Ben Franklin's Guide to Wealth: Being a 21st Century Treatise on What It Takes to Live a Rich Life

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Mango Media, Sep 1, 2004 - Business & Economics - 121 pages
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It isn’t all about the Benjamins! A revolutionary way of looking at money and value, based on the writings of the Founding Father.

Ben Franklin’s Guide to Wealth is the modern version of the treatise The Way of Wealth by Richard Saunders—one of Ben Franklin’s many pseudonyms. Franklin practiced what he preached in the treatise, and it made him rich enough to have a full life, travel extensively, and follow his intellectual musings, which in turn led him to become an accomplished scientist, inventor, political activist, diplomat, and writer. Franklin wasn’t born rich. He built his legacy using his intelligence, curiosity, natural good sense, and proclivity for thrift and hard work. When he died, he left a fortune. Now the authors bring practicing what Franklin preached up to date for today’s busy lifestyles, with sage advice on a range of financial basics including debt, thrift, the value of work and business, developing financial responsibility, money and time, and preparing for the future.

It’s time to think about what “rich” really means. It’s time to get back to financial basics. It’s time to look for guidance from America’s original financial guru—Ben Franklin.

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Contents

What Can Ben Franklin Teach
Time Is Money
Slothfulness
Minding Your Business
Attention to Detail
Not Trusting Too Much
Thrift Through Right Effort
Thrift Through Smart Savings
Living Simply
Break the Chains of Debt
The Future
One Last Thought
The Way to Wealth
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Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo are the authors of twenty books, and the best-selling Just Curious Jeeves, How the Cadillac Got Its Fins, and The Couch Potato's Guide to Life. As info-mavens and pop-culture commentators, they have written articles for many major periodicals and generated 30,000 questions for trivia games. They live in Charlottesville, Virginia.



Along with Erin Barrett, Jack Mingo published over 20 books, including Random Kinds of Factness (Conari, 2005, over 20,000 copies). He is a full-time writer specializing in somewhat off-beat trivia books. In his spare time, Jack keeps six hives and half a million bees in his Alameda (Bay Area) backyard and sells their honey at local farmers markets. His bees produce 650 pounds of honey per year (59 gallons, 472 pint jars).

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