast was prerecorded; we will resume regular publication next week.

Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.