Franklin’s Way to Wealth

Franklin’s Way to Wealth Summary

This is an essay written by Benjamin Franklin in 1758. It is a collection of adages and advice presented in Poor Richard's Almanac during its first 25 years of publication, organized into a speech given by Father Abraham to a group of people. Many of the phrases Father Abraham quotes continue to be familiar today. The essay's advice is based on the themes of work ethic and frugality. This book is considered to be the first American book on personal finance.

Book Reviews


Wisdom5 star

Wisdom laden!55

James Maribel

It all makes sense now.5 star

My grandmother used all of these phrases most of her life. I always thought she was some sort of untapped genius in the world. Obviously now I know, she was an avid reader of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac’. I still love her though. ~ D55


There is nothing new under the Sun5 star

Franklin’s intended message to his son, is truly a treasure trove of wisdom for all to access and learn.55

Win Zawko

Book review5 star

Not enough to rate with five stars.55


Loved it5 star

-As a Lover of Proverbs from the Bible I found this to be very much according to many verses there. -Simple yet Deep talk about Industry and wealth, Sloth and poverty, and more.55


Quick Speech5 star



Wealth advice2 star

Ben trying to give wealth advice25


This should be a required middle school book.5 star

Excellent advice on debt management of resources to avoid the trap of predatory capitalism that they don’t teach in schools.55


Understand4 star

Understand the rhyming and old style English and you will understand the things this book is telling45

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