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Appropriation
Appropriation. He Has Become A Wise Man Who Has Learned To Govern His Own Money. The Lessons To Be Learned Before One Can Begin To Build A Fortune Are Essential To All Grades Of People, From The Humble In Posses Sion To The Very Wealthy. Those Lowest In The Scale ...

Bonds_p1
Bonds The Bond Must Be As Good As The Word. Not Until Very Recently Has The Attention Of The Public Been Called To Bonds As An Available Means For The Investment Of Small Savings. Formerly, The Majority Of Bonds Were Issued Only In Comparatively Large Denominations. Even Issues As Low ...

Bonds_p2
The Next Rule Is To Prefer A First Mortgage Bond Over Any Other. The Bondholder Is Then Part Owner In The Actual Property Of The Com Pany Whose Bond He Has Purchased. Next, He Should Prefer A Listed To A Non-listed Bond. A Listed Bond Is One Recognized By One ...

Debt And The Emergency_p1
Debt And The Emergency Fund. 'we Are Creatures Of Habit. We Succeed Or We Fail As We Acquire Good Habits Or Bad Ones; And We Acquire Good Habits As Easily As Bad Ones.. That Is A Fact. Most People Do Not Believe This. Only Those Who Find Rr Out Succeed ...

Debt And The Emergency_p2
Friendly Borrowing Is An Unmistakable Sign Of Improvidence. When It Runs From Week To Month, And From Month To Year, It Destroys Confidence, And The Bonds Of Friend Ship Are Broken. Then The Borrower Criti Cizes His Friend And Openly Complains Of Him. In Brief, He Curses One Who Pays ...

Getting Rich In A_p1
Getting Rich In A Hurry. The Day Of Small Things Is Better Than That Of Great Expectations. In The Year 1911, The United States Post Office Department Investigated A Number Of Get-rich-quick Concerns That Did Business Through The Mail. They Had Succeeded In Collecting From The Public The Sum Of ...

Getting Rich In A_p2
These Facts Simply Show That The People Have Millions To Give To Unscrupulous Promo Ters, And That They Do Give Them Because They Do Not Stop To Consider The Need Of Safeguard Ing Principal. Now, The Average Earner, Or Salaried Man, Cannot Always Determine The Value Of An Investment Opportunity. ...

How To Build A_p1
How To Build A Fortune. Turn Idle Wishes Into Energetic Action And The Thing Is Accomplished. We Begin To Build A Fortune, Not With Money But With Thought. It Has Been Said Many Times That It Is Far Easier To Earn Money Than It Is To Save It. This Statement ...

How To Build A_p2
They Are These: 1. A Place To Sleep Where The Body Will Be Safe. 2. Sufficient Clothing. 3. Nourishing Food. 4. Toll,* Paid Out Of His Earnings For Fu Ture Protection. The First Three Are Secured, In Some Degree, By Nearly All People, For They Are The Funda Mental Protection ...

How To Build A_p3
The Young Man May Marry, And In That Event He Finds All The Incentive To Save That Anyone Need Have. When The Wedding Day Comes He Should Have Enough Cash In Hand To Begin The Business (which It Is) Of Family Home Life; And, Further, He Should Have Enough Life ...

Individual Administration_p1
Individual Administration. Money In The Pocket Soon Burns A Hole. The Necessity For Family Administration, Or Domestic Economy, Has Been Shown In Chap Ter Iii. The Lower The Income, The Greater The Need Of This, For The Fundamental De Mands To Sustain And Protect Life And Health Are Incumbent On ...

Individual Administration_p2
At The End Of The First Year, Jepson Had A Credit Account In The Savings Bank Of One Hundred And Seventy Dollars. The Second Year He Did Not Set Aside Quite So Much. This Was Due To The Fact That, During The First Year, He Had In Hand A Supply ...

Individual Administration_p3
This Kind Of Earning And Spending Does Not Make Man A Prisoner To Life. It Makes Him Free. It Cultivates Self-denial And Self Reliance. It Kills Debt And The Loan Shark. While Jepson Could Not Have Told What He Did With Sixteen Hundred Dollars In Cash In The Course Of ...

Keeping Accounts_p1
Keeping Accounts. Sail Without A Chart And You Never Know Where The Ship Is Taking You. The Preceding Chapter Should Have Made It Clear That Every Man Must Devise His Own System Of Appropriation, Adapting It As Closely As He Can To His Peculiar Circumstances. And It Should Be No ...

Keeping Accounts_p2
A Man Who Is Strictly Honest With Himself Will Not Be Afraid Of An Account Book. On One Page Let Him Write The Month's Total Of Receipts. From This Total There Are To Be Paid Fixed Charges—rent, For Instance. Then The Total Of Fixed Charges Should Be Subtracted From The ...

