SHORT-TERM GAINS

‘I need to formulate a diverse and economical plan that will allow me to invest a certain portion of my assets into a future growth fund, while still being able to utilize my income in order to achieve my immediate and short-term goals.’

Brian folded down the top of his newspaper.

Six year-old Harold stared at him. ‘Are you paying attention, Father?’

‘Well, no. I was reading the football scores. What were you saying?’

Harold huffed, ‘I was saying, that I am unable under our current financial arrangements to properly exploit the potential long-term interest and saving gains afforded me by my disposable income because a vast portion of my liquidity is taken up by current expenditure on essential products.’

‘Come again?’ Brian scratched his head. His son had a way with words that went completely over his head.

‘I’m saying,’ shouted Harold, ‘that I need more pocket money to spend on sweets and comics! Wasn’t that obvious?!’

‘Right you are, son.’ Brian dug into his trouser pocket and found a handful of change. He pulled out a 50p piece and handed it to Harold. ‘That do you?’

‘Well, it’s a start, I suppose.’

Brian went back to his paper and hoped his son wouldn’t ask him any more questions.


Written for #FOWC, hosted by Fandango on his blog This, That and the Other. Today’s prompt word was: Utilize. Click on the link to read contributions from other writers.

Also written for The Daily Word Prompt. Today’s word was: Portion.

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