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7 insights about getting rich buried inside Benjamin Franklin's 250-year-old book on wealth

7 insights about getting rich buried inside Benjamin Franklin's 250-year-old book on wealth
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Over 250 years ago, Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay on money and success in "The Way to Wealth."




The tips are written as proverbs but offer mindful advice around wealth-building principles that are still relevant today.




Diligence, frugality, and debt-avoidance are just three of the qualities the historic figure credits with building success.




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Over 250 years ago, Benjamin Franklin strung together a handful of proverbs about wealth and success from his yearly publication, "Poor Richard's Almanack," which he wrote and published for 25 years under the pseudonym of Richard Saunders.
The proverb-filled essay was published as the preface to his 1758 almanack before being reprinted in over 100 languages and titled "The Way to Wealth."
Read on to see how Franklin's insights about accumulating and growing wealth are just as relevant several centuries later.
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