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Retire on Real Estate by Amanda Han, K. Kai Anderson

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VERY REAL THREATS TO A VERY FRAGILE EGG

Running Out of Money, Risk, and Fees

“Nest egg.” What a strange phrase this is! According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the official definition of “nest egg” is: an amount of money that is saved over a long period of time in order to pay for something in the future.

These days, the term “nest egg” usually refers to our life savings for our hopeful, one-day retirement. However, there is evidence of the term being used as far back as the late 17th century to refer to saving money for any specific long-term goal. The term comes from the practice of leaving a real or fake egg in a hen’s nest in order to induce her to continue laying her own eggs there.

I find it fascinating that something as crucial ...

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