Life Insurance_p1
Life Insurance Why Spend For Uncertainty, When Protection Can Be Bought ? What Is Life Insurance? In "money And Investments," By Mont Gomery Rollins, It Is Thus Defined: "life Insurance Is Nothing More Nor Less Than Depositing One's Money In A Savings Bank (that Is, At Savings Bank Rate Of ...

Life Insurance_p2
Suppose A Young Man Marries At The Age Of Twenty-three, And For The Protection Of His Wife And The Children That May Bless Their Union, Let Us Suppose He Can Carry Only A One Thousand Dollar Policy. What Financial Sacrifice Will It Cost Him? This Query Addressed To An Authority ...

Little Philanthropies_p1
Little Philanthropies Give And It Shall Be Given Unto You. It Is A Question Worthy Of Serious Considera Tion, To What Extent The Beggar On The Street Is Benefited By The Money We Give Him. Does It Help Him Onward, Or Does It Thrust Him Deeper Into The Slough Of ...

Little Philanthropies_p2
Shall You Give Money, As Well As Time And Thought ? You Should Do So If You Can. And You Can, Or Not, According To Your Habits And Resources, But Chiefly According To Your Habits. It Has Been Said That The Waste Of The World Could Amply Care For The ...

Produce All You Can_p1
Produce All You Can Means : Do Not Loaf. Do Not Sponge, Borrow, Beg Or Steal. Do Not Live On The Efforts Of Some Body Else. Do Not Consume Without Return. Do Not Fail To Give For What You Expect To Get. And Spend With Economy Suggests To Us : ...

Produce All You Can_p2
It Is Said That The French "have No Gar Bage Pails," A Statement In Which There Is Contained A Great Sermon On The Modern Ex Travagance Of Those Whose Garbage Pails, Of One Kind Or Another, Are Always Full. The Next Necessity, Clothing, Is To Be Treated In The Same ...

Security For Old Age
Security For Old Age Old? Who Is Old? You Speak For Yourself. I Am Ninety; Full Of Youth And Hope. It Has Been Pointed Out That Time Is An In Dispensable Factor In The Process Of Money Ac Cumulation. Time Permits Money To Increase, If It Be Left To Work ...

The Earning Capacity_p1
The Earning Capacity. "if You Want To Know Whether You Are Destined To Be A Success Or A 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 ...

The Earning Capacity_p2
7.30-8 Breakfast. 8-8.3o Writing (for Details See Below). 8.3o-8.45 To Office. 8.45-5 As Before. 5-6.3o Home And Dinner. 6.30-10.30 Or Later—writing. Now The Result Of This In Writing Has Been A Number Of Articles For The Newspapers And Four Books, All Of Which Will Earn Him A Roy Alty Income ...

The Earning Capacity_p3
Be Prompt In Everything. Take Time To Consider, But Decide Positively. Dare To Go Forward. Bear Troubles Patiently. Be Brave In The Struggle Of Life. Maintain Your Integrity As A Sacred Thing. Never Tell Business Lies. Make No Useless Acquaintances. Pay Your Debts Promptly. Shun Strong Liquors. Employ Your Time ...

The Household Expense Book_p1
The Household Expense Book. Bookkeeping Is The History Of Money In Motion. Money Is Valuable When It Is In Motion. When It Is Hidden Away In A Secret Place, It Is Not Fulfilling Its Prime Function. Money In Motion Reaches Its Highest Point Of Effi Ciency When It Works For ...

The Household Expense Book_p2
Every Householder Should Take Pride In This Plan Of Campaign. It Is An Up-to-date Record Of His Financial Standing. The Peace Of Mind That Comes From Knowing Exactly How You Stand Is Directly Conducive To Health. When Bills Are Paid They Are Breeding Neither Worry Nor Discontent. He Who Can ...

The Limitations Of Money_p1
The Limitations Of Money There Are Millions Of Dollars On Earth But Not A Penny Ever Leaves It. It Has Been Said, And Truly, That No One Needs Much Money For Actual Personal Use. The Amount Any One Of Us Requires For The Neces Sities Of Life Is Small. But ...

The Limitations Of Money_p2
He Who Has Found The Way To Enter Into The Delights Of Literature Is Rich, Whether He Pos Sess Much Or Little Money. To Be Rich In The Power Of Appreciation Of Beautiful Things Is A Greater And A Truer Fortune Than Merely To Have Money To Buy Them. It ...

The Postal Savings Bank_p1
The Postal Savings Bank. All Nations Thrive When The Government Is A Good Banker. It Took Forty Years Of Agitation Before The Postal Savings Bill Became A Law On June 25, 1910. As A Result Of This Long Delayed And Bitterly Fought Act, Millions Of Dollars Have Been De Posited ...

