Friday, July 21

Nest egg

Your savings are commonly called your "nest egg."

Soon after the chicken was domesticated farmers observed that hens had to be coaxed into prolific egg laying.  They hit upon the idea of keeping an artificial egg in every hen's nest.  This fake egg, called a "nest egg", helped the farmer make more money, which he could save as opposed to spend.  

Farmers then began to call such planned savings their "nest egg."