The Art of Money Getting is simply good old fashioned timeless advice from a true creative genius who lived at a time when horse hockey didn't get but a mere fraction of the attention we're so hopelessly obsessed with today. After a wonderful career in which he made and lost vast fortunes, and used his genius, wit, charm and eloquence to captivate the hearts and minds of Kings and Queens one of the (if not THE) AllTime Greatest Showman and Marketers in Earth's History finally decided to reveal his personal secrets for accumulating vast sums of wealth. Moreover, he does so in a manner so downtoearth practical, that quite literally anyone with a burning desire to succeed can follow his program and become truly wealthy. Making The Income Exceed The OutGo 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.