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Published: Saturday, July 20 2013 1:05 a.m. MDT

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The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Ben Franklin would know all about frugality. Living in mansions and castles, drinking fine wine, and partying it up with French elites.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Ben Franklin's view of chastity was also frugal: "Rarely use venery but for health and offspring." Of course, his idea of "rarely" was every day and with whomever he could persuade into it.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Ben F. does make a great quote.

Looking deeper into how he actually lived his life might raise some eyebrows.

Isn't that the way it is with all of us mere mortals?

Salt Lake City, UT

Wow...why the hatin'
on Ben Franklin?
(attempted rhyming intentional)
Is it possible he might have learned some of these virtues from his more humble upbringing? And perhaps he attributed those virtues learned while growing up to some of his successes later on in life?
I wonder if too often people look at a finished product and lament that those finished products would know nothing about "what it's like in the real world". When in actuality, it took much hard work and refinement "in the real world" for those finished products to become what they are.

Salt Lake City, UT

Good thoughts on frugality.

We live in a society where excess is often celebrated.

Everybody wants the latest and greatest.

Happiness is found in living within your means, whatever they are, and using your means to help others.

Going golfing everyday just because you can doesn't benefit anyone, including yourself.

Sometimes wealth hurts people more than they realize.

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