The Way to Wealth (Little Books of Wisdom)

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The first American book on personal finance, "The Way to Wealth" by Benjamin Franklin is still the best and wisest money book ever written. Originally published in 1758 as the preface to "Poor Richard's Almanack," this little gem has been through innumerable printings and sold millions of copies to those in search of smart but entertaining advice about hard work, earning and saving money and debt.

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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of America's most influential Founding Fathers. He was an author, printer, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, statesman, and diplomat. Franklin invented the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and bifocals. He served as President of Pennsylvania (which would be Governor today), United States Minister to France, United States Minister to Sweden, and United States Postmaster General. At 70, he was the oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was a publisher; most famously of Poor Richard's Almanack, which was published from 1732 to 1757. He charted the Gulf Stream in 1770, developed meteorological theories, and, in a letter dated 1772, laid out the earliest known description of a Pro & Con list. Franklin played the violin, harp, and guitar, and was the first chess player known by name in the American colonies. He created one of the first volunteer firefighting companies in America, was instumental in the founding of the University of Pennsylvania, and founded the American Philosophical Society. Franklin biographer Walter Isaacson calls him "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."

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* "There are no gains, without pains"
* "One today is worth two tomorrows"
* "Time is money"
* "A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things"
* "Get what you can, and what you get hold"
* "Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright"
* "Have you somewhat to do tomorrow, do it today"
* "The eye of a master will do more work than both his hands"
* "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise"

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Book Description Applewood Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 30 pages. Dimensions: 6.7in. x 4.1in. x 0.3in.The first American book on personal finance, The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin is still the best and wisest money book ever written. Originally published in 1758 as the preface to Poor Richards Almanack, this little gem has been through innumerable printings and sold millions of copies to those in search of smart but entertaining advice about hard work, earning and saving money and debt. As the 21st Century charges along and the current economic climate continues to send out mixed messages, Franklins simple but wise commentary on the value of industry and frugality resonates as much for us today as it did for listeners nearly 350 years ago. Here is a sample: Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. If you would be wealthy, think of saving, as well as of getting. If you would have your business done, go; if not, send. Think what you do when you run into debt; you give to another power over your liberty. Creditors have better memories than debtors. Although older than the United States itself, The Way to Wealth is still very popular. It is handed out by major companies and financial institutions to friends, clients, and customers and is the January, 2004 selection of The Washington Posts the Color of Money Book Club. As Michelle Singletary, director of the Club wrote in a column about The book, At just 30 pages, this pocketsize book takes less than an hour to read but will give you a lifetime of financial wisdomthat is if youre wise enough to follow the advice. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9780918222886

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