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John Wesley’s Budget

John Wesley was eventually one of England’s most wealthy citizens. Yet, as his income sharply increased, look at what happened to his spending habits:

 IncomeLiving ExpensesTo the Poor
First year:30 pounds28 pounds (93%)2 pounds (7%)
Second year:60 pounds28 pounds (47%)32 pounds (53%)
Third year:90 pounds28 pounds (31%)62 pounds (69%)
Fourth year:120 pounds28 pounds (23%)92 pounds (77%)
Later:over 1,400 pounds30 pounds (2%)over 1,400 pounds (98%)

From The Accountability Connection by Matt Friedman, Victor Books), New Man, JulyAugust 1994, p. 12.