Franklin’s Way to Wealth

By Benjamin Franklin

Franklin’s Way to Wealth - Benjamin Franklin
  • Release Date: 2014-09-03
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 157 Ratings


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.


  • There is nothing new under the Sun

    By Shaheem238
    Franklin’s intended message to his son, is truly a treasure trove of wisdom for all to access and learn.
  • Book review

    By Win Zawko
    Not enough to rate with five stars.
  • Loved it

    By Cjfkfjfjenptuqilg
    -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.
  • Quick Speech

    By Ross_Wallstreet
  • Wealth advice

    By MyTwitzWorld
    Ben trying to give wealth advice
  • This should be a required middle school book.

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

    By YoungPolitician
    Understand the rhyming and old style English and you will understand the things this book is telling