This book contains dated material (1982) for sure, but also practical economic advice that will never go out of style. I loved this book as it helped me to think about money in new ways. This book is meant to embody the principles and philosophy of Benjamin Franklin. Definitely towards the frugal, conservative side not encouraged nowadays. Could be an eye opener for those immersed in today's buy-now, pay-later consumer climate. Just because they make a point of not mentioning inflation on the evening news doesn't mean it isn't effecting us now more than ever. Quaint small press style.