Five Financial Lessons From Charles Dickens

Since I’ve been on a Charles Dickens kick of late, I thought I would share with you some of my five favorite Charles Dickens quotes that have an economic angle, and share with you what they mean to me:

“Although Oliver had been brought up by philosophers, he was not theoretically acquainted with the beautiful axiom that self-preservation is the first law of nature.” –Dickens, Oliver Twist

The first law of charity is that we need to make sure that we ourselves become self-sufficient. Obligations should be viewed in ascending order: your first obligation is to your immediate nuclear family, your secondary obligation is to your extended family and close friends, then your … Read the rest of this article!