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A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned
on January 22, 2007
Therefore, you should earn a few pennies and not buy this volume. I say that for the following reasons:
1: The book's size (30 pages) is misleading. Not only is this a pocket sized book, but the words are pretty big. As a result, if this book were written on normal sized pages in a normal sized font, it would likely be less than five pages. I breezed through it in less than 1/2 an hour.
2: As this essay is part of a larger work (Poor Richard's Almanack), paying $9 for the first few pages when you can buy the whole thing for a few dollars more makes no sense.
3: This work is in the public domain. In fact, I ran a search on "way to wealth benjamin franklin" and found the entire text online in a number of places, including Wikipedia and the Department of State's website. And considering the brevity of the work, if this is all you want, you can just print it.
I only recommend buying this book if and only if you have read the essay and you have decided you would like to have this essay on your bookshelf, something I've done with other books.