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  • The Magic of Savings - Credit Union.ie - The Irish League of Credit Unions
    originally saved as well as on the interest you earned in the first year This means that the money you save can grow rapidly The Ant and the Grasshopper A good way to show the importance of saving is to tell the story of the ant and the grasshopper In a field one summer s day a grasshopper was hopping about singing to its heart s content An ant walked by grunting as he struggled to carry heavy pieces of corn Where are you going with those heavy things asked the grasshopper Without stopping the ant replied To our ant hill This is our third delivery today Why not come and sing with me said the grasshopper instead of working so hard We are helping to store food for the winter said the ant and we think you should do the same Winter is far away and it is a beautiful day to play said the grasshopper But the ant went on his way and continued their hard work The weather soon turned cold All the food lying in the field was covered with a thick white blanket of frost that even the grasshopper could not dig through Soon the grasshopper found itself very hungry He staggered to the ant s hill and saw him feasting on the corn which had been stored up all summer He begged them for something to eat What cried the ant in surprise haven t you stored anything away for the winter What in the world were you doing all last summer I didn t have time to store any food complained the grasshopper I was so busy playing that before I knew it the summer was gone After a long discussion the ant shared some food with the grasshopper The grasshopper saw the

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