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Learn The Wealth Building System That Worked For Benjamin Franklin Many Years Ago, And Still Works Today

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  3. Definitive proof that nothing has changed about personal finance in 270 years.

Editors Note: Benjamin Franklin was one of those rare geniuses adept at business, invention, writing, philosophy, and politics. His literature inspired intellectual and political freedom, helped found this great nation, and contributed measurably to our culture.

The Way to Wealth, written in 1757, is a summary of Benjamin Franklin’s advice from Poor Richard’s Almanac published from 1733-1758. It’s a compilation of proverbs woven into a systematic ethical code advocating industry and frugality as a “way to wealth”, thereby securing personal virtue. His advice is just as relevant today as it was 270 years ago when first written.

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Benjamin Franklin: The Way to Wealth (1757)

Courteous Reader,

I have heard that nothing gives an author so great pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors. This pleasure I have seldom enjoyed; for tho’ I have been, if I may say it without vanity, an eminent author of almanacs annually now a full quarter of a century, my brother authors in the same way, for what reason I know not, have ever been very sparing in their applauses; and no other author has taken the least notice of me, so that did not my writings produce me some solid pudding, the great deficiency of praise would have quite discouraged me.

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