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How to Get Ahead: Saving Money and Making It Work - Scholar's Choice Edition
Albert William Atwood
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Page 27 - If you want to know whether you are destined to be a success or failure in life, you can easily find out. The test is simple and it is infallible: Are you able to save money? If not, drop out. You will lose. You may think not, but you will lose as sure as you live. The seed of success is not in you.
Page 82 - ... a hole in his hat, is still the son of liberty, free as the singing lark above him ; but the debtor, though clothed in the utmost bravery, what is he but a serf out upon a holiday, — a slave to be reclaimed at any instant by his owner, the creditor ? My son, if poor, see wine in the running spring ; let thy mouth water at a last week's roll ; think a threadbare coat the ' only wear ' ; and acknowledge a whitewashed garret the fittest housing place for a gentleman : do this, and flee debt. So...
Page 26 - If you want to know whether you are going to be a success or failure in life, you can easily find out. The test is simple and infallible. Are you able to save money ? If not, drop out. You will fail as sure as you live. You may not think so, but you will. The seed of success is not in you.
Page 51 - Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you what you are," that because a man eats pork he must certainly be a pig.
Page 80 - Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds, nineteen shillings and six pence, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure, twenty pounds and six pence, result misery.
Page 156 - A whole life insurance contract provides for the payment of the face value of the policy upon the death of the insured; payment is not contingent upon death occurring within a specified period. Such protection may be purchased under either of two principal types of contract: (1) an ordinary life contract, or (2) a limited payment life contract. The chief difference between the two is the method of premium payments.
Page 105 - In the first place it creates determination. This at the start. Then it develops steady purpose; then sustained energy. Soon it produces alert discriminating intelligence. These all rapidly grow into an ability that enables him to take the money he has accumulated (even though small in amount) and employ it with profit. Better and better returns follow up his efforts.
Page 26 - ... business ten years ago would be earning a competence for his widow to-day. But the 'good fellow' didn't have it: he had never learned to save. And now we are raising a fund to buy his daughter a piano, so that she can give music lessons. "I came away from the funeral with another man whose salary had never been as large as the 'good fellow's.