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Death and taxes. April 17, 2012

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“Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”

                           —Benjamin Franklin

In honor of tax day, we here at Poor Richard’s Almanac are offering up a baker’s dozen wise words from our hero and blog mentor, the great Benjamin Franklin. They may not keep away the taxman, but if you take Dr. Franklin’s advice to heart, you’ll definitely be on your way to becoming healthy, wealthy and wise. Thanks, Ben!

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

“Half a truth is often a great lie.”

“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”

“A place for everything, everything in its place.”

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.”

“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”

“Necessity never made a good bargain.”

“To lengthen thy life lessen thy meals.”

“There are no gains without pains.”

“A good example is the best sermon.”

“If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.” 

Happy tax day, everyone! May your refunds be prompt and no auditors ever darken your door!

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