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The Dollar: A Window Into the Nation with Jerry Bowyer Friday, April 23, 2021
Have you ever taken a close look at the one-dollar bill? More specifically, at the back of the dollar bill. It holds clues about the founding of the United States that still have meaning today. Today on MoneyWise we discuss the dollar bill’s imagery and symbolism with economist Jerry Bowyer. He’s done the homework and you’ll be fascinated by what he’s found. ·      The dollar’s design isn’t conspiracy, it’s history. We’ll start with heraldry. The designers were influenced by the Medieval period. Certain colors and artistic motifs symbolized specific things. They wanted to symbolize the philosophy of the United States. ·      What’s the meaning behind the pyramid? It’s four-sided, not a three-sided one. Four-sized ones represent increased stability; they’re harder to knock down. Also, the incomplete nature of the pyramid (it has no top) symbolizes how the nation is still being built.  ·      What’s the meaning of the phrase “Novus Ordo Seclorum?” It’s "A new order of the ages." It’s to signify "the beginning of the new American Era" as of the date of the Declaration of Independence. ·      What about our eagle? It’s representative of foreign policy. Also, the eagle’s face is turned towards the olive branches, showing that the default position of the US is peace.  ·      The dollar itself should be a reminder to us of the importance of sound currency, private property, rule of law, and the inherent dignity of all human beings.  On today’s program we also answer your questions:   ·      What’s the best way to invest my money after I sell my house? I’m going to rent instead of purchasing another house. ·      At what point do you have enough in savings that it’s hording and that it should be doing some work for you?    Remember, you can call in to ask your questions most days at (800) 525-7000 or email them to [email protected] Also, visit our website at MoneyWise.org where you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach, purchase books, and even download free, helpful resources like the free MoneyWise app. Like and Follow us on Facebook at MoneyWise Media for videos and the very latest discussion! Remember that it’s your prayerful and financial support that keeps MoneyWise on the air. Help us continue this outreach by clicking the Donate tab on our website or in our app.  

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