Dumbass Saying: “A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned”

A penny earned is a penny saved.
Benjamin Franklin was famous for saying “A penny saved is a penny earned” and it’s a nice little phrase, but it’s not true. If every penny you saved was a penny earned then you’d be doubling your money every time you made a deposit into your savings account. If a penny saved was a penny earned then we’d all be rich right now, but the fact is when you save a penny it just sits in a dish, it doesn’t earn anything.

This saying is popular with people who like to pick up pennies they see on the street or ground. They’ll bend down and then to save their dignity they’ll say “A penny saved is a penny earned!” First off, that doesn’t even really apply to what you just did. Second, you’re probably going to get a disease from that filthy penny. That’s what Ben Franklin couldn’t have foreseen. He probably assumed the future would be clean, but presently, it is NOT. You can collect pennies all you want and that’s fine, but all it takes is getting Hepatitis ONCE before the medical bills claim back all those earned pennies AND MORE.

If a penny saved is a penny earned then a penny spent must be a penny stolen. Why isn’t that a famous saying? It makes just about as much sense!

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