The Way To Wealth

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By Benjamin Franklin

In 1758, Benjamin Franklin published the 25th and final issue of Poor Richard’s Almanac. As a preface to this final edition, he wrote The Way to Wealth and introduced Father Abraham as the main character in the tale. Father Abraham embodied the financial wisdom that “Poor” Richard Saunders incorporated in the 25 years during which the almanac was a staple on mantels above fireplaces, in personal libraries and on the tables of colonial America.