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Financial Advice From the Founding Fathers


Benjamin Franklin famously coined the phrase, "A penny saved is a penny earned." That's a good start. To prosper even more, consider what other founders of the United States of America had to say on the subject of personal finance.

In honor of Independence Day, we present timeless personal finance wisdom from the Founding Fathers (and a Founding Mother), echoing much of our own advice. We hope it puts you on the right path toward your financial independence.

Reporting by Sarah Smith and Meilan Solly

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