Benjamin Franklin was one of the most brilliant men to ever walk this earth. He was a Founding Father, and he was a self-made man. He was an inventor and an innovator, centuries ahead of his time. He was flying kites in lightning storms and discovering the nature of electricity while others around him were chopping logs. He was a true statesman, ambassador, author, and abolitionist, and he was instrumental in founding a nation that changed the world. Not a bad resumé. Do you know how he made his wealth?
“…. Benjamin Franklin proudly proclaimed himself a printer, and he made much of his wealth publishing. You have probably heard of one of Franklin’s publications, Poor Richard’s Almanac…. Poor Richard was one of the most influential characters of the New World.”
“A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”
Everybody knows that Benjamin Franklin said “A penny saved is a penny earned,” right? Wrong. What he actually said was “A penny saved is two pence dear,” which means that a penny saved is two pennies earned. Benjamin Franklin was talking about investing! Over and over again in Poor Richard’s Almanac, Benjamin Franklin teaches the secrets to The Way to Wealth: Thrift, Industry, & Prudence. Homes in Order takes it a step further. Homes in Order will show you how to prioritize your finances and will show you how $1=$5.
Benjamin Franklin’s The Way to Wealth teaches timeless values, and Homes in Order takes those old-fashioned values and shows a brand new Way to Wealth.
Because sometimes old-fashioned just works!
Just a Few Quotes from Poor Richard’s Almanac & Dr. Benjamin Franklin
“Great talkers, little doers.”
“He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.”
“What you would seem to be, be really.”
“Have you somewhat to do to-morrow, do it today.”
“If you’d be wealthy, think of saving, more than of getting: The Indies have not made Spain rich, because her Outgoes equal her Incomes.”
“A penny saved is two pence dear. A pin a-day is a groat a-year. Save and have.”
“Well done is better than well said.”
“There are three faithful friends — an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.”
“Fish and Visitors stink after three days.”
“Don’t judge of Men’s Wealth or Piety, by their Sunday Appearances.”
“Pardoning the Bad, is injuring the Good.”
“Laziness travels so slowly that Poverty soon overtakes him.”
“Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is in their price.”
“A good Wife & Health, is a Man’s best Wealth.”
(Benjamin Franklin – The greatest President of the United States who was never President of the United States.)