The purpose of a budget is to help the purse to fatten. It is to assist them to have the necessities and, in so far as attainable, the other desires. It is to enable them to realize the most cherished desires by defending them from the casual wishes.
Like a bright light in a dark cave the budget shows up the leaks from the purse and enables them to stop them and control the expenditures for definite and gratifying purposes. 1984, about a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed under a totalitarian regime.
This book dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in financial wisdom.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Samuel Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, on November 7th, 1874. He attended the University of Nebraska and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. A successful businessman, he founded the Clason Map Company of Denver, Colorado and published the first road atlas of the United States and Canada.
In 1926, he issued the first of a famous series of pamphlets on thrift and financial success, using parables set in ancient Babylon to make each of his points. These were distributed in large quantities by banks and insurance companies and became familiar to millions, the most famous being The Richest Man in Babylon, the parable from which the present volume takes its title. These Babylonian parables have become a modern inspirational classic.