“The Way to Wealth”
“The Way to Wealth” is a collection of wise sayings called aphorisms – brief statements of basic principles. All of the aphorisms in this collection have to do with money – how to accumulate it, how to use it, how to protect it, etc.
I have listed below ten principles that can be found in “The Way to Wealth.”
Each basic principle will have many aphorisms to back it up.
Choose one principle from the list; explain Franklin’s thoughts on the principle and give at least two aphorisms that illustrate this one principle.
Principle: Save your money.
Benjamin Franklin believed that it was important to save money, even if you didn’t have a lot of it. He said, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” He also said, “The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market. It depends upon two words, industry and frugality.”