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John Wesley's Budget

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

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:

Income

Living Expenses

To the Poor

First year:

30 pounds

28 pounds (93%)

2 pounds (7%)

Second year:

60 pounds

28 pounds (47%)

32 pounds (53%)

Third year:

90 pounds

28 pounds (31%)

62 pounds (69%)

Fourth year:

120 pounds

28 pounds (23%)

92 pounds (77%)

Later:

over 1,400 pounds

30 pounds (2%)

over 1,400 pounds (98%)