nest egg


Definition of nest egg

1 : a natural or artificial egg left in a nest especially to induce a hen to continue to lay there
2 : a fund of money accumulated as a reserve

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Examples of nest egg in a Sentence

They built up a nest egg for their son's college education. paid for the computer out of his nest egg
Recent Examples on the Web Augusta Precious Metals is committed to bringing you the best and ensuring that your nest egg is in its best form. Laxmi Corp, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 July 2022 Unfortunately, the workers who are missing from the retirement savings system mostly miss out on this powerful tool for building a retirement nest egg. Dan Doonan, Forbes, 1 July 2022 This approach, known as dollar-cost averaging, ensures that people look past the usual dizzying swings in the stock market and keep building their nest egg. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 20 June 2022 For example, Throneburg says that assuming a 7% annual rate of return, investing just $381 a month for 40 years will grow into a nest egg of $1 million. Mark C. Perna, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 If your money is devaluing by 30% per year due to inflation, your $1 million nest egg has dropped to being worth just $700,000 this year. Amir Baluch, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Third was the foundation endowed with $1.2 billion by the late Ralph Wilson Jr., who like Erb family heirs decided his nest egg should have a time-limit for dispersal. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 18 May 2022 Musk parked a big chunk of Tesla’s nest egg in the riskiest of risk assets, yet made nothing. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 12 May 2022 Americans have flocked to these accounts as a way to chase Bitcoin’s gains over the long-term and to, hopefully, more rapidly grow a retirement nest egg while reducing their tax burden. Robert Samuels | For Iron Monk Solutions, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of nest egg

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Aug 2022

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“Nest egg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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