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A penny saved is a penny earned


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Old October 23, 2011, 04:53 PM
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A penny saved is a penny earned

anyone remember the idiomatic expression in Spanish:
A penny earned is a penny saved?
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Old October 23, 2011, 05:15 PM
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The actual quotation from Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac is:
A penny saved is a penny dear.

It is often misquoted as:
A penny saved is a penny earned.

You can find the Spanish equivalent here, in our Idioms section (which also contains proverbs and sayings).
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