Franklin also touched on more tangible money advice in "The Way to Wealth."
"A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and die not worth a groat at last," the Founding Father wrote. "If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting."
In other words, while making money is important — rich people do focus on earning and tend to have at multiple streams of income — wealth is also defined by how much of your income you're able to keep and make work for you.
At the end of the day, you could make a ton of money, but if you don't save and invest it, even a large salary doesn't mean much.
As personal finance expert Ramit Sethi writes in "I Will Teach You to Be Rich," "On average, millionaires invest 20 percent of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time."
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