Take a Business Break: Ben Franklin's Way to Wealth (ZOOM)
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Description: Benjamin Franklin was one of the best-known Americans during his lifetime and received worldwide honors. He also helped create the United States of America. He came to Philadelphia as a 17-year-old runaway with virtually nothing and had become one of the richest people in the country when he died at age 84. His advice, which he started dispensing as a teenager, has stood the test of time. This program will discuss his 1758 essay The Way to Wealth and other writings that provide glimpses into wealth, health and the calming methods he used to create his own financial security. Included will be his encounter with George Washington at the start of the French and Indian War in 1754; his travels to every North American colony; his establishment of the Boston post road and many other such roads; his being fired as postmaster of the Colonies after a humiliating chastisement; and how he arranged for Lafayette, Steuben, Pulaski, Kosciusko, Houdon and Joseph Priestly to come to America and for John Paul Jones to get his first ship.
Presenter: Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, is emeritus partner at WithumSmith+Brown, PC and is one of Accounting Today’s 100 Most Influential People. Ed has written 30 books, over 1500 articles and blogs and presented over 350 speeches to accountants and general audiences. He is a licensed certified public accountant and is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in business valuation and as a personal financial specialist (PFS). He teaches courses on financial analysis and managerial accounting at FDU and Baruch College.
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This event is not recorded. All attendees who register with an email address will receive a digital copy of Ed's presentation/handout.