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Way to Wealth

Way to Wealth

Written by Benjamin Franklin

Narrated by Kent McKamy


Way to Wealth

Written by Benjamin Franklin

Narrated by Kent McKamy

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4.5/5 (20 ratings)
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20 minutes
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Released:
May 4, 2011
ISBN:
9781596591547
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Description

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. As the 21st century charges along, and the current economic climate continues to send out mixed messages, Franklin's 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 was the January 2004 selection of The Washington Post's Color of Money Book Club. As Michelle Singletary, director of the club, wrote in a column about the book, "At just 30 pages, this pocket¿size book takes less than an hour to read but will give you a lifetime of financial wisdom - that is, if you're wise enough to follow the advice".
Publisher:
Released:
May 4, 2011
ISBN:
9781596591547
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was a Founding Father of the United States and the first US ambassador to France. Among his myriad accomplishments are the inventions of the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove. From 1785 to 1788 he served as the governor of Pennsylvania. 


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  • (1/5)
    Ugh, I just wanted him to shut the fuck up about Poor Richard, jfc. I eye-rolled so hard my eyes almost displaced itself, smh. It's just really annoying for the whole thing to just be QUOTES of other people (Poor Richard is Franklin's pseud which makes it all the most grating UUUGH!!).
    Bleh.
  • (5/5)
    Read. Reflect. Replay. Unbelievably dynamite. The wisdom within this book is rather lifechanging.
  • (5/5)
    Will always reread it. Love it everlasting , very good book