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The Art of Money Getting

The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum
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Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, businessman, and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.(br />His successes may have made him the first "show business" millionaire. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, "I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me," and his personal aims were "to put money in his own coffers". (Reference: Wikipedia.org)

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THE ART OF MONEY GETTING

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GOLDEN RULES FOR MAKING MONEY

By P.T. Barnum

In the United States, where we have more land than people, it is not at all difficult for persons in good health to make money. In this comparatively new field there are so many avenues of success open, so many vocations which are not crowded, that any person of either sex who is willing, at least for the time being, to engage in any respectable occupation that offers, may find lucrative employment.

Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only to set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done. But however easy it may be found to make money, I have no doubt many of my hearers will agree it is the most difficult thing in the world to keep it. The road to wealth is, as Dr. Franklin truly says, "as plain as the road to the mill." It consists simply in expending less than we earn; that seems to be a very simple problem. Mr. Micawber, one of those happy creations of the genial Dickens, puts the case in a strong light when he says that to have annual income of twenty pounds per annum, and spend twenty pounds and sixpence, is to be the most miserable of men; whereas, to have an income of only twenty pounds, and spend but nineteen pounds and sixpence is to be the happiest of mortals... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - June 24, 2016
Subject: Money
I like this book as it provides insight into the thoughts of millionaires and gives examples of human failures then shows you things you can do better, plus I like the older story type.
Reviewer: - January 6, 2015
Subject: money advice
It is nice that millionaires share their valuable insights with the public domain
Reviewer: - February 6, 2014
Subject: Narration
If I could wish for one thing, I would wish for a narrator that doesn't sound gay, melancholic or non-understandable.


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