The Postal Savings Bank_p2
The Great Advantage Of This Simple Method Of Conducting The Banks Is That It Requires Only Twelve Bookkeepers To Keep Uncle Sam's Postal Banks Accounts, Whereas, With The Pass Book System, England Requires Two Thousand Bookkeepers And One Thousand Additional Clerks. The World Is Beginning To Study Our System, And ...

The Savings Bank And_p1
The Savings Bank And Other Investments. The Forehanded An Buys Content And Distributes It To Others. An Officer Of A Wealthy Corporation Made The Statement Recently That Of All The Money He Had Invested Over A Long Period Of Years That Left In The Savings Bank Had Yielded The Best ...

The Savings Bank And_p2
But Suppose One Has Saved Five Dollars A Month Regularly For Three Years And Then The Necessity Arises For Money. With This Thrifty Observance Behind It, The Family Has Nearly Two Hundred Dollars, To Meet The Emergency. And That, By The Way, Is The One And Sole Purpose Of An ...

The Savings Bank_p1
The Savings Bank. The Sayings Bank Is The Poor Man's Friend. "if We Would Seek The Nucleus Of The Sav Ings Bank," Writes W. H. Keiffers, Jr. In The Bankers' Magazine, "especially The Mutual Or Trustee Type, It Will Doubtless Be Found In The `sick And Aid' Or Other Friendly ...

The Savings Bank_p2
5. All Deposits And Drafts [money With Drawn] Shall Be Immediately Entered In The Books Of The Bank And The Pass-book Of The De Positor. The Bank Is Not Liable To Make Any Payment Until The Pass-book Is Handed In For The Purpose Of Entering The Payment. The Bank Will ...

The Savings Bank_p3
A Young Man Who Leaves Fifteen Cents On A Counter Every Morning For Something He Does Not Really Need Would Be Amazed If He Ac Cumulated This Daily Amount, Say For Twelve Months. The Sum Total Would Take Him To Europe— Second Class—and Lots Of Good People Go That Way. ...

The Value Of Money_p1
The Value Of Money It Is The Love Of Money That Causes Evil. Money, Being The Equivalent Of Labor And Its Direct Product, Can Be Given In Exchange By The Earner In Turn, Either For Labor He Can Not Himself Perform, Or For Products He Can Not Produce. Thus, The ...

The Value Of Money_p2
The Question, Then, Is This : Shall He, At Twenty, Dependent Upon His Own Resources, And Compelled To Attain To A Fund That Shall Protect Him Possibly From The Age Of Sixty, Waste A Dollar That Has A Value To His Own Fund Of Nearly Five Times Itself? Read In ...

The Wonders Of Interest_p1
The Wonders Of Interest. Take Care Of The Pennies And The Pounds Will Take :are Of Themselves. The Man Intent On Building A Fortune Can Not Too Often Review The Fundamental Essen Tials. It Is Only By Keeping Them Constantly In Mind That He Can Succeed, For Fortune Build Ing ...

The Wonders Of Interest_p2
2. He Must Make Up His Mind To Go To The Bank. 3. He Must Put On His Hat And Coat And Go To The Bank. 4. He Must Never Miss A Trip, For If He Does, The Plan He Has Established Is Retarded That Much. But For All This ...

The Wonders Of Interest_p3
And It Has All Been Done Out Of A Penny Business. No Need To Worry About An Old Age Pension—nor About Old Age Itself, For This Business Woman Has Apparently Made Up Her Mind To Keep Young. She Has Been Giving Good Service In The Midst Of The Great Moving ...

Waste_p1
Waste. Waste Not, Want Not. Any Misuse Of Money Is A Crime. Hence It Is A Crime To Pay Over Savings To A Man Who Has Acquired The Habit Of Looking Honest, And At The Same Time, Telling You That He Can Invest Your Money So That You Will Receive ...

Waste_p2
Richard Savage With His Bright Scarlet Coat And Torn Boots Is A Picture We Seldom See Now Literally. But Substantially, The Streets Of Our Cities Abound In Just Such Reckless Incongruity. Many A Man Drinks And Smokes The Money He Owes Other People. Many A Woman Will Put Up With ...

What Can The Man_p1
What Can The Man Of Fifty Do? Whatever I Have Tried To Do In My Life, I Have Tried With All My Heart To Do Well. What I Have De Voted Myself To, I Have Devoted Myself Completely. Never To Put My Hand To Anything On Which I Would Not ...

What Can The Man_p2
The Man Of Fifty Has Traversed The Greater Part Of His Journey. Let Him Save What He Can, But, Above That In Importance, He Must Have Joy In Life Every Day And, Fortified By Simple Wants, Find As Much Happiness As He Can In The Things Of Life And The ...