Homer withdraws his life savings from his bank account and invests it in 500 shares of Animotion, Inc. His hope is that he'll get rich when the share price skyrockets. The stock makes steady gains but then plummets, and Homer is upset.
Mr. Johnson from the Bank of Central Victoria talks to students about the importance of saving for key expenses and retirement. He writes out the compound interest formula to explain why they would have $727,000 in 25 years if they save 50 cents per week with the bank and the interest doubles their investment every 3 years.
Mr. Dawes Senior and his directors try to convince the children to deposit their tuppence in the bank when Michael says he would like to use it to feed the birds. This musical number explains banking concepts such as interest and depicts the tactics of banks.
While walking through his cornfield one evening, Ray hears a voice whispering, "If you build it, he will come." Ray continues hearing the voice before finally seeing a vision of a baseball diamond in his field. However, his brother-in-law, Mark, cannot see the baseball players and warns Ray that he will go bankrupt unless he replants his crops. While in the field, Ray hears the voice again and is torn on what to do. Ray is the ego, the voice is the superego, and Mark is the id.